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He says the heart of the message is that middle class Americans need some more help -- ranging from a higher federal minimum wage -- to changing tax laws that would discourage outsourcing.

 

"The eocnomy is gradually improving, but we're not seeing enough.  The yachts are getting lifted, but the smaller boats, they're leaking and even getting swamped."

 

Merkley says we also need to extend jobless benefits.

 

In the meantime, some Republcians are criticizing the Preisdnet's threat to use his executive order powers if he can't get congress to go along with his ideas.

Help Puerto Rico

Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

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  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.