Bill Gates backs carbon fee measure I-1631 in Washington state

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/bill-gates-endorses-washington-states-carbon-fee-ballot-measure/

http://archive.is/EQeSu

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Amazon raises minimum wage to $15, lobbies for federal increase

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-amazon-com-wage/amazon-raises-minimum-wage-to-15-urges-rivals-to-follow-idUSKCN1MC15Z

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Seahawks owner Paul Allen gives $100,000 to help Republicans keep control of U.S. House

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/seahawks-owner-paul-allen-gives-100000-to-help-republicans-keep-control-of-u-s-house/

http://archive.is/yuAKs

Google China Censorship Plan Is “Not Right” and “Stupid,” Says Former Google Head of Free Expression

https://theintercept.com/2018/08/10/google-censorship-plan-is-not-right-and-stupid-says-former-google-head-of-free-expression/

http://archive.is/gMKvN

Google Struggles to Contain Employee Uproar Over China Censorship Plans

https://theintercept.com/2018/08/03/google-search-engine-china-censorship-backlash/

http://archive.is/pwve7

Update: 65% of employees are in favor.

https://www.neowin.net/news/a-majority-of-google-employees-are-content-with-offering-a-censored-search-engine-in-china