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District of DeBonis: April, 2014

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 04/25/2014

Twenty years of downtown D.C. development in one GIF

The new State of Downtown report depicts the economic engine for the city’s boom.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:30 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, Development, Politics

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 04/24/2014

D.C. tattoo waiting period is rejected, health department says

Health department says mandatory 24-hour wait will not be part of final package of “body art” rules.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:59 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Health, Politics

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 04/24/2014

Et tu, Irv?

Advocates for D.C. budget autonomy wish Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan would call off his dogs.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:02 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics, The Law

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Jim Graham is considering run for D.C. education board

The outgoing Ward 1 council member says he’d be “running for the sake of further public service.“

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:27 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Education, Politics

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Full steam ahead on firefighter shift changes, Vincent Gray says

D.C. mayor brushes off lame-duck concerns, says he’ll implement controversial deployment proposal.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:15 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics, Public Safety

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Congress is always watching

House panel’s interest in marijuana legislation shows that there’s no escaping the curiosity of Capitol Hill.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:29 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics, The Hill

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 04/22/2014

House subcommittee will examine D.C.’s move to decriminalize marijuana

Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) will put his subcommittee’s spotlight on D.C. decriminalization measure.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:43 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Law Enforcement, Politics, The Hill

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 04/22/2014

West End project is a go

Six years of preparation and two years of litigation have come to an end.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:47 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, DeMorning Links, Development, Politics

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Charles Willoughby, D.C. inspector general since 2005, will retire

Willoughby has been criticized in recent years for a lack of urgency and adequacy in addressing political controversies.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:17 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Budget autonomy lawsuit goes to federal court

Lawyers representing mayor, CFO say U.S. District Court is better equipped to resolve inter-branch dispute.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:51 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, The Law

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 04/21/2014

In Clinton trove, a glimpse at the dawn of a new D.C.

A newly released memo shows Bill Clinton’s role in approving District revitalization measures.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:53 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitol Hill, History, Politics, The Feds

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Fire shifts fight goes on

Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe said the savings from proposed shift changes would help beef up paramedic corps.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:10 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics, Public Safety

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 04/18/2014

Illegal immigrants can soon apply for D.C. driver’s licenses

‘Limited purpose’ credentials carry indication they may not be used for ‘official federal purposes.’

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:47 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Transportation

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 04/18/2014

It’s official: D.C. primary turnout was historically bad

Pre-certification tally shows that 2014 had lowest mayoral primary turnout percentage since dawn of home rule.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:52 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 04/18/2014

Not enough homes

A day after two men were found dead of exposure, Mayor Gray highlighted ‘rapid rehousing’ efforts for the homeless.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:09 AM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Budget autonomy goes to court

Council chairman will file a lawsuit Wednesday against the mayor and CFO, challenging their refusal to recognize referendum.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:12 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics, The Law

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 04/16/2014

The gay Democrat’s dilemma

David Catania’s independent bid to be D.C.’s first openly gay mayor presents hard choice to gay Democrats.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:54 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 04/15/2014

D.C.’s Emancipation Day parade will go on

Funding impasse is settled after mayor and D.C. Council chairman reach deal.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:14 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Emancipation Day isn’t free

The John A. Wilson Building’s two leading Vincents have a day to resolve parade funding tiff.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:22 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 04/14/2014

So long to the neighborhood school?

Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s effort to change school boundaries and enrollment policies would accelerate trends long underway.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:35 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education, Politics

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Accountability delayed is accountability denied

The fire lieutenant implicated in Cecil Mills’s premature death retires without sanction.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:39 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Public Safety

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Anti-Bowser Web site will disappear soon, Gray camp pledges

MurielNotReady.com depicts the Democratic nominee as an inexperienced manager and unreliable ally of school reform.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:07 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/10/2014

‘Predictability,’ please

Mayoral candidates lambaste Gray school admission proposals, saying it would undermine parents’ expectations.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, DeMorning Links, Education, Politics

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 04/09/2014

‘NIMBYism’ could keep D.C. General shelter open, Gray says

Community concerns would make it difficult to open enough smaller facilities across the city to compensate for its loss, he said.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:57 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Housing, Politics

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Yvette Alexander, Tommy Wells among those exploring at-large D.C. Council bids

Strong bids also expected from progressive champion Elissa Silverman and activist minister Graylan Hagler.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:29 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Transportation disintegration

Top DDOT officials announce their exits as vast restructuring proposal is unveiled.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:49 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics, Transportation

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Leaders of D.C. transportation, licensing agencies leave Gray administration

Exodus heralds ‘brain drain’ for lame-duck Gray administration.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:07 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics, Transportation

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 04/08/2014

D.C. Council will not resurrect attorney general election

Council members balk at plan to put top legal office on November ballot.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:35 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Council, Politics

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Muriel Bowser won’t debate David Catania until late summer

Democrat Muriel Bowser says she’ll debate independent David Catania -- just not till August.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:30 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 04/08/2014

A ‘complicated’ safety net

Relisha Rudd case highlights ‘how difficult and potentially disastrous each decision about whether to keep a family together can be’

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:53 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 04/07/2014

There could be a Republican mayoral candidate after all

No GOP candidate declared for the primary, but party has power to put a name on November ballot.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:12 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 04/07/2014

David Catania issues battle cry to LGBT donors

Sunday address to prominent LGBT donors left little doubt about his resolve to run for mayor.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:49 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, LGBT, Politics

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 04/07/2014

The border war begins

City officials release first concrete proposal to redraw public school boundaries and change admission policies.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:00 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education, Politics

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 04/04/2014

At Unity Breakfast, Vincent Gray hesitates to embrace Muriel Bowser

Bad blood continues at D.C. Democrats’ “Unity Breakfast” as Gray nearly snubs the new mayoral nominee.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:21 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 11:26 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Vincent Gray makes light of his pending unemployment

Hizzoner appeared on WTTG-TV to read a Top 10 list in honor of David Letterman’s retirement.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:26 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 04/03/2014

The lamest duck

Muriel Bowser may be acting mayoral, but Vince Gray remains mayor for nine more months.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:19 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Top D.C. Democrat wants national party’s help against David Catania

Top local party official says she plans to ask Democratic National Committee for “thousands, whatever it takes.“

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:40 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Why it was Muriel Bowser, not Ron Machen, who beat Vincent Gray

Why the Jeffrey Thompson plea did not cause Gray to lose his reelection bid.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Law Enforcement, Politics

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Muriel Bowser wins

In the end, it wasn’t even close. Voters “ready for a fresh start” flocked to Bowser.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:43 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 02:09 AM ET, 04/02/2014

What went wrong with the D.C. election count

Full election returns were not tabulated until nearly six hours after polls closed Tuesday.

By Julie Zauzmer and Mike DeBonis  |  02:09 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

 

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