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NEW LAWS-MINIMUM WAGE
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ New minimum wage requirements will take effect in 20 states and nearly two dozen cities around the start of the new year, affecting millions of workers. The state wage hikes range from an extra nickel per hour in Alaska to a $1-an-hour bump in Maine, Massachusetts and for California employers with more than 25 workers. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 945 words, photos.
NEW LAWS-MINIMUM WAGE-GLANCE. SENT: 260 words.
SKI LIFT EVACUATION _ A Montana ski resort says it has safely evacuated 140 people from a chairlift after a mechanical problem prompted operators to stop the lift.
MONTANA TECH INDUSTRY _ A Montana business group is optimistic about the future of the technology industry in the state.
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