Nonprofit will not renew Thurston County housing contracts

Nonprofit will not renew Thurston County housing contracts

The Lewis, Mason and Thurston Counties Community Action Council Headquarters in Lacey. Tony Overmann [email protected] A regional nonprofit has refused to renew its housing contracts with Thurston County, prolonging a dispute that began with allegations of awarding housing assistance to fraudulent applications. The Lewis, Mason and Thurston Counties Community Action Council announced its decision not … Read more

Internet shutdowns in Sudan complicate civil disobedience campaign against coup

Internet shutdowns in Sudan complicate civil disobedience campaign against coup

Protesters carry a banner and national flags as they march against the recent Sudanese army takeover and ousting of the civilian government, in the streets of the capital Khartoum, Sudan, October 30, 2021. REUTERS/ Mohamed Nureldin/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Activists launch two days of civil disobedience Bothered by … Read more

California extends food aid to undocumented residents

California extends food aid to undocumented residents

California will become the first state to provide undocumented residents over age 55 with state-subsidized food assistance benefits. Sunday evening, Governor Gavin Newsom announced an agreement on the state budget 2022-2023which includes funding to expand California’s food assistance program to low-income people age 55 and older, regardless of immigration status. “California is once again making … Read more

Taliban demand release of funds frozen after deadly earthquake

Taliban demand release of funds frozen after deadly earthquake

The earthquake killed more than 1,000 people Sanctions and frozen central bank assets are curbing the flow of funding Taliban spokesman says relief must be prioritized KABUL, June 25 (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s Taliban administration on Saturday called on international governments to roll back sanctions and lift the freeze on central bank assets following the earthquake … Read more

India could soon send aid to earthquake-hit Afghanistan

India could soon send aid to earthquake-hit Afghanistan

India may soon send aid to Afghanistan following the deadly earthquake that rocked the country. We learn that India and the Taliban have had exchanges between them through well-established channels concerning the assistance of New Delhi. A magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocked Afghanistan earlier this week, and the true extent of the devastation is now unfolding. … Read more

Estimate of 115 houses destroyed or badly damaged; MT asks for help from FEMA | 406 Politics

Estimate of 115 houses destroyed or badly damaged;  MT asks for help from FEMA |  406 Politics

The state of Montana is requesting assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for those facing significant losses from the floods that devastated parts of south-central Montana. The request, signed by Gov. Greg Gianforte on Wednesday, seeks to activate FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program, which is part of the Presidential Major Disaster Declaration issued by the … Read more