Kshama Sawant

Socialist candidate for Seattle City Council Kshama Sawant, right, speaks outside City Council chambers in Seattle about her support for raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour for all workers in the city. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Socialist candidate takes lead in Seattle race

SEATTLE (AP) — Voters in left-leaning Seattle, where police recently handed out snacks at a large marijuana festival and politicians often try to out-liberal each other, are close to electing a Socialist candidate to the […]

11/13/2013

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Campaign seeks to push Seattle minimum wage to $15

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington already has the nation’s highest state minimum wage at $9.19 an hour. Now, there’s a push in Seattle, at least, to make it $15. That would mean fast food workers, retail […]

08/19/2013