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Minimum wage falls short

Isaiah Day, a Spokane restaurant worker, was featured in a recent report on the need for living wages. (Colin Mulvany)
Isaiah Day, a Spokane restaurant worker, was featured in a recent report on the need for living wages. (Colin Mulvany)

Isaiah Day, a Spokane restaurant worker, was featured in a recent report on the need for living wages.

A single, unmarried worker in Washington state needs a wage of $16.13 an hour to make ends meet, according to an organization that studies the so-called living wage level around the country.

Two adults who have two children would need to earn $29.42 an hour, according to a report from the Alliance for a Just Society.

The alliance is a coalition of eight state-based community organizations, including the Washington Community Action Network. Full story. Mike Prager, SR

If Washington's minimum wage of $9.19 an hour falls short what does this say about Idaho's minimum wage?




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.








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