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D.C. Wire: June, 2011

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Ted Loza apologizes for ‘error in judgment’

Ahead of his sentencing today, Ted Loza issued an apology and a plea for support to friends and family.

By Washington Post editors  |  10:37 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Shops, restaurants to be built at the Yards

Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced Monday a major development at the Yards park, a waterfront development in Southeast near Nationals Park.

By Nikita Stewart and Jonathan O’Connell  |  10:40 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 06/23/2011

D.C. Taxicab Commission says it banned ‘disruptive’ videotaping

A day after two reporters were arrested at a public hearing, the D.C. Taxicab Commission said that it won’t allow videotaping.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:07 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 06/23/2011

House spending panel keeps D.C. abortion ban

By Ben Pershing  |  12:32 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 06/22/2011

2 reporters handcuffed, removed from Taxicab Commission meeting

About 30 taxi drivers walked out in protest after a reporter was led out of the meeting in handcuffs.

By John Kelly and Mike DeBonis  |  04:30 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Gray reacts to Washington Post poll

Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) said a new Washington Post poll showing a significant decline in his popularity was not a surprise.

By Nikita Stewart  |  02:36 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 06/22/2011

District falling short on revenue from tickets

Speed and red-light cameras have generated much less revenue than expected: $8.5 million versus $20 million for a year ago.

By Nikita Stewart  |  12:41 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 06/22/2011

New D.C. revenue estimates cause confusion

Estimate projects an additional $107 million in fiscal 2011 and more than $77 million in 2012.

By Nikita Stewart  |  11:41 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 06/17/2011

Cheh perturbed about PERB again

Council member Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) said she is upset that the board that resolves labor-management disputes is unable to operate because of vacancies.

By Nikita Stewart  |  10:18 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 06/16/2011

House panel approves D.C. spending bill

A House Appropriations subcommittee approved its version of the 2012 spending bill for the District Thursday.

By Ben Pershing  |  03:36 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 06/15/2011

House spending bill for D.C. includes funding cuts, abortion ban

The House Appropriations Committee unveiled the first draft of its 2012 spending bill for the District Wednesday morning.

By Ben Pershing  |  10:30 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 06/14/2011

District budget passes final vote; bond tax remains

The District’s $10.8 billion budget is set, after the D.C. Council voted for a second and final time Tuesday afternoon to approve its fiscal 2012 spending plan.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:27 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 06/09/2011

City opens pools Thursday to help residents cool off

Seven public outdoor pools will open at 4 p.m. Thursday as the District tries to find a way to help residents beat the heat.

By Nikita Stewart  |  11:05 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 06/08/2011

Gray: I’ve led an ‘ethical life’

Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D), who says that there is “no merit” to allegations made by former mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown, said Wednesday he has led an “ethical life.”

By Nikita Stewart  |  02:07 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 06/06/2011

Live Twitter feed: Sulaimon Brown hearing

The Post’s Mike DeBonis covered the fired government employee’s appearance before the D.C. Council.

By Washington Post staff  |  10:49 AM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 06/03/2011

D.C. Mayor Gray chats on Monday: Ask, vote for questions now

What issues would you like the mayor to address? Post a question here.

By Jon DeNunzio  |  02:02 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 06/02/2011

House likely to cut funds for DHS construction project at St. Elizabeths site

The House will vote Thursday on an appropriations measure that would cut funding for construction of the Department of Homeland Security headquarters at the former St. Elizabeths Hospital site in Southeast D.C.

By Ben Pershing  |  10:50 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Sulaimon Brown to appear before judge

Sulaimon Brown agreed Tuesday to testify before a D.C. Council committee June 6 — the first time he will answer questions under oath in public.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:32 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 05/31/2011

Heat forces earlier trash pickups

By Nikita Stewart  |  10:34 AM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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