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Just a month and a half ago, D.C.'s battle over a living wage bill for big box retailers ended in a veto from District Mayor Vincent Gray. Now, the D.C. Council is considering four proposals for a minimum wage increase, and officials in neighboring Prince George's and Montgomery Counties have joined the cause. The proposals range from $10.55 an hour to $12.50 an hour, which would put the area alongside cities like San Francisco in terms of what it pays low-wage workers. Kojo looks at what minimum wage politics mean for workers, businesses and the regional economy.
A massive piece of the Berlin Wall was recently delivered to the campus of the University of Virginia, adorned with a famous mural by German graffiti artist Dennis Kaun.
Bixi, the company that supplies bicycles and bike stations to the Capital Bikeshare program, has been rescued from bankruptcy. But does that mean the bike sharing will resume expansion in our area?