minimum wage

Midterm Mania: Nation votes on important issues in ballot referenda

Midterm Mania: Nation votes on important issues in ballot referenda

Josiah Martin | A&E Editor 11/08/18 As the whole nation focused unprecedented attention on House and Senate candidates during these midterm elections, people intently watching maps and needles on Tuesday night may have missed some of the state and local referenda that made major impacts in smaller areas. In Allegheny County, voters rejected a referendum […]

Legislation would increase Pa. wage

By Zach Brendza | Features Editor A new piece of legislation would raise the minimum hourly wage in Pennsylvania to $10.10. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Tina Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia), would continually increase the minimum wage until 2016, amending a 1968 act that scheduled wage adjustments. If passed, minimum wage would see three wage increases over […]

Gap leads the way by raising minimum wage

By Carley Thieret | Asst. Opinions Editor Anyone who knows me well can attest that I am extremely cheap. I am frugal. I am a penny pincher. Hey, what can I say? I am a financially struggling college student, and I try to stretch the little bit of money I make at a restaurant on […]

Staff Editorial: State of the Union address missed important points

By Duke Staff As President Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union last Tuesday, members of the audience applauded nearly after every topic. While it seemed like a successful evening, a closer inspection of Obama’s words left us at The Duke less than willing to give a standing ovation. Going green (but not evergreen) […]