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  • GOP candidates wade into food stamp debate

    January 9, 2012 9:41 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Politicians normally shy away from saying they want to cut food stamps, but this year's Republican presidential candidates are using domestic food aid as an example of a welfare state gone awry. Supporters of the program say it is one of the most reliable safety nets for... more »
  • Post Office trying again to get an increase on stamps

    October 22, 2010 11:12 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The post office is trying again to get a rate increase. The agency announced Friday that it is appealing the Postal Regulatory Commission's rejection of its requested increase. The post office had asked for a 2-cent increase in January in the price of First Class stamps,... more »
  • Mother Teresa Postage Stamp

    September 2, 2010 2:29 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Mother Teresa is being recognized for her humanitarian work with the issuance of a new U.S. postage stamp. The 44-cent stamp showing a portrait of the Roman Catholic nun is being released at a ceremony Sunday at Washington's National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Mother Teresa won... more »
  • 4 Plead Guilty in Disaster Food Stamp Cases

    August 17, 2010 7:19 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) -Four former state employees have pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to disaster food stamp fraud. U.S. District Judge Richard Haik accepted guilty pleas Monday from 46-year-old Angela Gray of New Iberia; 46-year-old Edie Harrison of New Iberia; 54-year-old Paula Bell of Baldwin; and 41-year-old... more »
  • State Workers Charged With Theft of More than $50,000 in Food Stamp Benefits

    August 11, 2010 11:18 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A sixth defendant has pleaded guilty in the federal government's ongoing investigation into disaster food stamp fraud. Dorothy Reedom, who had worked for the Department of Social Services' Office of Family Support in St. Mary Parish, pleaded guilty Monday to theft of public money, property or... more »
  • New Duck Stamp Sold for Gulf Conservation

    July 28, 2010 7:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Interior Department is selling a new duck stamp envelope to raise money for conservation in the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill. The new duck stamp envelopes, or cachets, were unveiled Tuesday. They feature a silk rendering of a photograph of St. Marks National Wildlife... more »
  • Special Edition Federal Duck Stamp Envelope

    July 27, 2010 3:32 PM

    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today unveiled a special edition Federal Duck Stamp envelope, or cachet, that hunters, stamp collectors and other conservationists can purchase for $25 -- or $10 more than the cost of a regular Duck Stamp -- to help conservation efforts in the Gulf of Mexico.... more »
  • New Stamp

    May 18, 2010 2:20 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Mailing an odd-shaped greeting card that requires extra postage? The post office has a special stamp to use, and greeting card makers will soon be able to let you know when that stamp is needed. While regular first-class postage is 44-cents, some unusually sized cards need an... more »
  • 3 Plead in Food Stamp Case

    May 13, 2010 9:30 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The former director of the St. Mary Parish 911 district and two former state employees have pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges. Marich Anderson, the former 911 director, and the two former state employees admitted to using fraudulently obtained disaster food stamp cards for purchases in... more »
  • New Food Stamp Rules for Those Affected By Spill

    May 12, 2010 2:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In an effort to aid fishermen and shrimpers affected by the oil spill, the Louisiana Department of Social Services (DSS) issued an emergency rule today revising what income and assets can be counted to determine eligibility for the regular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known... more »
  • Ex-state Worker Pleads Guilty

    May 12, 2010 10:43 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A former state social service worker has pleaded guilty in connection with a federal food stamp fraud investigation that has resulted in charges against 13 people. Andrea Broussard admitted Wednesday in Lafayette to fraudulently obtaining $345 in federal disaster assistance in 2005 after hurricanes Katrina and... more »

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