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**FILE** D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) (Courtesy photo)

**FILE** D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) (Courtesy photo)

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D.C. Council Seeks to 'Ban the Box'

Wells, McDuffie Lead Effort to Remove Employment Barrier

The D.C. Council plans to give final approval Monday to legislation that removes "the box" — the space on an employment application form which requires everyone to answer whether they've been convicted of a crime.

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Tommy Wells: Public Service is His Calling

If one looks at D.C. Council member Tommy Wells' resume, it's obvious that while he has educational credentials that would merit a lobbying career on K Street or at a prestigious law firm or non-profit in Washington, he has opted instead for the public service route.

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Tommy Wells: Fire Ellerbe, Quander for Mills Death

D.C. Council member Tommy Wells, the chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety and mayoral hopeful, sent a letter to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray on Tuesday demanding that Paul Quander, the deputy mayor for public safety and justice, and Kenneth Ellerbe, the city's fire and emergency management services chief, be relieved of their duties.

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The District and Metro Launch Pilot Aimed at Students

Students who attend the School Without Walls will be the first to try out the...