Minimum assuage

Minimum assuage

A draw bridge was the other option: The Seattle City Council has passed a $15-an-hour minimum wage to be phased in over several years (Page A4).

In response, Mercer Island passed a $100 entrance fee to keep out that new-money riffraff.

If you build it, they won’t come: Officials in Oregon’s Multnomah County are looking to get rid of a 525-inmate, $58 million jail that was built a decade ago but never used as assumptions about crime rates proved wrong. Mothballing the jail is costing the county $300,000 a year (Page A4).

Yes, it’s going to need more work than throwing up a Holiday Inn sign out front, but all you have to do is advertise free HBO and offer a waffle breakfast bar.

Not in socks and sandals, you’re not: Apple has tweaked software for its Macs, iPads and iPhones. Now, your iPhone will try to predict the message you’re tapping out. Start typing, “Do you want to go to,” and it will offer suggestions such as “dinner” or “movie” as the next word (Page A7).

Taking it even further, ask Siri for directions and she’ll analyze your attire and refuse if you’re not dressed well enough for your destination.

—Jon Bauer, Herald staff