For months, experts warned that legalizing recreational marijuana would have serious consequences. Increase in traffic deaths. Increase in mental health risks, especially in young adults. Serious traffic accident on May 16 in Rochester between marijuana-impaired drivers.
It has been an interesting spectacle recently watching the showdown between Mayo Clinic and the State Legislature specifically regarding the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act.
I have lived in Rochester for the past 15 years and have seen good changes and bad. With how the economy is going these days, I feel the need to speak my mind about what our congressman, Brad Finstad, is not doing.
No other country in the world has the pro-gun culture that the U.S. has. While some Republican governors seem hellbent on protecting children from supposed harmful content by banning books such as "The Color Purple," Republicans seem much less concerned with protecting children from the color crimson escaping from wounds inflicted by guns. While books have the capacity to actually teach critical thinking skills to children and to open up a lifelong love of learning, the harm inflicted by guns is deadly serious.
I would like to thank the many volunteers who have been out picking up the myriad of trash from the roadways and ditches. What a difference it makes! Kudos to every one of you!
I am pleased to see that the city staff is studying noise along West Center Street as reported in a recent Post Bulletin article, and I look forward to seeing the results. I am hopeful that the data will encourage the city and Mayo to reduce or eliminate shuttle buses on all residential streets in Rochester.
I was amazed to read Commissioner Podulke-Smith’s words in the above article ("Olmsted County commissioners back away from flavored tobacco ban," April 24, 2023), that despite her knowing a ban on the flavored tobacco would be a good thing, she was more concerned about “kind of targeting or criminalizing a specific demographic that might not be the case here...”
David Vine in his book "The United States of War" describes U.S. wars since our inception — nearly constant war. War has not brought peace. The alternative: Peacebuilding.
Shame on you Mayo Clinic! To threaten the state, like bullies, because you will be held accountable to keep a standard of patient care that the Mayo brothers founded on.
Americans are losing faith in our Supreme Court, and it’s easy to see why.
Just before I graduated from high school in 1973, Quarry Hill Nature Center (QHNC) opened. I had no knowledge of the park, let alone the Nature Center.
As a recently-retired Rochester Mayo RN, I’ve watched with interest Mayo’s argument against the KNABA bill. They worry it will “stifle its ability to innovate and take away decision-making from Mayo staff and hand it over to government-mandated committees.”
I am a retired Mayo Clinic Rochester Methodist Hospital staff RN who worked the OB unit for 34 years. I was at the Capitol May 8 for the press conference on Mayo's response to the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act.