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Rep. Marcus Riccelli and Shahrokh Nikfar: McMorris Rodgers’ bill undermines paid sick leave

Trying to undermine paid sick leave laws goes against the values people in Spokane and across our state stood up for when they voted in favor of these policies.


With Initiative 1433, Washington voters could increase minimum wage to $13.50 and mandate paid sick leave

The effects of raising the minimum wage through I-1433 are hard to predict.


Initiative 1433: Con: Heed warnings on Seattle wage hike before changing law

This fall, voters will decide whether the state’s minimum wage should be increased to $13.50, and if employers should provide paid sick leave for every worker. Before casting their ballot …


Initiative 1433: Pro: Wage increase means more customers for businesses

I opened my coffee shop and restaurant in downtown Spokane almost two years ago. From the beginning, I knew that the most important assets of my businesses are my employees. …


Vermont becomes fifth state to require paid sick leave

Vermont has become the fifth state to require employers to provide paid sick leave to workers.


Spokane lawmaker’s bill wouldn’t let cities enact sick leave or wage laws

Proposal wouldn’t let cities enact new sick leave or minimum wage laws


Shannon: Paid sick leave policy ill-advised

Employers will cut jobs, hours or raise prices to offset additional costs.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 9, 2015, 10:24 p.m.

In race for Spokane City Council, Stratton and Verduin say they’re not proxies for Stuckart and Condon

Incumbent Spokane Councilwoman Karen Stratton is backed the council president. Her opponent, Evan Verduin, is supported by the mayor.


Paid sick leave vote put on hold

A proposal to require employers to give their workers paid sick leave won’t be considered by city leaders until after they approve city spending for next year – after the …


Spokane City Council makes sick leave policy a priority

Paid sick leave shot to the front of the Spokane City Council’s agenda this year, as council members vowed Tuesday to quickly pass a policy to provide workers the opportunity …


Statewide minimum wage of $12 debated

OLYMPIA – Raising Washington’s minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2019 was described Monday as too much for some businesses and not enough for some workers. Representatives of grocery …