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  • My Take - WAFF 48 Editorials

    My Take - WAFF 48 Editorials

    WAFF 48's General Manager, Dave Thomason, does weekly editorials on timely topics, opportunities, challenges and concerns facing our community. Give us your take by emailing mytake@waff.com

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    WAFF 48's General Manager, Dave Thomason, does weekly editorials on timely topics, opportunities, challenges and concerns facing our community. Give us your take by emailing mytake@waff.com 

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  • My Take - Huntsville Ranks in the Top 10

    My Take - Huntsville Ranks in the Top 10

    Huntsville is in Top 10 US cities to live. Great news for those of us that call Huntsville and the Tennessee Valley home! Huntsville ranks in the top 10 of the 2018 Best Places to Live in the US according to the U.S. News & World Report's survey. Affordability, the availability of jobs and quality of life are all things people consider when deciding where to move. Huntsville is in 7th place in the rankings of the country's 125 largest metropolitan areas.U.S. News described Huntsv...

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    Huntsville is in Top 10 US cities to live. Great news for those of us that call Huntsville and the Tennessee Valley home! Huntsville ranks in the top 10 of the 2018 Best Places to Live in the US according to the U.S. News & World Report's survey. Affordability, the availability of jobs and quality of life are all things people consider when deciding where to move. Huntsville is in 7th place in the rankings of the country's 125 largest metropolitan areas.U.S. News described Huntsv...

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  • My Take - Gas Pump Skimmers

    My Take - Gas Pump Skimmers

    Thieves trying to steal your credit card info is back in the news this week.  Imagine that!!! So you pull up to get gas, you put your card in the pump and bam, a thief just stole your credit or debit card info.  Hard to believe isn’t it?  It’s called a card skimmer.  Here’s a few ways to keep your bank account safer.  Check the card reader at the gas pump or a-t-m.  If it looks different give it a tug to see if someone has inserted a ...

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    Thieves trying to steal your credit card info is back in the news this week.  Imagine that!!! So you pull up to get gas, you put your card in the pump and bam, a thief just stole your credit or debit card info.  Hard to believe isn’t it?  It’s called a card skimmer.  Here’s a few ways to keep your bank account safer.  Check the card reader at the gas pump or a-t-m.  If it looks different give it a tug to see if someone has inserted a ...

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  • My Take - Summer Reading

    My Take - Summer Reading

    Summer may be a time without school but it doesn’t have to be a time without good books. Summer is the perfect time for your children to read. A recent study found that one in six children who are not reading proficiently in third grade do not graduate from high school on time. That’s four times greater than the dropout rate for proficient readers.  Another study found high school dropouts are 63 times more likely to be incarcerated. Sound reading skil...

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    Summer may be a time without school but it doesn’t have to be a time without good books. Summer is the perfect time for your children to read. A recent study found that one in six children who are not reading proficiently in third grade do not graduate from high school on time. That’s four times greater than the dropout rate for proficient readers.  Another study found high school dropouts are 63 times more likely to be incarcerated. Sound reading skil...

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  • My Take - School Bus Safety

    My Take - School Bus Safety

    Monday, August 13 2018 9:38 AM EDT2018-08-13 13:38:01 GMT

    It’s one of my favorite times of the year. Football season is getting closer, the weather will eventually cool off and Tennessee Valley schools are back in session.  We want to remind everyone about the importance of yielding for school buses. When your child gets on a bus, your hope is for a safe ride to and from school. However, law enforcement says that drivers too often ignore the stop sign on school buses when children are boarding or un-boarding. Poli...

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    It’s one of my favorite times of the year. Football season is getting closer, the weather will eventually cool off and Tennessee Valley schools are back in session.  We want to remind everyone about the importance of yielding for school buses. When your child gets on a bus, your hope is for a safe ride to and from school. However, law enforcement says that drivers too often ignore the stop sign on school buses when children are boarding or un-boarding. Poli...

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  • My Take - Suicide

    My Take - Suicide

    This year we’ve seen countless well-known people share stories about their struggles with mental health. Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps, actor Dwayne Johnson, and singer Mariah Carey have discussed periods in their life when they suffered from depression.  Often, depression leads to drastic outcomes. It’s hard sometimes to imagine what would lead someone to take their own life, but it happens daily.  The Centers for Disease Control says the suicide rate has incre...

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    This year we’ve seen countless well-known people share stories about their struggles with mental health. Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps, actor Dwayne Johnson, and singer Mariah Carey have discussed periods in their life when they suffered from depression.  Often, depression leads to drastic outcomes. It’s hard sometimes to imagine what would lead someone to take their own life, but it happens daily.  The Centers for Disease Control says the suicide rate has incre...

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