Iolans feel pain of government shutdown


Local News

January 24, 2019 - 10:36 AM

As the government shutdown extends into its second month, the effects are expected to snowball for more and more residents.

Consider Iolan Rheta Colston, a single mother of four children, ages 8 to 15.

Colston, who has been unable to work for the past four years because she suffers from lupus and a host of other health ailments, receives SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits from the state, to the tune of $760 a month.