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Winter heating bills come due, but many can’t pay

SAGLE, Idaho – The calendar says it’s spring, but Dave Ross and Patty Earnest are still digging out from under their winter heating bills. Medical bills for Ross, who has …

Tree-thinning project good for inmates, forest

Toppling trees at Riverside State Park is helping create a healthier forest of native ponderosa pines. The thinning project is also providing work experience for 50 inmates from Airway Heights …

Making lives warmer, one house at a time

Spokane winters can be pretty uncomfortable when you live in a 1973 mobile home. The wind will cut through cracks under the windows that don’t quite close all the way, …

SNAP expecting federal aid for energy assistance

With thousands of Spokane County families needing help with their heating bills this winter, federal assistance is expected, but it’s up to the new Congress to decide how much. “We …

SNAP smooths process for helping residents with winter heat bills

Spokane County residents seeking help paying heating bills should encounter fewer hassles and less frustration this winter, according to SNAP, the agency that administers that service. In recent years SNAP …

Nonprofit offers energy assistance

With temperatures dropping into the low 30s, SNAP still has nearly $400,000 in energy assistance funds available for Spokane County residents having difficulty paying heating bills.

SNAP will take energy aid calls

The Spokane Neighborhood Action Program will take energy assistance calls for one more Saturday before spring, the agency announced this week.

Economy, not weather, draining heating help

A Spokane nonprofit that provides energy assistance for low-income residents could run out of money for that program a month or two earlier than last year due to a record …

SNAP offers help with heating bills

Krista Barnes’ week began with a utility shutoff notice, but it ended with the promise of a better tomorrow for her and her two daughters. The Barnes family was one …

Avista customers shocked by big bills

A lot of people got a shock in the mail over the past couple of days: a whopping power bill. January’s bills are typically among the year’s highest, and this …

Filling in the gaps

Brandy Scott has had a bad 2008. The certified nurse’s aide was bitten by a spider in January. The infected bite turned into a bacterial nightmare, and she lost part …

Energy assistance program overflowing with funds

The federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is awash in funds – $5.1 billion for 2009 – thanks to bipartisan legislation signed Sept. 30 by President Bush.

Waiting for winter

La Niña developing off the coast of Chile could bring moisture to a parched Inland Northwest this winter, more snow to area ski resorts – and higher energy bills to …