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Letter: Begich Enables Obama

...However, median income, home ownership, and the labor participation rate are all down while the number of people on food stamps has increased by 44 percent. The unemployment rate has improved since the president took office, but only because fewer...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-10-31/letter-begich-enables-obama
Letters
A Republican Senate means changing the chairmen

...re-election, Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts would be in line to run the committee that oversees farm policy and the nation's food stamp program, replacing Michigan Democrat Debbie Stabenow. A major task for the panel will be reauthorization of the 2010...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-22/republican-senate-means-changing-chairm
State
Proposed minimum wage increase does not go far enough

...That's not a good formula for raising a healthy family, which explains why some choose to accept federal assistance - food stamps and the earned income tax credit - rather than get a second job. The last quarter of the population stuck at the bottom...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-26/proposed-minimum-wage-increase-does-n
Opinion
Alaska leads nation with welfare recipients

...S. Census figures did not include people receiving food stamps. But more than 38,000 Alaska families receive about $15 million a month in food stamps, according to the state Division of Public Assistance...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-04/alaska-leads-nation-welfare-recipients
State
Reflecting on a just wage this Labor Day weekend

...to maintain their families. No one who works full time should be poor. Imagine working every day and still needing food stamps. Even with government assistance, too many families still seek help at community pantries and food banks. I believe...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-31/reflecting-just-wage-labor-day-weeken
Opinion
On Juneau's streets, homeless need more than a hug

...I just need a job."J.P. said he receives food stamps but sells them. For food, he relies on sack lunches...jail 10 times or more.Fifty-five percent receive food stamps; 22 percent receive public assistance; 42 percent receive...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-16/juneaus-streets-homeless-need-more-hug
Local
Alaska leads nation in welfare recipients

...S. Census figures did not include people receiving food stamps. But more than 38,000 Alaska families receive about $15 million a month in food stamps, according to the state Division of Public Assistance...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-05/alaska-leads-nation-welfare-recipients
State
Initiative hearings, securities things to watch

...use or might be adjacent to." Food stamps for felonsHB347, from Rep. Geran...eligible for temporary assistance or food stamps if the person satisfactorily demonstrates...felony drug crimes. Moreover, food-stamp benefits are distributed electronically...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-24/initiative-hearings-securities-things-w
State | AK legislature
Courts Roundup: heroin, hydrocodone, food stamp fraud

...April 2.Woman pleads guilty to food stamp fraudA former Juneau resident accused...receiving about $12,300 worth of food stamps she was not eligible for has pleaded...stole and bars her from receiving food stamps for the next two years. The deal...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-05/courts-roundup-heroin-hydrocodone-stamp
Local
Paying it forward

...message her online to ask for help with putting dinner on the table. Many of them are just on the cusp of qualifying for Food Stamps and have trouble making ends meet. She said she posts of the site on their behalf, asking for food and the like...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-21/paying-it-forward
Local

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