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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 ?
D.C. Council member Vincent Orange (D-At-Large) has the distinction of becoming the first D.C. public official to be formally admonished by the District’s new ethics board. In a “negotiated disposition,” Orange admitted to breaching the council’s Code of Conduct by intervening in … Continue reading ?
A new D.C. government education campaign is telling city youth that using “synthetic marijuana” products will turn them into zombies, “Night of the Living Dead”-style. The campaign, sponsored by the D.C. Department of Health, includes print and broadcast ads, billboards, … Continue reading ?
A crowd of more than 150 people packed a John A. Wilson Building briefing room Thursday to hear Mayor Vincent C. Gray unveil his proposal to allow illegal immigrants to apply for District driver’s licenses. Gray certainly won plaudits galore … Continue reading ?
The D.C. Public Library is renewing its annual “DC Reads” event later this year — highlighting one book for citywide reading and discussion — and you have less than 48 hours to weigh in on which book will be read. This year’s … Continue reading ?
D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson will appear before the D.C. Council’s education committee Thursday, where she will face tough questions about her budget decisions for the next school year. As Emma Brown reports in the Post, many schools will have … Continue reading ?
President Obama Wednesday signed the District of Columbia Chief Financial Officer Vacancy Act, a piece of legislation that fixes a hole in the D.C. charter language establishing the CFO’s office. Before today, there was no provision for appointing an acting CFO … Continue reading ?
Four months into his chairmanship of the D.C. Council’s education committee, David Catania (I-At Large) already has big ideas about how to take school reform in the District to a new level. Rather than dicker with standardized testing or teacher … Continue reading ?
Mayor Vincent C. Gray has withdrawn the nomination of a controversial former District health official to a city board dealing with ex-offender policies. Gray tapped Debra G. Rowe in January for the Commission on Re-Entry and Returning Citizen Affairs, established … Continue reading ?
A brand-new health-care firm won the D.C. Council’s approval Tuesday to do $542 million in Medicaid business with the city, but not before a legislator accused one of the company’s owners of committing perjury by not making required disclosures to … Continue reading ?
Now that city leaders have decided that all District taxis should eventually look the same, the question is, how should they look? The initial decision, a intricate but memorable scheme, backfired when most of the proposed designs were memorable mainly for being … Continue reading ?
With less than a year remaining until the District’s 2014 primary election, some lawmakers are proposing to move it back more than two months. D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said Monday that he expects to introduce legislation as soon as … Continue reading ?
The D.C. Board of Elections on Friday made available a raw table of last Tuesday’s special election voting results, making it easier to drill down into the results. The maps below show few surprises, but they visualize just how dominant … Continue reading ?
Something notable has been happening in the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services department: Its fire investigators, according to data the department provided recently to the Office of the City Administrator and the D.C. Council, are closing arson cases at … Continue reading ?
Who better to weigh in on the District’s quest for budgetary freedom than a distinguished member of that paragon of fiscal rectitude, the United States Congress? When WTTG-TV’s Matt Ackland asked Rep. John L. Mica (R-Fla.) Thursday about the District’s budget autonomy … Continue reading ?
In slightly belated observance of Earth Day, Mayor Vincent C. Gray sought Wednesday to highlight progress his administration has made on his sweeping “Sustainable D.C.” strategy. Among the most intriguing initiatives: A small step toward a municipal composting program. Since April … Continue reading ?
Not quite a week after it was announced that D.C. Chartered Health Plan could owe tens of millions more than previously anticipated to city health-care providers, Mayor Vincent C. Gray said Thursday his administration is “developing a plan to provide … Continue reading ?
The election’s over, which means it’s time for recriminations. First up: The D.C. Republican Party, which saw its best hopes in a decade of electing one of its own to the D.C. Council vanish with Patrick Mara’s third-place finish. Less than … Continue reading ?
About a half-hour before polls closed Tuesday, D.C. Republican Party Chairman Ron Phillips sent a tweet: “DC Republican Party went all in - all our chips are in the middle of the table - We shall see who wins!” Four hours later … Continue reading ?
After an Election Day that saw expectedly dismal turnout, Anita Bonds will remain an at-large D.C. Council member for at least another 20 months. Bonds won with one-third of the vote, securing victory by locking up votes in the city’s eastern half … Continue reading ?