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ATENCIÓN RECIBIDORES DE SNAP

Debido al cierre parcial del Gobierno Federal: Los beneficios SNAP de febrero serán emitidos en enero. Recipientes actuales de SNAP: Sus beneficios de febrero de SNAP estarán en su tarjeta EBT para el domingo 20 de enero de 2019. NO recibirá más beneficios emitidos a su tarjeta, pero puede continuar usando su tarjeta EBT en cualquier distribuidor autorizado. Información importante sobre ENERO Acciones de caso: Si su caso no está completo el 16 de enero de 2019, los beneficiarios aprobados recibirán sus beneficios de febrero el 1 de febrero de 2019. Solicitudes de SNAP después del 15 de enero de 2019: si solicita y recibe…
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Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Rhode Island sobre los beneficios de SNAP para febrero

Esta tarde, la directora del Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Rhode Island, Courtney Hawkins, realizó una conferencia de prensa para discutir los impactos pendientes de los beneficios de SNAP y otros programas de redes de seguridad a la luz del cierre federal. El programa SNAP apoya a casi el 15% de los habitantes de Rhode Island y es un programa de red de seguridad crítica que garantiza que las familias de bajos ingresos tengan alimentos en sus mesas. Solo en diciembre, se otorgaron $ millones en beneficios de SNAP a más de 93,000 hogares, que brindaron apoyo a más de…
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Rhode Island Department of Human Services on SNAP Benefits for February

This afternoon Rhode Island Department of Human Services Director Courtney Hawkins held a press conference to discuss pending impacts to SNAP benefits and other safety net programs in light of the federal shutdown. The SNAP program supports nearly 15% of Rhode Islanders, and is a critical safety net program ensuring low income families have food on their tables. In December alone, $ in SNAP benefits were issued to more than 93,000 households, supporting more than 150,000 Rhode Islanders. SNAP benefits are paid in full by the federal government and are at risk of running out if the government shutdown continues into March. RI Department of Human…
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RWU, Bon Appetit offer meals to Coast Guard families amid government shutdown

Active-duty members of Coast Guard invited to bring families to dinner at Bristol campus on Tuesday BRISTOL, , Jan. 14, 2018 ­­– In response to the partial federal government shutdown, Roger Williams University and its food service provider, Bon Appétit Management Company, will provide free hot meals to active-duty members of the Coast Guard and their families on Tuesday, Jan. 15. Any active-duty members of the Coast Guard in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts are welcome to come the Upper Commons dining hall on RWU’s Bristol campus for dinner from 5 to 7 Please enter through the main entrance off Old Ferry…
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Top Trump Senate Ally Urges President to Reopen Shutdown Government

VOA News President Donald Trump is standing by his demand for a wall at the border, as Democrats refuse to support what they call an expensive and ineffective measure while a partial government shutdown over the standoff hits its 24th day Monday. Late Sunday, Trump issued a series of tweets quoting an editorial by conservative commentator Pat Buchanan in which Buchanan called for Trump to use executive authority to declare a national emergency to get the money he wants for wall construction. Trump finished with his own comment: "The great people of our Country demand proper Border Security NOW!" Earlier…
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Trump: I Never Worked for Russia’

VOA News/Ken Bredemeier President Donald Trump declared Monday, "I never worked for Russia," days after news reports suggested he might be beholden to Russia and President Vladimir Putin. "I think it's a disgrace you even asked that question," Trump told a reporter who queried him about his ties to Russia outside the White House as he prepared to leave for New Orleans to speak at a farm convention. The New York Times reported over the weekend that Federal Bureau of Investigation officials started investigating whether Trump "was knowingly working for Russia or had unwittingly fallen under Moscow's influence" because of his…
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China Reports Record Trade Surplus with US, Amid Signs of Slowing Economy

VOA News China’s trade surplus with the United States rose dramatically in 2018, despite a tit-for-tat tariff war with the that has roiled global markets. The surplus stood at a record-high $ billion, compared to $ billion recorded the year before. Data released Monday by China’s customs bureau shows the country’s exports to the grew more than 11 percent in 2018. Imports from the United States rose only slightly ( percent). But the data also revealed that exports slowed by percent last month, as the administration of President Donald Trump imposed a series of stiff tariffs on billions of dollars…
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Best US Jobs That Don’t Require College Degree

The highest-paying jobs in America usually require a college degree, but there are still promising opportunities for high school graduates in some of today's hottest industries, including technology. “Education is very important, but there are also ways to work around that," says Stacy Rapacon, online editor at personal finance website "A lot of technology jobs you can still get without necessarily getting a bachelor’s degree. You can get certifications in certain fields and do that straight out of high school. A lot of employers really do prefer people who have proven skills with technology. They don’t necessarily pay attention to…
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Veterans Feel the Pinch, Weigh the Cost of Government Shutdown

VOA News/Carla Babb FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINA — It is more than three weeks into the partial government shutdown. Among the hundreds of thousands of federal employees affected by the political battle are military veterans. According to the latest government data, veterans make up about a third of the federal government’s civilian workforce. Tyler Holmquist of Fredericksburg, Virginia, is a veteran and an employee of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He’s one of the federal workers furloughed in the government shutdown, unable to work or collect pay. “You just start making adjustments. You start cutting eating out. You try to make less trips…
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Trump Won’t Declare National Emergency to Build Border Wall

VOA/Ken Bredemeier WASHINGTON —  President Donald Trump said Monday he would not, at least for the moment, declare a national emergency to build a wall at the border, instead demanding that opposition Democrats agree to fund the barrier construction. “This is so simple,” Trump told reporters at the White House as left to speak at a farm convention in New Orleans. “The Democrats are stopping people from getting paid” — 800,000 federal workers furloughed or working without pay during the 24-day partial government shutdown. Trump rejected a call by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, one of his staunchest congressional supporters, to…
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