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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
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
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
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
THCC's Ed Thomas reflects on convention week

...Those are going to start getting tighter, and unless the Farm Bill gets passed, the food stamp program could be severely impacted. Even with food stamps, our families have a hard time because there's just not enough support for them and their...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-29/thccs-ed-thomas-reflects-convention-wee
State | 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
House votes to cut $4B a year from food stamps

...cut nearly $4 billion a year from food stamps, a 5 percent reduction to the nation's...work requirements in place for many food stamp recipients and to test applicants...adults without dependents to receive food stamps indefinitely.House conservatives...

http://juneauempire.com/mary-clare-jalonick/2013-09-20/house-votes-cut-4b-year-f

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