Tommy Wells

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D.C. to Consider Decriminalizing Pot Possession

The D.C. Council will consider decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana.


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Former Obama, Clinton Staffer Announces Candidacy for D.C. Mayor

An attorney who has worked in the Obama and Clinton administrations is running for mayor of the District of Columbia.


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D.C. Councilmember Wants Fire Chief to Step Down

A D.C. councilmember is calling on Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe to step down amid questions about the department’s ability to handle medical calls.


D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells to Launch Mayoral Bid

D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells is set to formally kick off his campaign for mayor.


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D.C. Council Considers Ban on Printable Guns

The D.C. Council will consider banning plastic firearms created by 3D printers.


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Union: D.C. Fire Inventory Overstates Equipment

Fire union officials say Washington’s fire department has incorrectly listed equipment ready for service.


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Proposal Would Give D.C. Police ‘Big Brother’ Access to Private Cameras

D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells wants police to be able tap into private security cameras in an effort to crack down on crime in the nation’s capital. But some residents are wondering if the proposal goes too far, crossing the line between safety and privacy.


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DC Council Bill Would Slash Traffic Camera Fines

New legislation in the D.C. Council would reduce fines from automated speed cameras and running red lights could be lowered to $50.


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D.C. Health Officials Attempt To Remove Animals From Classrooms

An elementary school in Washington was reprimanded by the Department of Health for teaching with animals in the classroom that are illegal to own in the District.