Muriel Bowser is set to begin her second term as D.C.’s mayor, with a swearing-in ceremony set for Wednesday morning at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
The D.C. Council voted 10-2 to decriminalize failing to pay the fare on Metrorail or buses and lowered the fine to $50 Tuesday night. Metro opposed the change.
An effort to rename a portion of street outside the Saudi Embassy “Jamal Khashoggi Way” has been put on hold after D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson decided not to consider the measure, citing a District law.
The D.C. Council could be poised to overturn Initiative 77, a contentious measure approve by voters in the June primary which would mandate employers to pay the standard minimum wage to employees who rely on tips to supplement their pay.
A new contract under consideration by the D.C. Council this week includes 9 percent raises over three years for D.C. teachers. The contract is on the council’s Tuesday agenda.
D.C. Council members are looking ahead to a busy fall legislative session. But one major piece of legislation remains in limbo. The District’s death with dignity law has landed on the congressional chopping block.
To combat violence in the city, D.C. Council member Vincent Gray is proposing an incentive to keep experienced officers from retiring.
On Sunday, hundreds gathered to celebrate Cleveland Park Firehouse’s 100th year in the community.
Mayor Muriel Bowser says she is not ready to support the bill, which would impose a tax on businesses to fund 11 weeks of paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child and eight weeks of leave to care for a sick relative. Council President Phil Mendelson, who introduced it, is confident it will pass.
One step closer to statehood, the D.C. Council heard and discussed what could be the state constitution for “New Columbia.”
The D.C. Council has been considering the Universal Paid Leave Act, which would require employers in the District to provide their workers with up to 16 weeks of paid time off.
As D.C. public school students returned to class for the new school year Monday, city leaders pointed to the opening of a brand-new school as an example of how the overall system is improving.
People packed a D.C. Council hearing Thursday to speak for and against a controversial plan to provide several weeks of paid time off for residents.
The \”regional minimum\” for employees would be $11.50 an hour by 2016 if leaders in Montgomery County, Prince George\’s County and D.C. succeed.
At a DMV hearing on Tuesday debate centered on how to fix the adjudication system that many drivers feel is cumbersome and unfair.
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.