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This IS big news (Seattle minimum wage to $15.00 per hr) and places Seattle’s Pawnbrokers at a disadvantage…workers making more money, may not need the financial services of a pawnbroker as much.

Seattle’s city council on Monday unanimously approved an increase in the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, making it the nation’s highest by far.

The increase was formally proposed by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, and his spokesman said he intends to sign the ordinance on Tuesday.

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