In the 25 years since the Exxon Valdez spill, oil exports from Alaska have waned. But the fossil-fuel industry has now turned its attention to making the Pacific Northwest a gateway. Above, oil tankers are positioned at Samish Bay, with Anacortes and its Shell Puget Sound Refinery in the distance.
The committee trying to come up with a recommendation to raise the minimum wage might be wrangling right down to the wire as they look for a consensus.
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If tips were not recognized as income under a new minimum wage, our payroll would increase by $910,000.Rich Fox, guest column: "Count restaurant tips in minimum-wage debate"
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