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  • D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray eventually will have to decide whether to sign or veto the "living wage" bill. Meanwhile, large retailers other than Wal-Mart call the D.C. Council legislation "misguided."
(The Washington Times)

    D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray vetoes 'living wage' bill with nod to Wal-Mart

    Mayor Vincent C. Gray on Thursday vetoed a bill that would raise the minimum wage at many large retail stores, setting up a crucial vote next week in the D.C. Council where proponents of the bill do not appear to have the support to override it.


  • D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray eventually will have to decide whether to sign or veto the "living wage" bill. Meanwhile, large retailers other than Wal-Mart call the D.C. Council legislation "misguided."
(The Washington Times)

    Gray still mum on future of D.C.'s 'living-wage' bill

    D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray on Tuesday lamented the effects of sequestration on the District — from a decrease in government jobs to a slight uptick in unemployment — but he declined to say how the economic stumble might affect his pending decision on a bill to raise minimum hourly wages at large retail stores.


  • The construction site where a 106,000 square foot Wal-Mart is being built at 5968 Georgia Ave., NW, Washington, D.C., Thursday, July 18, 2013. Wal-Mart is stoping plans to build 3 new stores and reconsidering what to do with the 3 stores already under construction after the D.C. City Council passed a living wage bill on July 10th, requiring big box stores to pay their employees a minimum wage of $12.50 per hour. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    'Living wage' bill reaches D.C. mayor's desk

    Fifty-one days after the D.C. Council passed legislation that would require some large retailers to pay a higher minimum wage, the bill has reached the mayor's desk for either approval or veto.


  • Wal-Mart is building a 106,000-square-foot store on Georgia Avenue but is threatening to stop its plans to provide as many as six stores in the city after the D.C. Council passed a bill requiring a minimum wage of $12.50 per hour. The outcome will provide insight into whether mega-retailers can continue their drive into the nation's urban cores. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Wal-Mart wage bill in D.C. heads for mayor's desk

    A "living wage" bill that has sparked a running tiff between Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and D.C. lawmakers is expected to reach the desk of Mayor Vincent C. Gray on Friday.


  • Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times
D.C. firefighters and paramedics listen to Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Chief Kenneth B. Ellerbe announce the hiring paramedics and the purchase of 30 new ambulances by the end of the year.

    Cross-training put aside to hire paramedics for D.C. fire department

    D.C. officials on Tuesday announced improvements to the fire department that include the purchase of 30 new ambulances, the ongoing training of 60 firefighter recruits and the hiring of nine paramedics.


  • Kindergarten teacher Nick Brooks calls on eager students who raise their hands during a lesson in his classroom on the first day of school at DC Scholars Public Charter School in Southeast on Monday. A couple of accidents involving school buses marred the morning for some students, but there were no serious injuries. (Photographs by Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Gray, chancellor help ring in school year

    More than 80,000 students headed back to school in the District on Monday, but it was a bumpy start for a few of them after two early morning school bus accidents.


  • The construction site where a 106,000 square foot Wal-Mart is being built at 5968 Georgia Ave., NW, Washington, D.C., Thursday, July 18, 2013. Wal-Mart is stoping plans to build 3 new stores and reconsidering what to do with the 3 stores already under construction after the D.C. City Council passed a living wage bill on July 10th, requiring big box stores to pay their employees a minimum wage of $12.50 per hour. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    D.C. 'living wage' bill still in limbo

    Legislation that would raise the minimum hourly wage at certain large retailers in the District — and could jeopardize Wal-Mart's development plans in the city — is in limbo more than a month after it passed.


  • D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray has set a goal, branded "Sustainable D.C.," of making 100 percent of District waters fishable and swimmable by 2032, yet there is cause to question his willingness to allow DDOE to do its job. The clean rivers initiative is a belated attempt to reverse a decades long trend of stormwater runoff that leads to sewage overflow. (The Washington Times)

    EDITORIAL: The heckler's veto

    Donnie McClurkin, the three-time Grammy-winning black gospel singer, was disinvited by D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray from a city-sponsored concert Saturday night.


  • Longtime Gray campaign aide charged with lying to investigators

    A longtime campaign aide of D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray is expected to plead guilty Tuesday to one count of lying to investigators in connection with a wide-ranging federal campaign finance probe — the fourth person affiliated with the 2010 campaign to plead guilty.


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