Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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'Living wage' could kill jobs in Washington D.C.

Economy
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/11/13, 12:45 pm

The Washington D.C. Council passed a “living wage bill” on Wednesday, despite protests and threats from retail giant Walmart. “The Large Retailer Accountability Act” will require some large retailers to pay a 50 percent premium on top of the city’s minimum wage, according to The Washington Post. Their workers must now be paid $12.50 an hour, rather than $8.25. 

Walmart had warned that passage of the bill could halt its plans to build in the area—citing three new locations specifically, at Skyland, Capitol Gateway, and New York Avenue. 

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Single dads head latest American family trend

Family
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/10/13, 02:35 pm

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Sam Adams embraces revisionist history, eschews truth in advertising

Media
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/09/13, 02:38 pm

Boston Beer Company, the owner of the Samuel Adams brand, took a beating after airing an ad during the Independence Day weekend that cut the reference to God from the Declaration of Independence. The company defended the move by saying it is just company policy, according to The Washington Times

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