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District of DeBonis: February, 2014

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Firefighters did not fight for Cecil Mills

Internal report raises questions about basic training for firefighters.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:52 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics, Public Safety

Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Paul Zukerberg lodges final appeal in bid to restore D.C. attorney general election

Paul Zukerberg has one last chance to convince a court the first AG election should take place this year.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:13 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics, The Law

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 02/27/2014

The Debate Watcher: Candidates take to the airwaves

The Debate Watcher: The prospect of two nearly interrupted hours on top-rated WAMU-FM brought out all eight Democratic hopefuls.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:03 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCforum, DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 02/26/2014

To pitch economic development plan, Jack Evans goes to Muriel Bowser’s back yard

To pitch his economic development plan, Jack Evans visited a Ward 4 retail corridor.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:52 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Economic Development, Politics

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Responding to fire department criticism, Vincent Gray stands by his men

Responding to fire department criticism, the mayor says calls for resignations are rooted in politics, not performance.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:05 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics, Public Safety

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Bowsermentum?

New polling indicates mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser may be making headway with her campaign strategy.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:32 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 11:58 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Poll: Gray maintains lead, but Bowser closes gap

First mayoral survey in five weeks is released by WRC-TV, WAMU-FM, The Washington Informer and Marist College.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:58 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 08:07 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Appeals court won’t revisit AG election ruling

Would-be candidate Paul Zukerberg may continue his lawsuit seeking to overturn delay, however.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:07 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics, The Law

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 02/25/2014

After surgery, taxi czar Ron Linton says he’ll be back

Ron M. Linton is at home after undergoing a double coronary bypass and says he’ll return to work next month.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:44 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Labor council won’t endorse in key D.C. races

Wal-Mart positions worked against Vincent Gray and Anita Bonds, says AFL-CIO president.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:45 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Don Graham speaks

The former owner of The Post has strong opinions on what is necessary to continue education reform progress in D.C.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:15 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education, Politics

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 02/24/2014

District could reap $60 million in back taxes under settlement with travel firms

Online travel companies reserve right to appeal but agree to pay settlement sum if they lose.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:44 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, The Law

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 02/24/2014

The Debate Watcher: Candidates go hyperlocal in Southwest forum

The Debate Watcher: Saturday forum at Arena Stage forced candidates to drill down on neighborhood concerns.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:05 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Grocery workers back Vincent Orange for D.C. mayor

Vincent Orange’s support of failed living-wage bill pays off with union nod.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:21 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Medric Cecil Mills Jr. did not have to die

City report finds multiple failures led to longtime city employee’s Jan. 25 death

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:43 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Public Safety

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 02/21/2014

Union endorsements keep coming for D.C. races

Incumbent Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) continues to receive more labor support ahead of April 1 primary.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:17 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Muriel Bowser gets the Post nod

The endorsement is fuel for the narrative that Bowser is the leading challenger to Vincent Gray.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:37 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 02/20/2014

The end of the Corcoran is nigh

The Corcoran Gallery of Art is on the verge of being dismembered after nearly 150 years.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:42 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Culture, DeMorning Links

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 02/18/2014

Debate Watcher: The D.C. mayoral race as seen through the stained glass

Lined up in front of the pulpit at Zion Baptist Church in Northwest on Monday night, the candidates traded some of their sharpest barbs of the year

By Aaron C. Davis  |  09:52 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCforum

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 02/14/2014

Out with the snow, in with the slush

Snowmageddon this ain’t: The super-seeming snowdrifts of 24 hours ago turned quickly to a slushy mess Thursday.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:42 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Weather

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 02/13/2014

The Debate Watcher: ‘Young voters’ in focus at AU forum

The Debate Watcher: Mayoral candidates discussed whether they would give college students free Metro passes.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:01 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCforum, DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 02/12/2014

The Debate Watcher: ‘Achilles heels’ revealed in Ward 3

The Debate Watcher: Six of eight primary candidates gathered in Tenleytown Tuesday night.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  09:38 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCforum, DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/11/2014

It was 50 years ago today

Perhaps the most famous event in D.C. musical history took place on Feb. 11, 1964, when the Beatles played the Washington Coliseum.

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Tags:  DeMorning Links, Music

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 02/10/2014

Vincent Gray picks up more labor endorsements

Unions representing service employees and city workers give the incumbent their support.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:06 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 02/10/2014

Fire cadets in the spotlight

The death of Cecil Mills brings focus to long-controversial recruiting program.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:03 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links

Posted at 07:49 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Gray moves to fire judge accused of ethics breaches

Mary Oates Walker, top administrative law judge, is placed on leave; her lawyer vows to fight.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:49 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 02/07/2014

No sue for you

An unusually strict legal doctrine could protect the city from a lawsuit in Fire Department case.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:09 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 02/06/2014

The Debate Watcher: Ward 4 Dems speak

The Debate Watcher is an ongoing feature reviewing this year’s D.C. mayoral candidate forums.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  09:40 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCforum

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/06/2014

‘We are supposed to respond’

More than 10 days after Cecil Mills’s death, Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe has broken his silence.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 02/05/2014

Weeded out

A widely supported bill to decriminalize marijuana was weakened on the D.C. Council dais Tuesday.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:07 AM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 02/04/2014

The D.C. primary election is coming fast

Why this year’s city elections are so much earlier than usual.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:28 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Andy Shallal discusses his mayoral run

An extended interview with the Busboys and Poets owner and political activist.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  12:42 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Vincent Gray will attend Ward 4 straw poll ‘under protest’

Vague rules, organizer’s ties to opponent lead to pre-emptive ‘protest’ of key straw poll vote.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:34 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/04/2014

A housing catastrophe

Top official acknowledges staggering shelter from homeless families, threatening to bust the city’s shelter budget.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 02/03/2014

Mayor moneybags

Vincent Gray gets his fundraising machine in gear.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:26 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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