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6:58 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

For 1 Million in Wash. State, Food Stamps to Shrink Starting Nov.

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An estimated 1.1 million low-income people in Washington state, or 1 in 6 residents, will find less money in their monthly food allowances starting Nov. 1.

That’s because food stamps, otherwise known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), are being cut. For most families, their monthly food allowance will be reduced anywhere between $11 and $36.   

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