VA Secretary Shinseki Resigns

(CNN) — Eric Shinseki has resigned as Veterans Affairs Secretary. President Obama made the announcement after a closed door meeting Friday morning. Just one hour before, though, Shinseki apologized and announced changes and recognized the extent of problems in the VA system. He apologized to veterans and Congress for not recognizing the issues earlier, but … Continue reading »

President to Increase Minimum Wage

EUGENE, Ore. — The economy was one of the issues President Barack Obama talked about Tuesday night in his State of the Union Address, specifically, raising the minimum wage for some workers and trying to bridge the gap between how much men and women make. In his speech, the President talked about how upward mobility … Continue reading »

President Issues Executive Order

EUGENE, Ore. — Just hours before his State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama says he’s plans to increase the minimum wage for new federal contract workers. The President’s attempts to increase the nation’s minimum wage through legislation have stalled in Congress and according to his Chief of Staff, he doesn’t want to wait … Continue reading »

Bar Opens for Inauguration Watch Party

EUGENE, Ore. — You usually don’t think of heading to the bars at 8 a.m. on a Monday, but one group of Lane County residents is making an exception. Instead of a celebration over beer and burgers, it was breakfast and a cup of Joe for bar guests glued to the inauguration ceremony playing on … Continue reading »