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

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Legion Baseball Player Spencer Juergens from Washington Post 218. As a pitcher, Spencer is currently 7-0 with 36 strike outs and only four walks. He's given up seven runs, three earned over 43 innings and his ERA is .736. As a hitter, Spencer's average is .520 with 16 rbi's and 13 runs scored. In 44 official at bats, Spencer has struck out just five times with two walks.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Over the course of the past 16 years doing commentary on air and in print, there have sadly been many mass shootings and many predictable politicized reactions.

The shootings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, however, stands out for two main reasons.

It involved race, and it was done it a church.

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