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Virginia Developers To Pay For Poor House Flip

A Northern Virginia couple has agreed to a $1.3 million settlement with D.C. after a series of unsafe and illegal house flips.

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Is Washington's Notorious Traffic Congestion Worse Under SafeTrack?

With some Metro commuters abandoning the rails to avoid the delays caused by the SafeTrack plan, some people are turning to the roads to get to work. But the evidence suggests the gridlock may not be too bad — at least not yet.

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D.C. Takes First Step Toward $15 Minimum Wage

The D.C. Council on Tuesday gave initial approval to a bill increasing the city's minimum wage to $15 by 2020. The tipped wage would also go up, from $2.77 to $5, over the same time period. Mayor Muriel Bowser supports the bill.
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D.C. Poised To Adopt $15 Minimum Wage, Give Restaurant Workers A Boost

The D.C. Council is poised to give initial approval to a bill increasing the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. Tipped restaurant workers will also see a pay hike, though not as big.

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First Rush Hour Of Metro's SafeTrack Era Shows Riders Are Already Adjusting

Metro managed to get through the first rush hour under the SafeTrack maintenance blitz without any major hangups, providing tolerable service on the Orange and Silver Lines in Northern Virginia on Monday morning.

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Developer To Pay $1.3 Million Over Shoddy House-Flipping Claims In D.C.

A couple accused of overseeing the shoddy renovation of dozens of D.C. homes they later sold has agreed to pay $1.3 million in restitution to buyers. They will also be banned from doing any future construction, renovations or sales of any properties in the city.
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Metro Sees Unprecedented 'Crush Loads' Unless Riders Find Alternatives

With fewer trains running next week, Metro is looking at just how bad the crush of bodies could get on some cars. Some of the numbers are eye-opening.

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With Late-Night Metro Service Gone, Many Wonder: Is The Party In Washington Over?

Metro will now close at midnight instead of 3 a.m. on weekends — and the change has business leaders worried about the nighttime economy and bartenders and building cleaners struggling to find alternate ways home.
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The D.C. Bookstore Landscape

We consider the health and heft of D.C.'s bookstore landscape with representatives from the oldest -- and newest -- shops in the city.

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$15 Minimum Wage Advances In D.C., With Compromise On Tipped Workers

A D.C. Council committee has approved a bill raising the city's minimum wage to $15 and giving tipped workers a pay hike from $2.77 to $5.55 an hour.

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