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District of DeBonis: August, 2013

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Another Red Line mess

The early-Friday derailment of a non-passenger train on the Red Line is the latest ugly incident for Metro.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:26 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Transportation

Posted at 06:49 PM ET, 08/29/2013

D.C. marijuana program looks kosher under new Justice Department policy

The new guidance should offer assurance to the District's medical marijuana industry that it can do business without fear of federal raids.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:49 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health, Law Enforcement, Politics

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 08/29/2013

Twice the traffic cameras

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:56 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Public Safety, Transportation

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Who is DC 2024?

Details on which regional interests are thus far backing the Olympics effort remain sketchy.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:20 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Sports

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Mayor Vincent Gray’s remarks at the Lincoln Memorial

"Full freedom and democracy were and are still denied to the people who literally live within sight of the Capitol dome."

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:22 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Olympic dreaming

Big dreams come at a big cost, though: A projected price tag of $4 to $6 billion, to start.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:42 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Sports

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 08/27/2013

D.C. attorney general takes new aim at gas mogul Joe Mamo

Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan files suit against Virginia businessman Eyob "Joe" Mamo in bid to lower gas prices.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:25 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Transportation

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Vincent Gray has White House meeting with Obama, Holder

Today's meeting was Gray's first private encounter with Obama since a December 2010 lunch.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:24 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Kenneth Ellerbe is here to stay, Gray says

Mayor Vincent Gray put to rest rumblings he might abandon Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe, who has deeply criticized.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:11 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Public Safety

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Back to the grind

Monday was back-to-school day, and students at two DCPS high schools were greeted with sparkling new buildings.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:50 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 08/19/2013

Carlos Gray, mayor's son, is partner in ballpark-area venture

Carlos Gray is a partner is a planned entertainment complex that has encountered opposition from neighbors and police.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:31 AM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 08/16/2013

The high cost of D.C. housing

A report from the Center for Housing Policy shows how the region's housing prices are getting increasingly out of whack with residents' incomes.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:14 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Economy, Housing

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 08/15/2013

How a downtown bike lane has become a political headache

Longstanding plan to build a new crosstown bicycle lane on M Street NW has pitted two influential factions against each other.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:45 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Clergy have their say with Vince Gray on 'living wage' bill

The faith-based faction of 'living wage' supporters said the 90-minute Tuesday meeting was positive but occasionally testy.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:28 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 08/15/2013

Andy Shallal, owner of Busboys & Poets, is pondering a mayoral run

Andy Shallal convened a meeting of potential supporters and advisers Wednesday at his 14th Street NW restaurant.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:45 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 08/15/2013

Civil war in the fire department

Relations between D.C. fire brass and its rank-and-file are "deteriorating," and that is putting it kindly.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:18 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics, Public Safety

Posted at 07:39 PM ET, 08/14/2013

City launches new app for sexual assault victims

"ASK DC" is meant to help victims of sexual assaults in the city find medical help, get counseling and contact police.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:39 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Public Safety

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 08/14/2013

Fire chief: 'We are in a critical period of change'

Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe said he's been "working hard behind the scenes" to address problems.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:15 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Public Safety

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 08/13/2013

What is the deal with Vernon Hawkins?

What sort of cooperation has Hawkins offered or agreed to provide to earn his seemingly favorable plea deal?

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:02 AM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Law Enforcement, Politics

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 08/12/2013

Campaigning in the shadows

Before there was a "shadow campaign," there was other unreported political spending from Jeffrey E. Thompson.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:23 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Law Enforcement, Politics

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Federal City Council, Ralph Nader wade into 'living wage' debate

A powerful lobby is urging Mayor Gray to veto the bill, while the legendary activist is telling him to sign away.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:36 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, Politics

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 08/09/2013

Still waiting for affordable housing

A redevelopment of D.C. Housing Authority headquarters is unlikely to do much for displaced residents.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:52 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Housing

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 08/08/2013

With appeal denied, West End redevelopment project will proceed

A D.C. Court of Appeals panel declined to intervene on behalf of activists who questioned the city's deal with a Georgetown developer.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:34 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, Development, Politics

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 08/08/2013

A soccer-stadium scrap

After property questions emerge, city leaders threaten to use eminent domain to take stadium properties.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:17 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, DeMorning Links, Politics, Sports

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 08/07/2013

No amphitheater for Chuck Brown Park

The city scaled back the plans announced by Mayor Vincent C. Gray at Brown's May 2012 funeral.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:17 AM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arts, Music, Neighborhoods, Politics

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 08/07/2013

The day after

After the shock of Monday's announcement of the sale of The Washington Post, Tuesday was a day to process what it all means.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:09 AM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, DeMorning Links

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 08/06/2013

D.C. leaders react to Washington Post sale

Sentiments include fond appreciation for the Graham family and some apprehension about new owner Jeff Bezos.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:04 AM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, Politics

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 08/06/2013

The Grahams say goodbye

The Washington Post Co. will relinquish its namesake newspaper, leaving D.C., for the first time in modern memory, without a locally-owned daily newspaper.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:10 AM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, DeMorning Links

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 08/05/2013

D.C. mayor poll: Vincent Gray has small lead, but many remain undecided

A recent poll shows the electorate is closely split among four potential candidates.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:36 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 08/05/2013

A stadium deal's past and future

The tentative D.C. United deal has an interesting past and implications for the future of the city and team.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:16 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, DeMorning Links, Development, Politics, Sports

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 08/02/2013

DC.gov sites will perform better soon, officials pledge

City technology officials said Friday they hear the complaints and are working to address them.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:20 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 08/02/2013

Mayoral moneybags

What can be divined about the young mayoral race from the first batch of campaign finance filings?

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:09 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 08/01/2013

A pricey upgrade to South Capitol Street

The city continues to refine plans for a $900 million overhaul of South Capitol Street, including a rebuilt Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:01 AM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links

 

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