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D.C. Wire: January, 2013

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 01/29/2013

D.C. mayor stumped over Ravens, 49ers Super Bowl

Vincent Gray said he still isn’t sure which team he will be throwing his support behind.

By Tim Craig  |  01:10 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 01/29/2013

Gray lauds LaHood’s tenure as transportation chief

“In my book, he gets an A-plus,” the D.C. mayor said of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

By Tim Craig  |  12:33 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 01/24/2013

D.C. statehood bill introduced in the Senate

The measure has faint prospects of passage in the near term, but will at least ensure the issue remains alive on both sides of the Capitol.

By Ben Pershing  |  04:56 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Settles campaign for D.C. Council takes shape

Logan Circle mortgage broker John Settles kicks off council campaign Wednesday at Ben’s Chili Bowl.

By Tim Craig  |  02:17 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Eight candidates remain in D.C. Council race

At-large contest features six Democrats, a Republican and a Statehood Green Party candidate.

By Tim Craig  |  06:10 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Issa wary of D.C. budget referendum, still plans to move ahead with legislation

House chairman plans to move ahead with separate autonomy bill.

By Ben Pershing  |  03:00 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Under Catania bill, parents could be charged if teen child misses too many school days

Proposed bill calls on parents to be held criminally liable if their children miss too many school days.

By Tim Craig  |  02:37 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 01/17/2013

Mayor Gray seeks bigger role in gun debate

D.C. mayor said Thursday that the Newtown massacre has been a “real affirmation” of strict D.C. gun laws.

By Tim Craig  |  06:07 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 01/17/2013

Mendelson now backs Gray’s plan for more police

Mendelson said he dropped his earlier reluctance after meeting with Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier.

By Tim Craig  |  01:29 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 01/16/2013

D.C. ethics board looking into Orange’s role in market’s reopening

Orange went to a store being closed for a rat infestation, asked to speak to inspectors’ bosses, report says.

By Tim Craig  |  04:46 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 01/16/2013

D.C. government spends $342,000 on inaugural parade review stand

The D.C. government spent $342,000 to build the enclosed, heated, reviewing stand to watch the parade.

By Tim Craig  |  02:09 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 01/16/2013

A.J. Cooper drops council bid, endorses Silverman

A.J. Cooper cites fears of splitting the vote in a crowded Democratic field and helping Republican Patrick Mara.

By Tim Craig  |  12:18 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/16/2013

Republican Mara ready for council race

Ward 1 school board member Patrick Mara said he submitted enough signatures to qualify for the April election.

By Tim Craig  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 01/15/2013

Eleanor Holmes Norton again offers bill to make D.C. the 51st state

Offering the measure is a biennial tradition for the District’s delegate.

By Ben Pershing  |  03:21 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 01/15/2013

Orange visit to market sparks debate about D.C. rats, restaurants

Council member David Catania called his colleague’s involvement “totally bizarre.”

By Tim Craig  |  03:06 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:36 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Orange steps in to health dept. visit for rats

Member visits produce shop as Health Dept. prepares to close it

By Tim Craig  |  07:36 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Marijuana attorney says he will make ballot in D.C.

Paul Zukerberg said that he is the first to turn in enough signatures to qualify for the April special election.

By Tim Craig  |  05:23 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 01/11/2013

D.C. police approached about escort for council members’ trip to White House

Council member Mary Cheh had voiced concern that brief car ride might run into security issues.

By Tim Craig  |  05:23 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 01/11/2013

D.C. Council gives Obama new plates

Mary M. Cheh and Phil Mendelson take “taxation without representation” plates to the White House.

By Tim Craig  |  04:39 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 01/11/2013

Phillips, Turner to lead D.C. GOP

The owner of a local public relations firm

By Tim Craig  |  11:20 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 01/10/2013

D.C. officials to meet with Obama aides over proposal for president to use ‘taxation’ plates

The council approved a resolution Tuesday demanding that President Obama use the city’s license plate.

By Tim Craig  |  04:14 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 01/10/2013

No flu epidemic in D.C. yet, Mayor Gray says

Gray said Health Department is closely tracking flu cases but has yet to see a sharp uptick.

By Tim Craig  |  12:29 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 01/09/2013

City, federal employees in D.C. face revised Hatch Act

New law removes D.C. government employees from federal Hatch Act.

By Tim Craig  |  04:24 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Marion Barry seeks tax break for organ donors

Marion Barry, who received a kidney transplant in 2009, wants to give D.C. residents a tax credit of up to $25,000 if they donate an organ.

By Tim Craig  |  03:17 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 01/08/2013

D.C. Council to Secret Service: Give us easier parking for Obama’s inauguration

Council member Jack Evans and others push back against limits on parking, tickets to event.

By Tim Craig  |  12:35 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 01/07/2013

McDuffie targets D.C. inspector general

Inquiry will focus on speed, quality of work by Charles Willoughby’s office

By Tim Craig  |  06:51 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Mendelson still not sold on more police officers

Mayor Vincent Gray is renewing the request, pointing to several high-profile killings around Christmas.

By Tim Craig  |  03:19 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Redskins stadium in District remains a city dream

Several D.C. Council members say they’re prepared to consider what it would take for the team to move back.

By Tim Craig  |  01:35 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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