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Coming to you live from the D.C. Board of Elections in beautiful One Judiciary Square in Washington, it’s the results of the 2013 special election! Polls closed at 8 p.m. and the first results, from early voting, should be released … Continue reading ?
At Joseph P. Yeldell‘s Saturday funeral, which packed the pews of Springfield Baptist Church in Shaw, there were many expected tributes to a man who did as much as anyone except Marion Barry to define and direct the first three … Continue reading ?
Yes, folks, for the seventh time in the past two-and-a-half years, it’s Election Day in the District of Columbia. Residents can choose an at-large D.C. Council member and vote yes or no on a charter amendment to (maybe) give the District give … Continue reading ?
With about 12 hours till polls open, it remains anyone’s guess who will triumph in tomorrow’s D.C. Council special election. But a look at the characteristics of the 2,894 ballots already cast during early voting, as well as the 6,669 … Continue reading ?
It’s unclear just how many D.C. residents will vote in Tuesday’s traditionally low-turnout special election. Will more vote this time than in the last citywide special election, in 2011, when 46,967 voted — a 10.3 percent turnout? What we know is that … Continue reading ?
Early voting is over, and Election Day polling opens in less than 24 hours for the open at-large D.C. Council seat. So what’s news? With concern rising about splitting the “progressive” vote, Tim Craig reports in the Post, Elissa Silverman has asked … Continue reading ?
The city’s doctors, clinics and hospitals could be owed a combined $85 million from the soon-to-be-defunct Chartered Health Plan, and it remains unclear how the once-dominant city health contractor will be able to pay the vast majority of those claims. … Continue reading ?
One of the national Republican Party’s most popular figures is getting involved in a D.C. Council race: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is endorsing candidate Patrick Mara in a robocall being sent to GOP households Friday. The call is the … Continue reading ?
The old headquarters for the Metropolitan Police Department’s Special Operations Division sits in a squat blond brick building at 23rd and L streets NW. It’s been vacant since November, awaiting the wrecking ball as part of the redevelopment of the … Continue reading ?
Can the District’s standardized testing regime be trusted? That question gets a public airing today at the D.C. Council, where David A. Catania (I-At Large) will hold a hearing on a bill he has introduced that would make cheating on … Continue reading ?
Last week, D.C. Council member David A. Catania (I-At Large) pressed Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan to “pierce the corporate veil” of Chartered Health Plan and go after owner Jeffrey E. Thompson personally for an expected $40 million in unpaid … Continue reading ?
National and local advocates for marijuana policy reform are using a new poll to kick off a major push for the legalization or decriminalization of cannabis in the District — one that could include the pursuit of a ballot initiative … Continue reading ?
“If it seems like we are having perpetual campaigns, we are,” writes WRC-TV reporter Tom Sherwood in his column today. That said, this latest chapter in the perpetual campaign is coming to a close ahead of Tuesday’s special election. Patrick Mara has … Continue reading ?
On this Emancipation Day, hours after unknown bombers targeted innocent spectators at the Boston Marathon, may we be somehow emancipated from our anxieties. That’s the wish of of many, including Mayor Vincent C. Gray, who on Monday called on District residents and … Continue reading ?
Tuesday is Emancipation Day, D.C.’s own local commemoration of President Lincoln’s April 16, 1862, signature of a bill freeing slaves in the District. Non-essential city employees have the day off, street-sweeping and garbage collection is suspended, and most parking restrictions … Continue reading ?
What could be more essential to democracy than the candidates’ forum? What could be more central to a well-functioning body politic than giving the people the opportunity to eye their potential leaders, personally assessing their views and positions and hygiene … Continue reading ?
The first publicly released poll on the upcoming D.C. Council special election shows Democrat Anita Bonds with a slight lead in the race for an at-large seat, with a significant number of District voters still undecided. Of the 76 percent … Continue reading ?
In January 2009, high-ranking D.C. Public Schools officials were made perfectly aware that high rates of wrong-to-right erasures indicated a possible epidemic of cheating on the city’s high-stakes standardized tests. We know that now because a memo spelling out those concerns, … Continue reading ?
An employee at the city-owned United Medical Center is said to have received several hundred thousand dollars in improper payments, the hospital’s board said Thursday. The salaried employee, who was not named, “inappropriately manipulated the IT/payroll system to be paid … Continue reading ?
D.C. Chartered Health Plan, the city’s dominant Medicaid contractor, might be out of the health-care business within weeks. But it could be left on the hook for as much as $45 million in unpaid medical claims even after the bulk … Continue reading ?