Four brushfires ignite beside Hwy. 97 S. of Bend

Four small brushfires broke out within minutes of each other on the east side of Highway 97 south of Bend late Tuesday afternoon, sending police and fire crews scrambling to get them out; investigators say a motor home's failed exhaust lost hot pieces of a catalytic converter, apparently sparking the blazes.

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States with the highest minimum wage

POSTED: 10:46 AM PDT October 14, 2011    UPDATED: 7:24 AM PDT June 3, 2014 

Seattle has just approved the highest minimum wage in the country at $15 an hour. Find out where low-wage workers get paid the most.

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Seattle has just approved the highest minimum wage in the country at $15 an hour. The increase will take place over several years based on a scale that considers the size of and benefits offered by an employer. It will apply first to many large businesses in 2017 and then to all businesses by 2021. Washington already has the nation's highest state-level minimum wage.

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