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A just released University of Washington study found that Seattle minimum wage workers have had their hours cut since their pay went to $11 an hour. They also found that 2 to 3 percent of low wage workers sought jobs outside of the city as a reaction. - Frank Shiers Jr.

Higher wages, fewer hours | Editorial Cartoon

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A just released University of Washington study found that Seattle minimum wage workers have had their hours cut since their pay went to $11 an hour. They also found that 2 to 3 percent of low wage workers sought jobs outside of the city as a reaction.

 

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Humility is the key to dealing with conflict | Rich Elfers

  • Jul 21, 2016 at 10:18AM

"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." This famous quote by Benjamin Franklin resonates more than 240 years after it was uttered. The irony of Old Ben's observation is that many people in our era act and speak with such certitude, especially in regard to religion and politics.

Dorn files lawsuit on local levy spending | Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction

  • Jul 19, 2016 at 1:00PM

Today, I filed a lawsuit against seven school districts, demanding that they stop using special levies to pay supplemental contracts for teachers. This is not a step I want to take. But four years after McCleary v. Washington, the Legislature has failed to provide adequate education funding and it has failed to create an equitable funding system.

It never hurts to be skeptical | Our Corner

  • Jul 14, 2016 at 11:15AM

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I have to find a new apartment. Apartment hunting and moving are my least favorite things. It can get really stressful and I get grumpy. Surprisingly enough, I'm no fun to be around when I'm a big grumpy pants.

The shaping of America by geography | Rich Elfers

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 11:30AM

Americans are generally ignorant of how our geography has shaped our thinking and our nation. In our history, we have only had one major invasion – the War of 1812. We have weak neighbors to our north and south and vast oceans that buffer us from foreigners to our east and west.

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