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D.C. Wire: December, 2011

Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 12/21/2011

New poll gives low marks to Gray, D.C. Council

More than half of voters disapprove of the job the mayor and council are doing.

By Tim Craig  |  11:59 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 12/20/2011

D.C. Council overhauls ethics rules

Officials approve measures that seek to punish ethical misconduct.

By Tim Craig  |  03:53 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Three of four hunger strikers end fast, Occupy DC protester says

After 11 days of starving, three of the hunger strikers calling for voting rights for D.C. are eating.

By Tim Craig  |  04:40 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Gray seeks federal reimbursement for Occupy-associated costs

By Tim Craig  |  06:23 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Four arrested during protest against D.C. abortion funding ban

The group, including one of Occupy D.C.’s hunger strikers, were arrested on charges of blocking passage to the U.S. Capitol.

By Jimm Phillips  |  04:32 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Memo exposes gaps in D.C. security

Undercover police officers and recruits have repeatedly sneaked simulated bombs into high-profile D.C. government buildings, including the John A. Wilson Building that houses the office of the mayor and council members, according to a newly released memo.

By Tim Craig  |  11:47 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 12/14/2011

There will be no grinch -- or ethics debate - stealing D.C. Council holiday party this year

Despite mounting questions about the use their constituent service funds, some council members may be using the privately-raised money to help pay for a $5,000 holiday party.

By Tim Craig  |  04:45 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Gray refocuses jobs program on finding unemployed

Mayor Vincent C. Gray is refocusing his ambitious initiative to match 10,000 unemployed residents to private-sector jobs in a year, to finding those jobless citizens.

By Nikita Stewart  |  03:40 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

D.C. GOP has its nominee

District Republicans appear to have settled on their nominee in next year’s race for an at-large seat on the D.C. Council after accountant Tim Day withdrew from the race Monday and endorsed Mary Brooks Beatty.

By Tim Craig  |  03:07 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Elizabeth Noel said to be re-nominated to Public Service Commission

Two people familiar with Mayor Vincent Gray’s thinking say he’ll pursue her nomination.

By Nikita Stewart  |  09:57 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Harry Thomas attends D.C. Council hearing on ethics bill

The Ward 5 Democrat is under federal investigation following allegations that he diverted public funds for personal use.

By  |  01:10 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Harry Thomas attends D.C. Council meeting on ethics reform

A throng of reporters and cameraman greeted him, but he declined comment.

By Tim Craig  |  12:02 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Occupy DC targets Congressional Democrats

More than 100 demonstrators march to a high-dollar fundraiser Thursday night.

By Tim Craig  |  06:20 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 11/30/2011

City officials find covenant will not apply to Wal-Mart at Skyland

A covenant that could prevent Wal-Mart from opening a store at Skyland Town Center in Ward 7 across the road from a current Safeway supermarket does not apply to a section of land that Wal-Mart is planning to use, city officials have determined.

By Nikita Stewart  |  05:38 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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