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Articles from the February 3, 2015 edition

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  • Council hears about business closure

    Alissa Pietila|Feb 3, 2015

    BESSEMER - In a short meeting on Monday night, the city council heard of a downtown business closure. La Panetteria, a bakery on Sophie Street, plans to close the doors on Friday at 4 p.m. Bessemer Chamber of Commerce President, Kathy Whitburn, was saddened when she heard the news early Monday. "I think it behooves us as a city and as a community to reach out to a business if we hear that they are having some type of difficulty and are going to be closing their doors, because it means lost...


    Larry Holcombe|Feb 3, 2015


    Alissa Pietila|Feb 3, 2015

  • Congressman Benishek's 40-hour work week a scam

    Feb 3, 2015

    To the Editor: In his Jan. 9, 2015 “Benishek Bulletin,” Congressman Benishek announced he had sponsored the “Save American Workers Act” claiming it would “Restore the 40 hour work week.” Sounds good doesn’t it? But I wondered just how this bill would help part-time workers obtain a 40 hour work week. I did some research and learned that it won’t. Beginning this year under The Affordable Care Act (ACA), large businesses having 100 or more full-time equivalent (FTE) employees are required to provide health insurance to at least 95% percent of...

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