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The Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washginton, D.C. studied the 13 states that raised their minimum wages this year.

 

They found that these states had stronger job growth than those states that didn't.

 

Tyler Simonis with Northwest Quadrant Wealth Management says this goes against what a lot of people think.

 

"You can't draw sweeping conclusions, but Republicans can't say that states that raise the minimum wage will suffer the most.  When in fact the opposite happened. What's msot interesting to me, I would have thought states like Washington, which has the highest minimum wage,  would be suffering the most and that's not what happened.  The opposite happened."

 

The study looked at the first five months of 2014 and the last five months of 2013, in states that just raised their minimum wage.

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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