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The D.C. Council passed legislation Tuesday that allows restaurant owners to choose whether to allow dogs outdoors.

DC Council Passes Bill Allowing Dogs at Restaurants

The Washington, D.C. Council passed emergency legislation Tuesday to give restaurant owners the ability to choose whether to allow dogs in outdoor dining areas. The bill, which also requires restaurant owners to post signs about their dog dining policy, was passed unanimously to respond to recent outrage over the D.C.[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Mayor Muriel Bowser announced her intention to run for re-election in 2018.

Bowser Seeks 2nd Mayoral Term, Promises Social, Economic Growth

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced her intent to run for re-election in 2018, pledging to use the capital’s growth to benefit more District residents, especially as the economic gap between white and minority residents grows. Bowser, who began her term in 2014, announced her decision via her personal[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Walmart Abruptly Cancels D.C. Stores

Citing recent disappointment in the financial performances of its three Washington, D.C. stores, Walmart abruptly cancelled the planned construction of two stores in some of D.C.’s poorer areas Jan. 15. As part of its deal to enter the D.C. market three years ago, Walmart promised to build two supercenters in[Read More…]

by January 26, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Minimum Wage Jumps to $10.50

Minimum wage in Washington, D.C., rose from $9.50 to $10.50 Wednesday as part of the January 2014 legislation that guarantees an hourly wage of $11.50 by next year. The $1 change is the second increase outlined in the Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2013, which the D.C. Council passed unanimously under[Read More…]

by July 2, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Senate Holds Hearing On DC Statehood

A renewed push for statehood for the District of Columbia culminated with a U.S. Senate committee hearing Monday. Although a symbolic gesture, this hearing was the first on D.C. Statehood since 1993, offering prominent government officials the opportunity to argue for full representation and control for D.C. citizens. The Senate[Read More…]

by September 16, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Mayor Vincent Gray signed the minimum wage increase bill into law in January.

DC Minimum Wage Increases

The minimum wage in the District of Columbia rose from $8.25 to $9.50 today, the first in a series of rate hikes leading to a minimum wage of $11.50 by 2016. Mayor Vincent Gray affixed his signature to the Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2013 this January, after the D.C.[Read More…]

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Muriel Bowser

Mayoral Race Engages District, but Not Hilltop

After a rollercoaster campaign marred by the specter of a campaign finance scandal, D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) unseated incumbent Mayor Vincent Gray in the April 1 Democratic primary, preparing her to face Councilmember David Catania (I-At Large) in the Nov. 4 general election for mayor. Former commissioner for[Read More…]

Bowser Unseats Gray in Primary

Bowser Unseats Gray in Primary

Muriel Bowser, an upshot D.C. councilmember representing Ward 4, won the D.C. Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday with 44.2 percent of the vote, bringing the administration of Mayor Vincent Gray to a close and catapulting Bowser to the position of presumptive mayor in a city where winning the Democratic primary is[Read More…]

by April 4, 2014 0 comments City News, News

Bowser Bests Gray in Mayoral Primary

Tapping into voter discontent over a mayor still embroiled in an ongoing federal investigation over his 2010 campaign, D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) handily won the Democratic primary for D.C. mayor Tuesday evening with 44.2 percent of the vote . With 89 percent of voting precincts reporting, Bowser had[Read More…]

by April 2, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

On Election Day, Gray, Bowser Locked in Lead

As voters take to the polls today to choose the Democratic nominee for mayor, they will decide between an embattled incumbent fighting for his political career and an upstart Washington, D.C. councilmember determined to portray herself as the person to turn the page on the District’s longstanding tradition of political[Read More…]

by April 1, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top