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Eating meals out in Seattle just got more expensive as tens of thousands of low wage workers got a raise this week to $11 an hour. It was the first scheduled pay increase on the way to $15 an hour, the highest minimum wage in the country. Ivar’s Salmon House, an iconic Seattle...
Cameras in the classroom and Austin police could be watching if they needed to. It's the latest step in APD using technology to keep an eye on the city. The Real Time Crime Center is where Austin police keep a close eye on the High Activity Location Observation cameras. They're...
The first national survey of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder shows that nearly half of pre-schoolers are on medication for the condition, and more than a fifth were receiving neither of the recommended therapies. American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines...
McDonald's, which has been struggling with workers protests and sagging sales, plans to increase pay for some 90,000 workers starting in July, the company said on Wednesday. The pay increase will lift the average hourly rate for its U.S. restaurant employees to $1 above the...
A DPS trooper is in the dog house for having his picture taken with a well known rapper at South by Southwest. Trooper Billy Spears was working security when Snoop Dogg was the keynote speaker during the music portion of the annual South by Southwest festival. Spears' attorney,...
FORT WORTH – The Tarrant County District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday no charges will be filed in the case of a Tidwell Middle School student's story, which details attacks on specific classmates with knives and sexual assaults. "Although the blog in question contains...
ATLANTA — In a dramatic conclusion to what has been described as the largest cheating scandal in the nation’s history, a jury here on Wednesday convicted 11 educators for their roles in a standardized test cheating scandal that tarnished a major school district’s reputation and...
No job titles. No traditional bosses . No conventional corporate hierarchy. It might sound nice, but would you really want to work there? That's the question, essentially, that Zappos is asking its employees after experimenting with a radical approach to management. Called "...
Due to questionable practices, the city has ended a years-long contract with a private company that draws blood from DWI suspects at the county jail. The contract with a company called Protouch ended late last year -- but not before months of back-and-forth emails about the city...