Merkley and Wyden Discuss Minimum Wage

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden visited a Portland grocery store Friday to talk about low wages among Americans. They say it is part of an effort to get congress to pass the Fair Minimum Wage Act, which would raise the national minimum wages to $10.10 an hour. It would also … Continue reading »

Obama’s State of the Union Address

President Obama gave his fourth State of the Union Address Tuesday night. The main focus of the speech was how he plans to improve the economy and find work for 12.3 million unemployed Americans. Obama called for a raise to the federal minimum wage to nine dollars an hour. He also outlined a plan to … Continue reading »