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Kansas teens fired for discussing unequal pay find new jobs

Two weeks ago, Jensen Walcott and Jake Reed were fired from their summer jobs for discussing wages. The National Labor Relations Board says it’s illegal to fire employees for sharing pay information. Walcott and Reed said Thursday they didn’t expect the story to receive national attention.

Elections 2016

Arroyo Grande City Council race: Barneich in, Guthrie out

Two Arroyo Grande City Council members have announced plans for the Nov. 8 general election. Councilwoman Kristen Barneich says she will seek election to retain her seat on the council, while Councilman Jim Guthrie says he won’t be running. The announcement comes a day after former Councilwoman and San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Caren Ray announced her own bid to join the council.

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NC tries to figure out the impact of Brexit on the state

North Carolina lawmakers say the state’s financial industry has absorbed the economic shock wave in the aftermath of the United Kingdom’s decision to break ties with the European Union. Now, as the country moves toward negotiating the exit strategy, experts say the bigger concern is how those negotiations will affect companies that export goods or have supply chains in the United Kingdom. They are being encouraged to develop contingency plans in case those negotiations lead to higher tariffs, which could affect their production costs.