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Gray announces plans to make D.C. age-friendly

Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced Wednesday that the District would team up with AARP and the World Health Organization for a pilot program aimed at making the city more accessible to seniors. AARP will be part of a task force that will...Show More Summary

D.C. Council challengers have had police encounters

As at-large D.C. Council candidates step up their attacks on incumbent Michael A. Brown, his supporters are raising questions about his leading opponents’ police encounters. Candidate David Grosso, Brown’s best-financed opponent, was arrested in May 1993 in Okaloosa County, Fla., on a misdemeanor marijuana charge, according to public records. Read full article >>

Tommy Wells backs Grosso in D.C. at-large race

D.C. Council member Tommy Wells endorsed David Grosso’s bid for an at-large seat on the council during a fundraiser Tuesday night in Capitol Hill. Wells becomes the first sitting council member to throw his support behind Grosso, who is running against council members Vincent B. Orange (D) and Michael A. Brown (I) in the Nov. 6 election. Read full article >>

Most D.C. council members staying on sidelines in Brown, Orange at-large races

One day after Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said he is supporting the two incumbents in the D.C. Council at-large race, many of the other members on the 12-member body said they won’t be endorsing a candidate. Read full article >>

Mendelson says he supports Orange, Brown

Acting D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said Monday that he supports incumbent at-large members Vincent B. Orange and Michael Brown in the Nov. 6 elections because his colleagues can “always” count on his support. Read full article >>

New D.C. ethics board picks its first director

The District’s new ethics board, which begins its duties of monitoring ethics and investigating violations Oct. 1, announced Friday that a veteran assistant attorney general will be its first director. Read full article >>

Forum for D.C. Council challengers turns contentious

The candidates running in the citywide race for two seats on the D.C. Council clashed Thursday night over ethics, speed cameras and even whether incumbent Michael A. Brown planted the father of a slain transgendered woman in the audience. Read full article >>

Marion Barry: Federal probe into Gray campaign ‘holding the city hostage,’ should be wrapped up

D.C. Council member Marion Barry called on federal prosecutors to wrap up their investigation into Mayor Vincent  C. Gray’s 2010 mayoral campaign, saying the probe is “holding the city hostage.” At a taping of the Q & A Café with Carol...Show More Summary

Washington Post to hold public forum on city leadership

The Washington Post will sponsor a public forum on the state of city leadership and accountability on Sept. 27 at The Post auditorium, 1150 15th St. NW. From corruption scandals to debates over gentrification, jobs and schools, the District of Columbia government is consistently the focus of public debate, media scrutiny and sometimes controversy. Show More Summary

Attorney for ex-Michael Brown treasurer rebuts theft allegations

An attorney representing the former treasurer of D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown on Wednesday strongly rebutted Brown’s suggestions that his client stole more than $110,000 from the campaign, saying in a statement that the council member “knows the truth” and “has a morally depraved composition.” Read full article >>

Brown camp reported no payments to ex-treasurer

Four years ago, D.C. Council members Marion Barry and Michael A. Brown paid Democratic fundraiser Hakim Sutton a combined $50,000 or so for his work for nine months as a consultant for their respective campaigns, campaign records show. Read full article >>

District seeks public comment on eliminating nearly 40 boards

The District’s Office of Boards and Commissions wants citizens to weigh in on a preliminary plan to eliminate 38 boards and commissions and to consolidate at least two dozen others. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) asked the agency to examine...Show More Summary

Patterson, Lightfoot endorse Grosso

Former D.C. Council members Kathy Patterson and William P. Lightfoot announced Thursday that they are backing Independent David Grosso in the Nov. 6 election for an at-large council seat. Patterson, a Democrat who represented Ward 3Show More Summary

UDC fiscal problems threaten community college’s future, report says

The University of the District of Columbia has a staff and facilities too large for a stagnant student body – a costly issue that threatens efforts to turn the university’s expanding community college into an independent entity, according to a new report of a city-appointed advisory board. Read full article >>

Vincent Gray stumps for bill to cut capital gains tax on new tech firms

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray hit the campaign trail Monday to try to rally public support for his proposal to slash capital gains taxes on District residents who invest in start-up technology companies, which the mayor said are crucial to the city’s long-term economic prospects. Read full article >>

Unions prepare to boost Michael Brown

District Labor leaders are increasingly nervous that D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown could lose his bid for reelection in November and are strategizing about how to boost his campaign, according to officials familiar with the discussions. Read full article >>

D.C.’s Frederick Douglass statue headed to Capitol

The District doesn’t get many victories in Congress, but the city scored an important symbolic win Wednesday as the Senate approved a measure to put a statue of abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass in the Capitol. With the House having passed the bill Monday, it now heads to President Obama’s desk for his signature. Read full article >>

Attorney for ex-Michael Brown treasurer refutes theft allegations

An attorney representing the former treasurer of D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown on Wednesday strongly refuted Brown’s suggestions that his client stole more than $110,000 from the campaign, saying in a statement that the council member “knows the truth” and “has a morally deprived composition.” Read full article >>

More than $110,000 missing from D.C. Councilman Michael A. Brown’s campaign coffers

D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown (I-At Large) reported late Monday that more than $100,000 went missing from his campaign treasury this summer, essentially wiping him out of most of the money he had available to spend on his bid for reelection. Read full article >>

Frederick Douglass statue approved by House to represent D.C. in Capitol

The House approved a bill Monday to put a statue of abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass in the U.S. Capitol, bringing the District one step closer to a long-sought symbolic goal. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Dan Lundgren (R-Calif.) and Del. Show More Summary

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