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DC Council Takes Huge Step Toward Decriminalizing Pot Possession

Washington’s mayor and police chief are concerned that a bill decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana will lead to widespread pot smoking in public.

02/04/2014

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Mayor’s Proposal Would Phase Out Use of Styrofoam in D.C.

Twenty years ago, Jim Foster says, the Anacostia Watershed Society was busy trying to get tires out of the river. Now that the big stuff is more or less gone, and dumping has been made a felony, AWS’s focus is on the smaller stuff.

01/16/2014

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Gray Signs Bill Raising D.C. Minimum Wage to $11.50

The District of Columbia’s mayor has signed a bill that will raise the city’s minimum wage to $11.50 per hour in 2016.

01/15/2014

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DC Councilman Calls for $25, $100 Fines For Pot

District of Columbia Councilmember Tommy Wells is proposing fines of $25 and $100 for possessing or smoking marijuana in a bid to decriminalize small amounts of pot.

01/14/2014

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DC Council Advances Senior Property Tax Exemption

The D.C. Council has given preliminary approval to a bill that would eliminate property taxes for some elderly residents.

01/07/2014

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D.C. Council Approves Funding for 50 New Officers

D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells says the Council has approved a funding request to hire 50 new police officers.

02/01/2013

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Michael Brown to Attempt Return to D.C. Council as Democrat

Michael A. Brown will attempt to return to the D.C. Council, this time as a Democrat. The independent was defeated in November by independent David Grosso.

01/02/2013

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Grosso Sworn In as Newest DC Councilmember

David Grosso is set to be sworn in as the newest member of the D.C. Council. Grosso, an independent, defeated incumbent Michael A. Brown in November to win an at-large council seat.

01/02/2013

(L-R) District of Columbia Councilmember Harry Thomas, former mayor and Councilmember Marion Barry, Mayor Vincent Gray and Council Chairman Kwame Brown.

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Anita Bonds Becomes Interim DC Councilmember

Anita Bonds has been selected as an interim member of the D.C. Council.

12/11/2012

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DC Government Dogged By Corruption Scandals

District of Columbia councilmember member Harry Thomas Jr. pleaded guilty to stealing funds earmarked for youth sports programs. Another, Kwame R. Brown, was accused of lying about his income on bank loan applications and is set to appear in federal court Friday morning.

06/08/2012

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