Stories tagged: snap
Fri., Feb. 21, 2020
Edith McNinch never let age be a limit. When she was 52, she started a 21-year career as a kindergarten teacher. Now 91, she’s often much older than most of …
Wed., Jan. 15, 2020
Under the partnership, SNAP’s Ride to Health drivers – who are trained community health workers that transport clients to medical appointments – will carry glucose gel necklaces in the organization’s …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019
The Trump administration is tightening work requirements for the federal food assistance program in a move that will slash benefits for hundreds of thousands of people.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019
“If it’s approved, it will impact our students,” said Kim Elkins, director of nutrition services at the Mead school district, where about 1,100 students will be directly affected.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019
A division of Montana-based Glacier Bancorp., Mountain West made what’s called an “equity-equivalent” investment in SNAP Financial Access, which offers classes, workshops and loan programs for low-income households and businesses …
Mon., Aug. 12, 2019
The Trump administration announced Monday that it is moving ahead with one of its most aggressive steps to restrict legal immigration, denying green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, …
UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019
About 3.1 million people would lose food stamp benefits under the Trump administration’s proposal to tighten automatic eligibility requirements for the food stamp program.
UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019
The Supreme Court sided with businesses and the U.S. government Monday in a ruling about the public’s access to information, telling a South Dakota newspaper it can’t get the data …
UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019
The seventh annual Dad’s Day Dash brought out the runners – and walkers – for a chance to bond with family and exercise at Manito Park on Sunday.
Sat., April 20, 2019
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 …
Thu., April 18, 2019
Amazon and Walmart on Thursday are kicking off a two-year pilot established by the government to allow low-income shoppers on government food assistance in New York to shop and pay …
UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019
The City of Spokane donated 25% of the nearly $20,000 gathered through a program that encourages people to donate to homeless services instead of panhandlers, to local nonprofit SNAP.
UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019
Spokane police believe a former property manager in charge of multiple SNAP properties stole nearly $200,000 from the nonprofit over a four-year period.
Mon., Jan. 21, 2019
Recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, are being urged to budget their resources carefully after receiving their February benefits weeks earlier than usual.
Wed., Jan. 16, 2019
The company behind Snapchat is losing its second financial chief in less than a year as the social media service confronts a declining user base and stiff competition from bigger …
Tue., Jan. 8, 2019
The Trump administration says benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, will be funded through February should the government shutdown continue.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018
The House easily passed a compromise farm bill Wednesday, sending the massive legislative package that reauthorizes agriculture programs and food aid to President Donald Trump for ratification.
Tue., Dec. 11, 2018
The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a sweeping agriculture bill that will fund key farm safety net programs for the next five years without making significant changes to the food …
Fri., Nov. 30, 2018
SNAP Essential Home Repair, a program for low-income homeowners provides minor, but essential repairs for low-income homeowners in the Spokane area. Last year, SNAP provided more than 900 home repairs …
Wed., Sept. 26, 2018
SNAP, which runs the Eastern Washington Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, says it needs to bolster the number of volunteers who advocate for seniors in assisted-living care facilities. The program …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018
The partnership will add 20 percent of lending capacity to SNAP to assist those hoping to buy or renovate their home in the Inland Northwest. SNAP provided more than $758,000 …
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018
Snap Inc. shares fell the most in about two months after the company reported its first-ever drop in daily active users. But revenue gains in the second quarter proved that …
Wed., July 25, 2018
The Trump administration may have declared it over, but a new War on Poverty is coming anyways. It will be fought largely over the “work requirement” – should the government …
Wed., May 2, 2018
Snapchat’s redesign isn’t working.
Sun., April 29, 2018
Budgets, people in politics like to say, are moral documents. They reveal values clearly when the rhetoric doesn’t.
Sun., April 29, 2018
Elaine M. Long and Crystal Wilson: Proposed changes in food stamps (SNAP) will negatively affect many Idahoans
This month, Congress is considering dramatic changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program as part of the Farm Bill Reauthorization. These changes will place Idahoans receiving SNAP benefits at risk …
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018
The Trump administration wants to slash food aid to low-income families and make up the difference with a box of canned goods – a change that Office of Management and …
Thu., Jan. 4, 2018
Open to both men and women, the Women’s Business Center at Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners is essentially a one-stop business resource shop, according to Weipert, offering business training, individual business …
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017
City officials and social workers said Monday that efforts in the housing campaign would inform future work to serve Spokane’s young homeless population.
Wed., June 21, 2017
Shawn Vestal: The current political zeal for cutting poverty programs will leave millions of vulnerable children and adults hungry
Every month, more than 16,000 households in Spokane County receive federal help buying food.