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District of DeBonis: June, 2014

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 06/30/2014

Procurement woes delay much-touted St. Elizabeths East work

Botched solicitation could mean delay of year or more to signature Vincent Gray initiative.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:12 PM ET, 06/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Development, Politics

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 06/30/2014

Watch the World Cup game at Freedom Plaza

Mayor Vincent Gray is hosting an outdoor game watch downtown Tuesday.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:04 PM ET, 06/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sports, Weather

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 06/30/2014

This Zuk’s for you

Paul Zukerberg took on city hall and won. Now he wants to become part of it.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:30 AM ET, 06/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics, The Law

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 06/27/2014

With amendment passed, Rep. Andy Harris keeps fighting D.C. marijuana law

Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) continues to tangle with critics even after amendment’s passage.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:05 PM ET, 06/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health, Politics, The Hill

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 06/27/2014

Let’s make a deal?

D.C. United stadium proposal gets mixed reception from council members at first public hearing.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:01 AM ET, 06/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics, Sports

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 06/26/2014

D.C. regulators put kibosh on Ultra booze-delivery service

Ultra, which delivers packaged alcohol to D.C. doorsteps, was ordered to cease and desist Thursday.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:37 PM ET, 06/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, Politics

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 06/26/2014

Eleanor Holmes Norton talks ‘Freedom Summer’ with Stephen Colbert

Poignant memories, not hearty laughs, mark delegate’s latest appearance with Stephen Colbert.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:58 AM ET, 06/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  History, Politics

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 06/26/2014

D.C. cabbies make themselves heard

Protest caravan snarls traffic and fills downtown corridors with echoing car horns as cabbie express displeasure with ridesharers.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:39 AM ET, 06/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics, Transportation

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 06/25/2014

Did Rep. Andy Harris inadvertently legalize marijuana possession in D.C.?

House amendment could have practical effect of removing penalties for marijuana possession.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:13 PM ET, 06/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Law Enforcement, Politics, The Hill

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 06/25/2014

Pepco’s power is 5 percent renewable. You can do better.

Third-party suppliers offer greener, more expensive options.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:48 PM ET, 06/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Environment, Infrastructure

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 06/25/2014

Eleanor Holmes Norton ‘kills’ driverless car

D.C. House delegate’s test-ride of robot car ended after she pounded ‘kill switch’

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:10 PM ET, 06/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Transportation

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 06/25/2014

House GOP: Mind your weed, D.C.

Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) is reportedly looking to block D.C. from implementing decriminalization law.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:01 AM ET, 06/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics, The Hill

Posted at 08:40 PM ET, 06/24/2014

Cornell Jones, ex-drug kingpin, swindled D.C. for $330,000, jury finds

Cornell Jones was accused of using HIV/AIDS grant funds to open the luxe Stadium Club in Northeast D.C.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:40 PM ET, 06/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Crime, Politics, The Law

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 06/24/2014

Foam container ban set for 2016 after D.C. Council vote

D.C. Council takes initial vote on bill to ban food and beverage merchants from using foam containers starting in 2016.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:39 PM ET, 06/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Environment, Politics

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 06/24/2014

Appeals court won’t revisit D.C. attorney general election

Denial of rehearing request means election will almost certainly take place in 2014.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:46 PM ET, 06/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, The Law

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 06/24/2014

Will the ‘yoga tax’ survive?

Tuesday’s final budget votes closes out 26 days of controversy over a relatively tiny chunk of revenue.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:01 AM ET, 06/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 06/23/2014

D.C. health insurers propose rate hikes for 2015

Other D.C. health insurers propose mix of hikes and cuts for 2015 exchange offerings.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:58 PM ET, 06/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health, Politics

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 06/23/2014

Soccer stadium hearing will go on despite World Cup conflict

D.C. Council chairman said conflicted soccer fans will be accommodated, but hearing must go on.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:33 PM ET, 06/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Sports

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 06/23/2014

Five years after the Red Line disaster

Ground is finally broken on a memorial to the nine victims of the 2009 crash.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:29 AM ET, 06/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Public Safety, Transportation

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 06/20/2014

Kaya Henderson gives teachers a break

One-year hiatus for “value added” evaluations is meant to allay anxiety about new standardized tests.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:43 AM ET, 06/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education, Politics

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 06/19/2014

Gymnasium will be named for Medric Mills Jr., who died after firefighters dawdled

Mills died Jan. 28 after firefighters across the street failed to respond after he collapsed with a heart attack.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:30 PM ET, 06/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Public Safety

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 06/19/2014

D.C. budget has ‘deficiencies,’ CFO tells council

Jeffrey DeWitt tells lawmakers that major changes must be made to budget before he will give his blessing.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:45 AM ET, 06/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 06/19/2014

Bad day to throw a party

An employee-appreciation event closed the Department of Human Services for most of a sweltering Wednesday.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:41 AM ET, 06/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 06/18/2014

Two more D.C. lawyers ponder attorney general runs

Lorie Masters and Karl Racine are exploring whether to join Paul Zukerberg and Mark Tuohey.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:19 PM ET, 06/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics, The Law

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 06/18/2014

Vincent Gray on why the 2024 Olympics could be good for D.C.

Summer Games could spark needed transportation upgrades and new affordable housing, mayor says

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:18 PM ET, 06/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Development, Politics, Sports

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 06/18/2014

Vincent Gray leans on churches to help D.C.’s homeless families

“One Congregation, One Family” is a bid to convince more families to leave their emergency shelter beds.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:10 PM ET, 06/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Housing, Politics

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 06/18/2014

About those tax cuts …

A broad tax relief package will be subject to fiscal “triggers” after CFO balks at council’s budget.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:18 AM ET, 06/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 07:49 PM ET, 06/17/2014

Mark Tuohey, sports-loving defense lawyer, joins D.C. attorney general race

The Brown Rudnick partner is perhaps best known locally for his role in luring Major League Baseball back to D.C.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:49 PM ET, 06/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics, The Law

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 06/17/2014

House is set to cut D.C. tuition grants, but not as much as it previously wanted

But $20M recommendation is up from last year’s budget bill, which was later increased after Senate conference.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:15 PM ET, 06/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, The Hill

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 06/16/2014

Here’s everyone Marion Barry thanks in his new book

The acknowledgements section of “Mayor for Life” is a guide to who’s in and who’s out of the Barry orbit.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:40 PM ET, 06/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  History, Politics

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 06/16/2014

Marion Barry has his say

The mayor-for-life’s new memoir, ‘Mayor for Life,’ is oddly indulgent of a narrative he long resisted.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:32 AM ET, 06/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 06/13/2014

Michael D. Brown will try again for at-large D.C. Council seat

Name confusion with the former at-large independent, now convicted felon, has gone from asset to liability.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:31 PM ET, 06/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 06/13/2014

School boundaries, Take 2

Latest plan drops much of what made the first proposals so very controversial, but plenty of flashpoints remain.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:42 AM ET, 06/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education, Politics

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 06/12/2014

ANC member acknowledges punching American University official at community meeting

Kent Slowinski said he was pushed first, but AU official Andrew Huff denied any provocation.

By Peter Hermann  |  06:16 PM ET, 06/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Crime, Education, Politics

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 06/12/2014

They are who we thought they were

Muriel Bowser and David Catania meet fundraising expectations five months ahead of mayoral election.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:08 AM ET, 06/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 06/11/2014

Did the Bowser campaign make up an excuse to skip a debate?

Catania campaign assails Muriel Bowser’s excuse for skipping September debate.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:23 PM ET, 06/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 06/11/2014

MetroAccess riders could start taking D.C. taxis under new proposal

Taxi Commission approves regulations that would convert 33 vans into cabs, potentially shifting thousands of paratransit rides.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:26 PM ET, 06/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Transportation

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 06/11/2014

Where to put the next streetcar line?

City transportation officials release four proposed routings for planned “north-south” line.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:01 AM ET, 06/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Transportation

Posted at 12:16 AM ET, 06/11/2014

Muriel Bowser commits to keeping Kaya Henderson as D.C. schools chancellor

The Democratic mayoral nominee had been noncommittal on Henderson’s future as chancellor.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:16 AM ET, 06/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Education, Politics

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 06/10/2014

High-ranking D.C. government lawyer is considering AG bid

Andrew Fois says he’s exploring a run for attorney general, but uncertainty persists over election timing.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:20 PM ET, 06/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics, The Law

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 06/10/2014

Muriel Bowser wins endorsement of gay Democrats

David Catania supporters failed to prevent the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club from endorsing a straight Democrat

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:37 AM ET, 06/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, LGBT, Politics

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 06/09/2014

Carol Schwartz on the issues

Schwartz last graced the council dais five years ago. So how does she feel about a soccer stadium?

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:58 PM ET, 06/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 06/09/2014

Will this investigation ever end?

The federal corruption probe is rolling along. But will it ever touch Vincent Gray?

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:17 AM ET, 06/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Law Enforcement, Politics

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 06/06/2014

Clubs blast ‘gym tax’ but Mendelson holds fast

Gym members are asked to protest tax hike; the council chairman is not sympathetic.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:34 PM ET, 06/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health, Politics

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

Charles Matthew Hudson won’t seek at-large D.C. Council seat; Kishan Putta will

Charles Matthew Hudson Jr. said he’s changed his mind on at-large seat; Kishan Putta says he’s all in.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:22 PM ET, 06/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Faith, Politics

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

A ‘post-gay’ Capital Pride?

Gay pride takes on a new meaning in a city where LGBT rights victories have been overwhelmingly won.

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

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 06/04/2014

Appeals court restores D.C. attorney general election

Council acted illegally in delaying first AG election, D.C. Court of Appeals says.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:19 PM ET, 06/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, The Law

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 06/04/2014

Inside D.C.’s transportation future

DDOT’s ambitious “moveDC” plan lays out decades of transit improvements.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:38 AM ET, 06/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics, Transportation

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 06/03/2014

D.C. United soccer stadium hearing set for June 26

Four D.C. Council committees will have to vote on plan, chairman says.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:48 PM ET, 06/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Sports

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 06/03/2014

‘Ban the box’ gets initial D.C. Council nod, but further tweaks expected

After years of debate, ex-offenders pass full council vote, but further tweaks are expected.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:18 PM ET, 06/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, Politics

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 06/03/2014

Another charter school under the microscope

Monday’s lawsuit targets a major player in the D.C. business, education and philanthropic worlds.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:57 AM ET, 06/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education, Law Enforcement, Politics

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 06/02/2014

A soccer stadium in seven months?

The clock is ticking on Mayor Vincent Gray’s big legacy project.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:14 AM ET, 06/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics, Sports

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 06/01/2014

At Bowser event, Marion Barry threatens David Catania’s hindquarters

The ‘mayor for life’ promised a Muriel Bowser victory in anatomical terms Saturday.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:11 PM ET, 06/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

 

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