Many nursing homes face ongoing staff shortages, a problem that predates the pandemic. In Maine, the use of contract nurses and assistants has soared since 2017.
ATLANTA — When members of the University of Georgia community began coming forward with reports of sexual assault on Twitter, it was up to my team on the student newspaper, The Red & Black, to act quickly to document the allegations and reach out to sources. The social-media posts ranged from the ages some individuals …
WASHINGTON, D.C. — I was raised in the Roman Catholic Church. When I lived at home before college, my family and I went to church every Sunday. I got ashes on my forehead every Ash Wednesday. When I was accepted into Georgetown University, my delighted grandmother called it Catholic Harvard. I knew I was Catholic, …
NEW YORK — At the beginning of my sophomore year at the University of Michigan, I wrote a column for The Michigan Daily, UM’s student newspaper, about the overwhelming lack of diversity in classical music and the question of separating artists from their artwork. I study classical music composition; at the time, I was a …
For decades, police misconduct and the use of controversial tactics have fueled cycles of outrage that have been followed by commissions, studies and orders or promises to reform that often fade as time passes and scrutiny wanes.
Black engineers face an unequal playing field. IRW spent months asking lawmakers, engineers and government agencies to explain why there’s no national standard for the licensure of engineers with four-year engineering technology degrees. The collective answers ranged from institutional racism to protecting the status quo to concerns over educational qualifications.
Utilities, fossil fuel interests and nuclear plants are still reaping advantages over clean energy in Ohio, despite a repeal of the law at the heart of an alleged $60 million corruption scandal.
Energy companies and big industry are drawing vast amounts of water from northwest Louisiana. And the withdrawals are allowing salt water to move in, threatening the main source of drinking water for a growing population of more than half a million.
While climate change has brought an abundance of water to Louisiana from above, it also threatens valuable water below — the groundwater in the state’s aquifers that the majority of the population relies on for drinking water.
The Southern Hills aquifer’s water is clean and pure. Baton Rouge residents brag about its taste. And industries prefer it because it’s cheaper to access than river water, which needs expensive treatment. But the aquifer is being depleted faster than it is being replenished.