Posts Tagged ‘D.C. Council’

Jack Evans Launching Mayoral Campaign on June 8

The 2014 mayoral field just got a little more crowded. Following D.C. Council colleagues Muriel Bowser and Tommy Wells, Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans is set to announce his own mayoral campaign on June 8.
Evans will launch his campaign at the corner of 14th and Q streets NW in front of Logan Circle's new Le [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Needle: At-Large, On the Loose

Vote or Lie (About Voting, Because People Hassle You Otherwise): Can you feel that electricity, that tingling in the air? It's a D.C. Council special at-large election. Follow WCP staffers Jonathan Fischer, Alan Suderman, Aaron Wiener, and me for updates from the candidates' watch parties, and refresh the Loose Lips blog for updates throughout the [...]

Poll: 75 Percent of D.C. Residents Support Decriminalizing Pot Possession

Do Washingtonians want to be legally allowed to spark up this 4/20? A new poll from marijuana advocates says that they do.
Seventy-five percent of respondents to the poll, sponsored by the Drug Policy Alliance and the Marijuana Policy Project, supported making marijuana possession a civil, not criminal offense. Sixty-three percent of residents polled also supported [...]

The Needle: Taxes Tough Talk

Closed-Off Culture: The Smithsonian, unable to afford guards because of sequestration, could start closing off exhibits. -3
Tax Transparency: At last night's Washington City Paper D.C. Council debate, the candidates were challenged to release their tax returns. Today, Elissa Silverman published hers. +1

The Needle: Gentrification Stations of the Cross

Penance: The stations of the cross, D.C. style. +1
Racist Unhappy With Washington City Paper: Mark Judge—yes, the very same—lays the feet of a media blackout on alleged murderer Kermit Gosnell squarely on this humble rag:
The City Paper, a hipster weekly, is a minor league journalism team that feeds a lot of writers to the [...]

District Line Daily: Curiosity Satisfied

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You asked, and we answered. Washington City Paper's Answers Issue hits the street today, with the [...]

Sunday Liquor Sales Could Start in a Few Weeks

Thanks to Mayor Vince Gray, it's now a little easier to get your drink on in D.C., starting today. Not like we needed the help.
Gray signed the D.C. Council's omnibus alcohol bill yesterday, meaning that the  the following changes to D.C. booze law go into effect today:

Businesses can now apply for "wine pub" permits.
Grocery stores, [...]

Here’s the Grocery Store Vincent Orange Helped Keep Open

Does this look like a scene from a grocery store that should be kept open? If you're At-Large Councilmember Vincent Orange—and the store is owned by one of your big campaign donors—the answer seems to be yes.
In a story first broken by Titan of Trinidad, Orange showed up at NoMa's Sam Wang Produce during a [...]

Rat-Infested Grocery Gets a Hand From Mystery Councilmember, Then From Vincent Orange

When health inspectors visited Sam Wang Produce near Gallaudet University on Dec. 21, they found a host of sanitation problems. The refrigerator floors were covered with pools of water and bits of food, and thermometers that should have been on the freezer and refrigerator were either missing or broken.
Worst of all, the building located at [...]

District Line Daily: Airport Salaries Take Off

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Has the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority found a money tree? It seems like it. Although the [...]

The Needle: Creeping Cash

 

Big Money: It's long been difficult to track corporate contributions in District politics. Now, thanks to the D.C. Council, it's even harder. -4
Oi, Guvna: The Alexandria City Library system is holding two marathon Downton Abbey watch parties on Dec. 27 and Dec. 28. "We thought it'd be the perfect way to give people in the [...]

District Line Daily: Red Top Meters Killed

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In some late-breaking news Friday, a driver for sedan service Uber was accused on a neighborhood [...]

Taxi Commission Chair Not Surprised by Color Uproar

Judging by their tweets, many Washingtonians don't like the proposed D.C. cab color scheme. They're not alone. The D.C. Taxi Cab Commission announced five more design proposals this morning, and some members of the D.C. Council now want to override the selection process, the Post reports. Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans sounds the most disappointed of [...]

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