In 2016, the Yakima Herald editorialized against I-1433 to raise the minimum wage. They claimed the increase was too risky, would hurt the economy, and make Yakima employers hire fewer workers.
In 2017, the Yakima Herald editorialized about a bogus study out of Seattle, reiterating their past claims and seeming almost giddy about the idea of repealing the increase.
This week the Yakima Herald reported that since the first $1.53/hour wage increase took effect in 2017, wages are up substantially and unemployment is at record lows.
So: think the Yakima Herald editorial board is going to read their newspaper one of these days?
Spoiler alert: they're owned by the Seattle Times....
Historic sidenote: newspaper vendors are specifically exempted from Washington State's minimum wage low. Newspaper publishers made that happen back in the day. (Then replaced them with machines.)