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D.C. Council Decriminalizes Pot Possession

Possession 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.

03/04/2014

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D.C. Council Votes To Create Scholarship Program

The 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.

02/04/2014

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D.C. Council To Address Issue Of Homeless In Motels

The D.C. Council will listen to testimony on the city’s strategies for sheltering the homeless, including the practice of housing families in motels.

02/03/2014

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D.C. Council Panel Endorses Pot Decriminalization

District of Columbia lawmakers have advanced legislation that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.

01/15/2014

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Md. Lawmaker To Advocate For Minimum Wage Increase

A state lawmaker from Prince George’s County is highlighting the difficulty of shopping for food as a minimum-wage earner.

12/12/2013

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D.C. Council Member To Live 1 Week On Minimum Wage

D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells says he’ll spend a week keeping his food and transportation costs to the level of a minimum-wage worker.

12/11/2013

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D.C. Council Unanimously Approves Minimum Wage Hike

The 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.

12/03/2013

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D.C. Council Committee Backs Minimum Wage Hike

A 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.

11/26/2013

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D.C. Mayor Proposes Minimum Wage Of $10

District 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.

11/22/2013

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D.C. Council Urges Redskins To Change Nickname

The D.C. Council approved a resolution Tuesday calling on the Washington Redskins to change their nickname, which some consider offensive to Native Americans.

11/05/2013

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Wal-Mart To Open 2 D.C. Hiring Centers After Wage Dispute

Wal-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.”

09/19/2013

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D.C. To Consider Decriminalizing Pot Possession

The D.C. Council will consider decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana.

07/10/2013

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