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House passes ‘no welfare for weed’ bill

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House has passed a bill that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal. Supporters call it the “no welfare for weed” bill. The bill would prevent people from using government-issued welfare debit cards to make […]

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Financial markets awaiting any Fed signal on rates

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The presence or absence of two key words could signal investors Wednesday on the Federal Reserve’s interest rate plans. The Fed will issue a statement after wrapping up a two-day meeting and the phrase that investors will be alert for is “considerable time” as they search for clues about the timetable for […]

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Wisconsin wants court’s gay marriage ruling stayed

Wisconsin wants court’s gay marriage ruling stayed

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is asking a federal appeals court to stay a ruling that Indiana and Wisconsin’s gay marriage bans were unconstitutional. Van Hollen’s office said Tuesday it was requesting the stay out of “an abundance of caution.” It says a district court already made clear the ruling […]

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Brewers knock off Cardinals 3-2 in 12 innings

Brewers knock off Cardinals 3-2 in 12 innings

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Carlos Gomez walked, stole second and third and scored the go-ahead run on a bloop hit by rookie Hector Gomez in the 12th inning as the Milwaukee Brewers ended the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals’ three-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory Tuesday night. Brandon Kintzler got the last out in […]

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Crews gain ground on Northern California wildfire

Crews gain ground on Northern California wildfire

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

WEED, Calif. (AP) – Firefighters are gaining ground on a wildfire that raced through a far Northern California town, damaging or destroying 100 homes and a church. State fire spokeswoman Suzi Brady said Tuesday morning that the fire in the town of Weed near the Oregon border was 20 percent contained. There were no flames […]

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Jindal: Obama hasn’t done enough to harness energy

Jindal: Obama hasn’t done enough to harness energy

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says President Barack Obama’s administration has failed to do enough to harness the nation’s energy potential. The possible Republican presidential candidate says Obama’s policies have limited oil and natural gas production on federal lands, stalled approval of the Keystone XL pipeline and pushed regulations on power plants. Jindal […]

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Social Security resumes mailing benefit statements

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Social Security Administration has resumed mailing statements to workers letting them know the estimated benefits they will get when they retire. The agency stopped mailing the statements to most workers two years ago to save money. Instead, Social Security directed workers to track their future benefits online using a secure website. […]

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Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006

Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006. This comes from the U.S. Census Bureau, which released its annual study on Tuesday. The 2013 poverty rate was 14.5 percent, down from 15 percent in 2012. There were 45.3 million people living in poverty, a statistically […]

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UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers

UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA (AP) – UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers to help with package deliveries during the busy holiday season. The Atlanta company said Tuesday that the positions will include package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and drivers. Since last year’s holiday season, UPS has implemented several measures to help prepare for this year’s […]

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Wisconsin school report cards released

Wisconsin school report cards released

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Netwrok All but about two percent of Wisconsin’s 424 public school districts met or exceeded the state’s achievement expectations during the last school year. Annual report cards released by the state Department of Public Instruction on Tuesday also show that 88 percent of individual schools met or surpassed their expectations. It’s […]

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