D.C. Wire: marion barry

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 04/26/2012

Marion Barry seeks meeting with Philippines ambassador following nurse remark

The D.C. council member reached out to resolve the controversy over his remarks about Filipino nurses.

By Tim Craig  |  11:50 AM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 08/21/2010

Gray picks up Ward 8 Democrats' endorsement

The Ward 8 Democratic Committee voted overwhelmingly Saturday to endorse Vincent C. Gray over incumbent Adrian M. Fenty in the mayor's race. To win an endorsement, a candidate needed 59 percent of the vote. When the ballots were counted, Gray received about 80 percent: 244 votes compared with 59 for...

By Tim Craig  |  04:11 PM ET, 08/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 10/07/2009

Barry Still in ICU at Howard University Hospital

Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) remains in the intensive care unit at Howard University Hospital after being moved there Tuesday night, according to Natalie Williams, his spokeswoman. Barry, who underwent a kidney transplant in February, was admitted to the hospital early Tuesday to be treated for dehydration. Williams had...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:40 AM ET, 10/07/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 10/01/2009

Cora Masters Barry, City Reach Deal on Recreation Center

Former D.C. first lady Cora Masters Barry will get to stay in the recreation center that she was instrumental in building a decade ago after negotiations with the city. City officials released a brief statement Thursday, the same day supporters are expected to appear at a 4 p.m. hearing on...

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:52 PM ET, 10/01/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 08/05/2009

D.C. Politics Web Roundup

Here's what's going on in District politics right now. The Washington Times reported yesterday that Mayor Fenty already has outraised himself in preparation for his re-election campaign next year. Not only has he already raised more for his 2010 campaign than he did for his entire 2006 run, but he...

By Sarah Mimms  |  03:10 PM ET, 08/05/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 07/06/2009

Outrage, Support in Wake of Marion Barry Arrest

The news that D.C. Council member and former Mayor Marion Barry was arrested over the weekend for stalking an ex-girlfriend has drawn an outpouring of responses from readers. Opinions range from anger to passionate defenses of the embattled politician, showing Barry still divides the region after decades in politics. Here's...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:41 PM ET, 07/06/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)