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Accountant pleads in contraband cigarette case

A Pawtucket accountant has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy that brought $1.2 million in contraband cigarettes into Rhode Island from Virginia.

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 01:01pm EDT

Tags: contraband cigarettes, fraud, courts, crime,

Maryland food stamp recipients scramble in face of benefit cuts

Robins is one of 787,382 Maryland families dependent on food stamps that will lose a portion of their benefits beginning Friday.

Sunday - 11/03/2013, 06:52am EST

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With less federal SNAP funding, food banks struggle to keep up

As Congress decides on how much it will fund the nation's food stamps program, a temporary increase to the program is set to expire. This month, people on the program will begin to receive less money.

Saturday - 11/02/2013, 08:55pm EDT

Tags: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Food banks, mike murillo

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Md. and Va. food stamp websites go down due to nationwide system outage

There appear to be major problems with the Electronic Benefits Transfer System, the website that handles Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, Saturday.

Sunday - 10/13/2013, 02:04am EDT

Tags: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, government shutdown, Department of Agriculture, Electronic Benefits Transfer System

Local food banks could see demand spike if shutdown lingers

If the stalemate on Capitol Hill cuts off federal food assistance programs, area food banks could bare the brunt of feeding hungry families in the D.C. region beginning in November.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 05:02am EDT

Tags: Capital Area Food Bank, wic, Food banks, hunger, shutdown, Hank Silverberg

Food banks brace for federal cuts

House cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are leaving a bigger impact on local food banks.

Friday - 09/20/2013, 05:23pm EDT

Tags: manna food center, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Food banks, house of representatives, Kate Ryan

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Food stamps for pets give qualified owners relief

Millions of pets are surrendered to shelters across the country each year because owners can't afford to take care of them.

Saturday - 05/04/2013, 08:02am EDT

Tags: Pets, Pet Food Stamps, Marc Okon, Randi Martin

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