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Window waiters: Drive-thrus hold their own during pandemic

Dec. 06, 2021 01:20 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Van Harvieux doesn’t worry about ambiance, tipping or parking. Every customer at his restaurant is behind a steering wheel. No one comes inside, no one s­its down and no one messes up tables for him to clean. “For me,...

Charleston’s Muslim community has long drive to butcher shop

Dec. 06, 2021 00:04 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It was 2:45 p.m. on a Wednesday in early November, and the truck carrying a shipment of meat to Halal International was late. Owner Ulfat Shagiwall paced the length of his market: down the crowded aisles, behind the butcher counter, into the...

New Mexican weaver joins university wool heritage project

Dec. 05, 2021 15:21 PM EST

CHIMAYÓ, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico State University initiative aims to help secure the future of a pair of centuries-old practices in the state: herding sheep and weaving their wool into designs, both spectacular and utilitarian. The Wool Heritage Project’s inaugural...

3 Native American artists share their work, journey

Dec. 05, 2021 01:08 AM EST

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — For artist Jill Joseph, art has helped her heal and deal with the trauma of a loved one attempting to commit suicide. For artist Dawn Silk, art is a compulsion, something she does for her spiritual health while also trying to share more about...

Abattoir, apprentice program mark era for Buzz Food Service

Dec. 04, 2021 10:45 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Dickinson and Angela Gould are training meat cutters in their apprentice program while eyeing the opening of a future abattoir, or slaughterhouse, early next year. It’s a busy time in the meat game. The Goulds own Buzz Food Service, that rare...

Rancher went to the big city, returned to the life he loves

Dec. 04, 2021 10:40 AM EST

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — While he left his family’s sprawling ranch for several years to attend college and work in Phoenix, John Ladd always knew where his heart was. It was back on the property that his mother’s family homesteaded in 1895 just outside Bisbee right off...

Fatal disease has found its way to Badlands bighorn sheep

Dec. 04, 2021 01:19 AM EST

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — The bighorn sheep in Badlands National Park are experiencing a die off caused by the same bacteria that has ravaged the other wild sheep herds in the state as well as countless others throughout the West. Since August, when the first sheep in the...

NCDOT is building highway bridges for wildlife and humans

Dec. 04, 2021 00:03 AM EST

Raleigh, N.C. (AP) — The N.C. Department of Transportation is building a bridge on Interstate 40 that is one of the first in the state to take into account the needs of bears and elk. The bridge will carry I-40 over Cold Springs Creek and Harmon Den Road near the...

A look inside a Mississippi school’s meat processing class

Dec. 04, 2021 00:02 AM EST

MANTACHIE, Miss. (AP) — At the height of Mississippi’s deer season, more than a dozen students donning white butcher coats and hairnets take their positions at stations in Mantachie High School’s meats lab each day to process deer. Mantachie’s meat processing...

Economists: Kentucky farm sector may reap record receipts

Dec. 02, 2021 13:34 PM EST

Having endured bumpy seasons of global trade fights and slumping commodity prices, Kentucky agriculture appears poised to reap record-setting cash receipts this year — fueled by strong crop yields and surging grain exports, agricultural economists said Thursday. ...