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San Antonio Express-News
Teen continues push for rec center after brother's slayingfocus these four recent high school graduates on their own next steps. Williams
Teen continues push for rec center after brother's slaying
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 3 days ago
focus these four recent high school graduates on their own next steps. Williams is starting to look into college. Crews, who at age 9 testified before the D.C. Council about a recreation center, said he is considering a career in community acti... Read more
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NBC Washington
DC Mayor to Discuss Statehood Effort on National TVadministration has been working to craft a new constitution for the so-called "
DC Mayor to Discuss Statehood Effort on National TV
NBC Washington / Posted 12 days ago
administration has been working to craft a new constitution for the so-called "state of New Columbia.'' The D.C. Council voted Tuesday to put a statehood referendum on the ballot in November. If that's approved, the District would... Read more
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The Hill
The statehood convention that wasn'tof Columbia … approve a Constitution of the State of New Columbia to be adopted
The statehood convention that wasn't
The Hill / Posted 12 days ago
of Columbia … approve a Constitution of the State of New Columbia to be adopted by the Council…” In other words, the D.C. Council may add or subtract whatever language it likes and call it a constitution, without District residents actually... Read more
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The Mercury News
Residents of D.C. will
get a vote on statehoodsmaller, federal district for government buildings and monuments is headed to D
Residents of D.C. will
get a vote on statehood
The Mercury News / Posted 13 days ago
smaller, federal district for government buildings and monuments is headed to District of Columbia voters in November. The D.C. Council unanimously approved the referendum on Tuesday, saying that, if approved, it could help pressure Congress to... Read more
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NBC Washington
A ‘Vigil’ …Then What?before that, The Washington Post. None has promised the uncertainty that lies a
A ‘Vigil’ …Then What?
NBC Washington / Posted 13 days ago
before that, The Washington Post. None has promised the uncertainty that lies ahead in Cleveland. ■ Family leave snag. The D.C. Council held public hearings last winter on an ambitious plan to require city businesses to offer 16 weeks of paid... Read more
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The Washington Times
SodexoMagic wins contract to provide D.C. school meals despite past concernsand mismanagement, and just a year after the District severed ties with a diffe
SodexoMagic wins contract to provide D.C. school meals despite past concerns
The Washington Times / Posted 13 days ago
and mismanagement, and just a year after the District severed ties with a different vendor over similar issues. The D.C. Council approved the school lunch contract with SodexoMagic on Tuesday in its last legislative session before lawmakers... Read more
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NBC Washington
DC Council Votes to Put Statehood Referendum on BallotD.C. lawmakers have voted to put a referendum on statehood on the ballot in Nov
DC Council Votes to Put Statehood Referendum on Ballot
NBC Washington / Posted 13 days ago
D.C. lawmakers have voted to put a referendum on statehood on the ballot in November. Tuesday's unanimous vote by the D.C. Council is part of Mayor Muriel Bowser's strategy to pursue the "Tennessee model" for statehood. Tennessee became a state... Read more
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ABC News
DC Council Votes to Put Statehood Referendum on BallotTuesday's unanimous vote by the D.C. Council is part of Democratic Mayor Muriel
DC Council Votes to Put Statehood Referendum on Ballot
ABC News / Posted 13 days ago
Tuesday's unanimous vote by the D.C. Council is part of Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser's strategy to pursue the "Tennessee model" for statehood. Tennessee became a state after it crafted its own constitution and then was admitted into the union by... Read more
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Roll Call
Heritage Action Urges Congress to Reject D.C. Billsto introduce a joint resolution of disapproval once the bills are transmitted t
Heritage Action Urges Congress to Reject D.C. Bills
Roll Call / Posted 14 days ago
to introduce a joint resolution of disapproval once the bills are transmitted to Congress. Under the Home Rule Act, the D.C. Council must transmit locally passed legislation for a 30-day congressional review period, during which Congress can... Read more
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The Washington Times
D.C. 12-week paid family leave, employee scheduling bills make some council members uneasyD.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said Monday that some lawmakers are uneasy
D.C. 12-week paid family leave, employee scheduling bills make some council members uneasy
The Washington Times / Posted 14 days ago
D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said Monday that some lawmakers are uneasy about the details of legislation that would give city workers 12 weeks of paid family leave and require local businesses to set their employees’ schedules three weeks in... Read more
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NBC Washington
DC's Paid Family Leave Bill Placed on PauseA controversial bill to give employees in the District 16 weeks of paid family
DC's Paid Family Leave Bill Placed on Pause
NBC Washington / Posted 14 days ago
A controversial bill to give employees in the District 16 weeks of paid family leave has hit a snag. D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said Monday the council will not vote on the measure before it adjourns for its summer recess. Mendelson said... Read more
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The Washington Times
D.C. Council sidesteps work-schedule billThe D.C. Council has once again punted a controversial bill that would direct l
D.C. Council sidesteps work-schedule bill
The Washington Times / Posted 17 days ago
The D.C. Council has once again punted a controversial bill that would direct large retailers and restaurants in the city to give workers their schedules two weeks in advance so they can better plan for personal matters and other jobs. Under the... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
DC Council considering ballpark smokeless tobacco ban- Washington could become the latest Major League Baseball city to ban the use
DC Council considering ballpark smokeless tobacco ban
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 19 days ago
- Washington could become the latest Major League Baseball city to ban the use of smokeless tobacco at the ballpark. The D.C. Council will hold a hearing Thursday on the proposed ban, which was introduced in April by Council member Yvette... Read more
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Island Packet
DC Council considering ballpark smokeless tobacco banWashington could become the latest Major League Baseball city to ban the use of
DC Council considering ballpark smokeless tobacco ban
Island Packet / Posted 19 days ago
Washington could become the latest Major League Baseball city to ban the use of smokeless tobacco at the ballpark. The D.C. Council will hold a hearing Thursday on the proposed ban, which was introduced in April by Council member Yvette... Read more
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Daily Herald
DC Council considering ballpark smokeless tobacco ban-- Washington could become the latest Major League Baseball city to ban the use
DC Council considering ballpark smokeless tobacco ban
Daily Herald / Posted 19 days ago
-- Washington could become the latest Major League Baseball city to ban the use of smokeless tobacco at the ballpark. The D.C. Council will hold a hearing Thursday on the proposed ban, which was introduced in April by Council member Yvette... Read more
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NBC Washington
The Fourth, Not Fully Celebrated...can do that, they all agreed there has to be a plan to gear up and aggressively
The Fourth, Not Fully Celebrated...
NBC Washington / Posted 20 days ago
can do that, they all agreed there has to be a plan to gear up and aggressively follow. The panelists and speakers were D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, Arent Fox lawyer Jon Boucher, veteran lawyer Fred Cooke (who served from 1987 to 1990... Read more
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NBC Washington
DC Council to Examine New DCPS Food ContractThe D.C. Council is examining the city school system's decision to turn food se
DC Council to Examine New DCPS Food Contract
NBC Washington / Posted 20 days ago
The D.C. Council is examining the city school system's decision to turn food service over to a new vendor. The school system announced in May that it had selected SodexoMagic as its main food-service contractor. The company would replace Chartwells,... Read more
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The Washington Times
D.C. statehood backers find hope in Democrats’ national platformif they want the District to become a state. Within that constitution, the com
D.C. statehood backers find hope in Democrats’ national platform
The Washington Times / Posted 20 days ago
if they want the District to become a state. Within that constitution, the commission — which consists of Ms. Bowser, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, “shadow” representative Franklin Garcia and senators Michael Brown and Paul Strauss —... Read more
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The Washington Times
Bike-car accidents: D.C. bill would put heavier onus on driversblame for an accident, meaning the driver has to be 100 percent at fault for an
Bike-car accidents: D.C. bill would put heavier onus on drivers
The Washington Times / Posted 21 days ago
blame for an accident, meaning the driver has to be 100 percent at fault for any damages to be paid to the cyclist. The D.C. Council has taken up legislation that would make it easier for cyclists and pedestrians to collect damages against... Read more
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FOX 59 Indianapolis
The 51st state? Council approves ‘New Columbia’ name if Washington DC attains statehoodincluding Potomac, Anacostia and Douglass Commonwealth (a tribute to abolitioni
The 51st state? Council approves ‘New Columbia’ name if Washington DC attains statehood
FOX 59 Indianapolis / Posted 22 days ago
including Potomac, Anacostia and Douglass Commonwealth (a tribute to abolitionist Frederick Douglass). In the fall, the D.C. Council will hold hearings on a proposed draft for a state constitution. At that time, residents will have the... Read more
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5KSDK St. Louis
Potential DC state name draws discussionthan he's ever been about the possibility of D.C. becoming a state. Supporters
Potential DC state name draws discussion
5KSDK St. Louis / Posted 22 days ago
than he's ever been about the possibility of D.C. becoming a state. Supporters already have a draft constitution for the D.C. Council to look at. If ratified, the measure would then go to voters and then possibly congress and the... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
Potential DC state name draws discussionthan he's ever been about the possibility of D.C. becoming a state. Supporters
Potential DC state name draws discussion
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted 22 days ago
than he's ever been about the possibility of D.C. becoming a state. Supporters already have a draft constitution for the D.C. Council to look at. If ratified, the measure would then go to voters and then possibly congress and the... Read more
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NBC Washington
DC Councilman Gets Back Stolen Biketold police, according to news reports. Tommy Wells, the director of the Depar
DC Councilman Gets Back Stolen Bike
NBC Washington / Posted 25 days ago
told police, according to news reports. Tommy Wells, the director of the Department of Energy & Environment and a former D.C. Council Member, had his high-end folding bike returned to him Thursday by police. former council member tommy wells... Read more
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NBC Washington
The Car…No Longer Never WrongBicyclists and pedestrians who are injured on city streets will have to wait lo
The Car…No Longer Never Wrong
NBC Washington / Posted 27 days ago
Bicyclists and pedestrians who are injured on city streets will have to wait longer to come out of the legal shadows. The D.C. Council was set to vote Tuesday on a bill that would give cyclists and pedestrians more power to sue for damages should... Read more
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NBC Washington
Testing No-Fly Drones for Deliveries in D.C.Washington, D.C. is not a welcome place for drones. Remote aircraft are not all
Testing No-Fly Drones for Deliveries in D.C.
NBC Washington / Posted 27 days ago
Washington, D.C. is not a welcome place for drones. Remote aircraft are not allowed to fly anywhere in the district. The D.C. Council just gave the OK for one company to test drones that operate on the ground to deliver packages. It is the first... Read more
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Salon.com
D.C. enacting $15 minimum wage indexed for inflation, in huge victory for labor rightsminimum wage annually based on an inflation index, so the real wage of workers
D.C. enacting $15 minimum wage indexed for inflation, in huge victory for labor rights
Salon.com / Posted 27 days ago
minimum wage annually based on an inflation index, so the real wage of workers will not diminish over time. In 2014, the D.C. council voted to permanently tie the minimum wage to inflation, in a decision that was applauded by unions and labor... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
D.C. Council Unanimously Approves Region-Leading 50% Renewable Energy Targetelectric bills of 100,000 low-income District households in half by 2032 using
D.C. Council Unanimously Approves Region-Leading 50% Renewable Energy Target
CommonDreams.org / Posted 28 days ago
electric bills of 100,000 low-income District households in half by 2032 using clean energy and energy conservation. “The D.C. Council is setting an example of strong climate action that leaders on Capitol Hill and across our region should... Read more
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Salon.com
DC’s donor class: White contributors have an outsized influence on our capital’s municipal politicsI’m able to explore the demographics of donors (my last reportexamined Chicago)
DC’s donor class: White contributors have an outsized influence on our capital’s municipal politics
Salon.com / Posted 30 days ago
I’m able to explore the demographics of donors (my last reportexamined Chicago). My new report examines members of the D.C. Council who ran for re-election over the last two cycles and the three major mayoral candidates in the 2014 election:... Read more
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NBC Washington
DC Energy and Environment Director's Bicycle Stolentheft is a big problem in urban areas including D.C. and on Thursday, a top D.C
DC Energy and Environment Director's Bicycle Stolen
NBC Washington / Posted 1 months ago
theft is a big problem in urban areas including D.C. and on Thursday, a top D.C. official had his expensive bike stolen. Former D.C. Council member Tommy Wells is now the director of energy and environment for Mayor Muriel... Read more

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