Mad cows and sick chickens: capitalism and the food supply

Are you becoming afraid of the grocery store? If you are, it’s no wonder. Mad cow disease, avian flu, and mercury in salmon are the latest dangers to our food supply.

Starving Section 8 housing to fund war

SEATTLE – The new Bush budget would devastate the Section 8 housing program, the National Low-Income Housing Coalition has warned.

National Clips

HUNTINGTON, W.Va.: 500 workers, students protest Bush / CHARLOTTE, N.C.: Demand for jobs heats up / ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.: How to maximize profits? Steal / ELBACON, W.Va.: Seventh miner killed on job in 2004 / DETROIT: Car dealers sue DaimlerChrysler

In Massachusetts: Same-sex couples set to wed in May

Despite potential setbacks, gay and lesbian couples will be able to wed in the state of Massachusetts in a matter of weeks.

Voters say No to Wal-Mart

By a 60 percent vote, residents of Inglewood, Calif., rejected a ballot initiative April 6 that would have given Wal-Mart Corp.