Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News

“’This is an opportunity to raise funds for our program and to have an outlet for our many, many volunteers,’ President Darrel Woo of the cafe’s main organization, My Sister’s House, said.” Café Helps Empower Women, Victims of Domestic Violence (Fox 40)

“Gray intends to include the funding for the new hospital in his fiscal 2015 budget proposal due to be delivered to the D.C. Council on April 3, two days after the Democratic mayoral primary.” D.C. Mayor Gray to pitch new hospital in Ward 8 (Washington Business Journal)

“In D.C., the minimum wage is $8.25, but a full-time worker would have to make $23.83 an hour to afford a one-bedroom rental and $28.25 an hour for a two-bedroom apartment, according to the NLIHC report.” How many hours must minimum-wage earners work to afford rent? (USA Today)

“Given the prevalence of mental illness, I would ask that you to be slower to judge those who suffer from it, and quicker to extend to them your compassion.  They carry a heavy load.” Mental Illness: Extend Compassion, Not Judgement (Forbes)

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