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The Atlantic
House Republicans Won't Let D.C. Divorce Congressit waits for federal approval of its annual budget, according to testimony from
House Republicans Won't Let D.C. Divorce Congress
The Atlantic / Posted 8 hours ago
it waits for federal approval of its annual budget, according to testimony from Phil Mendelson, chairman of the D.C. Council. For Republicans, the budget conflict forces them to choose between two longstanding principles: support for... Read more
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CBC.ca
'Incessant' street harassment making U.S. capital unlivable for womenless thrive in an environment like this?" asked Shannon Kreider, one of many lo
'Incessant' street harassment making U.S. capital unlivable for women
CBC.ca / Posted 2 days ago
less thrive in an environment like this?" asked Shannon Kreider, one of many local women who shared their experiences at a D.C. council hearing on street harassment recently. The behaviours can range from catcalls to kissing and hissing noises to... Read more
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The Washington Times
DEBORAH SIMMONS: The D.C. safety nether constituents, the voters and homeowners who hired her. Then the cocky admin
DEBORAH SIMMONS: The D.C. safety net
The Washington Times / Posted 4 days ago
her constituents, the voters and homeowners who hired her. Then the cocky administration assumed, wrongheadedly, that the D.C. Council would back her plan. The council did what Ms. Bowser should have done: listen to constituents, go back to the... Read more
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Hamilton News
Washington Redskins: Poll says 9 in 10 Natives aren’t offended by the namein making a deal with the team. Hogan has defended the moniker, while McAuliffe
Washington Redskins: Poll says 9 in 10 Natives aren’t offended by the name
Hamilton News / Posted 5 days ago
in making a deal with the team. Hogan has defended the moniker, while McAuliffe has avoided criticizing it. Bowser and some D.C. Council members have publicly opposed it. On Thursday, a spokesperson for the mayor told The Post that "the concern... Read more
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The Washington Times
D.C. officials eye eminent domain in homeless shelter planwith the property owners about this. That’s not the way you use the tool of emi
D.C. officials eye eminent domain in homeless shelter plan
The Washington Times / Posted 5 days ago
with the property owners about this. That’s not the way you use the tool of eminent domain. That’s a bit haphazard.” But D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, who presented the plan, and property-rights lawyers said Wednesday that there’s little... Read more
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The Washington Times
DEBORAH SIMMONS: Charter school kids draw short funding strawhall like to talk about equity, level playing fields and fairness, but their ac
DEBORAH SIMMONS: Charter school kids draw short funding straw
The Washington Times / Posted 6 days ago
hall like to talk about equity, level playing fields and fairness, but their actions speak differently. On Tuesday, the D.C. Council passed a spending bill that short-changes facilities funding for charter schools. “The Charter Facilities... Read more
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The GW Hatchet
D.C. Council votes to amend mayor’s homeless shelter planThe D.C. Council approved a revised version of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s plan to re
D.C. Council votes to amend mayor’s homeless shelter plan
The GW Hatchet / Posted 6 days ago
The D.C. Council approved a revised version of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s plan to replace the D.C. General homeless shelter Tuesday. Dan Rich | Contributing Photo Editor. Updated: May 18, 2016 at 10:06 a.m. The D.C. Council voted Tuesday to tweak Mayor... Read more
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NBC Washington
Two Radical Changesa major rewrite. And a key House committee on the Hill is showing District cit
Two Radical Changes
NBC Washington / Posted 6 days ago
a major rewrite. And a key House committee on the Hill is showing District citizens who’s boss of the city’s budget. The D.C. Council on Tuesday approved a move to scrap Bowser’s plan to build smaller, alternative housing on five privately owned... Read more
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The Washington Times
D.C. Council moves to revise Mayor Muriel Bowser’s homeless proposalThe D.C. Council on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to an overhaul of Mayor M
D.C. Council moves to revise Mayor Muriel Bowser’s homeless proposal
The Washington Times / Posted 6 days ago
The D.C. Council on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to an overhaul of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s plan to close the dilapidated homeless shelter at the former D.C. General Hospital and build seven smaller facilities across the city to house its... Read more
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The Washington Times
DEBORAH SIMMONS: D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser the handmaiden of the weekTuesday after the majority of council members sided with a rewrite of her homel
DEBORAH SIMMONS: D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser the handmaiden of the week
The Washington Times / Posted 6 days ago
Tuesday after the majority of council members sided with a rewrite of her homeless plan, dropping an F bomb and shouting at D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson as if he had cut his puppet strings. The mayor’s ambitious proposal, which never sat... Read more
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The Washington Times
Ward 1 D.C. residents divided over proposed site for homeless shelterlack of public input in the shelter’s site-selection process and its high costs
Ward 1 D.C. residents divided over proposed site for homeless shelter
The Washington Times / Posted 8 days ago
lack of public input in the shelter’s site-selection process and its high costs. “There’s a whole range of opinions,” says D.C. Council member Brianne Nadeau, Ward 1 Democrat. “I believe this was the right site. Now I’m focused on getting the right... Read more
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The GW Hatchet
Speakers spur GSEHD graduates to work togetherthat it’s going to do the same for you.”2. Serve the community in your own way
Speakers spur GSEHD graduates to work together
The GW Hatchet / Posted 10 days ago
that it’s going to do the same for you.”2. Serve the community in your own way Keynote speaker LaRuby May, a member of the D.C. Council and an alumna, reminded graduates that while they should be proud of themselves, others do not have the... Read more
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NBC Washington
DC Exploring Creation of Dirt Bike ParkAs D.C. police crack down on people who illegally ride dirt bikes and all-terra
DC Exploring Creation of Dirt Bike Park
NBC Washington / Posted 11 days ago
As D.C. police crack down on people who illegally ride dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles on city streets, a D.C. Council member and the parks department are exploring the creation of a public park for riders. Ward 8 Council Member LaRuby May said... Read more
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NBC Washington
DC Street Parking Rates Going Up June 1to $2.30 per hour. In residential areas, the rates will more than double, from
DC Street Parking Rates Going Up June 1
NBC Washington / Posted 11 days ago
to $2.30 per hour. In residential areas, the rates will more than double, from 75 cents to $2.30. The increase was ordered by the D.C. Council last year and will take effect June 1. The city says it will generate up to $2 million in fiscal year 20... Read more
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The Washington Times
Congress eyes law to bar D.C. from spending local funds without approvaltheir action in legal jeopardy,” former D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan t
Congress eyes law to bar D.C. from spending local funds without approval
The Washington Times / Posted 11 days ago
their action in legal jeopardy,” former D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan told the committee. In Thursday’s hearing, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson didn’t comment on the Budget Autonomy Act’s legality, but instead spoke to the broader... Read more
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NBC Washington
School Chief's Plea for Contractor Cash Draws Complaintto play'' politics in which contractors get preferential treatment in exchange
School Chief's Plea for Contractor Cash Draws Complaint
NBC Washington / Posted 11 days ago
to play'' politics in which contractors get preferential treatment in exchange for gifts or campaign contributions. The D.C. Council has established exceptions for fundraising by the chancellor, but they don't specifically address contributions... Read more
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ABC News
School Chief's Plea for Contractor Cash Draws Complaintto play" politics in which contractors get preferential treatment in exchange f
School Chief's Plea for Contractor Cash Draws Complaint
ABC News / Posted 12 days ago
to play" politics in which contractors get preferential treatment in exchange for gifts or campaign contributions. The D.C. Council has established exceptions for fundraising by the chancellor, but they don't specifically address contributions... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Where and When To Express Your Feelings About D.C.’s Draft Constitutionto the New Columbia Statehood Commission from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the UDC Stud
Where and When To Express Your Feelings About D.C.’s Draft Constitution
Washington City Paper / Posted 12 days ago
to the New Columbia Statehood Commission from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the UDC Student Center, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW The D.C. Council is expected to introduce the draft constitution as legislation once budget season wraps up this month, so... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Get Ready for Increased Parking Meter Rates in D.C.higher rates in effect. The District Department of Transportation says in a re
Get Ready for Increased Parking Meter Rates in D.C.
Washington City Paper / Posted 12 days ago
higher rates in effect. The District Department of Transportation says in a release that the new structure—approved by the D.C. Council last year—"establishes parking meter rates at $2.30 an hour for commercial and passenger vehicles citywide."... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Vince Gray Wants His Old Seat. Yvette Alexander Isn’t ‘Going Down Without a Fight.’2010 show Gray and Alexander palling around at the facility’s opening, all smil
Vince Gray Wants His Old Seat. Yvette Alexander Isn’t ‘Going Down Without a Fight.’
Washington City Paper / Posted 12 days ago
2010 show Gray and Alexander palling around at the facility’s opening, all smiles. Alexander stands at the podium, and then-D.C. Council Chairman Gray stands behind her. Those pictures are faded now, and so is whatever amity the two pols once had.... Read more
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The Washington Times
D.C. Metro ‘finances worse than operations,’ privatization on the tablethat it’s the spine of the region, so that needs to be on the table.” Mr. Evan
D.C. Metro ‘finances worse than operations,’ privatization on the table
The Washington Times / Posted 12 days ago
that it’s the spine of the region, so that needs to be on the table.” Mr. Evans, a Democrat who represents Ward 2 on the D.C. Council, said that privatizing some parts of the regional subway system could happen but that it isn’t likely. What’s... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Congress Poised to Question D.C. Budget Autonomy Tomorrowrights instead of undermining the already vulnerable and limited rights of Amer
Congress Poised to Question D.C. Budget Autonomy Tomorrow
Washington City Paper / Posted 13 days ago
rights instead of undermining the already vulnerable and limited rights of American citizens living in Washington, D.C." D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson is scheduled to testify at Thursday's hearing, alongside other attorneys and officials.... Read more
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NBC Washington
Former DC Mayor Gray's Aide Gets 6 Months for 'Shadow Campaign'they were ending the investigation without charging Gray, who has denied all wr
Former DC Mayor Gray's Aide Gets 6 Months for 'Shadow Campaign'
NBC Washington / Posted 14 days ago
they were ending the investigation without charging Gray, who has denied all wrongdoing. Gray is now seeking a seat on the D.C. Council in his home ward, where he finished well ahead of Bowser in 2014 despite the allegations. Hawkins, 77, who was... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Report Card: How Do D.C. Council Candidates Stack Up on Marijuana?Among D.C. Council candidates in this year's elections, who would you want to v
Report Card: How Do D.C. Council Candidates Stack Up on Marijuana?
Washington City Paper / Posted 14 days ago
Among D.C. Council candidates in this year's elections, who would you want to vote on pot policy? If you're asking yourself that question—particularly after the current Council approved, 7-6, a permanent ban on "cannabis clubs" last month—the... Read more
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The Washington Times
D.C. leaders ask Congress to drop riders from federal budget affecting the District’s lawsportion of its budget. For the first time, the portion of the budget funded by
D.C. leaders ask Congress to drop riders from federal budget affecting the District’s laws
The Washington Times / Posted 14 days ago
portion of its budget. For the first time, the portion of the budget funded by local taxes will simply be passed by the D.C. Council and not sent for congressional review. “Even before the city embarks on its budget autonomy and statehood... Read more
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NBC Washington
DC Leaders Release Constitution for State of 'New Columbia'Mayor Muriel Bowser, D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelson and other members of the
DC Leaders Release Constitution for State of 'New Columbia'
NBC Washington / Posted 15 days ago
Mayor Muriel Bowser, D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelson and other members of the New Columbia Statehood Commission unveiled the 30-page document Friday afternoon at President Lincoln's Cottage on Rock Creek Church Road, where Lincoln is said to have... Read more
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Washington City Paper
With New Constitution in the Works, What Should a D.C. State Be Named?the document online and at community forums, the District plans to hold a const
With New Constitution in the Works, What Should a D.C. State Be Named?
Washington City Paper / Posted 18 days ago
the document online and at community forums, the District plans to hold a constitutional convention on June 17 and 18. The D.C. Council will also review the constitution over the course of the year and is expected to introduce legislation setting... Read more
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The Washington Times
Metro announces new overhaul planon Fridays and Saturdays, but that will be cut back to midnight. Metro Board C
Metro announces new overhaul plan
The Washington Times / Posted 18 days ago
on Fridays and Saturdays, but that will be cut back to midnight. Metro Board Chairman Jack Evans, who also serves on the D.C. Council representing Ward 2, said he knows this will cause headaches for commuters, but if the work isn’t now, the... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Concrete Details: Examining the Initial Designs of D.C.’s Proposed Family Homeless Shelterswill no doubt differ from shelter to shelter. That’s assuming, of course, that
Concrete Details: Examining the Initial Designs of D.C.’s Proposed Family Homeless Shelters
Washington City Paper / Posted 18 days ago
will no doubt differ from shelter to shelter. That’s assuming, of course, that these designs actually get built. The D.C. Council has not put the plan on any kind of fast track. So far, Bowser has not been receptive to site changes, and... Read more
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NBC Washington
DC Declines to Pay People Stipends Not to Commit CrimesA proposal to pay people stipends not to commit crimes in D.C. appears dead aft
DC Declines to Pay People Stipends Not to Commit Crimes
NBC Washington / Posted 19 days ago
A proposal to pay people stipends not to commit crimes in D.C. appears dead after Mayor Muriel Bowser and D.C. Council declined to fund it. Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie introduced a comprehensive crime bill in February that included the... Read more
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KTVN Reno
DC won't fund stipend program for potential criminalsproposal to pay people stipends not to commit crimes in the nation's capital ap
DC won't fund stipend program for potential criminals
KTVN Reno / Posted 19 days ago
proposal to pay people stipends not to commit crimes in the nation's capital appears dead after Mayor Muriel Bowser and the D.C. Council declined to fund it. Bowser, a Democrat, did not include money for the program in her budget. And Democratic... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
DC won't fund stipend program for potential criminalsproposal to pay people stipends not to commit crimes in the nation's capital ap
DC won't fund stipend program for potential criminals
The Record Searchlight / Posted 19 days ago
proposal to pay people stipends not to commit crimes in the nation's capital appears dead after Mayor Muriel Bowser and the D.C. Council declined to fund it. Bowser, a Democrat, did not include money for the program in her budget. And Democratic... Read more
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Washington City Paper
If D.C. Raises the Tipped Minimum Wage, Will Restaurants Ditch Tipping?ultimately force the issue to a head sooner rather than later. Mayor Muriel Bo
If D.C. Raises the Tipped Minimum Wage, Will Restaurants Ditch Tipping?
Washington City Paper / Posted 19 days ago
ultimately force the issue to a head sooner rather than later. Mayor Muriel Bowser recently introduced legislation to the D.C. Council to increase the minimum wage from $10.50 (becoming $11.50 in July) to $15 an hour by 2020 and the tipped minimum... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Leon Andrews Is Spending Thousands of His Own Dollars To Oust Brandon Todd in Ward 4Leon Andrews wants votes. On Tuesday, he got a lecture, instead. After scoldin
Leon Andrews Is Spending Thousands of His Own Dollars To Oust Brandon Todd in Ward 4
Washington City Paper / Posted 19 days ago
Leon Andrews wants votes. On Tuesday, he got a lecture, instead. After scolding one of the Ward 4 D.C. Council hopeful’s volunteers for knocking on his door instead of ringing the doorbell, an irate, barefoot Chevy Chase man is prodding Andrews... Read more
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Washington City Paper
NoMa BID: Another Park Will Crop Up Next to Metropolitan Branch Trailenliven NoMA and Eckington. "No funds from the [NoMa Parks] Foundation’s origi
NoMa BID: Another Park Will Crop Up Next to Metropolitan Branch Trail
Washington City Paper / Posted 20 days ago
enliven NoMA and Eckington. "No funds from the [NoMa Parks] Foundation’s original $50 million NoMa Parks grant [from the D.C. Council, in 2013] will be required to close on this important parcel," the foundation explains in a release. "Instead,... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Report: Minimum-Wage Ballot Initiative Would Benefit More Than 100,000 PeopleAs the D.C. Council considers legislation by Mayor Muriel Bowser that would rai
Report: Minimum-Wage Ballot Initiative Would Benefit More Than 100,000 People
Washington City Paper / Posted 20 days ago
As the D.C. Council considers legislation by Mayor Muriel Bowser that would raise the District's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, a new report on a proposed ballot intiative seeking to do the same finds that the latter would increase wages for... Read more
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Washington City Paper
D.C. Council Passes Resolution Honoring JazzJazz Appreciation Month (April) and International Jazz Day (April 30) are behin
D.C. Council Passes Resolution Honoring Jazz
Washington City Paper / Posted 20 days ago
Jazz Appreciation Month (April) and International Jazz Day (April 30) are behind us. But not far enough behind us for the D.C. Council to adopt a resolution yesterday that honors those institutions and celebrates the significance of jazz music and... Read more
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The GW Hatchet
D.C. spent $55 million on snow January cleanupto rise nearly 20 times its normal level, The Post reported. J.P. Morgan shut
D.C. spent $55 million on snow January cleanup
The GW Hatchet / Posted 20 days ago
to rise nearly 20 times its normal level, The Post reported. J.P. Morgan shut off the District’s line of credit causing D.C. Council to take an emergency vote Tuesday on what actions they would take to repay the debt. “It was a bit of a... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Councilman Matteo: Plastic bag fee is more than just a bad ideaBut several independent studies have found those claims to be questionable. In
Councilman Matteo: Plastic bag fee is more than just a bad idea
Staten Island Advance / Posted 20 days ago
But several independent studies have found those claims to be questionable. In November, a delegation of the Washington, D.C. Council testified at a New York City Council about their city's carryout bag fee, touting a 60 percent drop in plastic... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Carry-out bag fee an ill-advised taxseveral independent studies have found those claims to be questionable. In Nove
Carry-out bag fee an ill-advised tax
Staten Island Advance / Posted 20 days ago
several independent studies have found those claims to be questionable. In November 2014, a delegation of the Washington, D.C. Council testified at a New York City Council about their city's carryout bag fee, touting a 60 percent drop in plastic... Read more
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NBC Washington
Another Bandwagon?Hour, WAMU 88-5. We welcome your questions. Email us at kojo@wamu.org or tweet
Another Bandwagon?
NBC Washington / Posted 20 days ago
Hour, WAMU 88-5. We welcome your questions. Email us at kojo@wamu.org or tweet us at @kojoshow. ■ LGBTQ suicide. At-large D.C. Council member David Grosso is being honored Friday night for his work with suicide prevention. The Trevor Project is... Read more
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Washington City Paper
D.C. Statehood Commission Will Release Draft Constitution Next FridayThe New Columbia Statehood Commission—composed of five District leaders includi
D.C. Statehood Commission Will Release Draft Constitution Next Friday
Washington City Paper / Posted 24 days ago
The New Columbia Statehood Commission—composed of five District leaders including Mayor Muriel Bowser, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, and D.C.'s congressional delegation—voted today to publicly release a draft of a new constitution for an... Read more
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Washington City Paper
‘This Was a Disaster': Youth Nonprofits Speak Out After DC Trust’s Collapse"This was a disaster," Judy Estey of Dance Place told a D.C. Council committee
‘This Was a Disaster': Youth Nonprofits Speak Out After DC Trust’s Collapse
Washington City Paper / Posted 25 days ago
"This was a disaster," Judy Estey of Dance Place told a D.C. Council committee on Thursday. "How can you take away this major source of funding without any warning?" In a series of revelations that began in January, the board learned that former... Read more
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Washington City Paper
D.C. Attorney General Introduces Bill to Combat Immigration-Services FraudOn Friday, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine announced that his office submitte
D.C. Attorney General Introduces Bill to Combat Immigration-Services Fraud
Washington City Paper / Posted 25 days ago
On Friday, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine announced that his office submitted legislation to the D.C. Council that seeks to reduce instances of alleged fraudsters fiscally preying on immigrants. The Immigration Services Protection Act—modeled... Read more
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The Washington Times
D.C. argues for statehood using federal tax paymentsvotes. The current D.C. delegate is Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democrat who has b
D.C. argues for statehood using federal tax payments
The Washington Times / Posted 26 days ago
votes. The current D.C. delegate is Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democrat who has been at the forefront of statehood efforts. D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, the at-large Democrat who also sits on the New Columbia Statehood Commission, wouldn’t... Read more
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NBC Washington
Soccer, Statehood and Morethe opportunity to really help to rethink the way Buzzard Point and this end of
Soccer, Statehood and More
NBC Washington / Posted 27 days ago
the opportunity to really help to rethink the way Buzzard Point and this end of Southwest are really realized,” said Ward 6 D.C. Council member Charles Allen. More than a billion dollars of investments are expected in the once-ignored... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Garber, Alexander Fined by Watchdog AgenciesDavid Garber and Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander are running for D.C. Cou
Garber, Alexander Fined by Watchdog Agencies
Washington City Paper / Posted 28 days ago
David Garber and Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander are running for D.C. Council seats in June's Democratic primary—but first, they'll have to pay up. Both Garber and Alexander (through her associated committees) recently landed fines from city... Read more
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NJ.com
Jersey City proposes minimum 30-hour workweeks for some private workersworkweek to their janitors, security guards, maids and other workers under a me
Jersey City proposes minimum 30-hour workweeks for some private workers
NJ.com / Posted 28 days ago
workweek to their janitors, security guards, maids and other workers under a measure up for initial approval by the City Council tomorrow. The proposal, which would apply to employers in buildings larger than 100,000 square feet and to... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Bowser Promotes Future D.C. United Stadium at Buzzard Point Demolition"1,000 construction and permanent jobs" to Buzzard Point, and Ward 6 residents
Bowser Promotes Future D.C. United Stadium at Buzzard Point Demolition
Washington City Paper / Posted 29 days ago
"1,000 construction and permanent jobs" to Buzzard Point, and Ward 6 residents would get priority in applying for them. D.C. Councilmember Charles Allen, who represents Southwest, said the site presents "an opportunity to rethink the way Buzzard... Read more
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Washington City Paper
D.C. Auditor: Summer Youth Employment Program Needs More Private-Sector Involvement, Yearly Independent Evaluationas in-kind support" to fund the program than D.C. does, the report found. The
D.C. Auditor: Summer Youth Employment Program Needs More Private-Sector Involvement, Yearly Independent Evaluation
Washington City Paper / Posted 29 days ago
as in-kind support" to fund the program than D.C. does, the report found. The report follows $200,000 appropriated by the D.C. Council to the Auditor in February to "conduct an evaluation of multiple years of [MBSYEP] to assess whether the program... Read more
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