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Bumping the minimum wage adds up to some big numbers

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After a month and a few days into life in Washington state where the minimum wage took a hike upward from $9.47 to $11 per hour on Jan. 1, it was time to see what was happening.

Statewide the measure passed by just under 60 percent, and not at all surprising, voters in King County, where a $20 bill vanishes instantly for a sandwich and a beer, I-1433 was up by 72-28 in a Seattle Times report.

As the guy who covers business here on the West Plains, this is, and will be a subject for future stories on page 3. But to look objectively at it this early was premature at best — not unlike, perha...

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