Metro wants to extend its reduced rail service hours for track maintenance for at least another year — and Mayor Muriel Bowser hasn’t been shy to let Metro know she’s unhappy the rail system is not ready to restore full service.
The D.C. Council voted Tuesday night to take more time and look at a piece of legislation, which would still face obstacles even if members do approve it.
One day before the full D.C. Council considers lowering the city’s voting age from 18 to 16, the main lawmaker behind the effort is expressing strong optimism that his bill will soon be law.
The initiative approved by voters in June would have raised minimum base pay for tipped workers to standard minimum wage over a period of time.
Bicycles were splayed across the roadway through Dupont Circle in the District and drivers honked during a “ghost rider” vigil Wednesday night near where a 20-year-old man was killed while riding his rented electric scooter.
Those in favor and opposed to a $15 an hour minimum for tipped employees in the District are making their points known to the D.C. Council.
Three people listed as signature collectors for S. Kathryn Allen’s campaign say they never collected signatures. They say their information appears to be forged.
Last year, D.C.’s school system said 73 percent of its students graduated on time. It was later discovered that a third of the students were allowed to graduate despite violations of school policy, such as excessive unexcused absences.
Ethics officials in the District are investigating Ward 2 Council member Jack Evans’ dealings with a digital sign company that would have benefited from legislation Evans proposed
A D.C. housing official has resigned in the wake of a controversy over a rally he organized at which a D.C. council member was derided as a “fake Jew” and Jewish people were called “termites.”
Under a bill advanced by the D.C. Council’s judiciary committee Wednesday, political candidates would be able to tap into a pool of public money to finance their political runs. Supporters say the measure will amplify the voice of small donors instead of corporate contributions.
Schoolteachers in D.C. who use their own cash for classroom supplies would get a $500 tax credit and fewer students would be suspended under two bills being considered by the D.C. Council.
Despite complaints from people with disabilities, D.C. does not plan to allow more riders to use subsidized taxis instead of MetroAccess paratransit service.
As the District continues to develop its waterfront areas, the D.C. Council is considering legislation that would dedicate resources to keeping waterways safe and orderly, giving city officials the ability to more closely manage increased traffic and growth.
The sites could help prevent overdoses and get users connected to treatment options, said D.C. Councilmember David Grosso.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.