Minimum Wage Set to Rise

On January 1st, Missouri’s minimum wage will increase by 10 cents to $7.35 per hour, benefiting an estimated 79 thousand low-wage workers in the state. Missouri’s minimum wage increase means an extra $190 per year in wages for the average affected worker. Missouri is joined by nine states that will also raise minimum wage rates on New Year’s Day, boosting wages for nearly one million workers nationwide. Missouri’s January 1st minimum wage increase is the result of a ballot proposal approved by voters in 2006 that provides for annual rate adjustments to keep pace with the rising cost of living.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 17 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is State Champion Wrestler Dalton Voyles from Pacific High School. Dalton won the class 3 title at 182 pounds with a 6-2 decision over Zach Courtoise of Kearney Saturday at the University of Missouri-Columbia. It caps off a tremendous season for Dalton with a 56-2 record. Dalton, who is very good on his feet, took control early in the bout in securing the win over Courtoise.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 5 days ago

The balance of power in Congress may have changed hands, but the game of "budget chicken" is on again--albeit on a smaller scale.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

23 hours 11 min ago

Paul Stastny netted the game-winner with 5:40 to play to give the Blues a 2-1 win over the Oilers at Rexall Place. Dmitrij Jaskin found the back of the net as well and Brian Elliot had 21 saves. The victory was St. Louis's fourth straight on the road. Ben Scrivens gave up both goals on 27 shots for Edmonton, which has dropped five of its last seven. Justin Schultz scored the Oilers' lone goal in the loss.