Virginia’s governor gets into a regional spat over Metro and the Silver Line. The D.C. Council advances one of the nation’s most generous paid leave policies. And a longtime Maryland state senator decides he won't retire amid a fight for his seat.
D.C.’s first bean-to-bar chocolate maker, Undone Chocolate, may source its cacao beans far away, but the roasting and chocolate-making process takes place in the local food incubator Union Kitchen. Undone Chocolate is riding a wave of interest in locally made products, including legislation making its way through the D.C. Council would certify products with a “Made in DC” logo, as well as support small makers in the District.
- Raj Aggarwal President, Provoc; Chair and Co-founder, Think Local First
- Adam Kavalier Co-founder, Undone Chocolate
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