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D.C. Wire: October, 2012

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 10/30/2012

D.C. extends early-voting hours

The D.C. Board of Elections has extended the hours of early voting in the District until 9 p.m. this week.

By Tim Craig  |  04:10 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 10/22/2012

At-large hopefuls spar in D.C. weekend debate

The League of Women Voters debate included incumbents Vincent B. Orange (D) and Michael A. Brown (I) and challengers David Grosso and Mary Brooks Beatty.

By Tim Craig  |  04:19 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 10/19/2012

D.C. council member Tommy Wells hints he might back Cooper in at-large race

In an interview, D.C. council member Tommy Wells says he’s impressed with A.J. Cooper in at-large race.

By Tim Craig  |  05:50 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 10/19/2012

D.C. candidate Leon Swain: Time to put ‘a cop’ on council to expose corruption

Leon Swain, Jr. went undercover to help the FBI when he was head of the city taxi commission.

By Tim Craig  |  12:56 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Mayor Gray unveils plan to reform preference program for local businesses

A District agency that oversees a program that promotes and gives preferences to local businesses in city contracting would get the authority to enforce violations for non-compliance, under a reform effort that Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced Wednesday.

By Nikita Stewart  |  01:39 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 10/16/2012

D.C. council members propose slashing some traffic camera fines to $50

Wells, Cheh and Barry introduced legislation that seeks to overhaul the city’s automated enforcement program that has expanded to bring nearly $60 million in annual revenue into the city’s coffers.

By Nikita Stewart  |  03:19 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Mendelson to talk to Graham before requesting ethics probe

A review by the Metro board concluded that D.C. Council member improperly used his position in a Metro land development matter.

By Tim Craig  |  12:29 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 10/11/2012

David Grosso holds huge cash advantage over Michael Brown, Vincent Orange in council race

Grosso has a massive cash advantage over six other candidates.

By Tim Craig  |  10:26 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Northwest Current endorses Grosso, Orange

In a likely setback for her campaign, the newspaper did not endorse Republican Mary Brooks Beatty.

By Tim Craig  |  04:00 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Surprise! Democrats still dominate in the District

Three out of four city voters remain registered Democrats.

By Tim Craig  |  04:53 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Voter registration deadline Tuesday in District

Residents must sign up 30 days before the election. They can register at the polls but must be validated. 

By Tim Craig  |  03:17 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Bars in D.C. prepare for late-night drinking

The D.C. ABC has granted 42 bars and restaurants permission to remain open round-the-clock on Monday.

By Tim Craig  |  02:29 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Mayor nixes taxi ride surcharge planned for Nats playoffs

Taxicab drivers in D.C. will not be allowed to charge $1 for each extra passenger after the first.

By Nikita Stewart  |  05:57 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Gray announces plans to make D.C. age-friendly

Pilot program is aimed at making the city more accessible to seniors.

By Nikita Stewart  |  05:14 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 10/03/2012

D.C. Council challengers have had police encounters

Incumbent Michael Brown’s supporters question David Grosso’s and A.J. Cooper’s records.

By Mike DeBonis and Tim Craig  |  04:17 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 10/03/2012

Tommy Wells backs Grosso in D.C. at-large race

D.C. Council member Tommy Wells endorses David Grosso’s bid for an at-large seat on the council.

By Tim Craig  |  11:24 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Most D.C. council members staying on sidelines in Brown, Orange at-large races

One day after Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said he is supporting the two incumbents, many of the other members said they won’t endorse.

By Tim Craig  |  04:23 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Mendelson says he supports Orange, Brown

The acting D.C. Council chairman said Monday that his colleagues can “always” count on his support.

By Tim Craig  |  12:49 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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