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Mar 10, 2013 at 2:28 PM
The Silicon Valley is adding jobs faster than it has in more than a decade as the tech industry roars back. But a bleaker record is also being set this year: Food stamp participation just hit a 10-year high and homelessness rose 20 percent in two years.
Dec 20, 2012 at 5:31 PM
Confronted with a revolt among the rank and file, House Republicans abruptly put off a vote Thursday night on legislation allowing tax rates to rise for households earning $1 million and up, complicating attempts to avoid a year-end "fiscal cliff"...
Nov 16, 2012 at 8:18 PM
There are around 82,000 people on food stamps in Lane County. The Department of Human Services says around15% are elderly or disabled.
Nov 13, 2012 at 2:34 PM
Can you survive on $31.50 for food for the entire week? That's the average food stamp benefit per person in the United State. KVAL's Lauren Lee is doing just that and taking the Food Stamp Challenge.
Nov 12, 2012 at 3:05 PM

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Nov 11, 2012 at 10:09 AM
Arthur Lute's arduous journey from his days as a U.S. Marine to his nights sleeping on the streets illustrates the challenge for the Obama administration to fulfill its promise to end homelessness among veterans by 2015.
Nov 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM
Participants in the National Food Stamp Challenge November 11-17 will spend $31.50 for all of their food for the entire week, which is the average food stamp benefit for individuals.
Oct 21, 2012 at 8:22 AM
A proud liberal who had argued fervently against Vietnam War as a Democratic senator from South Dakota and three-time candidate for president, McGovern died at 5:15 a.m. local time Sunday.
Sep 10, 2012 at 8:34 AM
When lawmakers return to Washington on Monday, they face big issues, including taxes, spending cuts and the prospect of a debilitating "fiscal cliff" in January. Yet Congress is expected to do what it often does best: punt problems to the future.
Aug 13, 2012 at 8:42 PM
Vice President Joe Biden welcomed Republican Paul Ryan to the presidential race Monday with a blistering attack on GOP policies that Biden said would crush the middle class in order to benefit the rich.
Aug 5, 2012 at 12:42 PM
Demand for home health care workers is soaring as baby boomers get older and states try to save money by moving people out of more costly nursing homes. But filling more than 1 million new home care positions over the next decade will be a challenge.
Jun 3, 2012 at 12:04 PM
A program that puts billions of dollars in the pockets of farmers whether or not they plant a crop may disappear with hardly a protest from farm groups and the politicians who look out for their interests.
May 18, 2012 at 7:24 AM
A divided House on Friday endorsed the indefinite detention without trial of terrorist suspects, even for U.S. citizens seized on American soil.
Mar 9, 2012 at 4:09 PM
Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney, confident after his Florida primary victory, ended up inviting criticism Wednesday when he said he's "not concerned about the very poor" because they have an "ample safety net."
Feb 24, 2012 at 8:05 PM
Conservatives who say welfare recipients should have to pass a drug test to receive government assistance have momentum on their side.