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Less than a week after the “living wage” debate ended with a D.C. Council vote, Wal-Mart opened hiring centers Monday for its first two D.C. stores. Post columnist Petula Dvorak paid a visit and found dozens, even hundreds, of Washingtonians ready to … Continue reading ?
A week after 12 people were murdered at the Washington Navy Yard by Aaron Alexis, attention begins to turn to the side effects of the tragic spasm of violence. The Post’s Peter Hermann makes note of what the killings will do … Continue reading ?
About a month ago, neighborhood activists in the city’s densest neighborhoods issued a civic cry of bloody murder after the District Department of Transportation announced that it was reworking its visitor parking pass program. The new plan — which would allow … Continue reading ?
There will be outdoor pro hockey in Washington, it appears: The Post’s Katie Carerra reports that D.C. has been chosen to host the 2015 NHL Winter Classic. The official announcement hasn’t yet been made by Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, who has … Continue reading ?
As the 2014 city elections edge closer, the candidate menagerie continues to expand. In recent weeks, two D.C. Council candidates have joined the fold: Beverley Wheeler, a Columbia Heights consultant who is seeking the Ward 1 seat as a Democrat; … Continue reading ?
Updated 12 p.m. with estimated number of jobs Two days after a last-ditch bid to save a controversial “living wage” bill failed, Wal-Mart said it will open hiring centers for its first two D.C. stores. Company spokesman Steven Restivo said … Continue reading ?
It was an act of courage that has taken on new resonance after Monday’s killings at the Navy Yard: Thirteen months ago, unarmed security guard Leo Johnson stopped an armed gunman bent on shooting up the Family Research Council headquarters downtown. Ahead of … Continue reading ?
Mayor Vincent C. Gray said Wednesday he expects to announce his pick for the District’s next chief financial officer “very soon.” Two persons familiar with the search not authorized to comment publicly said Gray has authorized a final vetting for … Continue reading ?
The long debate over Large Retailer Accountability Act ended Tuesday afternoon after a heated but perfunctory debate, after which the D.C. Council failed to override a mayoral veto of the narrowly targeted “living wage” bill. But supporters of the bill have some … Continue reading ?
The D.C. Council is undertaking a final debate Tuesday over whether to require the District’s largest retailers — including several planned Wal-Marts — to pay their employees a “living wage” of no less than $12.50 an hour in combined wages and benefits. To … Continue reading ?
The D.C. Council voted overwhelmingly Tuesday afternoon to institute emergency reforms to the city’s process of auctioning property tax debts to private investors — a system that has seen abuses allowing homeowners to lose their properties over small tax debts. … Continue reading ?
One bill introduced to the D.C. Council on Tuesday would legalize marijuana; another bill would legalize the sale of used bicycles — or at least make it much easier for established bike shops to do so. Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) introduced … Continue reading ?
To the dismal list topped by Virginia, Newtown, Fort Hood and Columbine, we now add Navy Yard. The District of Columbia’s worst day since at least June 2009, when two Red Line trains collided near Fort Totten, saw 12 people shot to death by … Continue reading ?
This morning, a special D.C. Council committee is likely to recommend a punishment for Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) that has only one precedent in council history: Marion Barry. Members of the panel said privately that they have settled on a recommendation of … Continue reading ?
As the federal investigation into District political corruption expands to national dimensions, the sentencing of a former D.C. Council member has been delayed for more than three months to allow him to cooperate with authorities. Michael A. Brown, who pleaded … Continue reading ?
The D.C. Council gets back to work Tuesday after a two-month break from its lawmaking duties. An attempt to override the mayoral veto of the large-retailer “living wage” bill is likely to garner the most attention next week, but legislators … Continue reading ?
A 64-day fait accompli came to an end Thursday morning when Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) put pen to paper, signing a letter decrying the Large Retailer Accountability Act as a “job killer” that would “do nothing but hinder our ability to … Continue reading ?
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray on Thursday vetoed the Large Retailer Accountability Act, a measure passed by the D.C. Council in July that would require certain businesses — most notably Wal-Mart — to pay their employees at least $12.50 an hour in … Continue reading ?
Jeffrey Thompson’s alleged “shadow” spending went well beyond the District line, it appears. Two years before he is said to have secretly spent $635,000 on Vincent C. Gray’s mayoral campaign, he spent nearly as much on Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential bid, … Continue reading ?
The District failed to protect its most vulnerable citizens from a system that efficiently reaped delinquent property taxes by threatening owners with the loss of their property. How did this happen? Turns out accountability has been halting for the Office of Tax … Continue reading ?