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Road will remain closed for weeks BEAVERTON – Drivers traveling west on Beaverton Road should note that they will not be able to make it to Bard Road, as a portion of the road is closed, and will remain closed for at least two to thre
  • 20/04/2014, 08:23
The Boss: Still Minding the Mill Bob Moore, founder and chief executive of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods in Milwaukie, Ore.
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Corner Office: To MasterCard’s Retiring Chief, the X Factor is Presence Robert W. Selander, who is retiring this week as chief executive of MasterCard, says it is important for leaders to relate to stakeholders at different levels of their companies.
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FACT CHECK: Rathje claims 17 percent of Americans on food stamps Introduction “Under President Obama, 17 percent of Americans are now on food stamps. Some are truly in need, but it seems that far too many are taking advantage of taxpayers.” Source of claim Steve Rathje, Republican for U.S. House 1st District, on his campaign Facebook page on April 6. Analysis We will focus on the part of the claim as to how many people are participating in the food stamp program. The second part of the statement is an opinion. Rathje’s team cited articles by the Washington Post and Associated Press as sources of his claim. the Washington Post wrote on Sept. 23, 2013, that “47 million Americans, one-sixth of the country” is on food stamps. That would equal 16.67 percent, which rounded off is 17 percent. The article is using an approximation, not a pinpoint fact. The Associated Press article is based on SNAP Data from James P. Ziliak, director of Center for Poverty Research at the University of Kentucky. His study found, among other points, that 17 percent of full-time workers now receive food stamps. The U.S. Department of Agriculture releases monthly participation figures for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. Participants in this program receive what is commonly known as food stamps. According to January 2014 USDA figures, which are the most recent available, 45,542.005 people in the United States participate in SNAP. That is slightly down from 46,782,084 participants in December, and 47,772,063 in January 2013. The report notes that the December 2013 and January 2014 numbers are still preliminary and subject to “significant revision.” The January 2014 numbers translate to 15 percent of the population on food stamps, which is lower than Rathje’s claim. In Iowa, 411,462 people participate, or slightly more than 13 percent of residents use food stamps. While participation has seen a modest dip recently, participation is up 61 percent since 2008, before the recession began and when President Barack Obama took office. At that time, 28,223,000 people — 9 percent of the population — participated. The cost of the program also has increased, from $34.6 million in 2008 to $76 million in 2013, and average monthly benefits have moved up, from $102 in 2008 to $133 per person in 2013, according to a USDA summary of SNAP. Conclusion Rathje’s claim for food stamp participation is 17 percent, which is 2 percentage points higher than the 15 percent participation rate we verified. This isn’t ideal, but the discrepancy is fairly small and it is not enough to undermine his claim. We rate Rathje’s claim as true. Sources United State Department of Agriculture, participant analysis: http://www.fns.usda.gov/pd/29snapcurrpp.htm USDA, participant history: http://www.fns.usda.gov/pd/snapsummary.htm Workers on food stamps: http://www.ukcpr.org/Publications/DP2013-01-2.pdf
  • 20/04/2014, 08:16
A 3.2-magnitude earthquake shook the west side of the Salt Lake Valley on Saturday night. Salt Lake County dispatchers confirmed the earthquake — they should know, they felt it. A dispatcher said the moderate quake lasted few seconds at their West Valley City office, and that they fielded calls about the shake, too. There were no immediate reports of damage connected to the 9:23 p.m. quake. The epicenter of the quake was roughly near Tooele, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. mmcfall@sltr...
  • 20/04/2014, 08:05
3 injured in wreck on East Speedway Three people were injured in a two-car crash Tuesday night on East Speedway near North Swan Road, officials said.
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Truck fire slows traffic on Tucson freeway A pickup truck caught fire Thursday morning, slowing traffic on eastbound Interstate 10 on Tucson's northwest side.
  • 20/04/2014, 08:00
Konetchy Files for Michigan’s 4th Congressional District Primary ROSCOMMON – Peter Konetchy (R-Roscommon) filed over 1,300 nominating signatures with the Secretary of State’s office today at the Capitol in Lansing, seeking to represent Michigan’s 4th Congressional
  • 20/04/2014, 08:00
2 women face prostitution charges after Oro Valley spa investigation Two women are facing prostitution charges following an investigation at an Oro Valley spa where police said there were sex acts being performed for money.
  • 20/04/2014, 07:54
Ukrainians in South Florida spend Easter praying for peace in homeland Catholic and Orthodox Ukrainians alike are praying this Easter for a Ukraine at peace. And peace, in their minds, starts with Ukrainian sovereignty.
  • 20/04/2014, 07:54
The Boss: Joel Peresman, Drawn to the Music At the age of 6, Joel Peresman saved 63 cents to buy his first single record. Now he is C.E.O. of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation.
  • 20/04/2014, 07:53
New wildfire moving fast near Elgin; no structures threatened Lightning strikes ignited a fast-moving wildfire Saturday afternoon on ranch land near Elgin, about 55 miles southeast of Tucson.
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