UCare sends a message; pulls advertising from KSTP
Monday, 17 November 2014 12:20
UCare Wednesday (Nov. 12) ordered its advertising agency to pull current and contracted advertising from KSTP-TV in protest of a KSTP news feature about a photograph that the station said showed Minneapolis' Mayor Betsy Hodges swapping gang signs with a young Black man.
Hayden, Champion prevail in Senate Ethics Committee CSI hearing
Monday, 17 November 2014 12:06
Al McFarlane editor in chief
Minneapolis DFL Senators Jeff Hayden and Bobby Champion last week prevailed in the Senate Subcommittee on Ethical Conduct review of complaints regarding Community Standards Initiative (CSI) filed against them by Republican Senator David Hann (Eden Prairie).
Monday, 17 November 2014 11:31
Al McFarlane, editor in chief
Al Flowers is the founder of Community Standards Initiative (CSI), whose mission is to mobilize and engage citizens in problem solving. One of its components is a program designed to mobilize people in the community to support better outcomes in education for Minneapolis school children.
A coalition of local organizations under the leadership of the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media held a rally against the offensive team name and mascot of the Washington football team on Nov. 2, at the TCF Bank Stadium.
Turning Point and North Memorial enter into unique partnership
Monday, 03 November 2014 11:00
Harry Colbert, Jr.
In an effort to better care for those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, North Memorial Health Care and Turning Point have partnered to provide care for those in north Minneapolis.
With emergency room wait times up to two hours at North Memorial – attributed to the high number overdoses and those in need of detoxification – officials with the hospital said they needed to look into other ways to care for all in need. To that end, now many of those needing treatment for their addictions will be cared for at Turning Point, 1500 Golden Valley Rd.
Monday, 03 November 2014 10:54
Commentary by Al McFarlane, Editor in Chief
On the one hand, it's simply Politics 101 ... throw mud on the other fellow, and kick him when he's down.
If you don't have a solution, or even a clue, criticize the other guy's solution. Throw enough stuff on the wall in hope that something will stick. And if it doesn't, it's ok because you've done the damage by creating public mistrust, doubt, skepticism and paralysis.