One photo reveals big issue with Seattle’s $15 minimum wage

By   /  June 5, 2014  /  National, News, Northwest  /  No Comments


It’s easy enough to discuss what could happen under a controversial policy, but it’s a little more difficult to provide evidence after enactment to prove a claim.

In the case of SeaTac and its newly minted $15-per-hour minimum wage, the proof comes from a single photo of a parking receipt.

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Here are 4 new problems with Seattle’s $15-per-hour minimum wage

By   /  June 5, 2014  /  News, Northwest  /  No Comments

CAKE AND CIRCUSES: Cake is the best treat to consumer after crashing an economy.

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 [...]

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Burger-flippers will get $15 an hour in Seattle; unemployed robots rejoice

By   /  June 2, 2014  /  National, News, Northwest  /  No Comments

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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 [...]

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Blog: Seattle City Council deliberates $15-per-hour minimum wage

By   /  May 29, 2014  /  Northwest  /  No Comments

This happened Thursday morning at the minimum wage hearing.

By Dustin Hurst, Bre Payton and Andrew Collins | 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 [...]

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Pebble Mine backers sue over EPA’s power grab

By   /  May 23, 2014  /  National, News, Northwest  /  No Comments


By Dustin Hurst |
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 [...]

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Prospects for coal exports dim in the Northwest

By   /  May 19, 2014  /  Around the Web, Northwest, Oregon  /  No Comments

Coal mining operations in Virginia could decline under new federal rules.

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, [...]

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