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Senate Republicans decline to raise minimum wage, offer iTunes gift cards instead

Sam Huston, soundcloud rapper March 18, 2021

With the federal minimum wage’s growth flatter than Nebraska and CEO salaries rising like the Himalayas, the time seemed ripe for a minimum wage increase. Senate Republicans, or at least a portion of...

Illustration by Lydia Petroske

Fast Food’s Foibles

Harry Kelso, Opinion Columnist October 9, 2017

The average person knows that fast food is unhealthy, but there doesn’t seem to be any viable solution, at least not yet. A stroll through town or a scroll through Google reveals just how many fast food...

Whitman Budgets Adjust to Initiative 1433

Chris Hankin, News Editor March 9, 2017

In November of 2016, Washington State voters approved Initiative 1433 to increase the state minimum wage from $9.47 to $13.50 by 2020. The gradual transition began January 1, 2017 when the minimum wage...

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