Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News

“The minimum wage in the District would increase to $11.50 per hour by 2016 under a bill approved by a D.C. Council committee Monday afternoon.” D.C. Council committee passes minimum wage increase (Washington Business Journal)

“The months seem a bit longer for a D.C. woman and her family after recent cuts to the food stamps they rely on.” Waiting for the 8th (Washington Post)

“According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, calls drop by 50 percent during the holidays, but that doesn’t mean there’s not trouble at home.” Raising Awareness of Domestic Violence During the Holidays (Public News Service)

“The march, a rally, a funeral service and an all-night vigil around the coffin in Freedom Plaza, in full view of the gleaming Capitol Dome, are part of an effort to bring attention to the lack of affordable housing and the plight of the thousands of homeless people still living on the street across the country on what advocates call National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day.” Advocates for homeless observe national memorial day  (Washington Post)

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