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District of DeBonis: January, 2014

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 01/31/2014

Why we asked what we asked about the D.C. United stadium deal

City officials and soccer fans objected to the wording of our poll question. Here’s why we asked what we asked.

By Scott Clement and Mike DeBonis  |  03:06 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 01/31/2014

D.C. Council is set to change code of conduct, pushing back on ethics board

Revision to council rules would represent a diss to the young Board of Ethics and Government Accountability.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:22 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/31/2014

GAO to D.C.: Nice try

A resolution to the budget autonomy debate awaits a court ruling or, ye gods, action by Congress.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 01/30/2014

The Debate Watcher: Wooing the progressive vote at Sixth and I

Forum Shopping: A ongoing feature reviewing D.C. mayoral candidate events.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:45 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCforum

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/30/2014

Emergency nonresponse

Why did Medric Cecil Mills Jr. die across the street from a D.C. firehouse?

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 01/29/2014

No more Mr. Nice Council

David Grosso endorses the opponent of colleague Jim Graham, an unusual breach of council comity.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:40 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Homeless D.C. families are sent to Maryland hotels

More than 400 families have sought shelter from the District government, outstripping shelter capacity.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:52 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 01/28/2014

D.C. unemployment rate drops to 8.1 percent, lowest since 2008

Lowest rate since 2008 is a big boost to Mayor Gray’s re-election pitch.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:11 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 01/28/2014

Another blown streetcar deadline

Service is at least 30 days away, well beyond the early-February target set by Mayor Vincent Gray.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:31 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 01/27/2014

Has Kenyan McDuffie brought fractious Ward 5 together at last?

Kenyan McDuffie tries to bring political unity to a long divided ward.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:30 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 01/27/2014

Marion Barry leaves hospital after 16 days

Hospital stay was related to blood and circulation issues, friends said.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:11 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Disunited

Six in 10 city residents oppose public financing of soccer stadiums, new poll finds.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:04 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 01/24/2014

New Supercans are on their way

Gray administration finds new source of funding for replacement trash and recycling receptacles.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:37 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 01/24/2014

No skiing for you

Billing snafu strands dozens of DCPS students expecting ski trip.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:13 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 01/23/2014

Vincent Gray discusses his mayoral run

In an hourlong interview, the incumbent mayor pushes back on questions about the ongoing investigation.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:09 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 01/23/2014

The final Options

DCPS could take over troubled charter school amid concerns about special needs kids.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:08 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/22/2014

No place to go

For some D.C. residents, snow problems are much more serious than closed schools and late-opening offices.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Mayoral candidates make statements with real estate

A campaign headquarters is sometimes more than a campaign headquarters.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:52 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Snow day

Today’s storm promises the most snow for the city since the 5 inches that dropped on Jan. 26, 2011.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:19 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 01/20/2014

Marion Barry has spent more than a week in the hospital

A spokeswoman would not confirm any details about Barry’s maladies or his treatment.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:03 PM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 01/20/2014

Christian Carter exits D.C. mayor race, leaving eight Democrats on ballot

A Washington Post poll released last week found Carter garnered only minuscule support.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:17 PM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 01/20/2014

Who can break from the pack?

To effectively challenge Vince Gray, the Democratic mayoral candidates try to stand out from the crowd,

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:08 AM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/17/2014

Albrecht Muth, convicted killer

A chapter closes on one of the most bizarre crimes in modern Washington history.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Hotel workers hand Gray first major endorsement

It remains to be seen whether other elements of 2010 labor coalition will be with him in 2014.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:38 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 01/15/2014

D.C. minimum wage hike is signed into law

Mayor Vincent Gray was surrounded by campaign challengers as he signed the bill Wednesday.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:30 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 01/15/2014

The comeback mayor?

A Washington Post poll finds that Vincent Gray occupies the catbird seat in the upcoming Democratic primary.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:48 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 01/14/2014

Public-private practice

If Ted Leonsis wants a downtown facility for his basketball teams, public land might be the only option.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:09 AM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Vincent Gray campaign pitch: Make D.C. a ‘place that people want to be’

Mayor’s first campaign video debuted Saturday before campaign kickoff speech.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:51 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Four more years?

Vincent Gray kicks off re-election bid with an apology -- and a standing ovation.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:25 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 01/11/2014

Read: Vincent Gray’s campaign kickoff speech

Gray formally launched his re-election campaign Saturday afternoon in Southeast Washington.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:42 PM ET, 01/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Can Vincent Gray raise $1 million in three weeks?

The mayor’s reelection fundraising effort kicks off, hoping to raise a cool million by Jan. 31.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:38 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Don’t call it an apology tour

Mayor Vincent C. Gray declined to repeat his televised mea culpas Thursday.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:19 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 01/09/2014

New D.C. library chief sees MLK as ‘empty canvas’

Richard Reyes-Gavilan said he intends to preserve but update the District’s modernist central library.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:42 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 01/09/2014

New argument for D.C. autonomy: Too much paperwork!

Highlighting residents’ rights may not the best way to get more freedom from Congress, delegate says.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:36 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/09/2014

All apologies

It was a red-letter day for political regrets Wednesday, culminating in Vincent Gray’s ‘I’m sorry’ for 2010 missteps.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Vincent Gray apologizes for 2010 campaign in TV interview

Mayor Vincent C. Gray will offer his most thoroughgoing regrets about his troubled 2010 campaign, his campaign manager said Wednesday.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:59 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Richard Reyes-Gavilan will be new D.C. library chief

Richard Reyes-Gavilan succeeeds Ginnie Cooper, who also came to D.C. from the New York City borough.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:35 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 01/08/2014

Big tax cut for D.C. seniors

City leaders grapple with helping longtime residents deal with the rising costs of a growing city.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:01 AM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Inside the polar vortex

The District is now enjoying its coldest temperatures in decades, courtesy of a band of air that usually confines itself to the arctic.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:08 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 01/06/2014

Albrecht Muth goes to trial

In circumstances thought to be unprecedented for D.C. Superior Court, Muth will participate in the trial from his hospital bed.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:31 AM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 01/03/2014

Nine is enough

Only four of the 13 Democratic mayoral candidates who picked up nominating petitions failed to turn them in.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:08 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 01/02/2014

The year in murder

Homicides ticked up in 2013, reflecting a tragic rampage but also persistent trends.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:16 AM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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