Posts Tagged ‘Anita Bonds’

Who to Vote for (and Who Not to Vote for) in D.C.’s 2014 Democratic Primary

Another election, another set of would-be leaders who mostly seem determined to test just how willing District voters are to keep showing up and voting no matter how lousy their choices are.
What better explanation is there for the field that confronts D.C. Democrats? Four of 13 members of the D.C. Council are seeking the nomination [...]

Anita Bonds Wants End to New Bike Lanes on “Narrow” Streets

At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds reportedly called for a moratorium on new bike lanes last night—a policy that would be a major blow to the growing population of cycling denizens in D.C. And that's true, but only to a point, says her spokesman.
At a Ward 3 forum for the Democratic at-large councilmember candidates, the incumbent said she opposed [...]

Homeless Advocates Protest With Empty Coffin Outside State of the District

About a dozen homeless advocates stood outside Kelly Miller Middle School in Lincoln Heights before Mayor Vince Gray's State of the District address Tuesday night, waiting to confront the mayor about what they said is his ineffective policy of prioritizing shelters over long-term housing for the District's homeless population. The protestors had just participated in a [...]

Is The Already Crowded Mayoral Race Field Ready for Vince Gray’s Arrival?

Mayor Vince Gray's announcement that he's running for re-election means the contenders in an already crowded Democratic primary field now have the extra challenge of taking down an incumbent.
So how's the competition taking the news?
Candidates Vince Orange and Muriel Bowser say they're glad the mayor is running.
"Welcome to the race, I look forward to the [...]

District Line Daily: Good News for Gio Gonzalez

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Major League Baseball may be about to suspend players like Alex Rodriguez over connections to a [...]

District Line Daily: Bold Burglar Busted

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Police stopped a bold burglary suspect in Capitol Hill yesterday evening. The burglar's alleged crime was [...]

Chatter: Bowser’s Hassle

What you said about what we said last week
D.C. residents may not know a ton about Muriel Bowser, but judging by their reactions to Alan Suderman’s profile of the mayoral candidate (“Muriel’s Vetting,” April 26), they don’t lack for feelings about her. The knocks against the Ward 4 councilmember?

Bowser’s ties to perennial D.C. power-brokers: “I [...]

The Needle: The Governator

Swole Governor: Virginia governor Bob McDonnell's former chef, now charged with embezzling, claims the McDonnells helped themselves to the kitchen too, even making off with what was presumably the commonwealth's protein powder. -4
Elephant in the Room: Between the relentless networking and the dressing up as an elephant for Callista Gingrich, alleged sextortionist Adam Savader is [...]

District Line Daily: Councilmember Anita Bonds, Again

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After last's night special election, your new at-large councilmember is...current Councilmember Anita Bonds. We're less than [...]

Soda Ban Popular With D.C. Council Candidates

If most of the candidates for an at-large D.C. Council seat get their way, a New York-style ban on large sodas could be in Washington's future. When asked at the Ward 3 Democrats debate last night, a majority of the seven candidates said they supported enacting a ban in the District on sodas larger than [...]

District Line Daily: Pump Up the Volume

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In this week's Washington City Paper, on the streets today, for free: inside the turmoil at [...]

Mayor Fooled by Parody Twitter Account

Update, 1:10 p.m.: Pedro Ribeiro, the mayor's spokesman, isn't happy about this post. Before tweeting out the fake Anita Bonds account, according to Ribeiro, the mayor's staff checked with two D.C. Council staffers who thought it was real. Ribeiro also doesn't think the mayor should be singled out for believing in [...]

District Line Daily: The Newest Councilmember

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Meet your newest interim councilmember, as chosen by D.C. Democratic State Committee: Anita Bonds, the head [...]

District Line Daily: Inauguration Metro

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.
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Metro on inauguration day 2009 was a mess, with back-ups at parking garage and crowds on [...]

Local Dems Fined $18K for Convention Fundraising Misdeeds

City campaign regulators have had their hands full lately: Not only did the Office of Campaign Finance release its inquiry into Vincent Gray's affairs, but the agency also today issued a final order on the ongoing travails of the D.C. Democratic State Committee.
The local Democratic party organ has been under the OCF spyglass since questions [...]

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