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Federal Minimum Wage War Outmaneuvered By Municipalities

Federal Minimum Wage War Outmaneuvered By Municipalities

December 11, 2013 at 11:52 am

HUFFINGTON POST 12/11/13 By Michael Shank and Ed Lazere As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pushes for a national minimum wage increase this congressional session — and as SeaTac, Washington, passes the highest minimum wage in the country at $15 an hour — the leaders of the District of Columbia […]

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Searching for Affordable Housing in Anacostia

Searching for Affordable Housing in Anacostia

February 6, 2013 at 4:11 pm

WASHINGTON POST 02/06/13 By Michael Shank This month marks one year since my next-door neighbors in Anacostia moved out. They didn’t want to leave. They left because they couldn’t afford it. It was a single mother and her 15-year-old son, and for the purposes of confidentiality, I’ll call them Roz […]

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Anacostia: Why I Have Faith in the Future of My Neighborhood

Anacostia: Why I Have Faith in the Future of My Neighborhood

November 14, 2012 at 3:33 pm

WASHINGTON POST 11/14/12 By Michael Shank Of the two rivers that cup our nation’s capital — the Potomac and the Anacostia— the latter of the two is, perhaps, the most apt reflection of where America is at socio-economically. The Anacostia River, the Anglicized namesake of which was first officially recorded […]

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