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Speakers call for minimum wage hike

Idaho's minimum wage was discussed by two speakers well versed in how the rate of $7.25 an hour and the tipped minimum wage of $3.35 an hour affects the state's residents and economy during Wednesday's meeting of the League of Women Voters of Moscow. The speakers, Shirley Ringo, who retired from the state Legislature in 2014 after 14 years of service in the House, and Judith Brown, an economist, business manager and AmeriCorps program director at Palouse Clearwater Environmental Institute, opened by saying they want to see the current amount increased significantly. Idaho is one of 14 states that doesn't require any additional pay above the federal minimum wage/Terri Harber, Moscow-Pullman Daily News. More here.

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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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