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Washington City Paper
As Protesters March for a Higher Minimum Wage, D.C. Agencies Deal With Ballot Initiative CaseAround 100 people from across the country protested outside the D.C. Chamber of
As Protesters March for a Higher Minimum Wage, D.C. Agencies Deal With Ballot Initiative Case
Washington City Paper / Posted yesterday
Around 100 people from across the country protested outside the D.C. Chamber of Commerce this afternoon in favor of stalled ballot initiative that proposes raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour in D.C. "We can see your greedy side. Traitor,... Read more
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CBS Baltimore
DC's Paid Family Leave Proposal To Get Public HearingWASHINGTON (AP) — A proposal to require private employers in the nation’s capit
DC's Paid Family Leave Proposal To Get Public Hearing
CBS Baltimore / Posted 2 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A proposal to require private employers in the nation’s capital to provide 12 weeks of paid family leave will get a hearing in the D.C. Council. Democratic Council Chairman Phil Mendelson has said he expects the council to approve... Read more
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NBC Washington
Paid Family Leave Proposal to Get Public HearingA proposal to require private employers in the nation's capital to provide 12 w
Paid Family Leave Proposal to Get Public Hearing
NBC Washington / Posted 2 days ago
A proposal to require private employers in the nation's capital to provide 12 weeks of paid family leave will get a hearing in the D.C. Council. Democratic Council Chairman Phil Mendelson has said he expects the council to approve a paid-leave bill,... Read more
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WVVA Bluefield
DC's paid family leave proposal to get public hearingWASHINGTON (AP) - A proposal to require private employers in the nation's capit
DC's paid family leave proposal to get public hearing
WVVA Bluefield / Posted 2 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - A proposal to require private employers in the nation's capital to provide 12 weeks of paid family leave will get a hearing in the D.C. Council. Democratic Council Chairman Phil Mendelson has said he expects the council to approve... Read more
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The Washington Times
Muriel Bowser’s support of 12 weeks of paid leave in questionD.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Tuesday that she doesn’t know if she can back a p
Muriel Bowser’s support of 12 weeks of paid leave in question
The Washington Times / Posted 3 days ago
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Tuesday that she doesn’t know if she can back a pared-down proposal to provide 12 weeks of paid medical and family leave to city workers, a policy that would be the country’s most generous. Such a plan would allow... Read more
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The Washington Times
Phil Mendelson, D.C. Council chairman, cuts back benefits for paid family leave planD.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson has pared down the District’s plan to give
Phil Mendelson, D.C. Council chairman, cuts back benefits for paid family leave plan
The Washington Times / Posted 4 days ago
D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson has pared down the District’s plan to give city workers 16 weeks of paid medical and family leave, thought still keeping the proposal as the most generous leave policy in the country. Late Monday, Mr. Mendelson... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Ahead of Third Hearing on Paid Leave Legislation, D.C. Council Makes Contested Changes to BillOne of the District's most anticipated pieces of legislation this year has just
Ahead of Third Hearing on Paid Leave Legislation, D.C. Council Makes Contested Changes to Bill
Washington City Paper / Posted 4 days ago
One of the District's most anticipated pieces of legislation this year has just undergone some significant revisions. D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson—who also chairs the legislature's Committee of the Whole—on Monday circulated a draft... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Bowser Rolls Out D.C. General PlanA morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the Di
Bowser Rolls Out D.C. General Plan
Washington City Paper / Posted 4 days ago
A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com. Sign up: To get District Line Daily—or any of our other email newsletters—sent straight to your mailbox,... Read more
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Washington City Paper
D.C.’s Summer Youth Employment Program Expands, But Questions RemainOn Tuesday, the D.C. Council's 13 members unanimously voted to extend the Mario
D.C.’s Summer Youth Employment Program Expands, But Questions Remain
Washington City Paper / Posted 8 days ago
On Tuesday, the D.C. Council's 13 members unanimously voted to extend the Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment program, a work-readiness initiative, for another two years—but not without concerns. When permanently expanding the program to cover... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Ward War III: In the 2016 primary, it's Muriel Bowser's picks against everyone else.Vince Gray came in late, but that didn’t stop the applause. As the mayor slippe
Ward War III: In the 2016 primary, it's Muriel Bowser's picks against everyone else.
Washington City Paper / Posted 9 days ago
Vince Gray came in late, but that didn’t stop the applause. As the mayor slipped into the January community meeting at a Ward 5 church, the crowd—nearly all African Americans over 50 years old—broke into applause. And by the end of his speech, they... Read more
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The GW Hatchet
D.C. businesses point out flaws in paid leave programAn extensive paid family leave program could cost private institutions in the D
D.C. businesses point out flaws in paid leave program
The GW Hatchet / Posted 9 days ago
An extensive paid family leave program could cost private institutions in the District $15 million if implemented. John Cavanaugh, the president and CEO of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area, said that the program's... Read more
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Salon.com
Mayor uses congressional Republicans as excuse to prevent D.C. from enjoying legal weedMarijuana has been legal in the District of Columbia since February of last yea
Mayor uses congressional Republicans as excuse to prevent D.C. from enjoying legal weed
Salon.com / Posted 9 days ago
Marijuana has been legal in the District of Columbia since February of last year. But walking around, you would be hard pressed to notice any sign that the weed has indeed been freed. Sure, most any large American city smells like marijuana these... Read more
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The Washington Times
D.C. Council rethinks ban on private marijuana-smoking clubsIn a surprising turnaround, the D.C. Council is rethinking a ban on private mar
D.C. Council rethinks ban on private marijuana-smoking clubs
The Washington Times / Posted 10 days ago
In a surprising turnaround, the D.C. Council is rethinking a ban on private marijuana-smoking clubs, as pot advocates press for places for residents to light up outside of their homes. The council on Tuesday approved the formation of a task force to... Read more
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NBC Washington
Audit: DC Police Don't Use Firearms ExcessivelyPolice in the District are showing continuous reductions in the use of unnecess
Audit: DC Police Don't Use Firearms Excessively
NBC Washington / Posted 15 days ago
Police in the District are showing continuous reductions in the use of unnecessary force, said the department’s longtime independent monitor. D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson joined D.C. Auditor Kathy Patterson and D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Report: D.C. Police Use of Force Practices and Investigations Have ‘Deficiencies’A 343-page report released today by the D.C. Auditor finds that the Metropolita
Report: D.C. Police Use of Force Practices and Investigations Have ‘Deficiencies’
Washington City Paper / Posted 16 days ago
A 343-page report released today by the D.C. Auditor finds that the Metropolitan Police Department's use of force largely complies with best practices and federal guidelines, but cites several "deficiencies" that should be addressed. The review... Read more
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NBC Washington
Ban on Pot Clubs Causes Rift Among Liberal LawmakersA bill to permanently ban marijuana smoking in private clubs in the nation's ca
Ban on Pot Clubs Causes Rift Among Liberal Lawmakers
NBC Washington / Posted 16 days ago
A bill to permanently ban marijuana smoking in private clubs in the nation's capital revealed deep divisions on the liberal D.C. Council as lawmakers try to balance the will of the pro-pot electorate with restrictions imposed by Congress. Possession... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Mendo Helps Derail Bowser Anti-Crime MeasureMuriel Bowser antagonist Kenyan McDuffie faced a showdown today with the mayor'
Mendo Helps Derail Bowser Anti-Crime Measure
Washington City Paper / Posted 17 days ago
Muriel Bowser antagonist Kenyan McDuffie faced a showdown today with the mayor's allies at his D.C. Council committee. Fortunately for the Ward 5 councilmember, he brought backup. Bowser's feud with McDuffie over her crime package's status has... Read more
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The Washington Times
D.C. Council panel OKs permanent ban on private pot-smoking clubsA D.C. Council committee quietly approved legislation Wednesday that would perm
D.C. Council panel OKs permanent ban on private pot-smoking clubs
The Washington Times / Posted 17 days ago
A D.C. Council committee quietly approved legislation Wednesday that would permanently ban smoking marijuana in private clubs. The Judiciary Committee passed the bill as part of a last-minute meeting that was arranged Tuesday to mark up legislation... Read more
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Washington City Paper
D.C. Council Committee Approves Language for Permanent Cannabis Club BanAt a D.C. Council session on Wednesday—one that many advocates didn't see comin
D.C. Council Committee Approves Language for Permanent Cannabis Club Ban
Washington City Paper / Posted 17 days ago
At a D.C. Council session on Wednesday—one that many advocates didn't see coming until shortly before it occurred due to a lack of public notice—the Committee on the Judiciary approved draft language of a permanent ban on "cannabis clubs" that would... Read more
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WVVA Bluefield
DC Council advances permanent ban on pot clubsWASHINGTON (AP) - A divided D.C. Council has advanced legislation that would pe
DC Council advances permanent ban on pot clubs
WVVA Bluefield / Posted 17 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - A divided D.C. Council has advanced legislation that would permanently ban marijuana smoking in private clubs. Possession of up to 2 ounces of pot has been legal in the District since early last year. Congress has blocked the city... Read more
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Washington City Paper
D.C.’s Walmart ProblemExactly one week ago—when the impending blizzard was but a specter—District lea
D.C.’s Walmart Problem
Washington City Paper / Posted 22 days ago
Exactly one week ago—when the impending blizzard was but a specter—District leaders, residents, and advocates were shocked at Walmart's announcement that it would not install stores at two major developments in Ward 7: Skyland and Capitol... Read more
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Washington City Paper
What’s Next for D.C.’s Paid-Leave Proposal?Last Thursday, the D.C. Council held a day-long hearing on proposed legislation
What’s Next for D.C.’s Paid-Leave Proposal?
Washington City Paper / Posted 23 days ago
Last Thursday, the D.C. Council held a day-long hearing on proposed legislation that, as introduced, would provide almost all the District's workers with up to 16 weeks of paid leave for family, medical, and even military situations. Toward the end... Read more
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Washington City Paper
How Much Would 16 Weeks of Paid Leave Cost D.C.?As it turns out, the answer is far from clear. As drafted, the legislation wou
How Much Would 16 Weeks of Paid Leave Cost D.C.?
Washington City Paper / Posted 29 days ago
As it turns out, the answer is far from clear. As drafted, the legislation would create one of the most generous paid-leave programs in the country, providing up to 16 weeks of leave for family or medical reasons that meet certain "qualifying... Read more
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The Washington Times
Muriel Bowser’s administration says paid family leave plan would kill business, hurt D.C.D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration on Thursday questioned the solvency o
Muriel Bowser’s administration says paid family leave plan would kill business, hurt D.C.
The Washington Times / Posted 29 days ago
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration on Thursday questioned the solvency of a D.C. Council proposal to enact 16 weeks of paid family leave for residents, saying the measure would drive out businesses and cost overruns would hurt city... Read more
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NBC Washington
DC Paid Leave Hearing to Focus on Economic ImpactLawmakers in the nation's capital are set to hear about how a bill guaranteeing
DC Paid Leave Hearing to Focus on Economic Impact
NBC Washington / Posted 30 days ago
Lawmakers in the nation's capital are set to hear about how a bill guaranteeing paid family leave would affect the city's economy. The bill as written would give the nation's most generous paid leave benefits to people who live and work in the... Read more

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