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D.C. Wire: April, 2012

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Council approves subpoena power in trust probe

But the decision drew a swift objection from Mayor Gray, who questioned whether the council would be investigating itself.

By Nikita Stewart  |  06:37 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 04/26/2012

Marion Barry seeks meeting with Philippines ambassador following nurse remark

The D.C. council member reached out to resolve the controversy over his remarks about Filipino nurses.

By Tim Craig  |  11:50 AM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marion Barry, Philippines

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Philippines ambassador condemns Marion Barry’s comment on nurses

Response follows Barry’s remark Monday that he wanted more D.C. residents to become nurses so hospitals don’t have to rely on “immigrants” from the Philippines.

By Tim Craig  |  03:19 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 04/24/2012

D.C. farms could rise above I-395

A local developer is in talks with the city about constructing mini-farms on the roofs of several buildings planned for the air rights above part of Interstate 395.

By Tim Craig  |  01:13 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Missed rent payments add to Michael Brown’s financial woes

Records indicate that D.C. Council Member Michael Brown has missed rent payments on two apartments that have been under his name on 16th Street NW over the past two years.

By Tim Craig  |  05:09 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Hackers shut down parts of District government Web site

The site is the latest victim of hackers reportedly protesting the U.S. government, a city spokesman said.

By Nikita Stewart  |  02:43 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:22 PM ET, 04/18/2012

2 computers stolen from D.C. Auditor’s office

Officials would not comment on whether any sensitive information was contained in the computers.

By Tim Craig and Mike DeBonis  |  09:22 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Later last call won’t apply to 20 percent of D.C. bars

267 bars, nightclubs and restaurants in D.C. have existing voluntary agreements with their neighbors to close at agreed-upon times.

By Tim Craig  |  05:34 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Vincent Gray sticks with plan to repay D.C. employees for furlough days

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) is standing by his plan to repay city employees nearly $20 million for furlough days they were required to take last year.

By Tim Craig  |  11:40 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:20 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Should D.C. bars be allowed to stay open later?

Mayor Vincent Gray says extending serving times by an hour would help bolster District nightlife and raise about $5 million to stave off further cuts to social-service programs.

By Tim Craig  |  08:20 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Nationals box, tickets again a bone of contention for council

In what’s become a spring tradition, some D.C. Council members are suspicious of how council Chairman Kwame R. Brown (D) has been distributing tickets to Nationals home games.

By Tim Craig  |  02:59 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Poll: National majority backs D.C. budget autonomy

A new national survey from the District’s primary advocacy group shows large majorities of Americans back the concept of budget autonomy for the city.

By Ben Pershing  |  11:58 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Vincent Orange beats Biddle in D.C. Council race

Orange moves on to November’s general election.

By Tim Craig  |  05:46 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 04/13/2012

D.C. Health Care Finance HR director, son fired in nepotism probe

The Human Resources director of the city’s Health Care Finance department, her son and her personal assistant have been dismissed, the agency’s head says.

By Tim Craig  |  04:39 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. city government

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Campaign manager to Chavous and Sinclair Skinner argue at fundraiser for Obama PAC

The argument dampened an otherwise successful event for an Obama Super PAC last week.

By Nikita Stewart  |  06:42 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 04/11/2012

District 311 smart-phone app has full roll-out

Reporting problems around the city no longer takes a phone call — just an app on a smart phone.

By Nikita Stewart  |  02:45 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. city government

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 04/10/2012

With Friday’s ballot count, D.C. council election results could change

Absentee ballots will be counted in the at-large race, where Vincent Orange leads by just 543 votes.

By Tim Craig  |  04:27 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Biddle soars, Orange falters, in Upper Northwest D.C.

Voters in Upper Northwest really, really didn’t like incumbent Vincent Orange in Tuesday’s primary for an at-large seat on the D.C. Council.

By Tim Craig  |  04:00 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. City Council, Vincent Orange, Sekou Biddle

Posted at 09:18 PM ET, 04/03/2012

D.C. election results, updates

We’ll be watching results and updates in D.C. council races throughout the evening.

By Washington Post staff  |  09:18 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)


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