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D.C. Wire: January, 2012

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 01/27/2012

Gray wants to set red and white as District taxi cab colors

By Tim Craig  |  09:45 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 01/27/2012

Gray, council members push D.C. statehood measure in New Hampshire

By Tim Craig  |  08:59 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c. statehood, d.c. voting rights

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 01/27/2012

In letter to Mayor Gray, most D.C. Council members oppose spending budget surplus

Every D.C. Council member except Ward 1’s Jim Graham is opposing a mayoral plan to spend a 2012 budget surplus.

By Tim Craig  |  07:32 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Occupy protesters won’t be counted as homeless

Officials concede this year’s count of the homeless in sections of Downtown could be complicated by the ongoing Occupy DC protests.

By Tim Craig  |  03:44 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Occupy D.C. hearing: Norton unhappy with Gray adminstration testimony

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton is annoyed with Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s administration over its testimony at a congressional hearing on Occupy D.C..

By Tim Craig  |  05:33 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 01/24/2012

District’s ‘prostitution-free zones’ likely unconstitutional, AG’s office says

Comments from the D.C. Attorney General’s Office came during a hearing on whether city should expand its use of the zones.

By Tim Craig  |  05:23 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Officials break ground on new UDC student center

By Tim Craig  |  02:52 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 01/17/2012

D.C. files brief in support of health-care law

The District has joined Maryland and 10 other states in petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold President Obama’s 2010 health-care reform law.

By Tim Craig  |  03:22 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Number of ‘pot shops’ restricted in any one D.C. ward, under compromise council measure

A measure approved by the city council today would limit the number of medical marijuana centers in any one ward.

By Tim Craig  |  01:56 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Gray transition audit reveals payments to consultants at center of campaign controversies

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray has released a detailed accounting of who contributed to his transition and how he spent the money.

By Tim Craig  |  04:15 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Delano Hunter supports the District’s same-sex marriage law

The Ward 5 council candidate was backed by national same-sex marriage opponents in his 2010 campaign

By Tim Craig  |  12:02 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 01/12/2012

D.C. statehood trip rescheduled due to snow forecast in New Hampshire

As part of renewed effort by D.C. officials to rally support for statehood, government leaders are planning a series of trips to state legislatures across the nation to ask for their support.

By Tim Craig  |  02:04 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 01/11/2012

D.C. to host World Environmental Day

The District will be the center of this year’s celebration to highlight its sustainability efforts.

By Tim Craig  |  01:24 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Barry launches reelection bid

Marion Barry formally filed Wednesday to run for his third consecutive term as a Ward 8 council member.

By Tim Craig  |  05:04 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Gray scores legislative victory on appointments

The D.C. Council backed away from a plan to slash the number of political appointees that District mayors can appoint to their staffs.

By Tim Craig  |  02:36 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 01/04/2012

D.C. Council member Harry Thomas in plea talks with U.S. prosecutors

A lawyer for the D.C. official, who is alleged to have steered $300,000 in city funds to pay for personal expenses, denies that a deal has been reached with federal prosecutors.

By Nikita Stewart  |  11:49 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Brown wants to require college admissions preparations

In a provocative attempt to keep D.C. public school students focused on their futures, D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown (D) is sponsoring a bill that requires all students to take a standardized college admission test and then apply to attend at least one college or post-secondary institution.

By Tim Craig  |  02:40 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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