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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
House votes to cut $4B a year from food stamps

...nearly $4 billion a year from food stamps, a 5 percent reduction to the...adults without dependents to receive food stamps indefinitely.House conservatives...47 million Americans are now on food stamps, and the program's cost more...

http://juneauempire.com/mary-clare-jalonick/2013-09-20/house-votes-cut-4b-year-f
Lawmakers live on food stamps for 1 week

...of how the 69,730 Alaskans on food stamps get by. "It's harder than I...federal food programs, such as food stamps," food bank communications manager...families who have to deal with food stamps and who have to deal with poverty...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092109/sta_495671348.shtml
Cohen proposes new way to subsidize troops needing food stamps

...they would no longer have to use food stamps. Secretary of Defense William...being able to come off the rolls of food stamps,'' Cohen said at news conference...6,300 U.S. troops were on food stamps. That was greatly reduced from...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072800/Bre_breakin.html
Breaking
Woman ordered to repay $11,500 in public assistance benefits

...misunderstood a question on her public assistance application for food stamps and temporary housing was court-ordered to repay...ATAP) for the next six months, and from applying for food stamps for the next year. Her Permanent Fund Dividend checks...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-03-19/woman-ordered-repay-11500-public-assist
Local
Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: Food stamps out; debit cards in 2/2/98

... Monday, February 2, 1998 Food stamps out; debit cards in People...to use at the store instead of food stamps. They're participating...notion of not having to handle food stamps.'' The program, called...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020298/foodstamp.html
Secrets of a healthy diet for any budget

...of living. For those living on food stamps- which today is called the Supplemental...eating healthy. Having been on food stamps myself several years ago, I realize...supplements her small stipend with food stamps, offers another money-saving...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031110/loc_583249118.shtml
News
My turn: Y'all are scarin' me

...Americans should "demand jobs, not food stamps". He asked Gingrich if he could...a violent relationship may need food stamps to survive until finding work and...from war time experiences may need food stamps while overcoming those demons...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-01-31/my-turn-yall-are-scarin-me
Opinion
Eating healthy on a limited budget

The recent story, "Lawmakers live on food stamps for one week" (Sept. 21), presented an important...provide educational programs to people who are eligible for food stamps in order to equip them with the information needed to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092909/let_498789850.shtml
SNAP benefits assist with gardening in Southeast

...the summer, and we can save our food stamps for when food is more expensive...Public Assistance website states, "Food stamps can be used to purchase seeds...produce fresh vegetables and fruits. Food stamps can also be used to purchase seeds...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2011-06-16/snap-benefits-assist-gardening-south
Outdoors

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