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  • WAFB 9 Editorial Policy

    Editorial Policy

    As a news organization, we at WAFB TV believe we have an obligation to not just inform our community but to try and make it better as well. That's why we formed an editorial board, headed by General ManagerMore >>
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  • Your Turn: Gravel Pit

    Your Turn: Gravel Pit

    This week’s “Your Turn” segment goes to Jennifer Beck. Beck is one of many people who reacted on our Facebook page to the story about a company which wants to build a gravel pit near a neighborhood in Livingston Parish.More >>
    This week’s “Your Turn” segment goes to Jennifer Beck. Beck is one of many people who reacted on our Facebook page to the story about a company which wants to build a gravel pit near a neighborhood in Livingston Parish.
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  • Your Turn: Government-Funded Property Conditions

    Your Turn: Government-Funded Property Conditions

    This week’s “Your Turn” segment goes to Emily Parsons. Parsons is one of many people who reacted on our Facebook page to Cheryl Mercedes’ investigative report on the deplorable conditions at a government-funded apartment complex.More >>
    This week’s “Your Turn” segment goes to Emily Parsons. Parsons is one of many people who reacted on our Facebook page to Cheryl Mercedes’ investigative report on the deplorable conditions at a government-funded apartment complex.
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  • Our Turn - Your Turn: Crime

    Our Turn - Your Turn: Crime

    More than one out of every five people responding to a recent local survey say he or she has been a victim of crime within just the last 12 months.More >>
    More than one out of every five people responding to a recent local survey say he or she has been a victim of crime within just the last 12 months.
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  • Your Turn: Trooper Pay Change

    Your Turn: Trooper Pay Change

    This week’s “Your Turn” segment goes to Richard Waller. Waller is one of many people who took issue with our commentary on the retirement pay change for State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson.More >>
    This week’s “Your Turn” segment goes to Richard Waller. Waller is one of many people who took issue with our commentary on the retirement pay change for State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson.More >>
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  • Your Turn: Common Core

    Your Turn: Common Core

    This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Sherrye Ginn. Ginn and hundreds of other people commented on our Facebook page about the Common Core education issue. Most of the people who took the time to commentMore >>
    This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Sherrye Ginn. Ginn and hundreds of other people commented on our Facebook page about the Common Core education issue.
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  • Your Turn: Sex Offender Warning

    Your Turn: Sex Offender Warning

    This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Jill Hawes. Hawes and hundreds of other people commented on our Facebook page about the alert truck stop employee who spotted a convicted sex offender travelingMore >>
    This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Jill Hawes. Hawes and hundreds of other people commented on our Facebook page about the alert truck stop employee who spotted a convicted sex offender travelingMore >>
  • Our Turn: June 17 - Atchafalaya Basin Hero

    Our Turn: June 17 - Atchafalaya Basin Hero

    All too often now, it seems as if we over use the word "hero." We apply the term to describe people who have done good things, but possibly not to the level of heroism.More >>
    All too often now, it seems as if we over use the word "hero." We apply the term to describe people who have done good things, but possibly not to the level of heroism.More >>
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  • Our Turn: May 20

    Our Turn: May 20

    Congratulations to Louisiana lawmakers for taking an important first step toward providing justice for victims of rape. Our country's failure to promptly test the DNA evidence that is collected followingMore >>
    Congratulations to Louisiana lawmakers for taking an important first step toward providing justice for victims of rape. Our country's failure to promptly test the DNA evidence that is collected followingMore >>
  • Our Turn: May 13

    Our Turn: May 13

    The headline on the news release heralded the kind of positive progress we all like to hear. It said East Baton Rouge Schools were performing on par with or better than other large urban districts acrossMore >>
    The headline on the news release heralded the kind of positive progress we all like to hear. It said East Baton Rouge Schools were performing on par with or better than other large urban districts across the countryMore >>
  • Your Turn: Classrooms of Fear

    Your Turn: Classrooms of Fear

    Our report has generated a lot of reaction on our Facebook page.More >>
    The 9 News I-Team investigation, "Classrooms of Fear," has generated a lot of reaction on our Facebook page from parents and teachers.More >>
  • April 2014 EditorialsMore>>

  • Your Turn: Discipline in Schools

    Your Turn: Discipline in Schools

    Bourgoyne was one of hundreds of people who commented on our Facebook page this week in reaction to the story about the four-year-old Houma girl who died after being mauled by the family dog.More >>
    Roberts was one of many people who posted on our Facebook page this week in the response the 9News I-Team investigation into the threats facing teachers in East Baton Rouge schools.More >>
  • Our Turn: April 22 - BRAVE

    Our Turn: April 22 - BRAVE

    Last week's first annual "Teen Talk" event at Capital High School showed us again how hard the folks at the BRAVE Project are working to try to connect with young people in Baton Rouge. This local lawMore >>
    Last week's first annual "Teen Talk" event at Capital High School showed us again how hard the folks at the BRAVE Project are working to try to connect with young people in Baton Rouge. This local lawMore >>
  • Your Turn: Common Core

    Your Turn: Common Core

    Bourgoyne was one of hundreds of people who commented on our Facebook page this week in reaction to the story about the four-year-old Houma girl who died after being mauled by the family dog.More >>
    We received several hundred comments in response to our commentary this week about the Common Core curriculum.More >>
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    At WAFB TV believe we have an obligation to inform our community and make it better, as well. That's why we formed an editorial board, to take a stand on important issues that affect our community. Our editorials run at various times during the week and you can also view them here online. We invite feedback and welcome your questions or comments.

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