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1.7 percent cost-of-living increase announced for Medicare, Social Security recipients

| October 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015, the Social Security Administration announced recently.  In 2014, the increase was 1.5 percent. This is the fourth cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) since 2009.  The increase will begin with benefits that 58 million Social Security beneficiaries […]

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Listen to live stream of area high school sports here

Listen to live stream of area high school sports here

| October 24, 2014 | 2 Comments

 Listen here for Sports: Audio from our affiliate WVRQ-FM  Please email all questions, comments and concerns to wvrqsports@hotmail.com Live streaming video by Ustream

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Clinton rallies Democrats to defeat Gov. Walker

Clinton rallies Democrats to defeat Gov. Walker

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Former President Bill Clinton is telling Democrats in Milwaukee that choosing the next governor of Wisconsin “should not be a hard choice.” Clinton campaigned Friday for Mary Burke, who is in a tight race with Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Clinton says the job of the governor is to create jobs and get […]

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Shooting reported at high school north of Seattle

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) – Police responded Friday to a high school north of Seattle after it was locked down amid reports of a shooting. The Marysville School District said in a statement that “Marysville Pilchuck High School is currently in lock down due to an emergency situation. Police and emergency services have responded.” The district […]

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Judge to decide on sports betting in New Jersey

Judge to decide on sports betting in New Jersey

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – A federal judge is deciding whether to grant a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting. Judge Michael Shipp is scheduled to announce his decision at 4:30 p.m. Friday in a Trenton courtroom. The leagues have asked […]

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Republicans question federal response on Ebola

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Some members of Congress say the new Ebola infection in New York City is exposing flaws in the system and raising new concerns. At a House hearing today, they criticized the federal response to Ebola, and questioned the credibility of top officials. Republican John Mica of Florida said the system is “not […]

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Newly released Dallas nurse meets with Obama

Newly released Dallas nurse meets with Obama

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) – She began the day in a hospital room in suburban Washington — but now, Nina Pham has been released, in time for an afternoon meeting at the White House with President Barack Obama. She’s a nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient who died from the disease in Dallas. […]

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Viroqua among recipients of USDA Loans and Grants to improve water systems

Viroqua among recipients of USDA Loans and Grants to improve water systems

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The USDA will finance more than $10.4 million in loans and $3.1 million in grants to improve water quality and help protect the environment and natural resources. The projects listed below will not only help ensure rural places have access to clean water, but will also create jobs and help communities retain and attract new […]

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Wausau’s Eastbay transports employees

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – A Wausau company is literally going the extra mile to make sure it has enough help during the holiday shopping season. The sportswear company Eastbay is offering to transport employees who live as far as 45 minutes away in order to have adequate staffing during the holidays. Eastbay Distribution Center recruiting […]

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Disputed Oklahoma Ten Commandments statue smashed

Disputed Oklahoma Ten Commandments statue smashed

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Authorities say someone drove across the Oklahoma Capitol lawn and knocked over a Ten Commandments monument that a group has been suing to have removed, smashing it to pieces. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. George Brown says the person drove into the monument on the statehouse steps Thursday night, abandoned the vehicle […]

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