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District of DeBonis: August, 2011

Posted at 06:59 AM ET, 08/26/2011

DeHiatus Links: Batten down the hatches

District of DeBonis will return after Labor Day.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:59 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 PM ET, 08/25/2011

DeEvening Links: Rain checks for MLK

MLK Memorial dedication postponed; The Root DC is here; have black middle-class parents given up on neighborhood schools?

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:48 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 08/25/2011

More thoughts on D.C. parks and municipal upkeep

DISTRICT OF DEBONIS | A renovated field in Adams Morgan is lush, but will it last?

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:06 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Why it’s called the ‘School Without Walls’

There’s a reason the earthquake-damaged school has that name.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:12 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 08/25/2011

DeMorning Links: Get outta town

The folly of emergency evacuation; Vince Gray’s reboot; another run for Marion Barry

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:28 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 08/24/2011

DeEvening Links: Back to school, again

School Without Walls students get another day off.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:57 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Adrian Fenty has some advice for Barack Obama

On MSNBC, the former D.C. mayor offered a familiar formula for Obama’s re-election.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:59 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Reforming D.C.’s constituent service funds

D.C. Council chairman addresses how he thinks funds should be used.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:53 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 08/24/2011

D.C. earthquake: Were mass school closings necessary?

Late school closure decision needlessly inconveniences many parents.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:26 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 08/24/2011

DeMorning Links: School’s out

DCPS makes early-morning call to close schools post-quake.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:28 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:21 PM ET, 08/23/2011

DeEvening Links: The big shake

This earthquake couldn’t have come at a better time for Vince Gray.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:21 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 08/23/2011

D.C. earthquake: What did you think it was?

Many Washingtonians thought of terror, not seismology.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:35 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Read the D.C. Council report on Gray hiring

The D.C. Council has concluded its probe of various hiring controversies that consumed the early months of Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s administration.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:26 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 08/23/2011

DeMorning Links: Streetcars sooner

Trolleys will roll down H Street in two years; the other K Street; back-to-school is smooth

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:52 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:40 PM ET, 08/22/2011

DeEvening Links: Taxes on the table

Kwame Brown now willing to entertain high-earner tax; Vince Gray’s social media onslaught; our hoops league reigns supreme

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:40 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Phil Hellmuth, big-time poker player, isn’t betting on ‘iGaming’

D.C.’s proposed online gambling setup has little to offer poker pros.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:48 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Should it be easier to commit D.C.’s mentally ill?

The death of Theodoric James raises questions about D.C.’s mental health law.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:39 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Kevin B. Chavous, Tom Brown enter Ward 7 council race

Yvette Alexander has attracted two more opponents for her D.C. Council seat.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:54 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 08/22/2011

The end of Michelle Rhee’s media honeymoon

The former D.C. schools chancellor’s old tactics aren’t going to work on the national stage.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:18 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 08/22/2011

D.C. Public Schools expand salad bars

Twenty-seven DCPS schools now have salad bars, doubling last year’s total.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:04 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 08/22/2011

DeMorning Links: The sporting life

Jack Evans’ sports tickets; back to school today; MLK Memorial opens for previews

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:17 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:15 PM ET, 08/19/2011

DeEvening Links: Edushowdown!

Rhee vs. Ravitch; Kwame needs a chief of staff; no one knows nothin’ about khat ’round here

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:15 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Where D.C.’s same-sex couples are

A new UCLA report maps new census data on gay households.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:25 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 08/19/2011

The 50 ‘essential’ Washington history books

The D.C. Public Library’s Washingtoniana Division has released a list of the best books on city history.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:16 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 08/19/2011

What Upshur Park tells us about municipal upkeep

District city officials’ responsibility doesn’t end after they put down the big scissors.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:14 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 08/19/2011

DeMorning Links: Charter chatter

Facilities study could be prelude to charter growth; Saul Solorzano’s remarkable life; D.C., “capital of stealth-weird.”

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:43 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:07 PM ET, 08/18/2011

DeEvening Links: Another awesome school

Rehabbed Wilson HS opens; legendary coach wants DCPS AD job; meet the other Tommy Wells

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:07 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:42 PM ET, 08/18/2011

On D.C. culture and the acceptance of bicycling

Cycling won’t be accepted until D.C. accepts the utility of cycling.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:42 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 08/18/2011

D.C. election board picks coming soon, Gray says

Mayor Vincent C. Gray said he will propose nominees “at the earliest opportunity” once legislators return to work.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:19 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 08/18/2011

D.C. GOP launches anti-Harry Thomas Web site

The D.C. Republican Committee has launched a site dedicated to riding herd on the embattled D.C. Council member and fellow ethically-challenged city pols.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:22 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Saul Solorzano, advocate for D.C. Latinos, dies at 49

Solorzano, who spent the last two decades helping fellow Central American immigrants make new lives, died after a fall in his Brightwood home.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:16 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 08/18/2011

DeMorning Links: Weirder and weirder

More strange Albrecht Muth anecdotes; H.R. Crawford’s lousy housing for vets; city population shifts

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:17 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 08/17/2011

DeEvening Links: Reveal yourself, cybersquatter

Owner of unsuckdcmetro.com still a mystery; Muth’s alleged ‘sinister’ laugh; free backpacks

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:44 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Peaceoholics audit shows D.C. oversight lapses

A year later, the D.C. Auditor’s investigation of the controversial gang intervention group is finally complete.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:26 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 08/17/2011

The tricky business of stereotyping D.C.

Does a D.C. “stereotype map” say more about the city or about the people who made the map?

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:31 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 08/17/2011

The new H.D. Woodson, in pictures

The ‘Tower of Power’ lives strong, even if the new building is only three stories tall.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:03 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Anti-lesbian attack renews calls on police liaison unit

A July incident has renewed calls to revisit Chief Cathy L. Lanier’s decision to rejigger the D.C. police department’s Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:23 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 08/17/2011

DeMorning Links: A timely collar

Albrecht Gero Muth arrested in wife’s murder; MLK preview for all; Prettyman guards under investigation over baseballs.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:44 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:17 PM ET, 08/16/2011

DeEvening Links: Presidential heat

Would President Rick Perry be able to carry a gun in D.C.?

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:17 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Montel Williams among D.C.’s medical marijuana hopefuls

The talk show host is part of a group seeking to grow and sell medical cannabis in Washington.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:47 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Zipcar and fair prices for public spaces

Should Zipcar, which pioneered car-sharing in Washington, get to keep its curbside parking spaces?

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:16 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 08/16/2011

DCPS: Ward 3 request for new middle school to be considered ‘systematically’

In a letter, Chancellor Kaya Henderson says DCPS will lok at Ward 3’s request as part of a “systematic” approach to schools planning.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:43 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 08/16/2011

DeMorning Links: Georgetown whodunit

Viola Drath investigation gets weird; D.C. in trouble over school buses; Metro wants feds to get transit oriented

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:17 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:27 PM ET, 08/15/2011

DeEvening Links: Drive carefully

Tommy Wells strikes a deer; Georgetown murder mystery; pay those tickets!

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:27 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Gallup: D.C. is quite (economically) confident

A new poll shows that D.C. outpaces all states in economic confidence.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:22 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 08/15/2011

City can’t hang ‘MLK Drive’ signs by new memorial

The National Park Service won’t allow the city to add an honorary Martin Luther King designation to Independence Avenue.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:32 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 08/15/2011

What is art vandal’s problem with Matisse?

Alexandria resident Susan Burns called Gauguin painting “bad for the children.” But what’s wrong with her latest target?

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:59 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 08/15/2011

A new H.D. Woodson, at long last

The new H.D. Woodson High School in Ward 7 looks like any other American high school, and that’s a good thing.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:46 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 08/15/2011

DeMorning Links: Helping the unhelpable

The tragic death of Theodoric James Jr.; National Gallery vandal strikes again; NYT on ‘iGaming’

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:04 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 08/12/2011

DeEvening Links: Bad reputation

Yvette wants earmarks back; Old Post Office body ID’d; Circulator change

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:45 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Read the Federal City Council’s new strategic plan

What’s important to the city’s leading group of powerful business and philanthropic leaders

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:40 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Restaurateur clarifies Chinatown youth comments

Proof’s Mark Kuller says violence in Chinatown’s streets Friday is “highly unlikely.”

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:00 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 08/12/2011

DeMorning Links: Trust issues

Digging into the CYITC; real-estate boomlet drives up city revenue; should Irv Nathan “cool it”?

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:44 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 08/11/2011

DeEvening Links: Metro critic unmasked

Metro critics on defensive; DCPS officials could be charter exec; body in Anacostia

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:58 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Internet gambling community meetings postponed

Responding to protests, D.C. Lottery officials are delaying ‘iGaming’ community meetings until after vacation season.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:12 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Cab drivers nailed for tax evasion

Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan announced the city has concluded three rare prosecutions of cabdrivers for tax fraud.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:45 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 08/11/2011

D.C. Inspector General: Now with iPads

The city’s watchdog agency has ordered 15 iPads to “bring us into the 21st century.”

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:44 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Nathan accuses council members of ‘political coercion’

D.C. Attorney General Irvin Nathan responded aggressively yesterday to two D.C. Council members, accusing them of

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:11 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 08/11/2011

DeMorning Links: Chinatown’s burning?

Gobsmacking Examiner claim; Wal-Mart commits $3M to job training; homicides well down, other crime up

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:16 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 08/10/2011

DeEvening Links: Go, Kwame, go

Kwame Brrown trains for a triathlon; Michelle Rhee’s house sells; preview the MLK Memorial

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:01 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Kwame Brown gets last word on tax veto

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown responded to Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s seven-page missive defending his veto of a bill delaying the onset of a new tax on municipal bond proceeds.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:03 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 08/10/2011

District challenges its 2010 Census count

The District has lodged a challenge to its Census count, though officials don’t expect a substantial revision.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:35 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Why Ward 3 might need a new middle school

The proposal to build a new middle school is the outgrowth of the political fiasco at Hardy Middle School.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:01 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 08/10/2011

Feds, D.C. police bust up Shaw drug ring

Fifteen D.C. and Maryland residents face federal charges in connection with the bust of an alleged drug ring in Shaw.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:35 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 08/10/2011

A sentimental case against closing D.C. post offices

The U.S. Postal Service is targeting 17 city post offices for closure. Should it matter that they’re “critical cultural institutions?”

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:14 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 08/10/2011

DeMorning Links: Walking a mile in a Metro employee’s shoes

A WMATA employee’s message for the “white people who hate Metro”; D.C. man killed over a broom; AHOD goes on

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:28 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 08/09/2011

DeEvening Links: 4,121 residents seek jobs

Norton Job Fair; other problems with Hilton Burton; arrest made in alleged hate crime.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:42 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 08/09/2011

D.C. Council to report on Gray hiring in two weeks

Mary M. Cheh informed her colleagues that a draft report on mayoral hiring will be ready Aug. 24.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:22 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 08/09/2011

The battle to define Cathy Lanier

Is Lanier a ruthless, arbitrary boss lording over the rank and file? Or an effective manager running department the best way she sees fit?

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:07 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Catania, Cheh want Nathan to revisit tax analysis

In letter to attorney general, D.C. Council members David Catania and Mary Cheh say tax opinion “failed to apply well accepted legal principles.”

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:55 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 08/09/2011

D.C. GOP demands elections board chair

Though the District populace continues to show only passing interest in electing GOP candidates, the party continues to demand major party treatment.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:32 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 08/09/2011

DeMorning Links: Heat on Harry

Post editorial keeps pushing for HTJ explanation; time to end corporate campaign bundling?; AHOD rolls on

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:39 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:06 PM ET, 08/08/2011

DeEvening Links: So Long, Togo West

Togo West resigns; Obama heads to Don Peebles’ place; library teaches graffiti

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:06 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Gray strikes back at D.C. Council after veto criticism

In a long, aggressive letter, Mayor Vincent Gray presented five “clarifications” to veto objections lodged by Chairman Kwame Brown and other council members.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:30 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Cheryl Ferrara, former IG official, sentenced on fraud charges

Cheryl L. Ferrara, a former D.C. deputy assistant inspector general, was sentenced Monday on charges of filing false statements and second degree fraud.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:32 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Watch Sinclair Skinner’s dry cleaning commercial

Before Sinclair Skinner was a household name in city political circles, he was a struggling small businessman, running a dry cleaning operation on Georgia Avenue.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:04 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 08/08/2011

MPD’s ‘All Hands on Deck’ in doubt after board ruling

The future of one of Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier’s signature policing initiatives is in serious doubt after a Friday labor board ruling.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:25 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Parsing Vince Gray’s new picture

What message is Gray trying to send with his new D.C. gov pic? Has the wide-eyed grin of a newly-elected man given way to the more measured visage of a battered incumbent?

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:37 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 08/08/2011

DeMorning Links: Life in the Short Lane

For Aug. 8: A spat over swimming lanes at the Wilson pool, Michael Brown’s past dealings, and the demise of D.C.’s Greyhound bus terminal

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:46 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 08/05/2011

There’s gonna be some changes around here

I’m wiping that stupid grin off my face, and this blog is getting a new moniker: “District of DeBonis.”

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:39 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 08/05/2011

District regulates pedicabs, but will Park Service play along?

The D.C. transportation department last week issued final regulations for the pedicab industry. It remains to be seen whether the National Park Service will pay heed.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:23 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 08/05/2011

A global perspective on ‘iGaming’

As part of a fiscal austerity plan, the Italian government is relying on a ‘little-noticed provision’ allowing online casinos, similar to those proposed for the District.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:34 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 08/05/2011

D.C. Taxicab Commission agrees to allow taping

Five weeks after two journalists were arrested at one of its meetings, the D.C. Taxicab Commission has issued a new policy allowing recordings of its proceedings.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:14 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/05/2011

DeMorning DeBonis: Aug. 5, 2011

A comprehensive roundup of D.C. politics news and opinions. Today: The culture of the JAWB lawyer/lobbyist — Business lobby smacks Gray for budget veto — Summer jobs program wraps up — Does Hill rancor bode ill for District autonomy? — Informer says HTJ should go

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 08/04/2011

DeMorning DeBonis: Aug. 4, 2011

Today: Gray budget veto shows Gandhi’s influence — OCF probe doesn’t find much in Yvette Alexander’s finances — Ward 5 after Harry Thomas Jr. — the wiles of Emmanuel Bailey

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:51 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 08/03/2011

How to expand local prosecutions in D.C.?

Should the city try to expand its authority to prosecute criminal cases piece by piece, or all at once?

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:26 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 08/03/2011

DeMorning DeBonis: Aug. 3, 2011

A comprehensive roundup of D.C. politics news and opinions. Today: Test data show mixed result for schools under cheating scrutiny — Gray pocket-vetoes bond tax delay — Sherwood says action is needed on ethics — Post editorial takes issue with union noise — Jonetta Rose Barras won’t let tax botch go — Dan Snyder may have a point

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:01 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Another Kevin Chavous eyes Ward 7 D.C. Council seat

Kevin B. Chavous, son of former D.C. Council member Kevin P. Chavous, is considering a run against incumbent Yvette M. Alexander for his dad’s old post.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:50 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 08/02/2011

DeMorning DeBonis: Aug. 2, 2011

A comprehensive roundup of D.C. politics news and opinions.

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Posted at 08:34 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Dems race livens Ward 8 politics

Natalie Williams, a former spokeswoman for Marion Barry, wants to lead the Ward 8 Democrats. And Peaceoholics CEO Jauhar Abraham is exploring a run at Barry himself.

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Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Why Irv Nathan can’t prosecute D.C. officials

Thanks to a 2009 court ruling, city residents have to rely on the feds to criminally prosecute alleged abuses within their local government.

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Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 08/01/2011

DeMorning DeBonis: Aug. 1, 2011

A comprehensive roundup of D.C. politics news and opinions.

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Posted at 08:46 PM ET, 08/05/2010

About this blog

I’m here to make sure that accountability is more than a campaign buzzword, to make sure your public officials are honest, forthright and transparent in doing the people’s business. I’m also looking to get lots of discussions going about how our neighborhoods are constantly changing, what it means to be a Washingtonian, and the unique advantages and challenges of life in the District

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Posted at 08:32 PM ET, 08/05/2010

About Mike

I’ve lived in the District now for 11 years — four years in college (no, those don’t really count) plus six years as a reporter and editor at Washington City Paper, including two-and-a-half writing the venerable Loose Lips column before joining The Washington Post.

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