VALPARAISO | Children in Porter County fare better than the state average in most statistical areas, but the number of those in poverty has increased dramatically in the past few years.
The farm bill is the best example of Washington’s dysfunction, waste and deception.
A total of 327 boys and girls came through the doors of Alternative House last year. They came because their chances of success and safety were better at the Crisis Center’s runaway and homeless youth shelter than at their home.
INDIANAPOLIS | With little debate, the Republican-controlled Indiana House voted 71-22 on Tuesday to subject the state's 27,000 recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits — mostly single mothers with children — to mandatory drug testing as a condition of receiving cash as…
INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier food stamp recipients will have January benefit paid in two equal installments as Indiana transitions to a distribution schedule spread across 19 days each month, instead of just the first 10 days.
I haven’t gone to bed hungry since the night mom served liver and lima beans for supper when I was a kid.
CHICAGO | When Larry Bossom lost his information technology job a few months ago, he turned to a Chicago food pantry and the federal food stamps program to help make ends meet. On Friday, the 41-year-old became one of roughly 2 million Illinois residents whose food stamps benefits are being…
INDIANAPOLIS | The day after a national poll found just 24 percent of Americans have a positive opinion of the Republican Party, many GOP state senators sent constituents email reminders that Indiana's government remains open for business.
INDIANAPOLIS | A northeast Indiana congressman lashed out at the Congressional Budget Office this week after the nonpartisan agency determined his proposed federal abortion restrictions would increase government spending.
INDIANAPOLIS | The tough times of the past five years aren't getting any easier for Hoosiers living paycheck to paycheck.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House and Senate met intermittently for more than 10 hours Thursday, approving changes to legislation recommended by conference committees and sending those measures on to the governor for his signature or veto.
GARY | The operators of Moses Foods, 1330 Broadway, Gary, are accused of using the U.S. government’s food stamp program to reap more than $400,000 in cash benefits.
HAMMOND | A Crown Point man who pleaded guilty in a $1.4 million food stamp scheme involving his Blue Ribbon Restaurant and Mini Mart in Gary is seeking a reduced sentence.
For years, our administration has sat silently through frequent criticism of our initial attempt to repair and reform Indiana's welfare system. Much of the criticism was sincere and accurate, much was simply crude politics. But even when it crossed the line into inaccuracy, we endured it wit…
If you are an American – whether a Republican, Democrat or independent – Mitt Romney’s selection of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan to the ticket is the best thing that could have happened in this critical campaign.
HAMMOND | A Crown Point man whose Gary restaurant and mini mart food stamp scheme netted an estimated $1.4 million changed his plea to guilty in federal court Monday afternoon.
CHICAGO | A new campaign is asking Chicago residents to use social media and other online tools to report whether stores that accept food stamps are meeting government standards and to help consumers identify locations where they can find varied healthy foods and produce.
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