SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has announced that today he will unveil his plan to increase the minimum wage in the city. The mayor's announcement came as his advisory group of business, labor, non-profits and other representatives apparently did not agree on a plan. Murray had created the group late last year to chart a plan following a pledge to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
SEATTLE (AP) - The King County Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Board is asking the Legislature to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco in Washington from 18 to 21. The board's president tells KIRO-FM you have to be 21 to buy alcohol and marijuana, so a substance as harmful as tobacco should have the same age restriction. He says raising the age to 21 would help reduce the number of teens who try smoking and become addicted.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A former scuba instructor has been convicted in Spokane of murdering a former girlfriend on New Year's Day in 2012. The Spokesman-Review reports that Daniel Arteaga will be sentenced in June for the death of Kimberly Schmidt. Schmidt died of a single gunshot wound to the head.
SEATTLE (AP) - A young mother who suffered two broken legs and a broken arm in the Oso mudslide is back in a Seattle hospital. Amanda Skorjanc (SKOR'-yonz) had been discharged on April 10 from Harborview Medical Center. A spokeswoman says she was readmitted and is in satisfactory condition on Wednesday.
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