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The District of Columbia. Population: 630,000. Available ambulances: three.
With the D.C. primary less than a year away, a second candidate made it official on Saturday, as Ward 6 Council member Tommy Wells told a crowd of supporters in the rain, "I am officially running to be mayor of our great city, Washington, D.C."
D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells, D-Ward 6, will formally launch his mayoral campaign on Saturday with a rally in Northeast.
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District of Columbia public safety officials are holding a news conference to discuss concerns over ambulance response times.
D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells says the Council has approved a funding request to hire 50 new police officers.
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A Washington man says his father died while he was waiting more than 40 minutes for an ambulance to arrive -- on the same night that dozens of city firefighters called out sick.
A proposal by three members of the D.C. Council would reduce speed camera fines in the District from the highest in the nation to a maximum of $50.
Two city departments are squaring off over animals in the classroom.
"I want to see whether our increase in fines has actually meant anything in terms of fewer numbers of people speeding or going through red lights," says D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh, (D-Ward 3).