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Master Gardeners honor Lowe’s store volunteers
March 14, 2017

By Seth Trucott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PASCO, Wash. – Staff from the Pasco Lowe’s store built and installed nearly 100 community garden beds to help feed local families, and the Master Gardeners of Benton and Franklin counties recently saluted their efforts with the 2016 Volunteer of the Year award.

SNAP benefits accepted at The Market on Cougar Way
January 23, 2017

By Chantell Cosner & Steve Nakata, Administrative Services

PULLMAN, Wash. – Eligible low-income students and families have an on-campus location where they can purchase food using their SNAP benefits, thanks to a partnership between Washington State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

$25M grant to improve student success in higher education
October 18, 2016

By Jeffrey Dennison, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities recently received a $25 million seven-year GEAR UP grant to prepare students in low-income schools to enter and succeed in post-secondary education.

Partnership provides low-income access to fresh foods
October 13, 2016

By Steve Nakata, Administrative Services

PULLMAN, Wash. – Dining Services at Washington State University has partnered with the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to make fresh foods more accessible for qualified low-income students and families at The Market.

Prescription assistance tied to fewer ER visits for some
April 4, 2016

By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane

Mason-BurleySPOKANE, Wash. – A graduate student at Washington State University Spokane is the lead author on a research paper that shows an overall drop in emergency room visits and hospitalizations by patients who are served by the Spokane Prescription Assistance Network, which helps low income people get free and reduced-price medications.

WSU Vancouver selected to help ‘Re-Imagine the First Year’
February 8, 2016

By Brenda Alling, WSU Vancouver

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University Vancouver is among 44 institutions nationwide invited to participate in the “Re-Imagining the First Year of College” project of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

Study: Legal problems of poor triple in past decade
October 29, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. – A statewide survey of more than 1,600 low-income Washingtonians found that seven of 10 face at least one significant civil legal problem each year and the average number of problems per low-income household has tripled over the last decade.

Language, immigrant status tied to toxic exposure
October 28, 2015

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

Raoul-LievanosPULLMAN, Wash. – New research finds that economically disadvantaged immigrant neighborhoods of non-English speaking Latinos are more likely to be exposed to cancer-causing air toxics than comparable communities of any other racial group in the United States.

WSU to moderate civic conversations on affordable housing
March 20, 2015

By Brenda Alling, WSU Vancouver

LongVANCOUVER, Wash. – A Washington State University Vancouver professor and her students will moderate a series of public forums in the region about challenges and opportunities related to affordable housing.