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Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground By LISA LEFF and DAVID KLEPPER

...FRANCISCO - The push for a higher minimum wage gained momentum on both sides of the country...to commit itself to the $15-an-hour wage that has become the rallying cry of many...that eventually will take their minimum wage to $15 an hour, or about $31,200 a...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-23/higher-minimum-wage-proposals-gain-gr
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My Turn: Waste: An entitlement of the wealthy

...approximately 25 percent of the food and beverages we purchase. It may be low-wage sanitation workers who are hauling off all this garbage, but it's not the minimum wage earners and welfare recipients disproportionately filling our landfills.And...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-07/my-turn-waste-entitlement-wealthy
Opinion
New step in Trump's feud with Fox

...force women who have been raped to carry their rapist's child, and we don't hear any of them supporting raising the minimum wage, paid leave for new parents, access to quality child care, equal pay for women or anything else that will help to give women...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-11/new-step-trumps-feud-fox
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Smoke-free workplaces save money and lives

...continue to smoke at disproportionate rates. They are targeted by the tobacco industry and exposed to second-hand smoke in low-wage jobs. According to the Dec. 9, 2014 American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 60 percent of the money spent to treat tobacco-related...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-07-20/smoke-free-workplaces-save-money-and-
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State to enforce federal work requirements for food stamps

...though Cross called that a best guess until individual assessments are done.Some people can work quite a few hours in a minimum wage job and still not be able to pay their bills and meet their food needs, she said."We understand the importance of having...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-06/state-enforce-federal-work-requirements
State
Los Angeles council votes for $15 minimum wage

...Garcetti said in a statement, adding that "the minimum wage should not be a poverty wage in Los Angeles."The vote sends the measure to the city attorney to prepare a wage ordinance. That ordinance will then go to a council...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-20/los-angeles-council-votes-15-minimum-
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Proposed minimum wage increase does not go far enough

...voting to increase the state's minimum wage. If the measures passes, we may have...it'll still be an embarrassingly low wage in a state with an extremely high cost...proposed establishing a national minimum wage, the American people have been warned...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-26/proposed-minimum-wage-increase-does-n
Opinion
Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

...election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers...states asking voters whether the minimum wage should be increased. The issue is also...Republicans - who typically oppose raising the wage because they say it will lead to job cuts...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-22/democrats-love-seeing-minimum-wage-ball
State
My Turn: Walk in the shoes of a minimum wage worker

...have walked in the shoes of a minimum wage worker. I know from experience that it's a tougher road today.Minimum wage buys fewer necessities now than it did...tables and worked a variety of minimum-wage jobs.I saw the minimum wage as a temporary...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-17/my-turn-walk-shoes-minimum-wage-worke
Opinion
Chamber debate turns into lecture against minimum wage hike

...should vote against raising the minimum wage in Alaska, even the servers who catered...co-founder of the Alaskans for a Fair Minimum Wage, to speak but he cancelled last week...stand on being against raising the minimum wage," Roemmich said in an interview after...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-26/chamber-debate-turns-lecture-against-mi
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