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D.C. Council member Tommy Wells on Saturday became the second candidate to officially enter the 2014 mayoral race. Ahead of his formal announcement, Wells (D-Ward 6) sat with me and my colleague Tim Craig for a lengthy interview on why … Continue reading ?
Six months after city officials and Uber settled conflicts over regulation of the app-based transportation service and jointly declared peace in our time, conflict again threatens to erupt — this time, over new sets of regulations being considered by the … Continue reading ?
Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe is back in front of a D.C. Council committee today to answer questions about his department’s “readiness and dependability.” So it’s an opportune time for the latest report on the department’s increasingly dire paramedic shortage from WTTG-TV’s Paul … Continue reading ?
Mayor Vincent C. Gray appeared on NewsChannel 8 this morning for this regular appearance on Bruce DePuyt’s “NewsTalk” show, where he was quizzed on the planned July 4 march of gun-law protesters armed with loaded rifles. “First of all, I … Continue reading ?
It’s been nearly three years since city leaders voted to legalize medical marijuana. Now, with dispensaries not even open yet, some legislators are exploring whether the D.C. Council should decriminalize or even legalize marijuana, period. Tim Craig reports in the Post that … Continue reading ?
Things are a little bit different for city dog owners this year: The District’s health department, which handles pet licensing, has made some changes to its system, and owners are being sent letters explaining them. Most of the changes seem … Continue reading ?
More than three months after it was originally scheduled to finish its work, Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s power line burial task force is finally out with recommendations: Spend up to $1 billion to bury the 60 most troublesome “feeder” lines. Where’s … Continue reading ?
The results are in: Ten projects in the District of Columbia won significant grants through the American Express-backed Partners in Preservation contest — starting with Washington National Cathedral, which received the most votes and will now get $100,000 to repair its earthquake-damaged … Continue reading ?
D.C. Council member Tommy Wells will bring more than three months of exploration to an end Saturday when he formally launches his mayoral campaign at a rally in Northeast Washington. Wells (D-Ward 6), who announced the noon rally in an … Continue reading ?
In the latest reminder that there’s unfinished business between federal prosecutors and Mayor Vincent C. Gray, WRC-TV cameras on Friday captured Gray and U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen Jr. awkwardly sharing the spotlight at a police memorial event. The awkwardness includes the top prosecutor … Continue reading ?
Months, if not years, of fighting between food trucks and traditional restaurants comes to a head Friday at the John A. Wilson Building, where the D.C. Council will hear testimony ahead of an up-or-down vote on new street vending regulations. Recent weeks … Continue reading ?
Pediatrician Robert P. Dickey quietly practiced for decades in east-of-the-river Washington, serving underserved neighborhoods, most recently from his stately red-brick home in the Penn Branch neighborhood. But Dickey’s sterling reputation was shattered Wednesday when federal agents raided his home, catching him looking at … Continue reading ?
The city’s popular fleet of Circulator buses could become more expensive for riders under a plan floated by D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh. Currently, Circulator buses charge passenger $1 per ride — 60 to 80 cents less than Metrobus … Continue reading ?
It seemed this day might never come, but here we are: The D.C. Taxicab Commission voted Wednesday to publish regulations requiring all city cabs to accept credit and debit card payments by Aug. 31. Assuming some other hiccup doesn’t arise … Continue reading ?
The District of Columbia is no stranger to civil disobedience, to protesters who break the law to make a point. But never have the protests involved more than 2,000 loaded rifles. So you can understand the anxiety many are feeling … Continue reading ?
The District government’s latest public safety flare-up follows a Saturday afternoon break-in in Chevy Chase, where resident Kathleen Burke told WRC-TV she was put on hold by a city 911 operator for more than a minute while an intruder was inside her house. … Continue reading ?
The D.C. Board of Elections on Friday released the final tallies for the April 23 special election, which will likely become the official results when the board certifies the election on Wednesday. The final count, which includes absentee and provisional ballots, … Continue reading ?
What do you get when you combine historic preservation with “American Idol”? It’s Partners in Preservation, a joint venture of American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation wherein AmEx puts up $1 million, the Trust identifies worthy “shovel-ready” projects, … Continue reading ?
D.C. Taxicab Commission Chairman Ron M. Linton appeared on WAMU-FM’s Politics Hour Friday to discuss the always enthralling world of public for-hire vehicle regulation. Among his revelations, Linton confirmed that the commission is sticking to its timeline of requiring cabs … Continue reading ?
Hail, hail, the gang was all there. The crowd of at least 200 that swarmed inaugural fundraiser for D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser’s mayoral campaign Thursday evening was, not surprisingly, heavy on backers of former mayor Adrian M. Fenty — starting … Continue reading ?