By Dustin Hurst | Northwest Watchdog
Shortly after passing a $15-per-hour minimum wage law, members of the Seattle City Council sauntered outside City Hall to celebrate the historic victory.
Some of them even grabbed a piece of cake to commemorate the big day. After all, cake is the perfect treat to consume after dooming an economy.
Can councilmembers have their cake [...]
By Dustin Hurst │ Northwest Watchdog
The Seattle City Council affirmed its intent Monday to pursue an ambitious plan to create thousands of new jobs for unemployed robots that have been devastated by the recent recession.
The plan will also raise the minimum wage for workers in Seattle to $15 an hour, the highest rate in the nation [...]
By Dustin Hurst, Bre Payton and Andrew Collins | Watchdog.org In an unprecedented move, the Seattle City Council will discuss raising the local minimum wage to $15 per hour, a first for a major American city. Earlier this month, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced an agreement between business and labor interests to phase in the [...]Read More →
By Dustin Hurst | Watchdog.org
The backers of a potentially lucrative mine project in the Alaskan wilderness announced they will sue the Environmental Protection Agency over what investors say is a massive overreach of government regulatory power.
Pebble Limited Partnership, the backers of the not-yet-proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska’a pristine Bristol Bay region, is asking a district court [...]
By Zack Colman | Washington Examiner
PORTLAND — It might be a little too early for a victory lap, but Cesia Kearns is getting warmed up.
The Sierra Club‘s campaign organizer has been fighting to block a slate of proposed Oregon coal export projects. And the Morrow Pacific project looks like it’s in trouble. If it fails to win state approval, [...]
By Andrew Collins and Dustin Hurst | Northwest Watchdog
The Emerald City is set to collapse.
Not Dorothy’s, but Kshama’s.
Kshama Sawant is the Seattle city councilor pushing her colleagues to force private businesses and nonprofits to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour — the highest rate in the nation.
While Sawant, an avowed socialist, has been beating the [...]