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Public Vote On $15 Minimum Wage Moves Forward After D.C. Judge Reverses Course

A D.C. judge ruled on Monday that the question of whether the city should raise its minimum wage to $15 can be put to voters in November. But now proponents have to collect close to 25,000 signatures from voters to get the measure on the November ballot.
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D.C. Has A New Tool In The Fight To Fill Potholes: Tablets

Filling potholes isn't much of a science, but the District is now using technology — tablet computers, to be specific — to improve its performance during its annual pothole-filling campaign.
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Mayor Bowser Bans D.C. Government Travel To North Carolina Over LGBT Law

The mayor says she's banning city employees from traveling to North Carolina on official business, taking a stand against a law critics say limits the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender residents of the Southern state.
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D.C. Firefighters Say Technical Glitches Not Hindering Use Of Private Ambulances

D.C. Fire and EMS has augmented its fleet the last couple weeks with private ambulances, and while communications problems have hindered the sharing of patient information, fire officials say it's not affecting service.

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Shutdowns Of Individual Metro Lines? Board Chairman Says It Might Be Necessary

Jack Evans says Metro's maintenance needs are so extensive that closing lines or portions of them on nights and weekends won't be sufficient.

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As Pepco-Exelon Deal Enters Review Period, Opponents See Chance To Fight

Opponents of the Pepco-Exelon merger are asking D.C. regulators to reconsider their decision to approve the deal.

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Group Pushing Legalized Gambling In D.C. Wants To Open Casino In Anacostia

A group funded by an anonymous corporation registered in Delaware is pushing to legalize gambling in the District, first by creating a site in downtown Anacostia where people could play poker, blackjack and other card games.
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American Eagle Foundation Looking For Names For D.C.'s Internet-Famous Eaglets

The hatching of two baby eaglets at the U.S. National Arboretum has been watching around the country — but as they grow, this pair is going to need a couple names.

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Metro: Quality Cameras Should Make For Quick Arrest In Fatal Deanwood Shooting

A teenager was fatally shot on Saturday afternoon on the platform at the Deanwood Metro station. Metro officials say they expect a quick arrest because the station was equipped with good security cameras.

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Capitol Back To Normal After Officers Shoot Intruder Monday

A man was shot by Capitol Police on Monday after drawing a weapon at a checkpoint at the Capitol building. Things are returning to normal Tuesday after what officials are now describing as a "criminal act."

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