Standing for $18 minimum wage

  • Guthrie Scrimgeour / The Garden Island

    The Rev. Valerie Ross of the Hanapepe United Church of Christ holds a sign in support of the proposed $18 an hour state minimum wage. “I see it as a social-justice and a spiritual issue,” said Ross, who joined others along Kaumuali‘i Highway near Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

LIHU‘E — When Nina Shanklin held a $16-an-hour job accounting for the county, she still found herself struggling to provide for her family.