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D.C. Wire: August, 2011

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Marion Barry’s missing bumper

D.C. Council member Marion Barry’s silver Jaguar has been stolen, booted, ticketed and keyed.

By Tim Craig  |  05:35 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Mayor Gray appoints new chief of staff and deputy

Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced that Christopher Murphy, a deputy chief of staff at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, would be his new chief of staff.

By Nikita Stewart  |  01:18 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 08/26/2011

District runs out of sandbags; new supply Saturday

The District Department of Public Works ran out of sandbags and stopped distributing them at 5 p.m.

By Nikita Stewart and Tim Craig  |  05:42 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 08/26/2011

D.C. declares state of emergency as Hurricane Irene approaches

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray declared a state of emergency Friday evening.

By Tim Craig  |  03:17 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 08/24/2011

D.C. Council adopts Gray report

A special D.C. Council Committee voted Wednesday to accept the findings of its investigation into Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s hiring practices, which members say they will use to push for reforms this fall.

By Tim Craig  |  03:55 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 08/24/2011

D.C. tax office shuts down after power outage

The Office of Tax and Revenue closed Wednesday — including its customer service center — after a power outage at its building at 1101 Fourth St. SW.

By Nikita Stewart  |  12:44 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Gray: ‘What the heck’s wrong with this car’?

He was was en route to between his office and the MLK Memorial when his car shook.

By Nikita Stewart  |  05:34 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Norton: Former D.C. Del. Walter Fauntroy is safe in Libya

Former D.C. Del. Walter Fauntroy is in Libya as Moammar Gaddafi’s regime teeters toward collapse, according to current Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton.

By Ben Pershing  |  01:22 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Kwame Brown adds fuel to tax increase debate

Kwame Brown sent a strong signal Monday that he’s willing to backtrack on his previous opposition to taxes.

By Tim Craig  |  09:40 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Kwame Brown’s chief of staff resigns

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown’s chief of staff, Nichole Streeter, whose departure has been rumored for weeks, has resigned

By Tim Craig  |  02:44 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Permit for ‘D.C Day’ at King memorial is in question

The National Park Service says the District does not have a permit from the National Park Service for Tuesday’s “D.C. Day” at the new King memorial, though Mayor Vincent Gray has heavily advertised the event.

By Tim Craig  |  02:15 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Crush of interest means no tickets required for early viewing of King memorial

Due to what Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) called “overwhelming demand,” the District is abandoning plans to require city residents to get a ticket to get an early peek at the soon-to-open Martin Luther King Memorial on the Mall.

By Tim Craig  |  10:53 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Tommy Wells stuck in Minnesota after hitting a deer, totaling wife's car

The D.C. Council member recounts the scary collision.

By Tim Craig  |  06:41 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Kwame Brown to run triathlon

Kwame Brown to run triathlon on Sept. 11.

By Tim Craig  |  04:58 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Wells revises position on D.C. bond tax

D.C. Council member Tommy Wells has revised his position on the city’s new tax on out-of-state bonds, saying it should not be assessed on current bondholders.

By Tim Craig  |  02:55 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 08/10/2011

Gray to announce dedication events for MLK memorial

Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) will announce a special event for city residents Aug. 23, an official said.

By Nikita Stewart  |  09:30 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Togo West stepping down as D.C. elections board chief

Mayor Vincent C. Gray said he has a replacement in mind but did not want to elaborate on his possible choice.

By Nikita Stewart  |  01:29 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Brown lashes out at Gray, proposes commission

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown said Thursday that there is little chance that he will accept a tax increase on the wealthy to delay implementation of the city’s new bond tax.

By Tim Craig  |  10:59 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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