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Nursing shortage harms nurses and patients

I’ve been a nurse for over 30 years and I never remember a time when there wasn’t a shortage of nurses. I worked in the newborn nursery of a hospital just after I graduated from nursing school. There was usually one RN per shift, with several nurse’s aids. The RN would care for the premature and sick babies and the aides the healthy, full-term babies. Sometimes I had so many preemies with tube feedings that I would just finish the last one and it was time to start over again with the first one.

Foreclosures on the rise

One of the several components of the 'American dream' is home ownership – that rent receipts could become receipts for payments on, 'a home for two, out in the blue,' as a popular western song of the ’40s had it.

Women and the Taliban

Sahar Saba is a spokesperson for the Revolutionary Association of Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) The following is from an Oct. 18 forum with her and several journalists on BBC's Talking Point.

What's happening with steel?

BURNS HARBOR, Ind. - The largest steel producing area in the United States is located around the northwest corner of Indiana. Steel has dominated this area for over 100 years. Area newspapers tell a story about steel almost daily. The stories have the tone of relatives whispering at the deathbed of a loved one. They speak of the great past and anticipate the empty future.

Wall Street's patriotism?

The attack on the World Trade Center evoked a spontaneous display of solidarity from the U.S. working class.

USWA retirees meet

District 10 of the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR) in Pennsylvania represents 150,000 retired steelworkers and is the largest of all 13 SOAR districts.

Union women outline issues

BALTIMORE - Women on the Move for Empowerment Now (WOMEN), a committee of the Metropolitan Baltimore AFL-CIO Council, held its Annual Leadership Conference here Sept. 22.

Tucson: Rally for peace

TUCSON, Ariz. - About 150 people attended a demonstration at Raytheon Missile Systems plant here Oct. 16, calling for an end to the bombing of Afghanistan and opposing plans for the weaponization of space. The rally began with a minute of silence to honor the dead and grieving in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Tobacco: a bigger killer than terrorism

Another new challenge faces the United States and, thankfully, this one has little to do with terrorism. In recent weeks, the Bush administration has learned the importance and the value of diplomacy.

Why do they all smoke the same brand?

Smoke Free Movies has launched a series of print advertisements in the New York Times and other publications. This advertisement first ran on Oct. 29

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