State of the Union Speech To Challenge Congress on Minimum Wage

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on January 28, 2014

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Challenging lawmakers, President Barack Obama will announce Tuesday night in his State of the Union address that he’s raising the minimum wage for new federal contract workers to $10.10 an hour, underscoring a go-it-alone strategy in an election year critical to both parties …

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Poo Pourri-The Sweet Smell Of Success

Posted by Dan Mitchinson on January 27, 2014

Suzy Batiz has been working for years to get rid of foul bathroom odors.

“My husband is the inspiration” she says laughing during a recent phone interview. “He’s a very stinky guy.”

After nine months of testing homemade formulas on her husband, kids and friends, Batiz came up with a winning formula.

“My backgrounds with aroma therapies, I love to …

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Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on January 20, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — Hundreds of people filled Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Monday to remember and reflect on the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., one of many events across the nation to honor the slain civil rights leader.

The service at Ebenezer featured prayers, songs, music and speakers. Across the country, there were also speeches, parades, marches …

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Prosecutor Wants Jail Time For Knox If She’s Convicted

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on January 20, 2014
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FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — A prosecutor urged a court on Monday to take steps to make sure that American Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend would serve their sentences, if they are convicted of murdering British student Meredith Kercher.

Prosecutor Alessandro Crini preceded his request by noting that Knox has remained in the United States for this trial, while co-defendant …

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Tax Refunds Delayed

Posted by Dan Mitchinson on January 17, 2014
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 It might take a little longer for your tax refund to arrive from Uncle Sam this year. That’s because the Internal Revenue Service is not accepting personal tax returns until January 31st.

“They’re re-doing forms this year, it’s because of the (government) shutdown and a lot workers were furloughed” says tax advisor Gilbert Gleason with H and R Block.

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