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Pioneer Editorial: How about a living wage, not minimum

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The U.S. Senate on Wednesday failed -- for the ninth time since 1997 -- to raise the minimum wage, which has remained unchanged during that time at $5.15 an hour. The 52-46 vote was eight short of the 60 needed for approval under budget rules in the Senate, and the House has sworn off any attempt to vote on a minimum wage bill at any time this year.

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