Stories tagged: SNAP
Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
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, 7:33 p.m.
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, 3:53 p.m.
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, 10:12 a.m.
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, 11:13 a.m.
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, 11:53 a.m.
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, 9:26 p.m.
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, 9:27 p.m.
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, 11:59 a.m.
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, 5:42 p.m.
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, 5:01 p.m.
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, 9:37 p.m.
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, 6:20 p.m.
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, 2:01 p.m.
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, 3:31 p.m.
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, 10 p.m.
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, 12:11 p.m.
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, 9:20 a.m.
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, 11:57 a.m.
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, 7:10 a.m.
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, 10:26 p.m.
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.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 5 p.m.
A proposal to curtail the nation’s food stamp program would pinch families struggling to pay for groceries and ripple through other areas of the economy, including supermarkets and discounters, as …
Mon., March 13, 2017, 11:52 p.m.
9-1-1 callers with medical problems that are not emergencies are being referred to driver services other than ambulances, and taken to urgent care centers rather than emergency rooms, under a …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 7:54 a.m.
Anyone wanting to invest in the company that owns Snapchat will have an opportunity to do something that early investors were unable to do: buy shares for less than they …
UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 5:50 p.m.
Snap, the parent company of the ephemeral messaging service Snapchat, debuted Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. SNAP started its life as a public company with an estimated value …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 12:11 p.m.
Snap Inc. set a starting price range of $14 to $16 per share for its initial public offering, which at the top end could value the Los Angeles technology company …