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Teresa Miller
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Cherri Gregg
July 29, 2019 - 5:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Over the past week, the Trump administration has said it wants to tighten the rules governing who qualifies for food stamps, which would strip more than 3 million people of their benefits. Individuals had been encouraged under the Obama administration to exploit a...
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The Trump administration is proposing to tighten automatic eligibility requirements for the food stamp program.
Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo
July 23, 2019 - 3:49 pm
By Carole Feldman WASHINGTON (AP) — About 3.1 million people would lose food stamp benefits under the Trump administration's proposal to tighten automatic eligibility requirements for the food stamp program. The Agriculture Department said Tuesday that the rule would close "a loophole" that enables...
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Pope Francis attends the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a United Nations agency, in Rome.
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Steve Tawa
February 18, 2019 - 1:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Victims of clergy abuse and their advocates are requesting that Pope Francis consider their list of "must-take" actions for the unprecedented summit in Rome, beginning on Thursday, focusing on the crisis in the Roman Catholic Church. Michael McDonnell, who is the...
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U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., applauded the commonwealth's decision to give food assistance recipients their February benefits in January.
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Justin Udo
January 14, 2019 - 4:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As the partial government shutdown continues in its third week, with no end in sight, officials in Pennsylvania are making sure the state's 1.8 million Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients will continue to get their benefits through February. They're...
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U.S. Capitol dome
J. Scott Applewhite/AP
January 08, 2019 - 7:51 am
By Tami Luhby, CNN (CNN) -- Millions of low-income Americans could have a harder time affording food if the partial government shutdown continues into February. Funding for food stamps, school lunches and nutrition for pregnant women and young children is expected to run out next month if the...
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In this Aug. 15, 2018 file photo, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, conducts Mass at St. Mathews Cathedral in Washington.
Kevin Wolf/AP Photo, File
January 03, 2019 - 9:29 am
UPDATED: 12:29 p.m. By Claudia Lauer, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Over the past four months, Roman Catholic dioceses across the U.S. have released the names of more than 1,000 priests and others accused of sexually abusing children in an unprecedented public reckoning spurred at least in...
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Pat Loeb
December 20, 2018 - 1:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sen. Bob Casey is promising to fight a new proposal from the Trump administration that would make it harder for some people to get federal food assistance. The proposal unveiled Thursday morning could impact thousands of Philadelphians. The USDA says it wants to limit...
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Mayor Jim Kenney addresses the Take Charge Philly convening.
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Cherri Gregg
June 14, 2018 - 6:54 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The City of Philadelphia was the first to challene a proposed federal rule change that would bar immigrant families from accessing basic health care and nutrition assistance. Lawyers are gearing up for the next phase of battle. The "public charge" test is a federal...
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