Trending / SNAP: Single largest and permanent benefit increase in food stamp history | News

This fall, individuals and families in Columbia County, across Oregon and the nation who depend on food stamp assistance will see what the Biden Administration calls a significant and permanent increase in benefits.

It is reportedly the largest single increase in the food stamp system’s history, which now operates as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Largest Permanent Increase

This change will increase SNAP benefits distributed in Oregon by $337 million. For SNAP households this change on average will be about $36 more in money to buy food per person.

Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) Press Secretary Jake Sunderland said Biden

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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links for Thursday, September 9

Hi, everyone!

Here’s a video of a dog scoring a pretty great goal.

Ramble of the Day

A quick thought: There are plenty of bad songs, and they can be categorized a lot of different ways. I’d argue one category is bad banger.

I would define a bad banger as a song you know is horrible from the very first time you hear it. On the second or third listen, though, you notice that at least one party involved in making the song did something right — maybe you can’t stand the lyrics but the beat is pretty good, for

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Austin’s Creature Coffee Gets Creative with In-House RoastingDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

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Photo by @hannah_edelman courtesy of Creature Coffee.

Creature Coffee has recreated itself, evolving from a Texas-focused multiroaster subscription company with one brick-and-mortar retail bar into a wholesale and online specialty coffee roasting company.

“Over the years we have loved trying out coffees from all our friends, and we learned a lot,” Michael Craig, CEO of Creature Coffee, told Daily Coffee News. “Buying high-end specialty coffee can sometimes feel a little ‘samesie’ or even intense, so we wanted to be bright, bold, and fun, and most importantly, approachable.”


Photo by @hannah_edelman courtesy of Creature Coffee.

Creature worked with Miami, Florida-based graphic

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Why I Dislike the Word ‘Origin’ in CoffeeDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

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Like “origin stories,” photos “of origin” shown in traditional consumer markets tend to romanticize coffee farming and production, rather than recognizing it as real work undertaken by real people.

There are plenty of words in specialty coffee that are so overused, or used so variably, that they ultimately seem to signify very little.

The word “specialty” itself comes to mind; “quality” is arguably still subjective; and then there’s “sustainability,” which can mean entirely different things to different people or organizations. Even the word “fresh” is contestable.

While there may still be some redeemable virtues for these cornerstone descriptors, I’d like

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Cara’s Cravings: Iced coffee at home | Local News

For most of the year, I identify very strongly as a hot tea drinker.

I usually start my day with a cup of breakfast tea, then follow up later in the day with either an afternoon (caffeinated) tea, or an herbal tea with flavors like ginger, echinacea, turmeric, et cetera. My electric kettle is my favorite kitchen appliance.

But North Country summers can get pretty hot and muggy so, unfortunately, drinking hot tea makes me feel hot and muggy.

I’ll freely admit to being too lazy most of the time to brew iced tea. Plus, that has always felt like

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