DC Council To Vote On Medical Pot, Record SealingThe D.C. Council is poised to make further changes to marijuana laws in the nation's capital as residents weigh whether to legalize pot.
D.C. Council Decriminalizes Pot PossessionPossession of less than one ounce of marijuana would no longer be a criminal offense in the nation's capital under a bill approved Tuesday by the D.C. Council.
D.C. Council Votes To Create Scholarship ProgramThe D.C. Council voted unanimously Tuesday to create a wide-ranging college scholarship program for city students amid questions about whether it could endanger a popular federal program.
D.C. Council To Address Issue Of Homeless In MotelsThe D.C. Council will listen to testimony on the city's strategies for sheltering the homeless, including the practice of housing families in motels.
D.C. Council Panel Endorses Pot DecriminalizationDistrict of Columbia lawmakers have advanced legislation that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Md. Lawmaker To Advocate For Minimum Wage IncreaseA state lawmaker from Prince George's County is highlighting the difficulty of shopping for food as a minimum-wage earner.
D.C. Council Member To Live 1 Week On Minimum WageD.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells says he'll spend a week keeping his food and transportation costs to the level of a minimum-wage worker.
D.C. Council Unanimously Approves Minimum Wage HikeThe D.C. Council voted unanimously Tuesday to increase the District of Columbia's minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, one of the nation's highest.
D.C. Council Committee Backs Minimum Wage HikeA D.C. Council committee has unanimously approved a bill that would raise the city's minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, one of the nation's highest, by 2015.
D.C. Mayor Proposes Minimum Wage Of $10District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray said Friday he supports increasing the city's minimum wage to $10 an hour, setting up a possible showdown with the D.C. Council over pay for low-wage workers.
D.C. Council Urges Redskins To Change NicknameThe D.C. Council approved a resolution Tuesday calling on the Washington Redskins to change their nickname, which some consider offensive to Native Americans.
Wal-Mart To Open 2 D.C. Hiring Centers After Wage DisputeWal-Mart is opening two hiring centers in Washington just days after the D.C. Council failed to override a veto of an effort to require other large retailers to pay employees a "living wage."