Raising the minimum wage is a hot topic all across the country, and it has been for quite a while. Here are a variety of news stories from throughout the nation.

Traffic was snarled up today, while of demonstrators took to the streets in support of $15 dollars an hour. These protests stretched nationwide, from Atlanta to New Orleans and all the way from California to the New York Island.

Fast-food workers picket demanding wage hikes via @nypost

Fight for $15: workers across US protest to raise minimum wage – live

BBC News - US fast food wage protests expand to other industries

Minimum wage protests in Chicago draw thousands via @abc7chicago

New Orleans residents join national protesters in fight for minimum wage increase | New Orleans - WDSU Home via @WDSU

Campaign to begin for a $15 minimum wage in D.C.

Local fast food workers protest for $15 minimum wage increase