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What food can you safely eat from your fridge during a power outage, and when’s it time to throw it out? Here’s what the experts recommend.

SAN ANTONIO — As power continues to be shut off for millions of Texans, food is one of the biggest concerns. With it being “slim pickins” for so many across the state right now, we asked the experts — what’s in your fridge that’s still good, what’s in there that could give you some nutrition, and what’s in the pantry that could give you that extra ounce of energy you’ve needed?

Jan Tilley, a

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Organizations across North Texas are coming together to help provide resources from free firewood to hot meals and even water to help residents without power.

Many North Texans remain without power Wednesday as rolling blackouts continue across the state. The outages have also impacted water treatment plants in several cities, which is leaving some people without water as well. 

Below are some resources for people who may be looking for ways to get warm, hydrated, or find a warm meal. 

Need firewood?

The Fort Worth-based moving company, Gozova, is delivering free firewood to anyone in need in the DFW

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I’ll never look at a Trader Joe’s banana the same way again.


Peaches and nectarines are basically the same, too.

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They’re almost genetically identical except for one thing: a gene that’s either dominant (peaches) or recessive (nectarines). That’s what makes the skin either smooth or fuzzy.


In the U.K., arugula is called rocket.


It’s derived from the French word roquette.


The cheapest item at Trader Joe’s is bananas. They cost 19 cents each — and the reason why is a little dark.

Medianews Group

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The Guardian

Hedge fund reaches $630m deal to buy remaining Tribune Publishing newspapers

Journalist lament the sale to Alden Global Capital, who will now own the Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News and others The Chicago Tribune, as well as other newspapers in the Tribune Publishing company, will be sold to hedge fund Alden Global Capital. Photograph: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images The Chicago Tribune, the New York Daily News, and other newspapers across the US are set to be sold to a hedge fund notorious for cutting newsrooms, in the latest blow to American journalism. Alden Global Capital already had a

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Fast food workers in 15 cities across the country went on a one-day strike on February 16, to demand that their employers—including McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s—pay them $15 an hour and give them union rights.

The effort, which is part of the nationwide Fight for 15 movement, comes as lawmakers in Washington debate enacting a $15-an-hour federal minimum wage as part of President Biden’s first COVID-19 relief package.

The strikes also honor Black History Month by emphasizing the generations of low pay and lacking workplace protections among Black workers, historical inequities that have been worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic,

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Roughly a dozen Portland police officers faced off with a small group at a Northeast Portland Fred Meyer on Tuesday after people tried to take food that had been thrown away.

Workers at the Hollywood West Fred Meyer threw away thousands of perishable items because the store, like many others, had lost power in an outage brought on by the region’s winter storm.

Images on social media showed mountains of packaged meat, cheese and juice, as well as whole turkeys and racks of ribs that had been tossed into two large dumpsters near the store.

A few people gathered about

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