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Oregon's minmum wage is going up to $9.10 an hour -- as its adjusted for inflation every year.

 

The increase is expected to generate more than 20 million in new consumer spending for Oregon's economy.

 

But Jason Gettel with "The Oregon Center for Public Policy" says the increase won't be enough to lift most people out of poverty.

 

"The perception is minimum wage workers are teens, but that's not true.  I don't have the numbers in front of  me, but the figure 80 percent sounds right.  Most minimum wage earners are adults."

 

According to the Economic Policy Institute, roughly 80 percent of all affected minimum wage workers living in states with indexed minimum wages, were at least 20 years old.

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

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