L.A. voters back a right to shelter, but are wary of taxes to pay for it, new poll finds

Los Angeles County voters broadly support a legal right to shelter for all but offer tepid backing for new taxes that might pay for it, a poll finds. The contrast highlights a key tension in voter attitudes toward solving the region’s persistent homelessness crisis: Even as voters want to see dramatic government action to reduce … Read more

Arden Plans To Build 20-Story Project in Inwood Opportunity Zone

Arden Group’s Craig Spencer, 4650 Broadway Avenue (Google Maps, Arden Group) Arden Group is planning to turn an Inwood parking garage into a large residential building as developers rush to capitalize on a major rezoning there. The Philadelphia-based developer filed plans with the city for a 20-story, mixed-use building spanning 351,000 square feet with 222 … Read more

New Area Code Approved For Some Pennsylvania Counties As Current Phone Numbers Run Out

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Get ready to dial some new digits for some phone numbers in Pennsylvania. People in Delaware, Chester, Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton Counties will soon see a new area code. That also goes for parts of Montgomery County. READ MORE: 21-Year-Old Killed In Road Rage Shooting On Roosevelt Boulevard, Police Say The state’s … Read more

MN WEATHER: 6+ Inches Of Snow Possible For Northern MN Over Weekend

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — After some light precipitation overnight, some more snow events are on track to impact Minnesota and Wisconsin into next week. The WCCO Weather Team reports that Friday morning will be quiet and mild, with some wet roads after some snow fell overnight. A few flurries will continue in spots until noon. 6am … Read more

‘Caution not panic’: Officials confirm 5 omicron cases in New York

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — Officials are urging caution, not panic, after New York has been added to the growing list of states with confirmed cases of the COVID-19 omicron variant. Those states include Minnesota, where a man is believed to have contracted the variant of COVID-19 during a visit last month to the Javits … Read more

Lebanese minister resigns in bid to ease crisis with Saudis

BEIRUT – Lebanon’s information minister announce his resignation Friday, in a bid to ease an unprecedented diplomatic crisis with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries. Minister George Kordahi made the announcement at a press conference in Beirut, weeks after televised comments he made that were critical of Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen sparked the crisis. … Read more