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Economist says Wal-Mart wage hike will pressure competitors


The nation’s largest employer announced last week they are increasing their starting pay to $9. Wal-mart also announced that will increase to $10 in 2016. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss says Wal-Mart is a $272-billion dollar corporation and this move will not have a big impact on their bottom line. However, Goss says this is […] Read More »

Emergency Alert Test Scheduled For Today at 1 PM Central


On November 9, 2011, at approximately 2:00 p.m. Eastern time, the federal government will conduct the first-ever end-to-end national test of the Emergency Alert System, or EAS. Though an emergency warning system has been in place in the U.S., in one form or another, since the 1950s, and is tested in each state on a weekly and monthly basis, there ... Read More »

Northwest Tech recognized


In its first step to identify the nation’s best community colleges and award $1 million in prize money, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today ranked Northwest Kansas Technical College as one of the nation’s 120 best community colleges.  Northwest Tech will now face the challenge to compete for the Prize funds (to be announced in December 2011) by insisting on ... Read More »