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Jan. 28, 2014WASHINGTON D.C.  |  By: Chris Roush / International News Service (INS)

State of the Union

President Obama gives his State of the Union speech tonight and part of the address is expected to focus on income inequality. The gap between the richest Americans and the poorest is now greater than in any other industrialized country.

Locally, Arlene McAtee with Mid-Iowa Community Action says it's becoming more common for those who are struggling financially to have jobs, but, a job that doesn't pay a living wage.

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In tonight's address, the President is expected to lay out several goals, from raising the minimum wage to extending unemployment benefits, to making college more affordable.