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Watered-Down Pot Decriminalization Advances In D.C.

District of Columbia lawmakers took a long-awaited first step Tuesday toward decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, but not before watering down the bill to maintain criminal penalties for smoking in public.

02/04/2014

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D.C. Mayor Launches Re-Election Campaign

Calling his campaign of four years ago an “embarrassment,” District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray nevertheless made a forceful case Saturday that he’s earned the opportunity to serve another term.

01/11/2014

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D.C. Mayor Urges Council To Reject Property Tax Relief

Mayor Vincent Gray is asking the D.C. Council to reject a bill that would provide property tax relief to some District of Columbia homeowners.

01/07/2014

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Metro Debuts Newest Rail Cars

Metro riders will get their first look at the system’s new rail cars, which will replace some cars that date back to the system’s debut in 1976.

01/06/2014

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D.C. Council Sends Minimum Wage Hike To Mayor

The D.C. Council is scheduled to take a final vote on raising the city’s minimum wage to $11.50 an hour by 2016.

12/17/2013

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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. Mayor Signs Immigrant Driver’s License Bill

Starting next year, people living in the nation’s capital who don’t have legal permission to reside in the United States will be able to get driver’s licenses.

11/18/2013

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D.C. Mayor Appeals To Reid To Free City’s Funds

Washington’s mayor confronted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on the steps of the Capitol Wednesday about the federal shutdown that has imperiled the city government, eliciting a terse reply from his fellow Democrat.

10/09/2013

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D.C. Mayor Vetoes Wage Bill Affecting Walmart

Mayor Vincent Gray vetoed a bill Thursday that would force Wal-Mart and other large retailers to pay their employees at least $12.50 an hour, calling it a “job killer” that would not advance the goal of a living wage for District of Columbia workers.

09/12/2013

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DC Mayor Opposes Gun Insurance Mandate

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray’s administration does not support a bill that would require gun owners in the nation’s capital to carry liability insurance.

05/16/2013

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