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2 Sentenced for Oregon Trail Card Fraud

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Two men accused of $500,000 worth of Oregon Trail Card fraud were each sentenced to seven and a half years in prison. Severo Toro-Castellon and Raphael Ortega-Vargas were the owners of the Carniceria Mi Pueblo Market. Both pleaded guilty to five counts of aggravated theft. “This was an important case for … Continue reading »

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Sheriff Takes Action on SNAP Fraud

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County Sheriff is sending four food assistance cards back to Salem after they were confiscated in recent drug arrests. Four men have been arrested over the past two weeks with four things in common. Each of those men had loaded guns, large amounts of drugs and cash, as well as … Continue reading »

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SNAP cuts may affect students and families

As of Nov. 1, the temporal boost agent for Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will no longer provide the same amount of assistance to families as it has been. Why the sudden change? Since 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provided an economic boost for SNAP benefits. Without the Recovery Act boost the […]

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July 5 – Morning Headlines

Tim Chuey: Sunny, Dorena power generation, pot deduction for food stamps, Rescuing Katie-Sue, Failed ballot measures return, Bethel Ward 6, Lane County’s New 6.9M customer service center, cannabis candy, 5000+ run the Butte to Butte

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A Common Ground work day. Scott is on the top row, third from the right. Donahue, on the bottom row, third from the left. Photo courtesy of Robin Scott

Eugene Residents Form Community Garden for the Needy

In the Fall of 2009, a group of residents in Eugene’s Friendly Area neighborhood decided that they were tired of looking at an empty grass field at the intersection of 21st and Van Buren–it was a fire hazard in the summer, a mud pool during the winter, and something needed to change.

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Oregon Tops Nation in Food Stamp Use

Oregon has the highest percentage of people on food stamps in the nation.
 
A newly released U.S. Census survey reports 18 percent of Oregonians said they rely on a federal program for food.
 
Food stamp use in Ore…

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The clutching hand of urban expansion

October 11 – Morning Headlines

Tim Chuey:rain, urban expansion notices, Creswells agenda procedure, food stamp use up, Creswell biosolid options, public employee pension records, Rutheford killer pleads guilty, OHP revamp hearing tomorrow, EPD looks for public art, Duck Golf still leading tourney, James is national player of the week

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