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District of DeBonis: May, 2014

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 05/30/2014

Three years for Michael Brown

The former D.C. Council member gets 39-month sentence for taking bribes.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:11 AM ET, 05/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Law Enforcement, Politics

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 05/29/2014

Appeals court could breathe new life into D.C. attorney general election

Judges on District’s highest court give Paul Zukerberg’s lawsuit a sympathetic hearing.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:22 PM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics, The Law

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 05/29/2014

The D.C. Council cuts taxes

Chairman Phil Mendelson’s budget deal was a big endorsement of a mayor’s pet policies: Former mayor Anthony Williams’s.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:06 AM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 05/28/2014

Yvette Alexander rules out at-large D.C. Council run

The two-term rep says she’ll seek another term representing Ward 7 in 2016.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:13 PM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 05/28/2014

D.C. Council is poised to levy sales tax on gyms, yoga and more

‘Yoga tax’ emerges in final budget draft circulated hours before vote.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:03 PM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Sports

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 05/28/2014

Why streetcar cuts aren’t facing much of a fight

In 2010, transit advocates revolted over proposed cuts. This time, not so much.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:16 AM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Transportation

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 05/27/2014

Bennett Rushkoff, top deputy to D.C. attorney general, seeks office in Maryland

Rushkoff is in a House of Delegates race in western Montgomery County.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:17 PM ET, 05/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, The Law

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 05/27/2014

Soccer stadium deal lands with legislators

Agreements are in place with all stadium-site landowners, but plenty of potential pitfalls remain.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:55 AM ET, 05/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics, Sports

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 05/22/2014

Fewer D.C. Council members report outside income

Only Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) and Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) have significant and ongoing outside income.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:59 PM ET, 05/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 05/22/2014

Soccer stadium stuck?

Legislation may soon go to D.C. Council, but land negotiations are slowing, city officials says.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:01 AM ET, 05/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics, Sports

Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 05/21/2014

Kelvin Robinson, charged Tuesday, remains in D.C. health exchange job

The former D.C. Council candidate was charged Tuesday in an illicit campaign finance scheme.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:15 PM ET, 05/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Law Enforcement, Politics

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 05/21/2014

Ethel Kennedy Bridge is dedicated, at long last

It took six years for the widow of Robert F. Kennedy to accept the District’s honor.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:20 PM ET, 05/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Environment, Politics, Transportation

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 05/21/2014

Who gets to play golf?

Two politicians are proposing an upscale future for D.C.’s public golf courses, but their patrons are wary.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:47 AM ET, 05/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics, Sports

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 05/20/2014

Compromise could help move ‘ban the box’ bill through D.C. Council

Tommy Wells says he could either weaken his bill and move it toward passage, or keep it intact and watch it languish.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:07 PM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, Politics

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 05/20/2014

Are D.C. bins getting trashed?

Evidence mounts that old garbage bins aren’t getting recycled as promised.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:39 AM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Infrastructure, Politics

Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 05/19/2014

Elissa Silverman in, Tommy Wells out of D.C. Council at-large race

Elissa Silverman says she’s make second try for at-large council seat.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:15 PM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 05/19/2014

A soccer stadium in sight

D.C. United and city officials are close to coming to terms, but lawmakers still have to sign off on the deal.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:21 AM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Development, Politics, Sports

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 05/16/2014

‘Democrats for David’

Independent David Catania must woo a significant number of Dems to win the mayor’s race.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:33 AM ET, 05/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 05/15/2014

A Supercan saga

Now residents are complaining that city crews are overzealously plucking their trash bins from streets and alleys.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:48 AM ET, 05/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Infrastructure, Politics

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 05/14/2014

Big day for budget autonomy

Federal judge is set to hear arguments in high-stakes lawsuit Wednesday morning.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:12 AM ET, 05/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics, The Hill, The Law

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 05/13/2014

DC.gov gets a new look

Redesign of city Web portal reflects “citizen-centric philosophy,” techies say.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:14 AM ET, 05/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics, Technology

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 05/12/2014

Ethics trial scheduled for top D.C. administrative law judge

Appeals court clears way for high-stakes proceeding against Mary Oates Walker.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:20 PM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, The Law

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

David Catania literature attacks Muriel Bowser over Fenty ties

Flier aimed at voters living east of the Anacostia River depicts the Democratic nominee as marionette.

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

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 05/12/2014

U.S. attorney indicates careful approach to D.C. marijuana cases

The U.S. attorney says marijuana possession arrests will get close scrutiny in post-decriminalization D.C.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:47 PM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drugs, Law Enforcement, Politics, The Hill

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 05/12/2014

Still waiting on streetcars

City officials are no longer predicting when first line will open to the public.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:00 AM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics, Transportation

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 05/09/2014

Union Station, Mo.

Senators from Missouri think D.C. train station should be renamed for former president Harry S. Truman.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:48 AM ET, 05/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics, The Hill, Transportation

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 05/08/2014

David Berns, D.C. human services director, will depart in June

David A. Berns won kudos for his candor but was unable to deftly handle spike in homeless families.

By Mike DeBonis and Aaron C. Davis  |  06:31 PM ET, 05/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 05/08/2014

Take my cans, please

While many wait for city to pick up unwanted trash receptacles, two residents took matters into their own hands.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:25 AM ET, 05/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics

 

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