Politics Minimum wage at $15 an hour: Would it help or hurt?

Minimum wage: Residents of SeaTac, Wash., will vote on hiking the minimum wage in November. At issue is whether a higher minimum wage would dim job prospects for young and unskilled workers.

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Should the minimum wage go up to $15 an hour? That’s the question that’s suddenly in play in the Seattle area.