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Fix homes before a freeze

The first big snowfall has yet to hit the Spokane area and that’s given residents a bit more time to weatherize their homes. There is no shortage on advice on …


Heat loss, water damage from freeze are easy to avoid

The first big snowfall has yet to hit the Spokane area and that’s given residents a bit more time to weatherize their homes. There is no shortage on advice on …


SNAP expects less federal aid

As falling temperatures force Spokane’s poorest residents to line up for help with heating bills, the largest source of that assistance remains very much in doubt. SNAP, the private nonprofit …


SNAP seeks volunteers

Spokane Neighborhood Action Programs is in need of volunteers. Volunteer opportunities include working in the food bank at the Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook St.; helping with children’s activities; …


Face Time: SNAP coordinator has helped thousands keep warm

Margaret Belote, energy program coordinator at SNAP, is retiring at the end of this month after 33 years of service to the community. During her time at the private, nonprofit …


Longtime leader Stuckart leaving helm of nonprofit SNAP

Few people have done as much to pull Spokane residents out of poverty as Larry Stuckart, who will step down as executive director of SNAP next month after 20 years …


Homeowners burdened by bureaucracy when trying to get out

Jason and Lanae Lindh and their seven children live in a rented home outside Reno, Nev., where they moved in December. They still own a hillside rancher in the Ponderosa …


Obama’s budget plan would shrink nonprofit for poor SNAP

The spending plan unveiled by the Obama administration on Monday would halve funding for two programs that provide Spokane’s most vulnerable residents with heat and shelter. It also would mean …


Once homeless residents to plead for safety net

At a time when both the U.S. Congress and the Washington Legislature are discussing scaling back social services to help reduce deficits, a group of formerly homeless Spokane residents and …


House bill would end statute of limitation on rape of child by adult

OLYMPIA – Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin was among victims of child sexual abuse urging the Legislature on Wednesday to drop the statute of limitations that they say shields pedophiles …


Conference aims to help nonprofit groups

Next Thursday representatives from area nonprofits will attend the first Inland Northwest Nonprofit Conference at the Spokane Masonic Center. Hosted by AE Consulting, the conference aims to bring together experts …


Nancy McLaughlin recounts abuse during House testimony

OLYMPIA – Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin was among victims of child sexual abuse urging the Legislature Wednesday to drop the statute of limitations that they say shields pedophiles from …


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 …


Spencer’s Antiques plans grand reopening on Division

For the longest time, Spencer’s Antiques was an integral part of the Hillyard secondhand and antique dealer community. Located at Garland Avenue and Market Street since 2003, Spencer’s was known …


Local agency helps small businesses with loans

Kay Kallenbach can’t say enough good things about SNAP Financial Access. The nonprofit community development financial institution gave Kallenbach more than a business loan when nobody else would; it gave …


Despite slow economy, new eateries are springing up all over

Banks or agencies that help business start-ups say they typically see new restaurants as the No. 1 start-up choice for Spokane-area loan applicants. That hasn’t changed, even in a slumping …


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 …


SNAP smooths process for helping with heating 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.


Free green cleaning class offered

Living Green with SNAP will offer a free green cleaning class Aug. 31, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Living Green’s office, 3102 W. Fort George Wright Drive.


Bloomsday nets SNAP thousands

Bloomsday participants this year donated nearly $10,000 to SNAP, the nonprofit social services organization that assists Spokane’s most vulnerable residents.


Bus isn’t coming for many in Spokane area

Sam and Mary Simmons have to walk three-quarters of a mile to catch the nearest city bus. “It’s kind of a hassle when you have a 2-year-old and a 9-year-old,” …


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.


Loan modification lets cancer survivor stay in the house he built

Rob Young, a self-employed building contractor, has lost a great deal in the past few years, but thanks to the Obama administration’s mortgage modification plan, he hasn’t lost his home. …


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.


Hoopfest, Bloomsday come together

Bloomsday and Hoopfest are joining forces. For the first time, teams can compete in both events this year to win the first Bloomsday-Hoopfest Team Championship.


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 …


Charting a course to a new vocation

As companies continue to cut jobs, the result across the regional business landscape is predictable during a recession: Dozens of people in Washington and Idaho have taken the leap and …


Region in brief: Avista contributes low-income help

Avista Utilities contributed $200,000 to energy assistance for low-income residents in Washington and Idaho through its Project Share Fund, the corporation announced. The fund, which is managed through SNAP and …


Stimulus funds aid weatherization effort

Federal stimulus money will double the pace of home weatherization in Spokane, creating jobs and reducing dependence on imported oil in the process, officials said Tuesday. Spokane Neighborhood Action Programs, …