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  • Former steel worker wins prestigious poetry prize

    In the summer of 1970, Afaa Michael Weaver was a clerk recording the weight of the massive tin coils produced at Sparrows Point Steel Mill, tin that would later be turned into soup cans and the like. He used a crayon to mark the coils, which would be warm enough to melt the wax, so his numbers would stick. In between, he wrote poems on the backs of the tally sheets. He remembers when he showed up for work one day just as a co-worker's foot was being amputated; it was caught in the machinery and it was the only way to free him. Weaver thought, I gotta get a safer job. He did, relatively speaking, and worked the next 14 years on the packing floor and, later, in the warehouse of Proctor & Gamble's factory in Locust Point.
  • Penn State-bound Barkley finally gets his district-title shot, but in basketball

    Penn State-bound Barkley finally gets his district-title shot, but in basketball
    He's known statewide as a premier running back; one that many can't wait to see perform at Penn State in the Nittany Lions' backfield. But as great he was on the high school gridiron, Saquon Barkley never got the chance to compete in a District 11 4A...

    Hospital treats nursing stress with 'mindfulness' workshops

    PITTSBURGH Caring for patients can be "organized chaos," nurses say. As the foot soldiers of health care, they function at the pressure point, the front lines of the war zone, where "you have to be flawless." "You can't make one mistake," said Daniel...

    Stress busters: UPMC nurses undergo mindfulness training to cope with job pressures

    Caring for patients can be "organized chaos," nurses say. As the foot soldiers of health care, they function at the pressure point, the front lines of the war zone, where "you have to be flawless." "You can't make one mistake," said Daniel Griffiths, 47,...

    Rules protecting LGBT people from discrimination have a big impact on health care

    Rules protecting LGBT people from discrimination have a big impact on health care
    Gov. Larry Hogan recently enacted three health care regulations that were initially tagged for further review, one of which focused on banning discrimination against Medicaid patients due to sexual orientation and gender identity ("After delay, Hogan to...