Former Mayor Vincent Gray was the headline victory in a primary night that was seen as a blow to Mayor Muriel Bowser's Green Team. And Hillary Clinton won the last-in-nation presidential primary in a landslide.
A glitch in the mobile app used by the D.C. Board of Elections has resulted in some voters seeing unexpected changes in their party affiliation, forcing them to cast special ballots in the city's closed primary taking place today.
This year is the 60th anniversary of the District’s first-ever presidential primary. In 1956, the District of Columbia hadn’t held an election for 82 years. There was no board of elections, no voting machines. It took two weeks to count all the ballots.
Presidential contender Hillary Clinton has joined her opponent in the Democratic primaries, Sen. Bernie Sanders, in backing statehood for Washington, D.C. She pledged her support just as city officials plan to petition Congress for admission to the union as the 51st state.
In light of two separate proposals to raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2020 in the District, Kojo explores what the wage increase would mean for tipped workers – particularly those in the restaurant industry.
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