D.C. Politics



Tensions have risen between the city council and health department since early May, when the department stopped reporting cases to the CDC for nearly two weeks.

Candidates laid out proposals to address public safety and the affordable housing supply.

McDuffie is the third sitting council member to make an endorsement in the crowded Ward 5 race.

The candidates addressed issues including education inequity, the lack of affordable housing, surging crime and violence, and the city’s pandemic recovery.

Here's who is on the ballot ahead of the June 21 primary.

Butler, a disbarred lawyer running a tough-on-crime campaign, is the only Democratic candidate for mayor who does not hold office.

Seven candidates are vying to fill the seat that will be vacated by Kenyan R. McDuffie.

The records offer a last look at the financial positions of some of the candidates for mayor, attorney general and city council before primary election ballots go out to voters.

The council rejected Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s request for millions of dollars in perks for police officers, while it also approved large allotments directly to some of the city’s most troubled public schools and permanent housing vouchers for low-income families.

The lawsuit centers on a red-brick property at 1000 C Street NE that has long been a source of frustration for neighbors.

On Monday, a spokeswoman for D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) said the city health department is looking into why its normal practice of reporting numbers to the CDC — which the CDC then reports publicly — has stopped.

The bill would extend protections to people seeking contraception among other issues.

The debate, hosted by WAMU, had at times sharp exchanges between the mayor and her two challengers, D.C. council members Robert C. White Jr. and Trayon White Sr.

The at-large council member is challenging incumbent Mayor Muriel E. Bowser in the June Democratic primary on a platform that includes several sweeping and expensive public programs.

Because D.C. doesn't have control over its own laws — Congress does — officials say they're worried that a GOP takeover of Congress in the midterm elections could mean new restrictions on abortion in the capital.

The announcement ends a fight to appear on the June 21 primary ballot after McDuffie was deemed ineligible to run.

The court’s decision to deny Kenyan McDuffie’s request for an en banc appeal deals yet another blow to his fight to appear on the ballot for D.C. attorney general.

An uphill legal fight and uncertainty over his status brings attention to the lawmaker.

Kenyan McDuffie had raised the most money in the attorney general's race and had been widely viewed as a top candidate. The Court of Appeals’ decision opens the door for three Democrats who are less familiar to the city’s electorate to vie for the Democratic primary in June.

The forum, hosted by the League of Women Voters and George Washington University, featured three candidates who jockeyed over what it takes to be suited for the post.

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