A new push for supervised drug use spaces emerges in Seattle budget talks
SEATTLE — After a stalled push to set up a site where residents can safely use drugs in Seattle, advocates and some City Council members want to move forward with a new approach in 2021 budget talks.This time, there would be no new, brick-and-mortar supervised consumption “site,” also known as a safe-injection site or Community Health Engagement Location, where drug users could smoke or inject with sterile tools, medical supervision and overdose-reversing medication on hand. Instead, drug users could access the same supervision and amenities at existing social service and health care locations...
The Seattle Times
Kristin Chenoweth's Philly show got axed in March. Now Broadway's Glinda is back, in 'The Witches' movie, and she's missed you.
PHILADELPHIA — When the Kimmel Center shut down this spring, on March 12, Kristin Chenoweth had been about to bring her For the Girls concert tour to the Philadelphia venue. It was scheduled for March 13.“I was devastated. Philly is one of my favorite places to play,” said the Tony- and Emmy-winning singer and actress, whose appearance has been rescheduled for next June at Verizon Hall. Chenoweth, though, can be heard now, in Robert Zemeckis’ adaptation of Roald Dahl’s “The Witches,” which premiered Oct. 22 on HBO Max.The actress who originated the role of Glinda in Broadway’s “Wicked” is the ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Mitsubishi Materials to raise stake in Vietnamese tungsten firm
HANOI, NNA - Mitsubishi Materials Corp. will boost its stake in a major Vietnamese tungsten firm to expand its global tungsten operations.Mitsubishi will invest $90 million in Masan High-Tech Materials Corp. of Ho Chi Minh City under a third-party share allotment deal, the Japanese company said in a statement on Monday.The investment will boost its stake in Masan to 10 percent and make Mitsubishi the Vietnamese firm's second-largest shareholder, the nonferrous metals company said.The Tokyo-based firm noted that it is maintaining a competitive position in the global tungsten industry by utilizi...
NNA Business News
How Disney will tweak Epcot's holiday celebrations
ORLANDO, Fla. — The holidays, of course, have not been literally canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. But how they are celebrated will probably look different, and that includes festivities at Walt Disney World. The resort has announced elements of its event dubbed Taste of Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, which will begin Nov. 27.Disney already announced that Candlelight Processional, the popular retelling of the Christmas story featuring mass choir, live orchestra and celebrity narrator, would not be happening at the theme park this year. Here are a few of the holiday o...
Sam Mellinger: Kansas City is making a real push to land NBA's Raptors
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City’s push to host the NBA’s Raptors for a season is more than tweets from the city’s mayor (Quinton Lucas) and king (Patrick Mahomes).This is real, you guys. Or, at least, influential people are working hard to make it real.You probably know the context, but here’s a quick recap: Canadian law currently prevents Americans from traveling to Canada because of COVID-19. Unless the law is changed or an exception is made — and it’s worth noting here that an exemption would likely be popular and profitable for Canada — the Raptors will need a temporary American home for th...
The Kansas City Star
Feds in Minnesota charge 60 in $335 million magazine scheme that defrauded seniors nationwide
MINNEAPOLIS — The 69-year-old retiree from Texas needed a moment to think about whether she felt comfortable accepting an offer to pay $500 that day to forgive her $1,100 debt to a magazine subscription company.Purporting to be an attorney from an international firm based in Chicago, the man on the other end of the line grew impatient and threatened legal action before the woman, identified in court documents as “Betty M.,” hung up the phone. In a subsequent voice mail, the man repeated his threat and told her she was being signed up for another three-year subscription.“So you’re going to rece...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
'Thieving in the woods': DNR officers try to corral spruce top pirates
MINNEAPOLIS — Spruce bog pirates in northeastern Minnesota have been cashing in on suburban cravings for holiday greenery by illegally clipping thousands of tree tops and selling them on the black market.Conservation officers for the Department of Natural Resources, aided by foresters, police, deputies and state troopers, are scrambling to thwart the trade during its pre-Christmas peak. Suspected thieves have been busted with at least 15,000 pieces of the wild-grown contraband in the DNR’s northeast region since late September.Capt. Shelly Patten, DNR enforcement manager for the region, said i...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Netflix rom-com 'Love, Guaranteed' is set in Seattle. But how Seattle is it, really?
SEATTLE — I’ve long been fascinated by the very specific genre of Movies Set in Seattle But Not Actually Filmed Here. The latest in this cinematic tradition is the new Netflix rom-com “Love, Guaranteed,” in which a Seattle attorney named Susan (Rachael Leigh Cook) falls for handsome client Nick (Damon Wayans Jr.) while helping him sue an online dating service. This happens every day somewhere in Seattle, right? It’s a cute movie, if a bit by-the-numbers (yes, Susan’s sassy staff actually teases her about “debriefing” Nick), but let’s take a look at it through a geographical lens.So, where are ...
The Seattle Times
Ex-England assistant Priestman appointed manager of Canada national team
Ex-England assistant Beverly Priestman has been appointed manager of the Canada women's national team.Priestman has stepped down from her role as England U18s head coach to take up the post, and her tenure with Canada is set to officially begin on November 1.The 34-year-old took charge of the Lionesses' U18s in early September following a restructure of the women's technical division, having spent the previous two years working with the senior squad.Priestman was named Phil Neville's No 2 in 2018 and helped his England side progress to the FIFA Women's World Cup semi-finals a year later, where...
Michigan border sees 1,700% increase in drug seizures amid pandemic
DETROIT — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say they’ve had an unprecedented year with a 1,700% increase in marijuana seizures and 200% increase in seized firearms during the pandemic.The seizures were conducted by the Detroit Field Office, which oversees the Ambassador Bridge, Detroit Windsor Tunnel, the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron, the International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie and the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.From Oct. 1, 2019, through Sept. 30, drug enforcement operations in Michigan’s five ports netted more than 9,000 pounds of marijuana, 211 pounds of cocaine, more than ...
The Detroit News