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District Line Daily: Rough Ride

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In this week's cover story, Aaron Wiener examines what it would take to transform the struggling [...]

Video: Tattooed Activists Speak Out, Show Off Their Inked D.C. Pride

We've already shown you some pictures from Tuesday's Flags in the Flesh rally in Dupont Circle, where D.C. residents met to show off their D.C. flag tattoos and speak out for voting rights. We also chatted with a few of the organizers and attendees, including former D.C. Council candidate and community activist Bryan Weaver and [...]

Welcome to Our Strife, Tattoo

Many a District resident is willing, on petitions and in online comment boxes, to voice support for D.C. voting rights. But does your passion run deep enough to ink it on your skin?
Several score of people gathered in Dupont Circle earlier this evening to prove they would go so far in demonstrating pride for their [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Cat’s Meow Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
#four26dc: Happy voting to those who head out to the polls and cast a ballot for the At-Large D.C. Council election today. Bryan Weaver, who snagged the City Paper endorsement, also has the favor of at least one local blog. [...]

The Needle: Panda Power Edition

Pandas Stay Put: People think of the District as a transient place, but the dirty little secret of most people who move here for work is that once they arrive, they find they kind of like it. And they stick around (just ask former Sen. Byron Dorgan, who recently signed up with a D.C. law [...]

Jamal Coates’ Heavily Guarded Funeral

D.C. cops looked pretty intimidating at the funeral of Jamal Coates this afternoon. Out in force, they glared  as crowds of mourners hung out around the King Emmanuel Baptist Church in Adams Morgan, and the nearby Ontario Coin Laundromat. Just last week, the gang violence that left Coates shot dead erupted [...]

Bryan Weaver on Jamal Coates

Ward One community activist Bryan Weaver has been all over the news lately schooling every reporter parachuting into his neighborhood on Jamal Coates, the recent history of crew-related shooting deaths, and the entrenchment of these crews in Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights. Today, Weaver wrote his own essay on Coates for Greater Greater Washington in [...]

Adams Morgan Shooting Victim Dies: Retaliation to Follow?

The victim in Wednesday night's shooting in Adams Morgan died of his wounds, The Washington Post is reporting. Mozart Place NW, in the vicinity of Euclid Street, was swarmed with Metropolitan Police Department officers following the shooting. MPD has been investigating the incident as a homicide.
According to an e-mail sent to an Adams Morgan online [...]

Councilmember Tommy Wells Sends Check to Graham Challenger

Remember the Paul Wellstone-esque video by Ward 1 Council candidate Bryan Weaver we highlighted here a few weeks ago? On Washington City Paper's Loose Lips blog, Jason Cherkis reports it's getting results—Councilmember Tommy Wells sent Weaver a $100 check after seeing the video. Wells hasn't given any money to his council colleague Jim Graham, who Weaver hopes [...]

Chamber of Commerce Endorses Jeff Smith for Ward One Council Seat

In a somewhat surprising move, the D.C. Chamber of Commerce has not endorsed incumbent Ward One Councilmember Jim Graham for re-election. Instead, the business folks have thrown their weight behind challenger Jeff Smith.
Graham campaign poo-bah Chuck Thies had this reaction via e-mail:
"Not surprising at all. What has the Chamber of Commerce ever done for Ward [...]

Ward One Candidate Bryan Weaver Produces Funkiest Ad of Campaign Season

Watch it:

The beats are tight; I don't even want to imagine what Jim Graham's dance floor moves to this would be. But Weaver, cash strapped and down in the polls against the mighty Graham, actually makes a lot of great points in this video. I hope this goes viral.

Debating Rhee: Loose Lips Daily

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT—"Young ANC Candidate: Eliminate Curfew," "Coming Soon: New Loose Lips," "Man Who Helped Save Metro Passenger Speaks Out," "Lawsuit Filed As WTU Election Fiasco Gets [...]

Bryan Weaver Snags Latino Caucus Endorsement

Maybe the race for D.C. Council's Ward One seat will actually be a real race. Last night, Bryan Weaver received the D.C. Latino Caucus endorsement over incumbent Councilmember Jim Graham and challenger Jeff Smith. Weaver notes in his press release on the big win:
"Last night at its endorsement meeting, the D.C. Latino Caucus overwhelmingly [...]

Jim Graham On Developer Donations: ‘Ain’t No Corruption In Me’

Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham has managed to raise more than $210,000, according to recent campaign finance reports. You can bet that the coffers of his challengers–Bryan Weaver and Jeff Smith–are tiny in comparison. Graham's major moolah seems to imply he has some moneyed friends. Of course, there's nothing wrong with that. Well, unless one of those friends was once [...]

Smith, Weaver Gang Up On Graham at Ward 1 Council Debate

D.C. Council hopeful Jeff Smith last night immediately went on the attack during a debate between the candidates for the Ward 1 council seat, hosted by the Kalorama Citizens Association at Goodwill Baptist Church, accusing incumbent Councilmember Jim Graham of sabotaging Smith's campaign efforts by tearing down street signs.
Graham denied the allegation. "If you have a video of [...]