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D.C. Wire: October, 2011

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 10/28/2011

A mountain lion in Northwest Washington? Park Service doubts it

National Park Service officials doubt a report of a possible mountain lion sighting in Northwest Washington.

By Tim Craig  |  02:45 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:27 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Gray has new elections board nomination

Mayor has nominated former city auditor Deborah Nichols to head the independent panel

By Nikita Stewart  |  07:27 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Gray proposes movie theater concession tax

Theater snacks could cost more under legislation that Mayor Vincent Gray is proposing to raise money, in part for a cinema east of the Anacostia.

By Nikita Stewart  |  06:21 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Agreement that D.C. ethics laws need changes, no consensus on how

Leaders of the District’s elections and ethics board say laws governing the behavior of government officials “are not sufficient,” but city council members are split over how to reform the system.

By Tim Craig  |  04:53 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Sulaimon Brown in court over traffic stop

The former mayoral candidate is ordered to return to court on Nov. 14 over suspended driver’s license.

By Nikita Stewart  |  11:51 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Former D.C. auditor may head elections board

Source with knowledge of the nomination says Deborah Nichols is the mayor’s new choice to chair the board.

By Nikita Stewart  |  10:37 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 10/24/2011

7-Eleven Inc. offers 26 D.C. residents jobs at new stores

7-Eleven Inc. teamed up with the Department of Employment Services on Monday to hold a job fair for positions at its two new stores in the city.

By Nikita Stewart  |  05:06 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 10/24/2011

Nomination of former consumer advocate Elizabeth Noel remains in limbo

A D.C. Council member says she needs to know the potential conflicts of interest Elizabeth Noel would face on the Public Service Commission.

By Nikita Stewart  |  11:20 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 10/22/2011

Occupy DC focus of ‘ sensitive’discussions

Local and federal agencies are having what has been described as “sensitive and delicate” discussions about the Occupy DC camp.

By Tim Craig  |  05:45 PM ET, 10/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Ron Moten will run for council as a Republican

Moten, the co-founder of Peaceoholics,will register as a Republican as he prepares to challenge Council member Yvette M. Alexander next year.

By Tim Craig  |  03:19 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 10/19/2011

D.C. hires former Arlington sheriff to head corrections

Former Arlington Sheriff Thomas N. Faust tapped to head the District Department of Corrections.

By Nikita Stewart  |  11:22 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 10/19/2011

D.C. agencies cannot query immigrants on legal status

Mayor Vincent C. Gray bans public safety agencies from asking about a person’s immigrant status

By Nikita Stewart  |  10:51 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Occupy DC scales back street protests

The protesters are decreasing the daily marches that have tied up downtown traffic.

By Tim Craig  |  02:34 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 10/18/2011

No more jail time for D.C. motorists with expired tags

The D.C. Council has revamped a controversial four-decade old law that had gained national attention.

By Tim Craig  |  12:20 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 10/15/2011

Occupy DC campers should be able to stay, Holmes Norton says

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton said Saturday that the National Park Service should allow Occupy DC campers to stay at McPherson.

By Tim Craig  |  06:32 PM ET, 10/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 10/13/2011

House committee rejects move to allow concealed weapons in the District

The House Judiciary Committee easily beat back a move Thursday to allow people with concealed-weapon permits from other states to carry guns in the District.

By Ben Pershing  |  03:27 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:26 PM ET, 10/12/2011

SEIU marches down K Street

By Tim Craig  |  07:26 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 10/12/2011

How much civil disobedience is too much?

By Tim Craig  |  04:16 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Gray wants D.C. residents to march this weekend

By Tim Craig  |  03:31 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 10/11/2011

OccupyDC, Stop the Machine camps have support from D.C. Council members

Interviews Tuesday with eight of 13 council members found broad support for allowing the protesters to remain, despite National Park Service rules about overnight camping in city parks.

By Tim Craig  |  02:39 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Sen. Webb seeks a halt to D.C. action

By Nikita Stewart  |  11:02 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Effort resumes to put D.C. statue in Congress

The District may finally be primed to get a representative in Congress — albeit the inanimate kind.

By Ben Pershing  |  05:01 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Too big for Mount Pleasant, Fiesta D.C. eyes Columbia Heights

Fiesta D.C., the popular fall festival that promotes the Hispanic culture and community, may have outgrown Mount Pleasant.

By Tim Craig  |  12:50 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Mayor Gray defends handling of grass-cutting contract

Stands by administration’s decision, but at news conference said the city will rebid contracts.

By Nikita Stewart  |  12:15 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 10/04/2011

No ‘ethics emergency’ in D.C., council decides

Council members vote down emergency legislation that would have declared an ethics emergency, calling it a gimmick to boost one member’s political prospects.

By Tim Craig  |  02:42 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 09/30/2011

Gray: MLK main library will remain open on Sundays

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) announced Friday the city now has enough money to keep its main library open seven days a week.

By Tim Craig  |  12:16 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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