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Moments after Bryce Harper’s mammoth fourth-inning right-field blast (not to be confused with his mammoth first-inning right-field blast), MASN’s cameras alighted on D.C. Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2). Said Evans, “At least I wasn’t picking my nose or something.” Here’s … Continue reading ?
The effort to give the city more freedom from congressional spending restrictions has indulged in some April Fools Day hijinx, or at least some reverse-psychology marketing. Monday, activists led by D.C. Vote are running Internet ads on Facebook and local blogs … Continue reading ?
Five and a half months ago, the Washington Nationals ended an otherwise magical 98-win season in the most excruciating way possible. Monday, the Nats start a new bid for a world championship, opening up this afternoon against the Miami Marlins … Continue reading ?
The District-owned United Medical Center has requested and received another $11 million in taxpayer funds to keep itself solvent. Hospital spokeswoman Natalie Williams said the hospital board voted March 18 to request the funds from Mayor Vincent C. Gray — a day … Continue reading ?
Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe and Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Paul Quander spent two-and-a-half hours in front of the D.C. Council dais Thursday, answering pointed questions from Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) and colleagues about the Fire and Emergency Medical Service … Continue reading ?
Mayor Vincent C. Gray this morning is presenting his 2014 budget plan to the D.C. Council. Here’s an early look at what’s included — starting with $103 million over the next six years to kickstart the renovation of the Martin Luther King Jr. … Continue reading ?
City officials have chose three firms to receive some of the city’s largest contracts, to provide health care to low-income D.C. residents enrolled in Medicaid and other government health programs. The winning firms named Wednesday — the AmeriHealth Mercy Family of … Continue reading ?
As anticipated, Adams Morgan community activist Bryan Weaver launched his third D.C. Council run Tuesday. He did it with a YouTube video — a trademark of his 2010 run for Ward 1 council member and his 2011 run for at-large council member. His latest video … Continue reading ?
If D.C. Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) thought his colleagues’ reprimand vote last month would end his ordeal over a 2008 contracting dispute, he was wrong. The developer who Graham allegedly tried to oust from a land deal is now suing him in … Continue reading ?
The pressure keeps mounting on Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe: A critical report from the District’s inspector general released last week was followed Monday by a no-confidence vote from the firefighters union, whose president claimed Ellerbe’s management “places our members and the public needlessly … Continue reading ?
D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser on Saturday became the first official entrant into the 2014 mayoral race. Ahead of her formal announcement, Bowser granted a lengthy interview on why she’s running and what her vision for the city is. The following … Continue reading ?
Looking toward the 2014 political season, it’s not just the mayoral race that’s heating up: Adams Morgan neighborhood activist Bryan Weaver looks ready to seek the Ward 1 D.C. Council seat. “Weaver 2014? was registered with the authorities on March … Continue reading ?
The Washington Post’s editorial board has wasted no time: More than a month before Election Day, Patrick Mara has won its full-throated endorsement in the at-large D.C. Council special election. Besides praise for his stands on education and government ethics, the endorsement … Continue reading ?
A Wall Street firm has upgraded its opinion of some District bonds, handing city officials a modest reward for their financial management amid ongoing federal budget uncertainty. Standard & Poor’s upgraded the District’s general-obligation bonds Thursday from A+ to AA-, putting … Continue reading ?
Besides the mandatory credit-card readers, there’s another big change coming to D.C. taxicabs in the coming months: A new standardized dome light — one that should make it a lot easier to determine if a cab on the street is available … Continue reading ?
Should the burgeoning 14th Street and U Street corridors follow in the footsteps of Dupont Circle, Glover Park and Georgetown and seek a moratorium on new liquor licenses? Small groups of residents believe so, and have asked local advisory neighborhood … Continue reading ?
This post has been updated to reflect the final vote. Another step was made Wednesday in the long slog toward mandatory credit-card acceptance in D.C. cabs. The D.C. Taxicab Commission has endorsed a proposal to tweak regulations surrounding the credit-card … Continue reading ?
In a sudden but not wholly unexpected announcement, the Washington Examiner said Tuesday it will cease its local coverage and end its daily print edition in June. In lieu of comprehensive local government and transportation coverage, delivered in 500-word bites, the Examiner … Continue reading ?
The District’s public works director has moved to ease concerns among environmentalists and one key D.C. Council member that his agency was moving quietly to build an trash incinerator inside the city limits. William O. Howland Jr. told council member … Continue reading ?
All eyes, media-wise, are on the District’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services department these days. And on Monday, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice Paul Quander offered a lesson in how not to handle a media feeding frenzy. WTTG-TV … Continue reading ?