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Defining poverty difficult, but essential to fighting region epidemic

Defining poverty difficult, but essential to fighting region epidemic

Tina, a 36-year-old mother of three in South Haven, defines it as the fight to find work when every broken-down car means another lost employment opportunity.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Cost of not addressing poverty could surpass current cost

Millions of dollars in federal and township poor relief flood Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties every month, outpacing statewide rates, a Times computer-assisted analysis of state, federal and local data shows.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Related

Father, son agree to admit guilt in $1M fraud case

HAMMOND | A father-son team of Gary grocery store operators filed plea agreements in federal court Friday, admitting to stealing from the federally funded food stamp program, court records show.

June 06, 2014 7:30 pm

Gary store owner pleads guilty to food stamp fraud

HAMMOND | The owner of a Gary grocery store pleaded guilty Friday to defrauding the federal food stamps program of about $60,000, court records state.

May 23, 2014 7:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Farm bill is business as usual in Washington

GUEST COMMENTARY: Farm bill is business as usual in Washington

The farm bill is the best example of Washington’s dysfunction, waste and deception.

February 04, 2014 12:00 am

Changes coming to food stamp payment dates

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.

December 09, 2013 2:30 pm Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana can weather federal shutdown

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana can weather federal shutdown

As the federal government shutdown enters its second week, Hoosiers should know Indiana will be able to mitigate the impact and continue to meet our obligations to those who support our National Guard and to our most vulnerable citizens.

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Gary store owner admits to food stamp fraud

HAMMOND | One operator of a Gary convenience store has agreed to plead guilty to defrauding the federal government's food stamp program of more than $400,000.

August 23, 2013 8:25 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Serious questions on hybrid welfare system

Gov. Mitch Daniels' recent column was an opportunity to educate Hoosiers regarding the following services in Indiana: the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and Medicaid for basic health care. These so-called welfare programs s…

September 11, 2012 12:00 am
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