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November 11, 2013

How much food will SNAP cuts cost families?

As of Nov. 1, 2013, maximum food stamp benefits for a household of four decreased by $36 from $668 per month to $632 per month. Food prices vary across the country, but how much food can be bought with $36 in the middle of America? We went shopping in Joplin, Mo., to find out.

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The Iowegian wants readers to think about the solicitation ordinance that will prevent groups or individuals from entering a roadway to solicit money. The Centerville City Council in June by a 5-0 vote passed the first reading of just such an ordinance. Public pressure and during a subsequent special meeting, the council voted 3-2 to table the ordinance. A second special meeting to discuss the solicitation ordinance is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at City Hall. So, the question of the week is, "Do you or do you not support the ordinance to prevent solicitation of funds in city streets?"

A. I support the ordinance
B. I do not support the ordinance
C. Not sure
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