Detroit food workers can get shots now; Duggan says city needs to ‘close the gap’ on vaccinations

Will Kreznick

The list of essential workers who can get vaccinated at the drive-thru TCF Center garage site in downtown Detroit now includes restaurant workers, grocery store workers, janitors and security guards.

Employees in those categories who either live or work in Detroit are eligible. They can call (313) 230-0505 to schedule an appointment.

Detroit is expanding the number of people it can take at its mass vaccination center after receiving a vaccine supply boost this week, up from 5,100 the previous week to 15,000 doses. The city started out giving the public Pfizer vaccines but is now receiving Moderna.

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UPDATE: Former police K-9 who survived 19 days after crash heads home with loved ones | Critter Corner

Will Kreznick

HOLBROOK, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – A retired police K-9 who bolted after an accident in northern Arizona in January has been found safe, after surviving 19 days in the wilderness, braving blizzards and foraging for food. Now, after loved ones came to pick her up, she is now on the road back to her forever home in Arkansas.

“Nushka,” a Belgian Malinois, ran from the scene of a single-vehicle collision between Heber-Overgaard and Holbrook on Jan. 11. Sadly, Nushka’s owner died in the crash. Immediately after the crash, Nushka ran off, and was last seen heading east toward Snowflake.  


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ReFED Launches Insights Engine with Implications for Food Waste: An Interview with Dana Gunders

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Posted by Jean Buzby, USDA Food Loss and Waste Liaison in

Food and Nutrition
Health and Safety

Feb 02, 2021

ReFED’s Insights Engine features detailed data, analyses, and up-to-date information on food waste. Photo credit: ReFED

ReFED is a national nonprofit working to advance data-driven solutions to reduce food loss and waste throughout the U.S. food system. ReFED is also a private-sector partner with USDA, EPA, and FDA’s interagency initiative to reduce food loss and waste. The organization has launched a Roadmap to 2030 and a new Insights Engine aiming to help reduce food loss and waste. This interview features

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7 things to know in Austin food now: Popular east side dive bar closes

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Editor’s note: We get it. It can be difficult to keep up with the fast pace of Austin’s restaurant and bar scene. We have you covered with our regular roundup of essential food news.

Openings and closings

As the saying goes, nothing gold can stay. Stay Gold, the craft cocktail, live music dive on East Cesar Chavez has closed after six years, however, the bar will not stay empty for long. As first reported by the Austin Chronicle, the second location of Long Play Lounge, which started in Highland as a collaboration between Will Tanner

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The Day – Navy veteran’s bet led to living in Japan, show business and now a food channel on YouTube

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A dare and a $5 bet led to Cydonie Brown joining the U.S. Navy. When a recruiter called in September 1989 to talk with her now-deceased brother Darwell, she said she joked with the individual and said, “You don’t need someone like him. You need someone like me.”

Darwell accepted Brown’s bet, because he didn’t believe they would let a woman join the Navy. After she took the test, she said they wanted her right away and they placed her in radio intelligence and sent her to Misawa Air Base in Japan.

“When I first walked into a Japanese bar,

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