Stories tagged: welfare
Sun., April 22, 2018
MILWAUKEE – The shock absorbers in James Howlett’s Ford Fusion were busted, but he and his partner, Nadine, packed their two children inside anyway. They were already homeless, and their …
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Paying for abortions, Dec. 19, 1975
Fri., Nov. 24, 2017
Overhauling welfare was one of the defining goals of Bill Clinton’s presidency, starting with a campaign promise to “end welfare as we know it,” continuing with a bitter policy fight …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017
IBM owes Indiana $78 million in damages stemming from the company’s failed effort to automate much of the state’s welfare services, a judge has ruled in a long-running dispute.
Wed., July 12, 2017
Idaho’s welfare agency is investigating allegations that staffers physically and psychologically abused and neglected some residents at a state-run treatment center for people with severe disabilities.
Sat., June 24, 2017
Despite the periodic dramas of reactionary versus conservative factions, Republicans are united around a couple of key goals. Both versions of the Republican health care legislation accomplish those goals.
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017
The move seems aimed at extending Amazon’s reach well beyond the upper- and middle-class customers that underpin its business – right as the e-commerce giant intensifies its battle against a …
Mon., March 20, 2017
Backers of a proposed $275 million property-tax levy to fund efforts to curb homelessness in Seattle have begun collecting signatures.
UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017
House approves proposal to bring programs for children and families together in one department.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017
State auditors say Idaho’s child welfare system is overwhelmed, with too few foster parents, too heavy caseloads for social workers and not enough infrastructure to hold it all together.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016
A Rhode Island mother says she lost her child care voucher when the state’s new benefits computer system mistakenly changed the status of her four children from living to dead.
Tue., May 31, 2016
Editorials covered Columbian Basin hydropower, welfare, expanded government services and Medicare.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016
Drug testing of North Carolina welfare recipients and applicants is now happening at social service offices in the state.
Mon., Jan. 25, 2016
The number of U.S. children victimized by abuse and neglect increased by nearly 3 percent in the latest annual reporting period, according to new federal data.
Tue., Jan. 14, 2014
BOISE – Idaho is no welfare state, legislators were assured Monday, even though 20 percent of the population now receives some form of government assistance. Idaho’s benefits remain paltry compared …
Fri., Dec. 27, 2013
What do you call a safety net that shrinks when it’s needed most? If you’re a certain kind of thinker, you call it victory.
Sun., May 12, 2013
YAKIMA – The girlfriend of a man missing from Yakima for nearly three and a half years has been charged with welfare fraud. Ladena Mann, 51, appeared by summons Friday …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2011
A program proven to improve the lives of low-income, first-time mothers and their babies will be offered in Kootenai and Shoshone counties within the coming year, thanks to a cross-state …
Wed., Aug. 3, 2011
Alicia Ponce-Myers should be swimming. Or playing basketball with her friends. At the very least the 12-year-old from Tonasket, Wash., should have been able to enjoy summer Bible camp: she …
Thu., June 16, 2011
OLYMPIA – Washington state has a plan to spend some $32 billion on programs, services and salaries over the next two years, leaving a cushion of about $725 million in …
Thu., May 5, 2011
What might be lost in the controversy over welfare debit card abuse is the fact that the state is taking serious steps to address the problem. The unfortunate distraction emerged …
Wed., Feb. 2, 2011
Washington cut about 5,000 families off welfare Tuesday and reduced the monthly benefit to the families remaining on assistance at a time when more people are asking for help. As …
Tue., Feb. 1, 2011
Washington cut about 5,000 families off welfare Tuesday and reduced the monthly benefit to the families remaining on assistance, at a time when more people are asking for help. As …
Fri., Aug. 13, 2010
OLYMPIA – Fewer people will qualify for a state welfare program that provides child care subsidies and help finding a job under cuts announced by Gov. Chris Gregoire on Thursday. …
Thu., April 1, 2010
The shrinking budget for Idaho’s Department of Health and Welfare is already having an impact on dozens of mentally ill patients and some of the services those clients receive.
Sat., March 25, 1995
The House passed a welfare bill Friday that the Congressional Budget Office says will wipe out all or part of the benefits for as many as 12.8 million families. The …