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D.C. Wire: July, 2011

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Ron Linton to be named D.C. taxi board chairman, sources say

Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) is expected today to name consultant Ron Linton as the new chairman of the D.C. Taxicab Commission.

By Nikita Stewart  |  09:17 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Printing office employs District youths

Mayor visits participants at Government Printing Office.

By Nikita Stewart  |  12:53 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Gray does not join calls for Thomas’s resignation

Mayor Vincent C. Gray is not joining some D.C. Council members’ calls for council member Harry Thomas Jr. to resign.

By Nikita Stewart  |  10:39 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Brown urges Thomas to ‘consider seriously doing what is best for his family and his constituents’

The D.C. council chairman stops short of asking for the council member’s resignation.

By Tim Craig  |  04:06 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 07/23/2011

Cheh calls for Thomas to resign

D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh said it would be “very difficult” for her colleague, Harry Thomas Jr., to serve residents following his decision to settle a city lawsuit against him.

By Tim Craig  |  01:41 PM ET, 07/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Council

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 07/22/2011

D.C. Council member Harry Thomas agrees to pay city $300,000 to settle lawsuit

Council member Harry Thomas Jr. agreed to repay the District $300,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging he diverted city funds meant to help youths for his personal use.

By Nikita Stewart  |  03:33 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 07/20/2011

District hires firm to audit Southeast hospital

A leading consulting firm, based in Minnesota with offices in Virginia and Maryland, will conduct an eight-week review of United Medical Center.

By Nikita Stewart  |  03:14 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 07/19/2011

D.C. spending bill delayed indefinitely

House consideration of the appropriations bill carrying federal funds for the District has been postponed indefinitely, as the measure has gotten snared in a jurisdictional fight unrelated to D.C.

By Ben Pershing  |  03:39 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 07/19/2011

Gray reacts to Post report on campaign fundraising

Mayor Vincent C. Gray says he “will not be distracted” from work of government.

By Nikita Stewart  |  11:20 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:38 PM ET, 07/14/2011

‘Martin Luther King Drive’ is coming to D.C.

Existing roads will gain another name to honor civil rights leader

By Tim Craig  |  07:38 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 07/13/2011

White House criticizes D.C. spending bill for abortion, needle-exchange provisions

The White House criticized the House spending bill for D.C. on Wednesday, ahead of floor consideration of the measure that could begin as early as this week.

By Ben Pershing  |  03:44 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Mayor extends pool hours to beat the heat

District residents can cool off for an extra hour or half hour at pools throughout the city under an order from Mayor Vincent C. Gray.

By Nikita Stewart  |  05:04 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 07/12/2011

D.C. Council poised to reject gun bill

The D.C. Council is poised to reject a proposal that would make the city government a federal firearms dealer, allowing it to sell and transfer guns to residents.

By Tim Craig  |  01:27 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 07/11/2011

D.C. online gambling delayed

The District’s plans to launch an online casino have been delayed at least until October, city officials said.

By Michael Laris  |  07:06 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Tommy Wells files objection to disapproval vote on Neil Stanley as DYRS director

Council member Tommy Wells filed an objection Monday to a 2-0 committee vote Friday to disapprove the appointment of Neil Stanley as permanent director of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services.

By Nikita Stewart and Mike DeBonis  |  03:12 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Norton fails to secure funds for Spring Valley health study

An effort by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) to secure federal funds for a health study of the Spring Valley neighborhood failed Thursday.

By Ben Pershing  |  03:48 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 07/07/2011

D.C. elections board refers Kwame Brown campaign allegations to federal prosecutors

The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics votes to refer allegations of financial wrongdoing in Kwame Brown’s 2008 campaign to federal prosecutors for investigation.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:10 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Norton seeks funds for Spring Valley health study

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) is pushing Congress to pay for a new study of the health of residents of Spring Valley, where WWI-era munitions were buried.

By Ben Pershing  |  04:58 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 07/06/2011

D.C. ranks high on green city index

The District’s bag tax and several energy efficiency laws helped the city grab the title of No. 1 in “environmental governance” in the U.S. and Canada Green City Index,.

By Nikita Stewart  |  11:20 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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