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UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017

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

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 …


SNAP, watchdog group that fought Catholic Church, faces upheaval

A victims’ support group that helped force the Roman Catholic Church to confront the problem of child-molesting priests is going through upheaval of its own, including the resignations of two …


Fresh air: SNAP helps residents reduce indoor breathing hazards

SNAP’s pilot Healthy Home Repair program helps identify issues with indoor air quality for low-income residents with diagnosed breathing conditions such as asthma. Many recipients are seniors.


Sorry, Wal-Mart: Amazon wants your food stamp customers as well

For years, Amazon.com has targeted shoppers who can afford a $99 Prime subscription. Last week’s announcement that it will deliver groceries to food-stamp recipients shows Amazon also wants to appeal …


House GOP eyes food stamp overhaul, possible requirements

House Republicans are laying the groundwork for a fresh effort to overhaul the food stamp program during Donald Trump’s presidency, with the possibility of new work and eligibility requirements for …


SNAP experiment will give patients rides to urgent care instead of the ER for people with less-serious conditions

In Spokane, paramedics will soon have a third option. Wallace, who works for SNAP, is coordinating a pilot program where patients who call 911 with less serious medical issues can …


Paola Maranan: SNAP vital to the well-being of children

Good nutrition contributes to better performance in school.


Voice of experience

Some people flip houses. Laurie Roth flipped a restaurant.


Seniors feel federal pinch

For years, the Hunt family put the top of a picnic table over the front steps of their Lincoln Heights house as an impromptu ramp. It was rickety, unstable and …


A voice for the voiceless

From chewy bacon and hard-to-cut biscuits to encouraging a family to put their mother in a memory care unit, Michal Rosenberger has done it all in her year as a …


Company’s gift of a new roof keeps woman sheltered at Christmas time

Becky Sanchez could stand at the sink of her manufactured home on the North Side and feel water hitting her head. Her roof was leaking, and leaking badly.


Larry Stuckart, advocate for the poor, dies at 65

Larry Stuckart, a champion for Spokane’s downtrodden who helped build the city’s most prominent nonprofit helping the poor, died after a 10-month struggle with cancer. He was 65. For 20 …


New Women’s Business Center offers startup kick-start

Heather Riviere is a month away from starting her first real business, a mobile food truck serving crepes at markets and fairs. Riviere, 44, lost her job last fall and …


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 …


Restart’s ‘wrap-around approach’ helps ex-convicts re-enter society

The fading black letters spelling “LOBO” on the top of Ben Stark’s knuckles are from a different time in the ex-convict’s life. The letters mean “lone wolf,” said 40-year-old Stark. …


Food aid reduction likely to increase demand at food banks

Regional food banks anticipate needing more food by month’s end as the national food aid program’s temporary expansion ends. The 7 percent reduction in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, once …


Shawn Vestal: Recession is poor time to cut aid to neediest

Ten bucks a month. That’s roughly the size of cut that each person who receives government food aid is facing in five weeks. Your response to this cut may vary, …


Region’s ag community peeved at House

Local growers and agencies expressed their exasperation with the House of Representatives and its failure once again to agree on a farm bill. Tim McGreevy, CEO of the USA Dry …


State, USDA sharing data to catch fraud

OLYMPIA – State and federal agencies are teaming up in an effort to fight food-stamp fraud. While the Washington Department of Social and Health Services is tracking people who misuse …


$3 million to nonprofit will help struggling homeowners

Their situation seemed hopeless. Tom and Jaclyn Milroy had done everything right, yet their lives were unraveling. They were both hit with job loss and deteriorating health in rapid succession, …


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 …


SNAP gets $1.2 million for ex-offender transition program

A $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor awarded to a Spokane nonprofit will be used to help ex-offenders transition into their communities, officials announced Tuesday. SNAP – …


Reinvented entrepreneurs

Before the recession, many people starting a business did so because they were tired of their jobs or wanted to pursue a personal passion, such as building guitars. Now they …


Parents behind on child support get aid

When parents divorce, someone usually has to pay child support. No matter how agreeable the divorce is, and how much effort is put forth by the noncustodial parent to pay …