Maximum controversy over minimum wage in the district

Talk of raising the minimum wage has been all the rage in the District as of late, and one demographic has sparked some discussion: tipped restaurant workers. The current minimum wage for tipped workers in D.C. is $2.77/hour, without… Read More

D.C. fight over wages continues, Council proposals seek to raise minimum wage

The prolonged debate over minimum wage in the nation’s capital continues to rage. Last month, Mayor Vincent Gray rejected the ‘living wage’ bill that would have mandated Wal-Mart and other sizable retailers to pay their employees higher than… Read More

Comments of the Week: Dorms, dorms, and more dorms

Last week, Vox covered a whole lot of talking and talking about the potential satellite campus dorm thing, introduced a new podcast by the eloquent gentlemen of Voice sports, and poked fun at Syracuse’s new President, who’s a Georgetown alum…. Read More

Gray vetos living wage bill, affirms allegiances to Wal-Mart

Earlier today, Mayor Vincent Gray announced his decision to veto the controversial Large Retailer Accountability Act, colloquially known as the ‘living wage’ bill. Gray cited the bill’s failure to provide increased opportunities and wages for the majority of the D.C. workforce… Read More

District Digest: Living wage bill and D.C. Olympics

Mayor faces living wage bill Yesterday, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announced that he would present Mayor Vincent Gray, pictured at right, with a “living wage” bill that was approved earlier this summer. While the bill has faced many supporters and… Read More

Commuting in the Capital: Cycling in D.C. from a cyclist in Chicago

I ride on LSD. The mayor told me to. This t-shirt slogan might have you a little confused if you don’t hail from the streets of Chi-town. LSD is the acronym for Lake Shore Drive, the major road… Read More

District Digest: Public opinion turns against the mayor

The shadow campaign weighs on public opinion. According to a poll by the Washington Post, 54 percent of respondents want the mayor to resign while 37 percent think he should stay. The disapproval stretches over all races, classes,… Read More

District Digest: The Mayor’s Gray future gets grimmer

More illegal campaign dealings come to light. Earlier this month, the Washington Post reported that an off-the-books “shadow campaign” illegally bought Vincent Gray’s 2010 bid for mayor $653,000 worth of paid staff, apparel, and consulting work. With this… Read More

Mayor Gray indicates only 5% of Campus Plan negotiations remain

On Wednesday, at the Citizens Association of Georgetown’s meeting, Mayor Vincent Gray hinted that an agreement has been reached between neighbors and the University over the campus plan. At the meeting, the mayor said, “We’re 95% to getting… Read More

District Digest: Bustin’ loose for the late Chuck Brown

This week in D.C. news features Chuck Brown’s memorial service, a Washington Times columnist’s worst work, and the latest on the D.C. Council’s vote on whether to give city employees back pay. Chuck Brown memorial service The late,… Read More