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Walk a Day in My Shoes Tour
By Gretchen Bolander
JOPLIN, MO.--- Democrat Charles Hugh Shields talked with Joplin patient, Dovie Wilson, and her home care attendant, Kia Adkins, today. The visit is part a statewide event called "Walk a Day in My Shoes." Shields says he'd like to see more support given for workers who help care for others.
"She's working at eight dollars an hour. And the union she belongs to would like to see that raised to 10 dollars an hour, 11 dollars an hour," said Charles Shields, candidate.
Shields is running against incumbent Republican Bill White for state representative in the 161st District this November.