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New rules can deny green cards for immigrants on food stamps

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.

USDA rule would cut food stamp benefits for 3.1 million

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.

Justices side with business, government in information fight

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.

Dad’s Day Dash gives families a race to bond, exercise

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.


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 …


Walmart, Amazon kick off government online pilot program

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.

City raises almost $20,000 from anti-panhandling program; 25% goes to SNAP

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 investigating woman accused of stealing nearly $200,000 from SNAP

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.


Food stamps absorb shutdown impact

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.


Snap to lose chief financial officer, its second in a year

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 …


USDA: Food stamps will be funded through February

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.

House passes farm bill, sending it to Trump’s desk

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.


Senate votes overwhelmingly to renew farm programs

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 …


Repairing home sweet home: SNAP provides essential work for low-income homeowners

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 …


Long-term care program seeking volunteer advocates

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.

Mountain West Bank invests $1 million in SNAP to assist homeowners, businesses

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 …


Snap’s revenue gains signal more stability as Alwaleed invests

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 …


Robert J. Samuelson: The coming welfare wars

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 …


Snap’s slowdown stirs doubt on redesign

Snapchat’s redesign isn’t working.


Shawn Vestal: When it comes to budgets, bottom lines don’t lie

Budgets, people in politics like to say, are moral documents. They reveal values clearly when the rhetoric doesn’t.


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 …


Trump wants to slash food stamps and replace them with a ‘Blue Apron-type program’

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 …


Local restaurant startup among many that take advantage of Women’s Business Center at SNAP

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.

Spokane, local nonprofits reach goal to house more than 100 homeless teens, young adults

City officials and social workers said Monday that efforts in the housing campaign would inform future work to serve Spokane’s young homeless population.


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.


How food stamp cuts could ripple through the economy

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 …


Spokane routing non-emergency medical calls away from ambulances, ERs

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 …


Oh Snap? After bursting out of the gate, shares give way

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 shares soar in market debut

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 …


Snapchat company sets IPO targets: $3.7 billion windfall and $22 billion valuation

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 …