A+ Nurses. It’s National Nurses Week, and here’s a salute to the women and men who are the backbone of the health care industry. Keep up the good work.

C- Funding the Avenue of Flags. The recent flood destroyed the American flags used to line Bellevue streets and efforts are underway to raise $6,000 to replace the flags and hardware used for this piece of Americana right here in our hometown. Why is a fundraising effort needed? If the City Council can OK spending $70,000 out of the Community Betterment Fund for a holiday lighting display that lasts a few weeks, surely it can OK a measly six grand to keep this patriotic tradition alive.

D Disqualified Kentucky Derby winners. The first leg of the Triple Crown has been run for more than 140 years and this is the first time a winning horse has been DQ’d for a race violation? I find that incredibly hard to believe.

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