Vince has been convinced

Break out the campaign signs: Hizzoner’s giving it another go (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post)

The first time Vincent C. Gray launched a mayoral campaign, he walked into a city office building, signed some papers, then walked out to rally a crowd of cheering supporters. The second time he launched a mayoral campaign, he walked into a city office building, signed some papers, then walked out to his waiting SUV, accompanied only by his security detail and a mob of reporters wondering what took so darn long.

Vince Gray is running for a second term, and a race that had seemed halting and amorphous now has shape and focus. Opponents are already attacking, and while Gray is pledging to keep his campaign focused on the future rather than the past, we’ll see if that lasts through this morning’s news conference. More from APWaTimesWBJWashingtonianLoose LipsNYTPoliticoWTTG-TVWRC-TV and WUSA-TV.

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Meanwhile, Adrian Fenty’s having a fine old time in Silicon Valley (Upstart)

Feisty discussion but no modus vivendi at Height Act hearing (Housing ComplexWBJWaTimesDCistUrbanTurfAP)

Why does Phil Mendelson oppose changes? “Citizens don’t trust the government” (Housing Complex)

K Street could have been test bed for taller buildings (Housing Complex)

First minimum wage vote is today — will tipped workers see a hike, too? (DCFPI)

Salvation Army needs a lot more change to make up for stolen donations (Post)

New rules bring peace to the food truck menagerie (Post)

Why Paul Zukerberg’s lawsuit is back in Superior Court (Legal Times)

Shutdown didn’t really affect D.C. cash collections (WBJ)

Should Lab School get a 50-year lease on Foxhall Road building when DCPS schools are overcrowded? (Post)

Kenyan McDuffie bill would require affordable housing by law on surplused city land (GGWHousing ComplexDCist)

Current and former SBOE members endorse Charles Allen’s council run (Hill Rag)

Manslaughter verdict at Marine’s trial for killing fellow Marine (Post)

Two wounded in Monday night Anacostia shootings (Post)

Help find this man, suspected in Friendship Heights sex assault (WTOP)

Senior Superior Court judges say they’re getting stiffed (Legal Times)

Why is D.C. giving new trash cans even to households with perfectly functional old trash cans? (City Desk)

More local ruin porn: This time, the Glenn Dale sanatorium (DCist)

Eleanor Holmes Norton, Ted Leonsis and Otto Porter will christen new Southeast hoops court (Roll Call)

“Just to set the record straight, I have no intentions of ever running for Mayor of this phenomenal city again” (@marionbarryjr)

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