President Obama Prepares for SOTU

(CNN) — President Obama’s sixth State of the Union Address expected to lay out a long list of proposals. One of them aimed at providing a boost for middle class families. It will have to make it past Congress though. Republicans remain highly critical of the president’s tax plan. It would raise $320 billion over … 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 »

Students React to College Debt Talks

EUGENE, Ore. — In Tuesday night’s State of the Union Address, President Obama announced a new online tool that will help perspective students find out where “they can get the most bang for their buck.” Students at the University of Oregon say they’re not surprised so many students are diving deeper and deeper into debt. … Continue reading »

Gov. Kitzhaber Honored by First Lady

EUGENE, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber has one of the best seats in the house Tuesday night. He was invited to sit with the first lady at the State of the Union Address. Michelle Obama noted that the governor’s innovative plans for health care earned him his ticket to one of the most important speeches of … Continue reading »