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District of DeBonis: August, 2014

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 08/28/2014

Can Ward 5 go from ‘dumping ground’ to industrial area that ‘works’?

Task force finds ways to reconcile residents’ wishes with city’s need for industrial land.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:37 AM ET, 08/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Economic Development, Politics, Real Estate

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 08/27/2014

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier: ‘I wouldn’t bring an armored personnel carrier out … for a protest’

Cathy Lanier says she “wouldn’t bring an armored personnel carrier out” for a protest.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:10 PM ET, 08/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Public Safety

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 08/26/2014

D.C. Council candidate Robert White’s reform plan: Ban campaign contributions altogether

Robert White suggests city adopt “Clean Elections” system used in Arizona, Connecticut and Maine.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:18 PM ET, 08/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 08/22/2014

‘No more punting’ on school boundaries

Mayor Vince Gray said he did his successor a favor by setting boundary overhaul in motion.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:03 AM ET, 08/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education, Politics

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 08/21/2014

D.C. fixes sinkhole large enough to swallow child

Tweets get a quick response from transportation department.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:06 PM ET, 08/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 08/21/2014

Before Ferguson 2014, there was Mount Pleasant 1991

Former mayor Sharon Pratt discusses what Missouri can learn from D.C.’s two-decade-old troubles.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:58 AM ET, 08/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, History, Law Enforcement

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 08/20/2014

Park Southern is a federal case

Internal Revenue Service agents seize documents from troubled Southeast housing complex.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:00 AM ET, 08/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Law Enforcement, Politics

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 08/19/2014

David Catania wins D.C. police union’s endorsement

The at-large D.C. Council member is the ‘most qualified candidate in the race,’ police union’s leader says.

By Mike DeBonis and Peter Hermann  |  07:01 PM ET, 08/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics, Public Safety

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 08/19/2014

Kaya Henderson, D.C. public schools chief, will join Georgetown University’s board

The D.C. public schools chancellor holds two degrees plus an honorary doctorate from GU.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:39 AM ET, 08/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education, Politics

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 08/19/2014

The Corcoran is dead

Superior Court judge grants trustees’ petition to disband D.C.’s oldest private cultural institution.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:39 AM ET, 08/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arts, Culture, DeMorning Links

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 08/18/2014

The life of a D.C. ‘oil man’

Some former drug dealers try a new street hustle: Fragrant oils.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:06 AM ET, 08/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, DeMorning Links

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 08/15/2014

Eastern Market redevelopment gets court’s okay

Plan for Hine Junior High School site had been delayed for months by lawsuit.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:54 AM ET, 08/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Development, The Law

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 08/14/2014

Booze apps get D.C. alcohol board’s blessing

Klink and Drizly are good to go, liquor regulators say; Ultra, which was shut down in June, is a work in progress.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:52 PM ET, 08/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business, Politics

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 08/14/2014

Mayoral debate will go on, Bowser or no Bowser, organizers say

A Sept. 17 event hosted by Ward 4’s ANCs will proceed regardless of who shows up, organizers said.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:27 PM ET, 08/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 08/14/2014

Another violent night in D.C.

Seven people were shot in five separate incidents across the city, police said.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:19 AM ET, 08/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Public Safety

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 08/13/2014

$8 million ‘demonstration center’ debuts on St. Elizabeths campus

Mayor Vincent Gray calls the RISE Center another step toward opening up the long-cloistered former mental hospital.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:19 PM ET, 08/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Development, Politics

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 08/13/2014

Manhunt for a cop-shooter

An off-duty D.C. police detective was shot multiple times early Wednesday morning.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:54 AM ET, 08/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Public Safety

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 08/12/2014

Tattoo artists still peeved over D.C. regulations

The 24-hour waiting period may be gone, but provisions in draft body art regulations still rankle business owners.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:11 PM ET, 08/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health, Politics

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 08/12/2014

Study: D.C.’s big minimum-wage hike may not be a game-changer

Urban Institute analysis concludes low-income families will benefit, but so will government spending.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:57 PM ET, 08/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Economy, Politics

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 08/12/2014

Million-dollar Muriel

Democratic nominee Muriel Bowser has a commanding lead in the mayoral fundraising race.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:00 PM ET, 08/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 08/11/2014

Latest D.C. candidate to swear off corporate money is a Republican

Kris Hammond says corporate donations amount to an “incumbents’ protection plan.“

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:55 PM ET, 08/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 08/11/2014

The man who fought D.C.’s gun laws

With the help of skilled lawyers, Tom Palmer took on the city’s handgun ban. Now he’s on his way to beating D.C.’s carry law, too.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:57 AM ET, 08/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics, Public Safety, The Law

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 08/08/2014

City’s response to parking complaint: ‘WE DONT TICKET OUR OWN’

Cyclist who complained about city van parked in bike lane got a blunt lesson in D.C. government.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:57 PM ET, 08/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Transportation

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 08/08/2014

Thirty-five years of summer jobs

Marion Barry launched the Summer Youth Employment Program in 1979. Its 35th year ends today.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:21 AM ET, 08/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 08/07/2014

For new CFO Jeff DeWitt, customer service is job one

Jeff DeWitt’s new strategic plan lays out seven objectives and 24 projects.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:46 PM ET, 08/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/07/2014

We’re so cool 

The two-decade-long transformation of the District is now complete: Forbes magazine declares D.C. is America’s coolest city.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Demographics, DeMorning Links

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 08/06/2014

‘Love locks’ are not forever

Some couples choose to express their ardor by snapping a custom-engraved padlock on to a piece of civic infrastructure.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:19 AM ET, 08/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Transportation

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 08/05/2014

Why didn’t Marion Barry get the boot?

Barry’s 21 outstanding tickets add up to more than $2,800 -- more than enough to warrant a boot or tow.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:45 AM ET, 08/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics, Transportation

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 08/04/2014

The saga of Marion Barry and his Jaguars continues

Saturday night crash was only the latest newsworthy event for Hizzoner and his Jag.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:54 PM ET, 08/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Public Safety, Transportation

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

A hospital on the mend

United Medical Center’s turnaround is ahead of schedule, but political battles are complicating the search for a private operating partner.

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

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 08/01/2014

Muriel Bowser to supporters: Did I mention I’m a Democrat?

Mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser leaned heavily on her party affiliation in addressing supporters Thursday.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:49 PM ET, 08/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 08/01/2014

A disappointing year of DCPS test scores

The 2014 DC-CAS results show halting progress overall, and some regression underneath.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:02 AM ET, 08/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education

 

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