D.C. Politics



The city would own apartment buildings where low-income people would live alongside tenants who can pay more. The plan is far from becoming reality, but popular with a spectrum of local activists.

City officials hope that renewed focus on the issue after the District amended its criminal code will spur federal lawmakers to act on the 14 vacancies.

As Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) runs for a third term leading the nation’s capital, we asked her about crime, schools, housing and more.

D.C. Council member Elissa Silverman (I-At Large) has served on the council since 2015, but she lost her bid for reelection in the Nov. 8 election.

The race for two at-large council seats remains uncalled, as the Board of Elections continues counting ballots.

Initiative 82 requires restaurants and other businesses to pay tipped workers $16.10 per hour by 2027. The D.C. Council repealed a similar measure that passed in 2018.

Bowser is only the second mayor to win a third term in the capital city, aside from "mayor for life" Marion Barry.

Inflation, crime, abortion and the future of democracy itself were among the concerns as voters in D.C., Virginia and Maryland went to the polls.

Polls will be open Tuesday between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. in Virginia and between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. in Maryland and the District.

Voters on Nov. 8 will cast their ballots for mayor, council and decide on an initiative to require tipped workers to be paid the full minimum wage.

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The board said D.C. Council member Elissa Silverman's due-process rights were not violated when the Office of Campaign Finance determined she misspent public campaign funds.

Election Day likely won’t bring drastic change to the District of Columbia this year, with Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) nearly assured of a third term.

Initiative 82 will raise tipped workers' pay, but some of them say their bosses can't afford it.

With three sitting council members running, plus five more challengers in the mix, some of the ordinary alliances and factions don’t quite apply.

Known best for his comedy career and campaign signs, Red Grant has won over some residents in his longshot bid for D.C. mayor.

Council member Trayon White Sr. (D-Ward 8) said his emergency legislation to rename Good Hope Road SE was unfairly blocked, but Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) said he wanted a hearing first.

An initiative to require tipped workers to receive the same minimum wage as untipped workers is on the ballot.

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Muriel Bowser handily won the Democratic nomination in June, and is poised to win November’s general election in a city where Democrats dominate.

The city’s Office of Campaign Finance said Thursday that Silverman should not have polled the crowded Ward 3 Democratic primary when she was not a candidate in the contest, an assertion that Silverman says she disagrees with.

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser said that Bryan Hum, interim director of her administration’s Office of Policy and Legislative Affairs, had worked on the contracts but wasn't involved in negotiations.

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