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DC, 2 Md. Counties Working Together to Raise Regional Minimum Wage

D.C.’s Large Retailer Accountability Act may have gone by the wayside when Mayor Vincent Gray vetoed it in September, but a new proposal could raise minimum wage in the city and surrounding Maryland counties.

10/10/2013

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Report: 3 D.C. Bridges Ruled ‘Structurally Deficient’

Five bridges in the nation’s capital, including the heavily traveled Frederick Douglass Bridge over the Anacostia River, are categorized by federal highway officials as both “fracture critical” and “structurally deficient,” but District of Columbia officials say they’ve already fixed one and replaced another.

09/16/2013

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D.C. Police Searching For Missing Teenager

A 13-year-old girl is critically missing and D.C. police are asking for the public’s help in locating her.

09/08/2013

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14 Charged With Unemployment Benefits Fraud in DC

Fourteen people have been charged with obtaining unemployment benefits from the District of Columbia government even though they were employed at the time.

09/05/2013

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Hurdles Remain for Proposed DC United Stadium

The plan to build a new stadium for DC United at Buzzard Point was announced last week but is far from a done deal.

07/28/2013

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D.C. Budget Referendum About to Become Law

An effort by District of Columbia residents to give the city government more control over its municipal budget is about to reach a milestone.

07/22/2013

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D.C. Sees Increase of About 1 Million Visitors in 2012

Tourism officials say Washington saw an increase of about 1 million visitors last year, counting a record 18.9 million tourists visiting the nation’s capital.

05/07/2013

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Gray Says Tech Sector Key to District’s Economy

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray doesn’t want to bank on the federal government to keep the city’s economy afloat, so he’s turning his focus to the technology sector.

04/28/2013

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DC Among Most Air-Polluted U.S. Cities

The American Lung Association is out with its annual Air Quality Report Card and, suffice it to stay, DC may need to stay after class.

04/25/2013

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DC Officials Respond to School Closing Lawsuit

District of Columbia officials are responding to a lawsuit over the closure of 15 schools, saying their plan was the result of extensive study and will improve education for all students.

04/25/2013

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