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Questions as you prepare for storm

Hurricane Irene could be the strongest storm to hit this area in over 50 years.  Eyewitness News wants to know what questions you have as you prepare for the wicked weather.  Submit your questions (below) and they could be answered on Eyewitness News First at 4 p.m.



What would you go to prison for?

A North Carolina man robbed a bank for $1 because he needed medical attention and doesn't have insurance.  In prison he will receive the care that he needs.  Eyewitness News wants to know what yout think?  What is one thing you would be willing to go to prison for?  Post your comments (below) and they could appear on Eyewitness News First at 4 p.m.


Soldiers charged for extra baggage

U.S. soldiers returning from a tour in Afghanistan were charged $200 each for extra bags on a Delta connecting flight.  Eyewitness News wants to know what you think.  Should the baggage rule be waived for soldiers returning from duty?  Post your comments (below) and they could appear on Eyewitness News.


Where are you applying for jobs?

The employment numbers came out today and were lower than expected.  With the end of the school year Eyewitness News wants to hear from you.  What are you doing to enter the workforce? Where are you applying, and what issues are you having as you look for a job.  Leave your comments (below) and they could appear on Eyewitness News First at 4 p.m.


President Obama's birth certificate released

The White House has released a copy of President Obama's birth certificate.  He says the decision to release it came because the country doesn't have time for the "distraction" and "silliness" of questions being persistently raised about where he was born.   Do you agree with the decision?  Does it end the debate?   Post your comment below, and we may use it here or on Eyewitness News!


Video of TSA pat down of girl sparks new debate

A Kentucky couple wants the TSA to change how it screens children after their 6-year-old daughter was frisked at the New Orleans airport.

They posted the video on YouTube.  It happened while the family was headed home from a vacation earlier this month.

The girl's father, Todd Drexel, told Good Morning America that Anna was confused by the search and started crying afterward because she thought she'd done something wrong.

In a statement, the Transportation Security Administration says the officer followed proper procedure but that the agency is reviewing its screening policies.


What do you think about the screening?  Should the TSA change how it screens children?  Click on comment to add to the discussion.  We may post what you write here or use it on Eyewitness News.


Remembering Challenger 25 years later: Where were you?

Just before noon on January 28, 1986, millions watched with excitement as the space shuttle Challenger lifted off from its Florida launch pad.  Many of those watching were children as schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe was on board.   Seconds later, the excitement turned to horror as the Challenger exploded, killing the seven astronauts. (Click here to read more)

We would like to know where you were that sad day, what you recall and any other thoughts you would like to share.  Please click on comment to add your thoughts.  We may publish them here or use them on Eyewitness News.



Is America Growing Islamaphobic?

Tuesday's attack on a Muslim cab driver has added to the increasing concerns that America is becoming Islamaphobic.

Governor Paterson said on WOR-AM this morning that the cabby attack and the increasing heated debate of the proposed mosque and Islamic Center near ground zero is just what the terrorists wanted when they attacked on 9/11.

"An incident like this, where a taxi driver almost lost his life should certainly compel us to remembering," Paterson said  "This is what the terrorists really want. This is the terrorists getting a yield on their investment when they attacked this country and blew up the World Trade Center, that we're now fighting each other. This is making their day."

Do you agree?  Share your opinion by commenting below.  Posts are moderated and will not appear immediately.  They may appear here and on Eyewitness News.


Reaction to the leak of thousands of Afghanistan war documents

Some 91,000 classified documents on the Afghanistan war were made public by an organization called Wikileaks.  The documents are described as battlefield reports compiled by various military units that provide an unvarnished look at combat in the past five years, including U.S. frustration over reports Pakistan secretly aided insurgents and civilian casualties at the hand of U.S. troops.  In many respects, the documents are more grim than the official portrayal.   Read the full story by clicking here.

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Anniversary of Michael Jackson's Death

It has been one year since Michael Jackson's tragic death. Eyewitness News wants to know, will you be doing anything to honor the King of Pop today? And do you remember what you were doing when you heard of his passing? CLICK HERE to read more about the anniversary of his death.  Let us know what you think by clicking the comment link below, and you might see your comments on Eyewitness News.