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Archive: September 19, 2013

PHOTO: About 45 percent of SNAP recipients in Arkansas are children. Photo credit: Barb Kampbell, Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A vote is expected today in the U.S. House on a bill that would cut $40 billion over the next 10 years from federal food assistance programs. For Arkansas, it is a vote that hunger relief groups have dreaded. More than 500,000 Arkansans receive SNAP (food stamp) benefits, which ...Read More

Photo: SNAP Benefits would be cut with the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act. Courtesy: Share Our Strength.

DENVER - Today, the U.S. House is expected to debate legislation (House Bill 3102) that would cut about $40 billion over the next 10 years from SNAP benefits - the program more commonly known as food stamps. If the "Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act" passes, basic food assistance will be eli ...Read More

PHOTO: The Utah Education Assn. thinks this year's state education budget surplus should go to schools. Image courtesy UEA.

SALT LAKE CITY – More income tax revenue for Utah means a state budget surplus. And Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh, president of the Utah Education Association, says the $242 million surplus should benefit schools on the local level. Gov. Gary Herbert has announced that the surplus for the most ...Read More

Photo: Solarize Asheville offers an affordable way to harness solar energy. Courtesy: Solarize Asheville

ASHVILLE, N.C. – On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to announce guidelines for carbon emissions at new coal-fired power plants. But some homeowners in one part of North Carolina have found a way to make sure the energy they use is powered by the sun. Solarize ...Read More

This is National Welcoming Week. In Suffolk County it will be celebrated today at the H. Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge. Itís aimed at bringing native-born New Yorkers and recent immigrants closer together. Courtesy Suffolk County.

HAUPPAGE, N.Y. - Several new projects for Suffolk County communities are being unveiled as Welcoming Long Island celebrates the second annual National Welcoming Week on Thursday in the county seat. The week has the goal of making meaningful connections and a spirit of unity between U.S.- and foreign ...Read More

IMAGE: In less than two weeks, Ohioans who donít have health coverage through their employer or are not eligible for Medicaid or Medicare can begin to enroll through the marketplace for health insurance.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A milestone moment is fast approaching for hundreds of thousands of Ohioans. As part of the Affordable Care Act, enrollment begins Oct. 1 in the health insurance marketplace, where people without health coverage or those paying higher rates can shop for more affordable polic ...Read More

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