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New Mexico Sen. Martin Heinrich has a few recommendations for the next denizen of the White House: It’s time to overhaul the Interior Department and how the nation manages its public lands.

The Democrat — who is widely viewed as a potential pick for Interior secretary should Democratic nominee Joe Biden defeat President Trump next month — outlined his vision yesterday during an event hosted by the Outdoor Industry Association.

Heinrich called for a “national outdoor recreation plan” and described an Interior agency focused more on climate change than on extractive industry.

“We need a presidential administration to have a modern vision for public land management that’s really rooted in conservation and solving the climate crisis and very aware of the needs of all our recreation partners,” Heinrich said during the event, promoted as “The 2020 Election and Beyond: What’s at stake for the outdoor recreation economy? A conversation with Senator Martin Heinrich.”

The New Mexico lawmaker lamented that both Interior and the Forest Service continue to operate under “foundational laws” created to emphasize beef production, timber harvesting or ore extraction, arguing the modern economy “needs very different things.”

“Given the desire of Americans for outdoor recreation, environmental justice, climate solutions, the preservation of biodiversity, clean water and rural economic development, we really need to reorientate the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Forest Service toward those objectives,” he added. “The mission of public land management should really be focused on serving the American public and safeguarding the values that deliver all of those public benefits.”

While Heinrich said his proposed overhaul of Interior and the Forest Service, which operates under the Department of Agriculture, could be largely achieved via the executive branch, he also envisions congressional involvement.

“I think it’s an enormous opportunity,” Heinrich said. “I certainly wouldn’t wait until legislation passes to work on really orienting those two agencies toward outdoor recreation, but at the same time I do think it’s important that we have some legislative vehicles that also create bipartisan buy-in.”

Heinrich also revealed he is drafting legislation to address equity in outdoor recreation, praising a program in his home state as an example of what he would like to pursue.

“We have real work ahead of us to make sure that every single American, regardless of their race or their ZIP code or the size of their wallet, can find the same sense of belonging in our public lands and outdoor spaces,” Heinrich said.

He later added: “We are in conversations right now with a whole range of groups to figure out what that would look like and to draft legislation to do just that.”

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Heinrich noted he’d like to see any future Democratic administration aggressively address climate change policy.

“If there’s one thing this administration has taught us, is that an executive administration really does have power,” Heinrich said.

“While some of their decisions certainly haven’t withstood the court system, they were not afraid to make changes,” he added. “I

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Salter Kitchen Scales Black Friday Deals 2020

Salter kitchen scales are a must-have in the kitchen, especially if you consider yourself a home baker. They’ve been the UK’s leading food weighing scales for over 260 years (yes, really), and have since been developed and improved to ensure total accuracy in the kitchen. Which is exactly why they appear on many people’s wish lists (including ours).

But as much as we love their affordable pricing, we’re always on the lookout for bargains. So, with Black Friday around the corner, we’re taking a deep dive into what might be on offer this year.

Black Friday originates from America, and it marks the start of the post-Thanksgiving sales. Amazon brought the concept over to the UK in 2010 and it has since developed into the biggest shopping event of the year. Most retailers offer discounts of at least 20% over the majority of the weekend.

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This year Black Friday lands on Friday 27 November.

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    Asides from the official Salter website, various scales are stocked amongst several retailers including John Lewis, Currys, Amazon, Lakeland and more.

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    We’re unsure what to expect this year, but with retailers like John Lewis, Lakeland and Amazon promising huge price-cuts across a range of kitchen products, we’re anticipating some reasonable deals on Salter Kitchen Scales.

    We’ll be updating this piece as soon as we spot any deals.


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    Trump given supplemental oxygen on Friday: White House doctor

    White House physician Sean Conley on Sunday disclosed that President TrumpDonald John TrumpJaime Harrison debates Graham behind plexiglass shield Doctors, White House staff offer conflicting messages on president’s health Trump given second dose of Remdesivir ‘without complication’, ‘not yet out of the woods’, Conley says MORE had received supplemental oxygen following his coronavirus diagnosis, a day after the doctor sidestepped questions about whether the president had received oxygen over the course of his treatment.

    Conley said that he recommended the president be given supplemental oxygen on Friday. He indicated it was possible Trump also received supplemental oxygen on Saturday.

    “Late Friday morning, when I returned to the bedside, the president had a high fever and his oxygen saturation was transiently dipping below 94 percent,” Conley told reporters at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Sunday.

    Conley also said that Trump has experienced two episodes of transient drops in his oxygen levels since he was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus late Thursday evening. The second episode, which the doctor said occurred Saturday morning, lead doctors to begin treating Trump with dexamethasone, a steroid that is used to reduce inflammation.

    Conley disclosed the new information after dancing around questions on Saturday about whether the president had received supplemental oxygen during his first briefing about the president’s COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment.

    Asked why it took him so long to disclose that Trump had been given supplemental oxygen, Conley said that he was trying to “reflect the upbeat attitude” that the team and president have had over the course of his illness. Conley denied that he was trying to conceal any information.

    “In doing so, it came off that we were trying to hide something, which wasn’t necessary true,” Conley told reporters. “The fact of the matter is that he is doing really well.”

    The president’s team of doctors continued to offer a positive assessment of Trump’s condition, saying that his symptoms have improved and that he could be discharged as soon as Monday.

    Even as Conley disclosed more specific information about the president’s treatment, he avoided answering questions about what X-rays and CT scans had revealed and whether Trump’s lungs had been damaged.

    Asked whether Trump is being held in a negative pressure room, Conley declined to “get into the specifics of his care.”

    Conley also said that he didn’t know whether Trump had received another dose of supplemental oxygen on Saturday, the second time he experienced a drop in his oxygen level, adding that he would need to check with the president’s nurses.

    Sunday’s briefing came as the White House faced a mountain of questions on the president’s condition after offering conflicting messages over the weekend.

    In his first briefing with reporters about the president’s health on Saturday, Conley conveyed that Trump was doing “very well,” that his symptoms of a mild cough, nasal congestion and fatigue were improving, and that he had been fever-free for 24 hours.

    But Conley sidestepped questions on the president’s condition and treatment and misstated

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    Meadows: Trump had ‘very concerning’ period on Friday

    • White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Saturday President Donald Trump had experienced a “very concerning” period on Friday as he battles COVID-19 in a Maryland hospital, The Associated Press reported.
    • His comments came after a press conference that featured White House physician Sean Conley, who dodged questions, offered a conflicting timeline, and said that the president was feeling well and in good spirits.
    • Trump also Saturday tweeted that he was feeling well, thanking the staff at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where he was transported by helicopter Friday night.
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    Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, on Saturday said that President Donald Trump had experienced a “very concerning” period on Friday as he battles COVID-19 and said the next 48 hours will be “critical” for his treatment, The Associated Press reported. 

    “We’re still not on a clear path yet to a full recovery,” Meadows said, according to the report.

    Trump, 74, first announced at about 1 a.m. on Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19. Later Friday he was transported via helicopter to the Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland “out of an abundance of caution,” The White House said in a statement. 

    Meadows’ comments were seemingly at odds with those made by White House physician Sean Conley at a press conference earlier Saturday, who said that the president was feeling well and was in good spirits. Notably, Conley said that Trump wasn’t currently in need of supplemental oxygen, but he dodged questions about whether Trump had required supplemental oxygen at any point previously during his COVID-19 treatment.

    The president’s doctor similarly refused to disclose when Trump had last tested negative for the virus before testing positive and presented a timeline that suggested that Trump had fallen ill on Wednesday, two days prior to his announcing his illness on Twitter.  Following the press conference, Conley released a statement through the White House that attempted to clarify the timeline and make it consistent with Trump’s 1 a.m. announcement Friday. 

    Following the press conference, several outlets, including The New York Times and The Associated Press, reported that President Trump had required supplemental oxygen in the White House on Friday before he was transported by helicopter to the Maryland hospital, where Conley on Saturday said he couldn’t provide a date for when Trump might be discharged.

    Amid the conflicting reports, the president in a tweet Saturday said he was “feeling well” and thanked his Walter Reed medical team.

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    Disturbia Haunted House To Reopen Friday Under New Ownership

    DOWNERS GROVE, IL — Haunted house lovers in the Downers Grove region, fear not — Disturbia is set to reopen Friday.

    The team behind Aurora’s Basement of the Dead, which has been rated the best haunted house in the world by BuzzFeed, is set to bring its brand of “movie-quality” haunts with “grotesque beauty” to the highly popular attraction, owner Jason Seneker told Patch.

    Things at Disturbia will also look different from previous years due to safety precautions put in place to keep customers and actors safe amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Customers must purchase tickets for specific time windows, and everyone is required to wear masks while inside the haunted house. All customers and actors must have their temperatures checked before entering, and actors are screened for any coronavirus-related symptoms.

    Capacity and group sizes will be limited this year to follow public health mandates and keep actors and customers safe amid the coronavirus pandemic, Seneker said.

    That means fewer people can enjoy the haunted house, but the smaller groups have created a more “intimate” scare for customers, Seneker said.

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    “It’s almost like people are getting a special show,” Seneker said, adding many could find it scarier this year for that reason. With fewer people in each room, there’s nowhere to hide during the haunts, Seneker said.

    Basement of the Dead customers are accustomed to an “in your face, get into your personal space” type of haunt, but this year, actors at both haunted houses will be positioned at a “scary but safe distance,” Seneker said.

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    Both haunted houses are “much safer” than large retail stores or other public entertainment options, Seneker said.

    “This is a truly safe event,” Seneker said. “We want to do this as safely as possible and make sure everyone has a fun time.”

    Unlike the dingy, cramped surroundings on show at the Aurora haunted house, Disturbia has high ceilings and lots of space, allowing the team to create a different style of scare using Gothic castles, forest scenes and much more.

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    Basement of the Dead opened last week, and customers have been nothing but full of praise for the safety measures and the quality of the haunts, Seneker said, crediting the actors’ passion and creativity.

    With crowds slashed by more than 50 percent due to the coronavirus, Basement of the Dead is opening its doors from Wednesday through Sunday to give more people the chance to make what is an annual pilgrimage for some haunted-house lovers.

    Basement of the Dead operates without actors on Wednesdays, presenting an opportunity for those who are not yet comfortable walking through a fully staffed haunted house to see the hard work that is put into the haunts.

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    It’s back! Trillium Garden on the Greenway opens Friday.



    a glass of wine: A Trillium beer sits on a fence at the brewery's Greenway beer garden, looking out toward the Boston Harbor Hotel.


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    A Trillium beer sits on a fence at the brewery’s Greenway beer garden, looking out toward the Boston Harbor Hotel.

    Summer may technically be over, but tell that to Trillium Brewing. The powerhouse brewing company announced that downtown favorite Trillium Garden on the Greenway will return to the Rose Kennedy Greenway at noon on Friday, Sept. 25, bringing back a summer tradition just in time for the start of fall.

    “Since we first opened the Trillium Garden, my summer in Boston isn’t complete without beers under the sun in our special home on the Greenway,” Esther Tetreault, co-founder of Trillium Brewing, shared in a press release. “While opening later than we would have liked, watching the seasons change in the heart of our city will be a great way to extend the summer outdoors and transition into a classic New England autumn.”

    Trillium Garden will be open Thursdays through Saturdays from noon to 8 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. at the intersection of High Street and Atlantic Avenue. Operating during a pandemic will come with a few new changes: reservations are encouraged, contactless ordering is enforced, and there are strict social distancing and cleanliness protocols.

    In order to fulfill the state’s guidelines that require food to be ordered with the first drink, guests must order food from one of the Greenway’s on-site trucks, which might include Bon Me, Pennypacker, or Zaaki. As for the beers, this year’s starting lineup features the Arnold Arboretum IPA, Black is Beautiful, Fated Farmer Fruit Salad, Heavy Mettle, Mosaic Cutting Tiles, and more.

    For the first time since it debuted in the summer of 2017, the garden will also include an on-site brewhouse, where Trillium will be able to brew small batch special releases on the Greenway. On-site brewing will begin in the coming days.

    “Brewing and creative inspiration is at the heart of everything we do,” Tetreault said. “Collaborating with our friends at the Greenway Conservancy, in concert with state and local agencies, has allowed us to bring the beer garden concept to the next level, providing our guests a special, sustainable experience.”

    Reservations can be made up to seven days in advance on Resy (there will still be space set aside for walk-ins). Each table can be reserved for up to 90 minutes, and can hold a maximum of six people.

    In addition to the Trillium beer garden, visitors can stop by City Winery on the Greenway, a wine garden that first debuted in 2019, or stroll through Chin Park at night to take in the Greenway Conservancy’s newest art installation: “Lantern Stories” by Boston-based artist Yu-Wen Wu.

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    The Latest: Taylor’s family to hold Friday news conference

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Latest on a grand jury’s decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor’s death: (all times EDT)

    4:30 p.m.

    The family of Breonna Taylor plans to hold a news conference Friday morning along with civil rights attorney Ben Crump in Louisville.

    A news release says they’ll address a grand jury’s decision Wednesday to not indict any of the police officers for Taylor’s death at the news conference scheduled for 10:30 a.m. EDT.

    Cities around the country have seen protesters take to the streets following the grand jury decision.

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    3:45 p.m.

    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amy McGrath says there is a need to “tackle the systemic racism” in the U.S.

    McGrath is challenging U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky’s November election. She met in downtown Louisville on Thursday with some of the protesters who have taken to the streets to seek justice for Breonna Taylor.

    Demonstrators turned out Wednesday in Louisville and throughout the country to express their disappointment that police officers weren’t criminally charged in her fatal shooting during a botched drug raid in March.

    McGrath called for Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to release details about the evidence presented to the grand jury in the Taylor case. She faced pushback from some protesters. Rose Henderson says McGrath’s appearance was “all about politics and cameras.”

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    HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BREONNA TAYLOR CASE:

    A Kentucky grand jury has brought no charges against Louisville police for the killing of Breonna Taylor during a drug raid gone wrong. Prosecutors said Wednesday that two officers who fired their weapons at the Black woman were justified in using force to protect themselves. Instead, the only charges brought by the grand jury were three counts of wanton endangerment against fired Officer Brett Hankison for shooting into a home next to Taylor’s that had people inside. Taylor was shot multiple times by officers who burst into her home on March 13 during a narcotics investigation.

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    White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany says she’s not aware of any conversation between President Donald Trump and the family of Breonna Taylor but that their hearts go out to her family.

    Asked what the president’s message is to Taylor’s family, McEnany said what happened is “a horrible tragedy” and that their hearts are also with the two police officers who were shot Wednesday night during protests in Louisville.

    Cities around the country saw protesters take to the streets following a Kentucky grand jury’s decision to not indict officers in Taylor’s fatal shooting.

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    A newspaper publisher says two of the paper’s reporters were arrested during protests in Louisville after a grand jury’s decision to not indict officers in the fatal shooting of Breonna

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    Trump Says Supreme Court Pick Coming Friday or Saturday

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    President Trump said on Monday morning that he expected to name his proposed replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court by Friday or Saturday, after her funeral services — contradicting his own press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, who moments before had said the pick would be coming before Wednesday.

    As he did previously, Trump also said that he would like the confirmation vote to happen before the election, as opposed to during the lame-duck session (an option that might reduce the political pressure for vulnerable Senate Republicans running in tough reelection races). And once again, he transparently tied this desire to possible litigation stemming from the election, which he has been laying the groundwork to contest for months.

    If Trump does stick to his timeline, which is by no means assured, it would leave the Senate only 38 or 39 days before the election, an extraordinarily tight timeline to rush through a Supreme Court pick — and one that may push things to the postelection period, despite the president’s wishes.

    So far, only two Republican senators have come out against a confirmation vote before the election: Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. (Two more would need to join them for Democrats to be able to block the nomination, an unlikely possibility.) Trump criticized both on Monday morning, telling reporters that Collins will be “very badly hurt” by her stance.

    Trump’s typically discursive comments on Monday also included a paean to Barbara Lagoa, one of his possible Supreme Court nominees; a wild claim that Ruth Bader Ginsburg may not have actually issued her dying plea that the next president install her replacement — “I don’t know that she said that, or was that written out by Adam Schiff and Schumer and Pelosi”; and a blunt but honest summation of the power dynamics at play behind the Supreme Court fight. “When you have the Senate, when you have the votes, you can sort of do what you want as long as you have it,” he said.

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    Kitchen gadgets, tech gear, and more on sale already at Black Friday prices

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    Cyber Monday has come early this year.
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    There are still three more months of 2020, which means you have around 100 days to make it a better year. There is hope for us yet. Step one — treat yourself.

    For one weekend only, you can slash an extra 20% off these gadgets and gizmos because why the hell not have a huge sale in September? There are deals on kitchen appliances, phone and computer accessories, sanitizing equipment, and more. Just use the code VIPSALE20 at checkout to knock down the price. 

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    With fingerprint authentication and integrated Bluetooth, this wallet doesn’t just hold your money and cards — it ensures they’re secure and always with you wherever you go. Get it for just $79.99 (originally $149) when you enter the code VIPSALE20 at checkout this weekend only.

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    Gourmia® GPC419 4-Qt SmartPot Digital Multi-Function Pressure Cooker

    With 15 cooking modes and a 10-level safety system, this pressure cooker can reduce cooking time by up to 70 percent and keep your kitchen experiences safe and stress-free. Regularly $139 and currently on sale for $69.99, the code VIPSALE20 will knock the price tag down to just $55.99 this weekend.

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    Sun Chaser 20,000mAh Solar-Powered Wireless Phone Charger

    This solar-powered wireless charger uses the sun to fill up its massive 20,000mAh power bank and charge your devices to full capacity no matter if you’re out in the woods or wandering through the city. Normally on sale for $59.99 (from $129), you can use the code VIPSALE20 to knock the price down to $47.99 this weekend only.

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    Foot Vibe Deluxe Massaging Footrest

    Whether you have ramped up your workout routine, stand up most of the day, or have endless, unexplained foot pain, this massaging footrest has 20 different speeds and nine massage programs to help alleviate any aches and pains and instantly relax you. Get this $165 massager for only $119.99 this weekend by entering the code VIPSALE20 at checkout.

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    GOSPACE SuperDrive 7-in-1 USB-C Hub

    Designed with seven ports, this USB-C hub expands your laptop’s connectivity options exponentially with two USB-A 2.0 ports, a USB-C port, an HDMI port, a TF port, SD card slot, and an ethernet port. Normally retailing for $99 and currently on sale for $44.95, you can slash another 20% off with the code VIPSALE20 and get it for $35.96.

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    AIR-C + HEAT: Full Leg Massage + Heat Treatment

    With three heat levels and multiple massage intensity levels, the AIR-C + HEAT loosens up tight spots in your legs, repairs damage, and increases circulation to make your legs feel incredible after a long day. Typically $149, you can get it on sale for just $111.99 this weekend when you use the code VIPSALE20.

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    Two injured Friday in shooting near this West Bottoms haunted house

    Kansas City police are investigating after two people said they were shot outside the Edge of Hell haunted house in the West Bottoms Friday night.

    Around 11:30 p.m., police were called to Truman Medical Center after two shooting victims with non-life threatening injuries arrived in the emergency room, Kansas City Police Department spokesman Jacob Becchina said in an email.

    The victims, Becchina said, told police they were near the Edge of Hell haunted house when they heard shots and saw people running. The victims then realized they had been shot and went to the hospital.

    Police did not find a crime scene near the West Bottoms haunted houses, Becchina said.

    Friday night was the opening night for the haunted houses, according to the Edge of Hell’s website. The Edge of Hell’s spokeswoman did not immediately respond to The Star’s request for comment.

    Gun violence will be the subject of a new, statewide journalism project The Star is undertaking in Missouri this year in partnership with the national service program Report for America and sponsored in part by Missouri Foundation for Health. As part of this project, The Star will seek the community’s help.

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