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Tuesday, January 08, 2019

SNAP has limited funding
Last week the NewsSourse reported that the WIC program in Tennessee has funding to last through January....and now we are told the same is true for the SNAP program. If the government is not reopened before February, millions of Americans who receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- the nation's food stamp program -- could have their assistance disrupted. Although SNAP has been renewed, it has not been allocated funding from Congress beyond January. In September 2018, the last month for which data is available, $4.7 billion in SNAP benefits were disbursed in Tennessee. If the shutdown continues through March, there will be no remaining funding for SNAP, endangering food security for millions of Americans.


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Monday, June 24, 2019

  • NU power outage
  • Judge Duane Slone honored
  • Opioid deaths decrease in Tennessee
  • Congress blocks Saudi arms sales
  • Baby milk formula is recalled
  • Newport Street Department

    Sunday, June 23, 2019

  • Housing starts in Tennessee
  • Retirement costs
  • Suicide increases in Tennessee

    Friday, June 21, 2019

  • Roe representative to be in Newport

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

  • McCord visits Newport
  • Alexander sponsors legislation to reduce out of pocket medical costs
  • Messer arrest
  • Special session of CLB

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

  • Cocke County budget discussions continue
  • Phillips charged in double murder
  • ETSU tuition to increase
  • Small business job growth
  • Library is closed
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