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After Wal-Mart threatened to pull three of its stores over a proposed wage increase, one D.C. councilmember is calling Wal-Mart's bluff.
With the WTOP Ticketbuster series chronicling stories of drivers running into red tape at the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles, District lawmakers have introduced a bill to address the issues.
After a series of problems with the District's ambulance fleets, the D.C. Council signaled Friday that it wants to take a closer look at manpower and staffing levels and repudiated an attempt by the Fire Department to rebalance the number of ambulances available during the course of a day.
The D.C. Council has given preliminary approval to a bill that would require large retailers like Wal-Mart and Target to pay their employees at least $12.50 an hour.
Former D.C. Councilman Michael A. Brown is facing a possible prison term in connection with a bribery charge.