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Saint Frances and the Minimum Wage

What does Saint Francis have to do with Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s proposal to raise the city’s minimum wage from $9.32 to $15 an hour? Other than befriending and becoming one of the poor, the Italian Catholic friar that preached to the birds has nothing to do with the lowest hourly remuneration in the birthplace…

Beer And the Church Wall, Pike's Pub

Seattle Suds Sampling

Upon first glance, Pike’s Pub looks like a typical brewpub situated in the touristy part of Seattle. But step inside their beer museum and soon one uncovers the little-known of history of hops and holiness. Herewith, my findings: