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  1. Mayors: Trump pledged partnership on infrastructure and public safetyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2016 | Washington Examiner

    President-elect Donald Trump met Thursday with the mayors of Columbia, S.C., New Orleans, La., Oklahoma City, Okla., and other members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. "He showed great interest in helping cities progress," said Mick Cornett, mayor of Oklahoma City and president of U.S. Conference of Mayors.


  2. Report: Homelessness worst in nation's capitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2016 | Washington Examiner

    The "Hunger and Homeless Survey," released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, found that Washington, D.C., has 124 homeless people for every 10,000 residents in the general population. Of the 32 cities studied by the Conference of Mayors, the rate of homelessness was 51 people per 10,000 residents.


  3. Why is the DC Council trying to flush freedom down the toilet?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2016 | Washington Examiner

    Constitutional liberties do not come under fire only from Washington - or rather, here in the nation's capital, the federal government isn't the only threat. The Council of the District of Columbia is about to declare its disdain for established rights, intruding into the inner sanctum of your home: The loo.


  4. Justice Dept. files statement in South Carolina student tossing caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2016 | Washington Examiner

    The Justice Department is siding with a black female student and the American Civil Liberties Union in a federal lawsuit against the state of South Carolina, in a case about the violent incident captured between a school police resource officer and the student that went viral in 2015. In the case of Niya Kenny v.


  5. Despite Clinton's claims, DC gun ban did little to 'protect toddlers'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2016 | Washington Examiner

    Pushed on her beliefs about the Second Amendment, Hillary Clinton defended her support of Washington, D.C.'s now defunct handgun ban as part of a larger effort to protect children from firearm-related accidents. When asked her opposition to D.C. v.


  6. D.C. raises minimum wage to $15Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2016 | Washington Examiner

    Washington, D.C. this week became one of several cities that will eventually see its minimum wage rise to $15 an hour. "City councils and mayors can get the job done when it's not done in Congress," D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser told a crowd of supporters and city officials Monday night as she signed the Fair Shot Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2016 outside of the Columbia Heights Civic Plaza in Northwest D.C. The increase in the minimum wage, a major victory for organizations like D.C. for $15 and Fight for $15 campaigns, drew praise from President Obama.


  7. Clinton was always Obama's choiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | Washington Examiner

    President Obama on Thursday finally got to say what he's been wanting to say for months: Hillary Clinton should be president. "I'm not aware that he changed his mind at any point over the course of the primary," White House spokesman Josh Earnest admitted shortly after Obama officially tapped Hillary Clinton as his favored successor.


  8. Federal judge slaps down D.C.'s concealed carry policyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | Washington Examiner

    A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has issued a preliminary injunction that halts enforcement of the city's new concealed carry policy. In the 46-page memorandum opinion Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon called the new policy that requires concealed carry permit applicants to state "good reason" to carry a weapon an "unconstitutional burden."


  9. D.C. sees record tourism in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | Washington Examiner

    The District of Columbia saw international and domestic tourists spend $7.1 billion locally, a 4.4 percent increase over the last year and a record for the sixth year in a row. More than 19.3 million domestic tourists visited Washington, D.C. in 2015, which is another record, according to new data released by Destination DC , the city's tourism and marketing organization.


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