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District of DeBonis: July, 2014

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 07/31/2014

Ahead of birthday fundraiser, Catania questions Bowser’s supporters

In fundraising e-mail, independent mayoral candidate slams Bowser over list of backers.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:39 PM ET, 07/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 07/31/2014

Vincent Gray’s ‘One City, One Hire’ finally meets its 10,000-job goal

After three years, Vincent Gray’s signature jobs program is still going strong.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:49 AM ET, 07/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Economic Development, Economy, Politics

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 07/31/2014

Charters v. DCPS goes to court

The longest running policy dispute in D.C. government will go before a federal judge.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:46 AM ET, 07/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education, Politics

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 07/30/2014

Goodbye, FBI

Is the impending departure of an ultra-high-profile federal agency something to be cheered?

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:01 AM ET, 07/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, The Feds

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 07/29/2014

Lawmaker’s signs promote ‘Gun Free DC’ in wake of court ruling

D.C. Council member offers signs for businesses wishing to ban guns from their premises.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:33 PM ET, 07/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Public Safety, The Law

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 07/29/2014

Judge: Former drug kingpin Cornell Jones owes the city more than $1 million

Cornell Jones was found to have swindled the city out of $330,000 in HIV/AIDS grants, a jury found.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:04 PM ET, 07/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Law Enforcement, The Law

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 07/29/2014

D.C.’s new gun normal

City officials scramble to deal with federal judge’s weekend ruling striking down carry ban.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:52 AM ET, 07/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Law Enforcement, Public Safety, The Law

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 07/28/2014

Carry on, D.C. gun owners

In unusual weekend ruling, federal judge declares city ban on carrying of weapons is unconstitutional.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:56 AM ET, 07/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Law Enforcement, Public Safety, The Law

Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 07/25/2014

David Catania is for D.C. United stadium but against Reeves Center swap

David Catania says Reeves Center swap is “deal-breaker” when it comes to D.C. United stadium.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:29 PM ET, 07/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Development, Politics, Real Estate, Sports

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 07/25/2014

Lien times

Tax-sale reforms meant many fewer property debts were sold this year.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:29 AM ET, 07/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics, Real Estate

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 07/24/2014

D.C. gets Trumped once again

Some D.C. politicos just can’t get close enough to Donald Trump.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:28 AM ET, 07/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Development, Politics, Real Estate

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 07/23/2014

Soccer stadium debate moves into the neighborhoods

Before a hearing tonight at the Reeves Center, Muriel Bowser calls the proposed stadium site “strikingly isolated.”

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:38 PM ET, 07/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Development, Politics, Sports

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 07/23/2014

Effective policing or entrapment?

D.C. police and prosecutors have found an effective, if questionable new way to get armed robbers off the streets.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:55 AM ET, 07/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Law Enforcement, Public Safety

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 07/22/2014

Activists plan to take D.C. service requests to Md. congressman

D.C. Vote wants residents to ‘be creative’ in asking for Andy Harris’s help with city services.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:55 PM ET, 07/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, The Hill

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 07/22/2014

Texas firm will study soccer deal for D.C. Council

Conventions, Sports & Leisure International has previously looked at the soccer deal for the Greater Washington Sports Alliance.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:31 PM ET, 07/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Sports

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 07/22/2014

Another man vindicated

Kevin Martin is the fifth man to be vindicated after examination of faulty FBI evidence analysis.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:40 AM ET, 07/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Law Enforcement

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 07/21/2014

David Catania is only D.C. Council member not to sign pro-union letter

Is the mayoral candidate reticent to upset his supporters in the construction business?

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:04 PM ET, 07/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Labor, Politics

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 07/21/2014

Trapped in the closet

Wilson Principal Pete Cahall describes his 50-year journey to honesty.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:21 AM ET, 07/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education, LGBT

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 07/17/2014

Muriel Bowser schedules soccer stadium hearings in affected neighborhoods

Council member and mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser schedules evening hearings in Southwest and on U Street.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:55 PM ET, 07/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Sports

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 07/17/2014

Marijuana decriminalization is here

D.C. police is pointing out, just because possessing marijuana is no longer a crime in the District, it doesn’t mean you should.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:13 AM ET, 07/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Law Enforcement, Politics

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/16/2014

Top D.C. Democrat: Bowser loss would be ‘hard to explain’

Party leader Anita Bonds said she continues to press national honchos for mayoral-race help.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 07/16/2014

No easy answers to D.C. General

If there were a simple way to fix the family homeless shelter, it would have been fixed by now.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:02 AM ET, 07/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Housing, Politics

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 07/15/2014

Pedro Ribeiro, top spokesman for Vincent Gray, departs for federal post

Pedro Ribeiro helped D.C. mayor find new political footing after early setbacks.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:21 PM ET, 07/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 07/15/2014

White House: Marijuana is an issue of ‘States’ rights’

National drug group calls Obama administration’s position on D.C. budget rider “groundbreaking.“

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:31 AM ET, 07/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, The Feds, The Hill

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 07/15/2014

Muriel Bowser’s summer strategy

The Democratic mayoral nominee looks to protect her perceived lead by keeping her head down.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:44 AM ET, 07/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 07/14/2014

On ‘dangerous ground’ at D.C. General

At the Southeast homeless shelter, conditions are horrific and alternatives are hard to come by.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:09 AM ET, 07/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 07/11/2014

A tragedy but not a crime

Federal prosecutors determine no charges will be filed against police officers who shot Miriam Carey on Oct. 3.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:02 AM ET, 07/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Law Enforcement, Public Safety, The Hill

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 07/10/2014

The FBI goes north?

Could the Walter Reed campus host the FBI? The feds appears to be exploring the possibility.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:28 AM ET, 07/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics, Real Estate, The Feds

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 07/09/2014

Mark Tuohey drops out of D.C. AG race, endorses Karl Racine

Lawyers play musical chairs in first-ever attorney general race.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:30 PM ET, 07/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics, The Law

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/09/2014

Rand Paul again targets D.C. gun laws with Senate amendment

Amendment to Senate hunting bill would eliminate tight city gun regulations.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, The Hill

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 07/09/2014

Radio silence in D.C.

Power outage leads to communications breakdown -- and questions about public safety in D.C.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:55 AM ET, 07/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Public Safety

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 07/09/2014

The lousy state of D.C.’s streets explained in 14 slides and two charts

A quarter of city streets are in terrible condition as other projects gobble up the transportation budget.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:46 AM ET, 07/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Transportation

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 07/08/2014

Phil Mendelson appoints significant other to help judge soccer-stadium contract

The council chairman is tasking Carol Mitten, with whom he shares a home, with evaluating bids.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:49 PM ET, 07/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Sports

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 07/08/2014

Marijuana legalization heads toward the ballot

Activists turn in 57,000 signatures -- twice the necessary amount for a November vote.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:32 AM ET, 07/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 07/07/2014

Edward ‘Smitty’ Smith, former federal lawyer, joins D.C. attorney general race

The 34-year-old former federal lawyer is leaning heavily on his Washington roots.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:56 PM ET, 07/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 07/07/2014

D.C. budget autonomy fight could turn on Home Rule Act’s history

Historical analysis is key to legal battle now before federal appeals court.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:23 PM ET, 07/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, The Hill, The Law

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 07/07/2014

Charter school ‘cannibalism’?

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson makes her most pointed criticism to date of ‘haphazard’ charter expansion.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:56 AM ET, 07/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education, Politics

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 07/03/2014

Boycott the beach?

Rodney be damned, Vince Gray and D.C. Vote would prefer you not vacation in Ocean City this year.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:48 AM ET, 07/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics, The Hill, Voting Rights

Posted at 07:52 PM ET, 07/02/2014

Kris Hammond, GOP lawyer, steps up to run against Phil Mendelson

Kris Hammond, a former Justice Department civil rights attorney, is taking on the D.C. Council chairman.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:52 PM ET, 07/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 07/02/2014

Vincent Gray: D.C. residents should rethink Maryland shore vacation plans

Mayor says Eastern Shore congressman’s efforts to overturn marijuana law should bear on travel plans.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:11 PM ET, 07/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, The Hill, Voting Rights

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 07/02/2014

Fishing for DCPS students

Faced with charter-school competition, D.C. Public Schools principals pound the pavement to boost their schools’ enrollment.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:47 AM ET, 07/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 07/01/2014

D.C. minimum wage measures won’t make 2014 ballot

Activists acknowledge there’s not enough time to gather signatures before July deadline.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:09 PM ET, 07/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, Labor, Politics

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 07/01/2014

Trash-can ‘thieves’ walk

Common sense prevails in a civic episode that has been sorely lacking in it.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:04 AM ET, 07/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Law Enforcement, Politics

 

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