When the Washington State minimum wage went up $1.45 on January 1st, it was the first in a series of hikes that will eventually get the state wage to $13.50, from $9.55, many predicted the effects would start to show.
After January 29th, Hermiston officials will have a much clearer idea if their desire to join the Mid Columbia Conference will happen. And according to sources, the plan has "100%" support and approval from the 7 Tri-City high schools and Walla Walla.
With a State House bill going to committee and being debated Tuesday in Olympia, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has renewed his push to have the smoking age raised to 21. It's a renewal of the failed effort last year in the legislature, and a move that has some saying he's overstepping his bounds.
Amazon is again showing it's thinking outside the box, and definitely looking to the future with it's ideas for drones delivering packages. They're also definitely watching the labor trends when it comes to minimum wage.
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