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Gray vetoes living wage bill: Mayor Gray vetoed the living wage bill stating DC needs "a living wage for as many District residents as possible." The Council will need 9 votes to override the veto. Gray hopes to establish a reasonable increase in the minimum wage for everyone. (WAMU)
Were job losses exaggerated?: Mayor Gray says the living wage bill would kill 4,000 jobs, but are those numbers accurate? Walmart represents less than 25 percent of those jobs. The others, which include construction and permanent jobs, are purely guesses. (Post, City Paper)
Walmart moves forward with stores: Walmart will move ahead on all five of its planned stores in DC. When and where will WalMart open? Three stores are already under construction. (City Paper, Post)
All-night Metrobus service possible: Metro is considering where all-night bus service could be economically viable in the region. The service isn't likely to begin before 2016, but the Action Committee for Transit is looking for ideas and suggestions. (Post)
Metro employees protest background checks: Metro workers from the Local 689 union protested WMATA's policy on background checks, saying it is unfair and discriminatory to conduct background checks after an employee returns from a leave of absence. (Post)
Potomac Yard Metro design still unknown: Plans for the Potomac Yard Metro Station are still unknown, as Alexandria must resolve problems with the preferred design. The station encroaches on National Park Service land and a scenic easement. (Patch)
Congestion in the Loudoun sprawl: Many roads in Loudoun County were left unfinished in the recession, even as population boomed. Loudoun's disconnected, disorderly pattern of growth has prevented walkable communities and created horrible congestion. (Atlantic Cities)
And...: Chevy Chase will hire an expert to fight plans for the Purple Line at Lynn Drive crossing. (Gazette) ... Maryland's housing authority is one step closer to its new headquarters in Prince George's County. (Post) ... Foreclosure rates fell across the US, but rose in DC and Maryland. (WBJ)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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