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Quest for food stamp data lands newspaper at Supreme Court

UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 8:47 p.m.

In the summer of 2010, reporters at South Dakota’s Argus Leader newspaper came up with the idea of requesting data about the government’s food assistance program. They sent a stream of what they thought were routine requests for information to Washington. Trying to get that data has taken the paper more than eight years and landed it at the Supreme Court, which will hear the case Monday.
News >  Home and garden

Laminate counters take on a new look

Homeowners, designers and even celebrities are warming to the idea of laminate surfaces thanks to new technology that mimics the look and feel of real stone and wood. The pendulum started swinging back toward less-expensive surfaces around 2005 when birch plywood, reclaimed wood and concrete started being used in a more modern way.

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In the Garden: Local plant sales mean spring has sprung

You know it’s officially spring when plant sales start cropping up around town. Two big sales are scheduled for next weekend and the purchases you make at each will benefit the community. The Spokane County Master Gardeners’ annual Garden Fair and Plant Sale is April 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be held in and around the Spokane County Extension building located at 222 N. Havana St.
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Quest for food stamp data lands newspaper at Supreme Court

In the summer of 2010, reporters at South Dakota’s Argus Leader newspaper decided to request data about the government’s food assistance program, previously known as food stamps. Eight years they are headed to the Supreme Court over the request.