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Defying Congress: D.C. weighs plan to stay open if feds shut down

District leaders are considering defying Congress to keep the city government running even if the federal government shuts down due to a budget impasse.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 05:10pm EDT

Tags: shutdown, D.C. Council, Vincent Gray, Phil Mendelson, budget autonomy, andrew mollenbeck

Wage bill affecting Wal-Mart dies in D.C.

Wal-Mart and other large retailers won't be required to pay their employees a "living wage" of at least $12.50 an hour in the District of Columbia.

Tuesday - 09/17/2013, 04:45pm EDT

Tags: Wal-Mart, living wage bill, D.C. Council

Burglary at D.C. councilmember's home

Councilmember David Grosso says someone pried open a kitchen window in the back of his Northeast home and stole two computers and a camera.

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 07:11am EDT

Tags: David Grosso, D.C. Council, burglary

Councilwoman hopes end of corrupt elections is near

As yet another aide to Mayor Vincent Gray's campaign is charged in connection with a corruption investigation, Councilwoman Mary Cheh says any candidates who benefited from the so-called "shadow campaign" should come forward.

Monday - 08/12/2013, 05:52pm EDT

Tags: Mary Cheh, Vincent Gray, Jeanne Clarke Harris, Jeffrey Thompson, shadow campaign, campaign finances, crime, D.C. Council, Max Smith

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Businessman accused of more secret D.C. campaign spending

A D.C. businessman under investigation for allegedly financing a secret $653,000 funding campaign for D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray in 2010 allegedly also spent money on secret campaigns for seven other candidates for mayor and the D.C. Council.

Monday - 08/12/2013, 10:44am EDT

Tags: election, campaign finance, Jeffrey Thompson, Vince Gray, Vincent Gray, mayor, D.C. Council, Patrick Mara, Linda Cropp, Vincent Orange

Major retailers urge Gray veto of living wage bill, threaten to table expansion plans

A half-dozen major retailers have signed a letter to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray urging him to veto the large retailer living wage bill, threatening to "revisit" expansion plans if the legislation is enacted.

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 02:23pm EDT

Tags: Vincent Gray, D.C. Council, living wage, living wage bill

Mayor has final say on Wal-Mart halting construction of 3 D.C. stores

The D.C. Council has passed a bill that would require large retailers like Wal-Mart to pay workers at least $12.50. The bill is now before the mayor.

Friday - 07/12/2013, 11:20pm EDT

Tags: D.C. Council, living wage bill, minimum wage, Wal-Mart

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