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Talk of banning soda from food stamp benefits elicits upset and uncertainty

Restricting food stamp users from buying soda with their benefits is an idea sparking debate in Oakland, where City Hall officials, food policy advocates and food stamp users are far from consensus on whether a...

Oakland assemblyman wants to lift food stamp ban for ex-drug felons

A new bill authored by Oakland State Assemblyman Sandre Swanson could lift the ban preventing former drug offenders from receiving food stamps. “It is the right thing to do,” Swanson said, adding that California invests...