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2014/04/18 02:20
2014/04/18 02:20
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The D.C. Council is suing Mayor Vincent C. Gray and the city’s chief financial officer over their refusal to implement a voter-approved law giving the District the right to set its budget without...
2014/04/18 02:20
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2014/04/17 23:46
2014/04/17 23:46
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The D.C. Council filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Mayor Vincent Gray over the city's authority to spend some of its local tax money without congressional approval. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson...
2014/04/17 02:36
2014/04/17 02:36
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Smith Special Productions makes giant parade balloons, and lots of them. The Williamsport, Pa., company tends toward cartoon animals like “Tally Ho the Toucan” and “Icee the Shy Little Penguin.” But...
2014/04/16 12:19
2014/04/16 12:19
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The idea, which has been around for three years, gained momentum last year when council members Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) and David Grosso (I-At Large) introduced legislation following a series of...
2014/04/15 21:20
2014/04/15 21:20
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An agreement was reached Tuesday between Gray (D) and D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) allowing city agencies — including the police and fire departments — to absorb the estimated $161,000...
2014/04/14 13:36
2014/04/14 13:36
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A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com. LEADING THE MORNING NEWS: Twenty-six...
2014/04/13 22:51
2014/04/13 22:51
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D.C. Chief Financial Officer Warns Local Budget Autonomy Law Puts Home Rule at Risk The District’s Chief Financial Officer, an independent official in charge of all the city’s financial operations,...
2014/04/13 04:55
2014/04/13 04:55
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About 20 community activists and advocates rallied Friday outside the John A. Wilson Building, which houses the mayor's office and the D.C. Council chambers, to call for the repeal of...
2014/04/09 04:55
2014/04/09 04:55
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The D.C. Republican Party announced April 7 that it intends to place candidates who did not declare their intentions prior to the party's April 1 primary onto the general election ballot in November,...
2014/04/08 15:40
2014/04/08 15:40
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Well, that's that. The effort to hold the District's first attorney general election in 2014 per a successful 2010 ballot initiative is over, and the election will be held in 2018. After stumbling...
2014/04/08 12:36
2014/04/08 12:36
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A rendering of the early plans for the Big K site. Over the past few days, I've received nearly two dozen emails bearing a subject line that's some variant of "NO to Councilman Barry's 'EMERGENCY'...
2014/04/08 10:46
2014/04/08 10:46
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The D.C. Council will consider a measure that would allow city residents to an elect an attorney general in November. The bill from Council Chairman Phil Mendelson would put the office on the ballot...
2014/04/07 21:20
2014/04/07 21:20
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Gray said savings from proposed reforms to the city’s procurement process would cover the small difference in the $10.7 billion budget. If the District’s recent economic expansion continues, Gray also...
2014/04/04 18:36
2014/04/04 18:36
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Still, Bowser's hopeful that Gray will come around. “It was just a very fresh few days after the election, so we’re going to give it some time," Bowser said this afternoon on WAMU's The Politics...
2014/04/04 11:20
2014/04/04 11:20
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... disaster has happened — not here, at least,” Henderson said in an interview Wednesday shortly after calling her staff together to reassure them that she remains committed to her job and that the...
2014/04/03 18:51
2014/04/03 18:51
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Did Shutdown Showdown Advance D.C. Budget Autonomy? D.C. shadow Sen. Paul Strauss, who works essentially as an elected lobbyist for the District and is not recognized by the chamber, predicts a...
2014/04/03 18:51
2014/04/03 18:51
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Fight for D.C. Rights Comes to Capitol Hill on Friday Washingtonians will storm Capitol Hill Friday to tell Congress how the District’s lack of legislative and budget freedom negatively affects their...
2014/04/02 17:51
2014/04/02 17:51
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D.C. Race Roundup: Charles Allen Secures Ward 6 Council Seat Ward 6 Democrats picked Charles Allen to replace his former boss, D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells, in Tuesday’s primary election. Allen...
2014/04/02 12:34
2014/04/02 12:34
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WASHINGTON - Two D.C. council members are out of jobs. Ward one council member Jim Graham was handily defeated by political newcomer Brianne Naudea. Ward six council member Tommy Wells won't be...
2014/03/30 13:20
2014/03/30 13:20
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This bizarre case has drawn national attention because an upstanding citizen was tried and convicted of possessing unregistered ammunition for muzzleloader bullets, which are simply pieces of lead and...
2014/04/18 02:20
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