By Holly Ramer, Associated Press
December 10, 2013 10:05 a.m.
CONCORD, N.H. — David Kwiatkowski's six-month stint at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs medical center was about to end in 2008 when a doctor proposed extending the traveling technician's contract. Don't do it, one nurse warned.
By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau
December 9, 2013 1:54 p.m.
MURFREESBORO, N.C. — Snow came early to the cotton and sorghum fields here, sending dozens of cash-strapped families to the food bank on a recent afternoon for frozen chickens, cucumbers and canned green beans.