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Welfare, child support cuts hit hard

It was hard last year for a Spokane mother of three trying to work her way off welfare. It’s much worse now. “I was trying to make the right steps, …


Budget cuts thwart single mom’s effort to escape poverty

It was hard last year for a Spokane mother of three trying to work her way off welfare. It’s much worse now.


Obama’s budget plan would shrink nonprofit for poor SNAP

The spending plan unveiled by the Obama administration on Monday would halve funding for two programs that provide Spokane’s most vulnerable residents with heat and shelter. It also would mean …


Concern over child care cuts

Angel Fairbanks, of Spokane, worries that if proposed cuts in the state’s child care subsidy for working families are enacted by the Legislature, she will no longer be able to …


Proposed Washington day-care subsidy cuts draw protest

Angel Fairbanks of Spokane worries that if proposed cuts in the state’s child care subsidy for working families are enacted by the Legislature, she will no longer be able to …


Lifting up low-income concerns

The Republicans and Democrats have had their say. Now it’s Agnes Broncheau’s turn. The way she sees it, the struggle between the political parties was a distraction. The business at …