Harumi Springer, owner of Sho-Gun Video in Baker City, employs half a dozen part-time workers, some of whom make the minimum wage of $6.50 per hour. Voters will decide in November whether to raise Oregon's minimum wage to $6.90 in 2003. Springer says paying higher wages may be hard on small business owners, but it will put more money in the pockets of her customers. (Baker City Herald
/S. John Collins).