WVAS Local News

Jun 24, 2013

Alabama has forged ahead in the 2013 Kids Count report.  The annual data ranks each state based on education, family, health and economic factors.  Alabama ranked 44 in the survey, that's about two points up from its usual score.

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court may issue a ruling Tuesday on a challenge to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  The case from Shelby County seeks to void Section 5 of the Act that requires all or part of 16 states to get approval from the Justice Department for any election law changes.  Alabama Senator Hank Sanders fears that the conservative court will rule against the requirement.  Sanders says regardless of the ruling, he and other advocates will continue their fight on all fronts.


A video presentation of the history of the Montgomery Police Department was shown to members of the Montgomery Rotary Club Monday.  Rotarian and guest speaker Montgomery Police Chief Kevin Murphy said the video titled, "One MPD" includes scenes from the civil rights movement in a segment called, "Once Divided, Forever United.  Murphy said other civic groups have also seen the video, he said its a way of the showing the public the progress of the police department.