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Traumatized and tired, nurses are quitting due to the pandemic

Nursing was more than a career to Rachel Ellsworth. She says she was “called” to the work. For 10 of her 12 years in nursing, Ellsworth was an indefatigable intensive care nurse. The work energized her, and she felt privileged to witness some of the most important moments of people’s lives, when their worlds shifted…MORE

Black History Month: Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander

Black History Month: Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander

To say that Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander shattered multiple glass ceilings is an understatement. The Philadelphia native was the first Black person in the nation to earn a Ph.D. in economics in 1921. Three years later, she earned a law degree and went on to become the first Black woman to pass the Pennsylvania bar…MORE

A Texas woman sues an electric company after her bill was nearly $10,000

A Texas woman sues an electric company after her bill was nearly $10,000

A Texas woman has filed a proposed billion-dollar class-action lawsuit against electric company Griddy Energy that alleges the company engaged in unlawful price gouging during last week’s statewide winter storm and power outages, according to a statement from the law firm. Lisa Khoury, a resident of a Houston suburb, claims she was charged a total…MORE

Texas storm victims are facing a now-familiar battle: Covid

Texas storm victims are facing a now-familiar battle: Covid

While most Texans had more than enough to worry about in last week’s icy storm that led to power outages and water problems, some, like Tania Delacruz, had an added woe: Covid-19. For Delacruz, it started with body aches before the storm. Then, on the coldest night in south Texas, Delacruz’ oxygen levels dropped as…MORE

The Florida official who set up a vaccine site for affluent ZIP codes and created a VIP list is under investigation, sheriff’s office says

The Florida official who set up a vaccine site for affluent ZIP codes and created a VIP list is under investigation, sheriff’s office says

A Florida sheriff’s office is investigating whether a Manatee County official broke the law when she organized a Covid-19 vaccine drive limited to two of the county’s most affluent ZIP codes. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said it has launched the investigation after a citizen watchdog filed a complaint regarding County Commissioner Vanessa Baugh, who…MORE

Lloyd Austin Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the life of US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. Personal Birth date: August 8, 1953 Birth place: Mobile, Alabama Birth name: Lloyd James Austin III Father: Lloyd James Austin Jr., postal worker Mother: Aletia Taylor Austin, homemaker Marriage: Charlene Denise (Banner) Austin (early 1980s-present) Children: Reginald Hill (stepson); Christopher Hill (stepson)…MORE