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SNAP steps up in pinch to feed Cooper Elementary schoolchildren

Sometimes the most difficult part of solving a problem is simply asking for help.

Women’s Business Center helps ideas bloom

Charlene Anderson knows exactly what she wants – to own an mixed martial arts and weightlifting gym for women.

Age of service: Edith McNinch, 91, volunteers with ombudsman program to help senior citizens

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 …

Glucose Revival partners with SNAP to offer glucose gel necklaces for medical emergencies

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

Trump administration tightens SNAP work requirements

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

Spokane students, districts brace for impact of planned federal tightening of food stamp rules

“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

Mountain West Bank invests $1 million in SNAP to support financial education, business services

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 …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …