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Wednesday, February 13 2013, 03:54 PM CST
President's proposal to raise minimum wage sparks debate

WASHINGTON (AP) -- As President Barack Obama pushes for the minimum wage increase that he called for in his State of the Union address, House Speaker John Boehner is explaining why he thinks it's a bad idea.


Watch KFDM News at 6 for reaction to the President's proposal.


Boehner says that when you "raise the price of employment," there are fewer jobs. He asks, "Why would we want to make it harder for small employers to hire people?"


But Obama, speaking today in North Carolina, said giving workers a decent living is part of the key to reviving the economy. He said, "If you work full time, you shouldn't be in poverty."


Obama last night proposed an increase in the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9 an hour.


President's proposal to raise minimum wage sparks debate

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Local firefigthers kick of 'Fill the Boot' Campaign

Beaumont council votes 6-1 for incentives to attract hotel/water park to Ford Park

BBB 'Shred It and Forget It' campaign fights ID theft

Percy Sledge headlined in Jasper in 2012

President removing Cuba from state sponsored terror list

LIT Workforce dept offers course on money management

Tom Wright previews the M1 Grand Match at gun club

DPS -- Texas Most Wanted Sex Offender Mack Meadows arrested in Vidor

PAPD investigating suspicious package near Luby's

"When a Man Loves a Woman" singer Percy Sledge dies at 74

City offers traffic tips for Neches River Festival Parade Saturday

Open Carry debate hits Texas House floor

Flight returns to Seattle after ramp agent gets trapped in cargo hold

13-year-old arrested for shotgun robbery of taxi driver, driving away in taxi in Beaumont

BISD Board of Managers names lone finalist for superintendent

BISD board names Dr. John Frossard of Wichita Falls lone finalist for superintendent

Man found dead in pool of blood, BPD investigates

Child bitten by copperhead snake

Victims of domestic violence reach out for help

Farmer raising bull with heart in his neck

Three former Beaumont ISD employees sentenced in warehouse scheme

PN police investigate fake "swatting" call

Worker shocked in High Island

Salvation Army holds lottery for few summer camps slots

Beaumont firefighters respond to fire on Prutzman

UPDATE --Bmt Police say nature of Franklin St. death unknown

Undocumented immigrants arrested at refineries, plants, shipyards

Pinehurst Police seeking man who eluded them in wooded area

Wild horse and burro adoption set for Ford Park

Rubio tells donors he's running for president

One dead in shooting at N.C. college

Report of shots fired at Texas State University was false alarm

Plane skids off runway on landing in Houston

GasBuddy.com: low gas prices, strong economy makes travel welcoming

KFDM goes inside home of victim of Saturday's hoax call in Port Neches

BISD lone finalist for superintendent job to be named today (Monday)

One-stop shopping at local bridal show

Accident after driver lost control

18-wheeler accident sends one person to hospital

Port Neches Police say 'spoofing call' led to SWAT response

Breaking News: SWAT response ends in PN; no one hurt, police questioning man

Men shooting at wild hogs fire shots over tugboat crew in Neches

Three live KFDM reports from a Port Neches home where SWAT is on the scene

Increase in sales tax revenue for Groves

BREAKING: Port Neches Police and SWAT team working call

U.S. Capitol on precautionary lockdown after deadly shooting

Searchers find Newton County man

Woman shot during altercation in Port Arthur

Link to Project Safe Child mentioned in our story tonight

Animal cruelty investigation highlights larger issue

Man who exchanged sexually explicit photos with 9-year-old has been sentenced; how you can protect your children

Jasper Sheriff: Carol Luckey autopsy shows no trauma

BISD Board set to discuss and name lone superintendent finalist Monday

Cleanup begins from tornado destruction

Expert: Apple Watch supplies sold out in less than 30 minutes

BREAKING -- Fire at Doubletree Hotel in downtown Austin

Iranian President will not sign nuclear deal until sanctions lifted

Beaumont celebrates Go Blue Day to remember child abuse victims

College athlete Lauren Hill dies from cancer

LIT, Workforce Commission team up to provide skills for small business

Caught on video: Funeral procession mourners stop to help robbery victim

TX mosque increases security after disturbing messages

Traffic Alert: oversized load to block SH146 intersections Saturday

Hillary Clinton to announce presidential bid Sunday

Jury decides on 60 year prison sentence for Cody Davis

Authorities: Dad left 3-year-old girl in roadside trash can, drove away

Big sister's post goes viral; stands up for younger sister sent home for dress code violation

Teacher speaks out about bill proposing pay based on performance

Jasper County community remembers Carol Luckey, sheriff says 'no doubt' body found was hers

Jefferson County man sentenced for Child Pornography violations

AAA: State gas prices stay steady for second week

Orange man sentenced for attempted enticement of child

Live report: Jury finds Cody Davis guilty in stabbing murder

Dash cam video in S.C. police shooting case shows chase

Firefighters battle house fire in Vidor

Number of people sickened in Listeria case grows

Humble man arrested in DPS chase from Rose City into Louisiana

KFDM learns body of woman found in Jasper County near where Carol Luckey was last seen; mother tells KFDM it's her daughter

Mother comes home to find baby tied to tv with rope

Woman arrested in Jefferson County cocaine bust

Robbery suspect arrested in Orange County

Victim in Lumberton stabbing had 85 wounds, 17 to eyes, most to head

Bill could repeal "Dream Act" that allows undocumented students to pay in-state tuition

Flash fire survivor suing ExxonMobil and Clean Harbors

No jail time for former BISD teacher

Woman recovering after her car smashed into tree

Beaumont man indicted on Capital Murder charges

Former BISD teacher gets probation for injury to a child conviction

Hardin County businessman sentenced for Federal tax violations

PAPD investigating robbery at Payless Shoe Store on Memorial

Jefferson County Clerk demos voting machines

SC: Policeman charged with murder is fired

Woman critically injured when SUV crashes into trees

Boston Marathon bomber awaits sentencing

CPSO warns citizens of aggressive panhandler

Man pushes city to improve handicapped accessibility at bus stops

Nederland puts active warrants online

Crimestopper seek help to solve Capital One Bank robbery

Many in Jefferson County opposed to housing sex offenders at vacant correctional center

Beaumont law office that caught fire has history, building deeded in 1905

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Business News

Yellen: 1st rate hike likely by year end if economy improves

UNDATED (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she expects the Fed to begin raising interest rates later this year -- if the job market improves and it is confident that inflation will rise closer toward its target rate.

Consumer News

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 Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted
 ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green
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Entertainment News

DAVID LETTERMAN - RATINGS

NEW YORK (AP) -- He didn't get Jay Leno's job as host of "The Tonight Show."

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GIANT EARTHWORMS RETURN

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) -- Giant worms!

Science/Tech News

IN THE NEWS: NSA COMPROMISE OFFERED

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The long holiday weekend is upon us -- and so is a deadline for lawmakers on Capitol Hill to decide whether the NSA can keep collecting our phone records.


 

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