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Minimum Wage Raise in Washington State

Minimum Wage Raise in Washington State

Washington State’s House of Representatives has voted to raise the state’s minimum wage to $12 per hour. The House representatives voted 51-46 this afternoon to raise its minimum wage, even though the state has the nation’s highest minimum hourly wage at $9.47 per hour. The bill, House bill 1355, will raise the state’s minimum wage over […]

Sweet Briar College to Close Over Financial Issues

Sweet Briar College to Close Over Financial Issues

Sweet Briar College will close its doors to students after a 114-year run of producing successful, well-rounded graduates. The college’s board of directors voted to close the prestigious college at the end of the current academic year due to unfortunate financial matters. According to a press release, Sweet Briar College’s board voted on Friday and has […]

ISIS Hit by U.S. Air Strikes

ISIS Hit by U.S. Air Strikes

The United States its coalition of Western partners have staged 14 air strikes against ISIS insurgents in Syria and Iraq since early yesterday, according to the group leading the air strikes – the Combined Joint Task Force. The attacks included six air strikes around the border town of Kobani, Syria. During the air strike, three […]

Ben Carson Announces He Is Exploring a Run for President in 2016

Ben Carson Announces He Is Exploring a Run for President in 2016

Dr. Ben Carson has announced today that he is exploring a run for president in 2016. He is one of many conservatives joining the race to capture the Republican nomination as the beginning of the primary season draws closer. Terry Giles, Carson’s most probable head campaign adviser, stated the formation of his exploratory committee is starting, […]

Benjamin Netanyahu Addresses Congress

Benjamin Netanyahu Addresses Congress

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress today following yesterday’s American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). He was met with several minutes of roaring applause as he entered the House chamber. Netanyahu said the United States and Israel share a density of hope going into the future. “We appreciate all that President Obama has done for […]

North Korea May Be Detaining Canadian Pastor

North Korea May Be Detaining Canadian Pastor

A Canadian pastor has failed to return from North Korea after a humanitarian visit to the country, according to a church official. Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim, 60, journeyed to North Korea on January 31 and was due to travel back on February 4. Reverend Lim has been to North Korea on multiple occasions, though this […]

President Obama Comments on Iran as Netanyahu Speaks at AIPAC

President Obama Comments on Iran as Netanyahu Speaks at AIPAC

President Barack Obama stated coming to a long-term agreement with Iran is the best way to assure the nation does not manufacture a nuclear weapon. Obama made remarks yesterday in an interview with Reuters before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was set to speak at the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Just a day before […]

Sizable Earthquake Hits Chile

Sizable Earthquake Hits Chile

A sizable earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter Scale recently hit the northern coast of Chile. The news comes after Chile experienced a rather large earthquake near its border shared with Argentina and Bolivia a few weeks ago that measured 6.9 in magnitude. In fact, there were reportedly three earthquakes which happened at that time, […]

Girl Scout Cookies Stolen by Thieves

Girl Scout Cookies Stolen by Thieves

Girl Scout cookies were stolen from a six-year old and her veteran dad as the family was enjoying a weekend in downtown, St. Louis. The thieves stole $1,200 worth of Girl Scout cookies from the back of the family’s SUV, which was parked in the Mansion House Garage.  This is equivalent to 150 boxes of […]

Billionaire Lists Grows Even Larger

Billionaire Lists Grows Even Larger

There are now even more billionaires in the world, according to the annual Forbes’ World’s Billionaires List for 2015. One of the newcomers is hall of fame basketball player Micheal Jordan, coming in on the list at number 1,741, far behind Bill Gates who remains number on the list with a net worth of $79.2 billion. […]

Benjamin Netanyahu Says Israel Alliance With U.S. Stronger Than Ever

Benjamin Netanyahu Says Israel Alliance With U.S. Stronger Than Ever

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on Monday and stated the alliance between Israel and the United States is “stronger than ever.” Netanyahu addressed AIPAC, the largest pro-Israel group in the U.S., one day before he is scheduled to address Congress regarding Iran’s nuclear proliferation. Netanyahu vehemently opposes President […]

Earthquake M4.7 Near New Zealand

Earthquake M4.7 Near New Zealand

Earthquake M4.7 off the coast of New Zealand happened today. New Zealand is in the Australia plate and is one of the most seismically active areas of the world. The Australia-Pacific plate boundary reaches from the south part of Macquarie Island towards the southern area Kermadec Island chain in the area of New Zealand. There […]

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