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Initiative to raise minimum wage gets a thumbs-up

"I love living here and I love doing business in Idaho," Skubitz said. "But it's difficult when an outside influence comes in."

The most recent outside influence, Skubitz said, is a Coeur d'Alene minimum-wage initiative spearheaded by former legislative candidate Anne Nesse and Bob Bennett, former North Idaho College president. If their group obtains the necessary 1,681 signatures from registered voters in Coeur d'Alene, residents will vote on the initiative Nov. 3.

The initiative would require employers in the city of Coeur d'Alene to pay their employees at least $8.75 and hour beginning Jan. 1, 2016. The current minimum wage is $7.25. More here. Keith Cousins, CdA Press

What was the last minimum-wage job you worked?

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.