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Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Biddle launches red-eyed attack on Orange

Voters in Northwest received a mailer from at-large primary candidate Sekou Biddle that included a photograph of D.C. council member Vincent Orange with bloodshot eyes.

By Tim Craig  |  06:02 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Vincent Orange, Sekou Biddle, D.C. council, D.C. city government

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Orange, Biddle under fire at WAMU debate

In the final debate before Tuesday’s Democratic primary, D.C. council member Vincent Orange was repeatedly put on the defensive over ethical issues involving his colleagues.

By Tim Craig  |  03:37 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Vincent Orange, Sekou Biddle, D.C. council, D.C. city government

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Howard Dean endorses Sekou Biddle

Ex-Vermont governor said candidate for D.C. council is a “smart, dedicated leader who will champion progressive policies.”

By Tim Craig  |  05:22 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sekou Biddle, D.C. council, D.C. city governoment

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Mara endorses former rival Biddle over Orange in D.C. council race

Republican Patrick Mara endorsed his former rival, Democrat Sekou Biddle, over incumbent Vincent Orange in the April 3 Democratic primary for an at-large seat on the D.C. Council.

By Tim Craig  |  01:48 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Patrick Mara, Sekou Buiddle, Vincent Orange, D.C. council

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Ward 4 candidate attacks council member Muriel Bowser’s cell phone use

Ward 4 Council candidate Max Skolnik is calling on incumbent Muriel D. Bowser (D) to release detailed cell phone records.

By Tim Craig  |  01:02 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. city government, D.C. Council

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 05/26/2010

Council votes to strip funds for streetcars

The D.C. Council Wednesday approved stripping funds designated to bring streetcar service back to the city in an effort to close a $550 million budget gap.

By Washington Post editors  |  12:01 PM ET, 05/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart | Tags:  d.c. council, street cars

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 05/21/2010

Neighbors sign off on Gray's problematic fence

Council Chairman Vincent Gray got some good news Thursday night when his neighbors gave their seal of approval to his controversial fence.

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:15 PM ET, 05/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Ann E. Marimow, Ann E. Marimow, Ann E. Marimow | Tags:  D.C. council chairman's fence, Vincent gray, gray's fence, neighbors approve gray's fence, vincent gray's fence

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 05/20/2010

Council all but kills soda tax

A majority of D.C. Council members signaled their opposition Thursday to a 1-cent-per-ounce tax on soda, probably killing the proposal.

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:57 PM ET, 05/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig | Tags:  d.c. council opposes soda tax, majority opposes soda tax, soda tax all but killed, soda tax opposed

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 05/19/2010

D.C. budget talks to be televised

If you want to see your District government at work, tune into the local government access channel (Channel 13 for Comcast cable subscribers in the city.)

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:05 PM ET, 05/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig | Tags:  adrian fenty, d.c. budget negotiations televised, d.c. council to televise budget talks, vincent gray

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 05/06/2010

Proposal to tax more D.C. services meets with protests

Health club members and Yoga lovers flooded D.C. Council members with e-mails Thursday after word spread that the council might consider a new tax on health club memberships to help fill a $550 million budget gap.

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:49 PM ET, 05/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart | Tags:  d.c. council, emails protest services tax, proposal to tax services protested, taxes, taxing services

Posted at 07:48 PM ET, 02/01/2010

Jim Graham campaign questions challenger's 'pledges'

What's a pledge? That's what Chuck Thies, spokesman for Council member Jim Graham's re-election bid, asked when he looked at potential challenger Jeff Smith's campaign finance report Monday. The Citizens for Jeff Smith Exploratory Committee filed an exploratory report showing contributions and "pledges," according to Thies who checked out the...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  07:48 PM ET, 02/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election | Tags:  2010 election, councilman graham, dc council, jeff smith, jim graham, ward 1 council, washington city council

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 09/22/2009

11th Street Bridge Plans Gets Go-Ahead

By Tim Craig Washington Post Staff Writer The D.C. Council approved a plan Tuesday to accept property from the federal government so the city can begin construction of the 11th Street bridge. The project, slated to cost $365 million, will be the largest capital improvement project ever undertaken by the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:39 PM ET, 09/22/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig | Tags:  11th Street Bridge, Christopher Herman, Vincent C. Gray, d.c. council

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 09/18/2009

Fenty Gears Up for Fight With Gray Over School Board Funding

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty said he and schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee are lobbying D.C. Council members to prevent council Chairman Vincent C. Gray's effort to override his veto of funding to the State Board of Education. The council approved $950,000 in the fiscal 2010 budget -- a move that...

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:30 PM ET, 09/18/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart | Tags:  Adrian M. Fenty, D.C. Council, Jim Graham, Michelle A. Rhee, Vincent C. Gray, state board of education

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 09/15/2009

D.C. Council Talking Ethics Today

D.C. Council members are discussing what could become its ethics policy in a 3 1/2-hour meeting Tuesday. The work session began at 9:30 a.m., although council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8), whose hiring of a girlfriend and issues surrounding earmarks prompted a new focus on council ethics, was not there...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:27 AM ET, 09/15/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart | Tags:  D.C. Council, ethics

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 09/09/2009

D.C. Attorney General Fires Back at Opponents

Attorney General Peter Nickles was fighting back Wednesday, releasing oppositions he filed this week in two different cases. The embattled Nickles has found himself up against just about everybody, including D.C. Auditor Deborah K. Nichols, who has asked a judge to intervene and enforce a subpoena that would give her...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:19 AM ET, 09/09/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart | Tags:  Anacostia Waterfront Corporation, D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles, D.C. Auditor Deborah Nichols, D.C. Council, Mayor Adrian Fenty, National Capital Revitalization Corporation

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 09/08/2009

Tipping the Scales in D.C. Council Race

Former recreation director Clark E. Ray is calling in a big favor from his past in his race to unseat D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson (D-At Large). Tipper Gore, his former boss, will attend his first fundraiser Oct. 13, his camp announced. Ray, who began his campaign for the council...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:24 AM ET, 09/08/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart | Tags:  Clark E. Ray, D.C. Council, Phil Mendelson, Tipper Gore, election, primary

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 08/05/2009

D.C. Politics Web Roundup

Here's what's going on in District politics right now. The Washington Times reported yesterday that Mayor Fenty already has outraised himself in preparation for his re-election campaign next year. Not only has he already raised more for his 2010 campaign than he did for his entire 2006 run, but he...

By Sarah Mimms  |  03:10 PM ET, 08/05/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adrian Fenty, D.C. Council, Marion Barry, WASA, taxes