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D.C. Wire: May, 2011

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 05/28/2011

D.C. alcohol board chairman Brodsky resigns

The chairman of the District’s alcohol control board resigned Friday, a year before his tenure expired, Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s office confirmed Saturday.

By David Nakamura  |  04:25 PM ET, 05/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  David Nakamura

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Gray opens D.C. pools but doesn’t get wet

Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) didn’t jump in a pool to kick off the summer recreation season in the District, but Jesus Aguirre, director of the Department of Parks and Recreation, made a splash.

By Nikita Stewart  |  02:50 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Judge: Sulaimon Brown must be served in person

A D.C. Council committee will have to physically find and serve a subpoena on Sulaimon Brown to compel him to testify at a council hearing.

By Nikita Stewart  |  05:48 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 05/25/2011

D.C. Council passes budget with no income tax hike

The D.C. Council passed its 2012 budget Wednesday afternoon after rejecting a proposal to tax the income of the city’s highest earners.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:30 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:15 PM ET, 05/19/2011

D.C. mayor orders curbs on spending

By Nikita Stewart  |  07:15 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 05/18/2011

City honors Public Works employees

In honor of Public Works Week, proclaimed by Mayor Vincent Gray, the city recognized some of its Department of Public Works employees on Wednesday.

By Nikita Stewart  |  02:51 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Gray names new DDOT and medical services directors

Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) announced Wednesday that he would nominate Terry Bellamy, interim director of the District Department of Transportation, as its permanent director.

By Nikita Stewart  |  01:26 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 05/13/2011

DeMorning DeBonis: May 13, 2011

A comprehensive roundup of D.C. politics news and opinions

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:31 AM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 05/11/2011

Republicans say no ‘nefarious’ agenda behind D.C. budget hearing

On the eve of a House committee hearing on the District’s budget, two top Republicans on the panel said Wednesday that they had no ulterior motives and were not angling to restore congressional control of the city’s finances.

By Ben Pershing  |  04:33 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 05/11/2011

Lisa Mallory chosen as permanent head of D.C. Department of Employment Services

Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) announced Wednesday that he will nominate Lisa Mallory, the current interim director of the Department of Employment Services, to be permanent head.

By Nikita Stewart  |  11:14 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 05/11/2011

City launches pilot program to reduce truancy at three schools

Pilot program targets 120 chronically absent ninth-graders at Ballou and Anacostia high schools and a public charter school.

By Nikita Stewart  |  10:48 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 05/11/2011

Maya Angelou a no-show at Gray news conference

Poet Maya Angelou skips District Mayor Vincent Gray’s press conference after he honors her at Lincoln Theater.

By Nikita Stewart  |  10:35 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 05/10/2011

Gray to honor poet Maya Angelou Wednesday

Renowned poet Maya Angelou to be honored Wednesday.

By Nikita Stewart  |  10:30 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 05/06/2011

Sulaimon Brown: ‘I’m under no legal obligation to testify’

The disagreement over whether Sulaimon Brown will be compelled to testify before a D.C. Council Committee continued Friday when he disputed reports that he had been served with a subpoena.

By Tim Craig  |  11:45 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 05/05/2011

Suliamon Brown subpoenaed, council says

The D.C. Council committee investigating Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s hiring practices said Thursday that it has successfully served Sulaimon Brown with a subpoena requiring his testimony May 13.

By Tim Craig  |  04:04 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:16 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Cheh, others arrested during Capitol Hill protest

By Tim Craig  |  08:16 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 05/04/2011

House approves measure that would ban D.C.-funded abortions

The House approved a bill Wednesday that would make permanent a ban on the District’s use of its own money to fund abortions for low-income women.

By Ben Pershing  |  05:41 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Back-to-back D.C. fundraisers planned for Obama

President expected to appear at two events

By Nikita Stewart  |  04:20 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 05/03/2011

D.C. Council confirms Irvin Nathan as attorney general

The D.C. Council voted unanimously Tuesday to confirm Irvin B. Nathan as the city’s next attorney general, filling a key slot in Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s administration.

By Tim Craig  |  05:19 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 05/03/2011

D.C. Council complains to House leaders ahead of abortion-ban vote

The D.C. Council wrote to House leaders Tuesday urging them to oppose a bill that would ban the District from spending its own money to provide abortions to low-income women.

By Ben Pershing  |  05:05 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 05/03/2011

D.C. Council calls for passage of a federal Equal Rights Amendment

Although council member Muriel Bowser noted that the District has among the toughest anti-discrimination protections in the nation, she called on her colleagues to take a stand for women in other states.

By Tim Craig  |  12:11 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 05/03/2011

Prince Charles to visit D.C. urban farm

His visit comes four days after the wedding of his elder son, Prince William

By Nikita Stewart  |  10:35 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 05/02/2011

D.C. adds security to religious sites and public transportation, but no ‘specific threats’

The District will have increased security near and around Metro stations and mosques and synagogues in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s killing, according to Mayor Vincent C. Gray and police Chief Cathy L. Lanier

By Nikita Stewart  |  02:15 PM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 05/02/2011

Kwame Brown gives deposition in campaign finance probe

The D.C. Council chairman talked with lawyers from the Office of Campaign Finance for nearly two hours.

By Tim Craig  |  12:44 PM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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