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Question 1 would limit the number of patients assigned to hospital nurses at one time. The Massachusetts Nurses Association, a labor union, backs the ballot measure.

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Watchdog says nurse ballot question could cost $900m a year

The report found that hospitals would need to hire 2,286 to 3,101 additional full-time nurses to comply with the rules set by Question 1, which voters will decide on in November.

// Republicans shift their Kavanaugh strategy to attacks on Ford

President Trump and other Republicans are markedly increasing their criticisms of Christine Blasey Ford.

// Workers at Marriott hotels in Boston go on strike

The job action involves more than 1,500 employees, from housekeepers to bartenders to bellmen, at seven Boston locations.

// This college dropout wants to help you browse the Web in disguise

A young digital entrepreneur from Weston wants to thwart digital snoops by making them believe they are watching someone else.

// He decided to sell his farm to a marijuana company. His neighbors are determined to stop him

If it wins local approval, Valley Green Grow has promised Charlton a windfall of up to $7 million annually, plus $500,000 up front. The farm’s neighbors aren’t buying it.