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Workers fed up with nights, weekends seek flexible schedules

After struggling to hire workers for its outlet store in Dallas, Balsam Hill finally opened on Sept. 1. But the very next day, the online purveyor of high-end artificial holiday trees was forced to close after four of its five workers quit.

Sheet-pan feta with peppers and tomatoes riffs on romesco sauce

The inspiration for this recipe, a radiant sheet-pan meal that's done in less than 40 minutes, is the Spanish sauce romesco. I love the fruity and nutty richness of that sauce, and after making it a few times, I realized it was hearty and nutritious enough to become a meal on its own.

Great unsung heroes, aka side dishes, in Spokane

It can be potatoes (mashed, fried, au gratin, etc.), salads or one of any other number of options: Side dishes are the unsung heroes of dinner. Here are three noteworthy restaurants that offer great side dishes in Spokane. A side dish can be anything that accompanies an entrée.

Unhappy with prices, ranchers look to build own meat plants

DES MOINES, Iowa — Like other ranchers across the country, Rusty Kemp for years grumbled about rock-bottom prices paid for the cattle he raised in central Nebraska, even as the cost of beef at grocery stores kept climbing.

Michigan governor orders urgent response to lead crisis

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday ordered a “whole-of-government” response to elevated levels of lead in tap water in the southwestern Michigan city of Benton Harbor and vowed to accelerate the replacement of its lead pipes.

FDA spells out lower sodium goals for food industry

Food companies are coming under renewed pressure to use less salt after U.S. regulators spelled out long-awaited guidelines aimed at reducing sodium levels in dozens of foods including condiments, cereals, french fries and potato chips.

Pfizer asks U.S. to allow COVID shots for kids ages 5 to 11

Pfizer asked the U.S. government Thursday to allow use of its COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5 to 11 in what would be a major expansion that could combat an alarming rise in serious infections in youngsters and help schools stay open.

Water Cooler: A guide to cooking mushrooms

Ever since Julie Child said, “Don’t crowd the mushrooms,” the savory, earthy fungi solidified a reputation for being fussy in the kitchen. It is true that small mistakes can easily result in poorly cooked mushrooms, but don’t be intimidated.

Workers at all of Kellogg’s U.S. cereal plants go on strike

Work at all of the Kellogg Company's U.S. cereal plants came to a halt Tuesday as roughly 1,400 workers went on strike, but it wasn't immediately clear how much the supply of Frosted Flakes or any of the company's other iconic brands would be disrupted.

Five top house-made condiments in Spokane

Whether you’re the kind of person who eats fries with ranch or ranch with fries – if you don’t like ranch, I don’t know what to say to you – the secret to a great shareable menu item is usually going to be the sauce. Here are five great places to find house-made sauces in Spokane.

Party crowds spark effort to turn down volume in South Beach

MIAMI –Miami Beach wants to turn down the volume in the city’s South Beach party neighborhood, citing increasingly raucous crowds, public drinking and growing violence, but efforts to curb the carousing have raised complaints about racism, classism and business practices along one of the nation’s most glamorous waterfronts.

Water Cooler: Terminology and deals to celebrate National Coffee Day

Today is National Coffee Day, followed by International Coffee Day on the first of October. Coffee drinkers everywhere can rejoice in splurging on their favorite beverage. If you’re not a coffee drinker but feel like indulging for the occasion, here is a quick guide to espresso beverages to help you navigate all the tasty choices at your local coffee shop.

Water Cooler: Pickled peppers are a quick, flavorful staple

Pickled peppers are more than just a tongue twister. They are a reserve of incredible flavor, waiting in your refrigerator for the moment you need to add something interesting to a sandwich, salad, soup, taco, hot dog, nachos or your favorite midnight snack.