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District of DeBonis: November, 2013

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 11/27/2013

Power-line bill is being held up by Evans, mayoral officials say

Billion-dollar burial plan is on hold, mayoral officials say, because Jack Evans wants longtime friend reappointed to city board.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:02 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Turkey time in D.C.

That unofficial D.C. holiday has come and gone: Turkey Giveaway Day

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Go inside the giant tunnel now being dug under Southwest D.C.

Video shows the earliest stages of the city’s most ambitious public works project since Metro.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:40 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 11/26/2013

No more vetos?

A minimum wage hike is likely to pass next month with a veto-proof majority.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:01 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:49 PM ET, 11/25/2013

House panel will hear Height Act recommendations Monday

Monday hearing will feature witnesses from federal planning commission and from the District’s planning office.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:49 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 11/25/2013

New recycling and trash bins coming to D.C. households

The move will replace aging trash cans and accommodate increased recycling volume, officials said.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:05 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Drive safe or else

D.C. police have expanded the city’s automated enforcement options.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:11 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Vincent Gray backs $10 minimum wage

Gray has said for two months he supports a hike, but until now, he hadn’t said how much of one.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:03 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/22/2013

The people’s strip club

The city tax office seized the club Thursday after co-owner failed to pay taxes on another nightlife venture.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Streetcar service by early February, Gray now pledges

Mayor Vincent C. Gray has a new prediction for the debut of streetcar service along H Street and Benning Road NE.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:18 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013

‘There’s there there’

U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen said his long-running corruption investigation is no wild goose chase.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Vincent Gray seeks to burnish affordable housing record

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:19 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 11/20/2013

Tall buildings are toast

National Capital Planning Commission recommends only modest changes to the 1910 Height Act.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:50 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Vincent Gray presides over same-sex wedding at Wilson Building

Rob Robertson, a 52-year-old technology consultant, and Carlos Taylor, a 46-year-old IT analyst, took their vows in the mayor’s fifth-floor ceremonial office.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:24 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 11/19/2013

First D.C. Wal-Marts will open Dec. 4

The openings bring to a close three years of public debate and political wrangling over the megaretailer’s entry into the nation’s capital.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:55 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 11/19/2013

A minimum wage hike for the holidays?

The D.C. Council could be voting on a major minimum wage hike in as soon as two weeks.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:59 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Don’t speak ill of the prez

The high-pitched politics of Obamacare helped cost D.C. Insurance Commissioner William P. White his job.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:52 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 11/15/2013

Judge won’t intervene in attorney general election case yet

Judge James E. Boasberg said Friday he could not take action until the delay actually becomes law.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:54 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 11/15/2013

Project involving mayor’s son is denied liquor license

Board found that the Riverfront at the Ballpark project “will have an adverse impact on peace, order, and quiet.“

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:55 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 11/15/2013

John Settles makes second run for D.C. Council seat

Settles raised more than $30,000 in his last at-large run but he failed to qualify for the ballot.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:47 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 11/15/2013

Mayoral Metro politicking

Red Line delays prompt apology from Metro GM — and an outbreak of campaign-season politicking on Twitter

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:16 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 11/14/2013

D.C. insurance chief is undecided on Obamacare exemptions

Obama announcement shifts politically precarious decision to the nation’s insurance commissioners.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:13 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 11/14/2013

The mayoral race is on

Hundreds gathered Wednesday night to feel the first frisson of the mayoral campaign.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:55 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Behold the svelter Vincent Orange

Orange’s weight loss now stands at 50 pounds and counting.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:41 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Latest HIV/AIDS report card is mixed bag for D.C. leaders

Think tank says the city ‘has made progress ... but areas of uncertainty remain’

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:34 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 11/13/2013

The more, the merrier

Andy Shallal and Vincent Orange have been invited to join the first mayoral candidates forum tonight.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:35 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:21 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Vincent Orange, D.C. mayor candidate, speaks out

The at-large council member on his unorthodox entry to the 2014 Democratic primary race

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:21 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 AM ET, 11/12/2013

Final flight for the Firebirds?

UDC is on the cusp of dropping its intercollegiate sports teams for a yearly savings of $4.4 million.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:00 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 11/11/2013

A late-starting Vincent Gray campaign would carry risks

Gray may have chosen the wrong anecdote to illustrate the ease of gathering petition signatures on short notice.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:16 PM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 11/11/2013

The most frequent flier

The city is seeking to have a guardian appointed for a Trinidad resident who, in the past year alone, has called 911 226 times.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:08 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 11/08/2013

Andy Shallal is running for D.C. mayor

The Iraqi-born owner of Busboys & Poets is ending nearly three months of rumination.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:36 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 11/08/2013

Vincent Orange is running for D.C. mayor

The surprise move makes him the fourth D.C. Council member to enter the 2014 Democratic primary race.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:06 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Death in the D.C. jail

Both staffing and setting have contributed to the spate of suicides inside the D.C. jail, a report finds.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:01 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Silverman out, Bennett-Fleming in for D.C. Council at-large race

A potentially formidable challenger to incumbent Anita Bonds decides against running, but another candidate is ready to jump in.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:49 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Judge weighs bid to spare D.C. attorney general election from delay

Federal court hearing makes clear that legal technicalities could make it difficult to keep the office on the D.C. ballot.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:26 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 11/07/2013

No more Styrofoam containers in D.C.?

A plastics industry group is already pushing back, but the local restaurant association is keeping an open mind.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:51 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Today in Vincent Gray Redskins pronouncements

The D.C. Council may consider the Redskins name “racist and derogatory,” but Gray won’t put it in those terms.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:28 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/06/2013

Council to Snyder: Drop ‘Skins’

D.C. lawmakers have spoken: The Washington Redskins name is “racist and derogatory.”

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Not bad for a day’s work

For a one-day conference, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education paid nearly $90,000 to a Chicago consulting firm.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:01 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education, Politics

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 11/04/2013

With name vote on tap, Redskins urge fans to contact D.C. Council members

The D.C. Council is likely to vote Tuesday to call on the team to change its name.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:05 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sports

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Get the cop to the dot

A Post investigation looks at what ShotSpotter data tell us about gun violence in the District.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:55 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Crime

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 11/01/2013

McMillan redevelopment plan clears major hurdle

Long-developing plans for former water-filtration site won the provisional approval of the District’s historic preservation board.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:29 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 11/01/2013

No auto supplies allowed

The Old Post Office lease agreement between Donald Trump Organization and the federal government includes some interesting codicils.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:44 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Development

 

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