A cold front will approach the Brazos Valley later today. Isolated areas of rain and thunderstorms could develop along and ahead of that front between mid-afternoon and early evening. Good news: rain & storm activity will be quick moving (1 hour or less). Bad news: a few severe thunderstorms are possible with large hail and strong, damaging winds being the main concern. A brief, isolated tornado threat cannot be ruled out, as well.
WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is calling attention to a Colorado woman who got a raise after Obama called for an increase in the minimum wage.
Obama will have dinner in Denver on Tuesday with a woman the White House is identifying only as Alex.
White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer says Alex's boss voluntarily raised her pay the day after Obama's January State of the Union address. That's when Obama urged Congress to raise the federal minimum to $10.10 an hour. Pfeiffer says the raise allowed Alex to pay her rent and groceries without concern and says Alex wrote Obama to thank him.
Obama has been meeting recently with Americans who personify economic challenges he's trying to address.
He begins a three-day trip Tuesday to Colorado and Texas.
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