Posts Tagged ‘mayor vince gray’

The Needle: The Windy City

 
Against the Wind: Gusts of wind this afternoon reached speeds of about 60 mph. These are strongest winds to hit the District since Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. -3
Minimalist Living: D.C. real estate developers have begun building "microunits," or apartments between 250 square feet and 375 square feet. With demand for housing in parts [...]

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 [...]

District Line Daily: Mappers’ Delight

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The Korean population in Northern Virginia has finally gotten politically organized. So why did they choose [...]

D.C. to Secret Service: Hands Off Our Roads

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton isn't hiding her feelings about recent Secret Service road closures that "paralyzed the city," and she wants the federal agency to know the District is not its fiefdom.
"We are very grown up in this city about the need for closures and protection of highly placed U.S. officials and foreign dignitaries," Norton [...]

Snow Storm Facts: Too Much Money, Too Little Salt

This unrelenting winter has been rough on the District's salt supply. At the onset of today's snowstorm, the District had only 25 percent of this season's salt reservoir left, though officials said today they are confident they have enough to make it through this storm. (The city started this snow season with 35,000 tons of [...]

D.C. Health Insurance Required to Cover Treatment for Gender Dysphoria Patients

D.C. health insurance providers must cover treatment, including gender reassignment surgeries, for residents who are diagnosed with gender dysphoria, Mayor Vince Gray announced today.
Gray clarified a policy that went into effect last March that prohibits health coverage discrimination on the basis of gender identity, saying today that the District recognizes gender dysphoria as a diagnosable [...]

District Line Daily: Gray and the Fray

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Mayor Vince Gray is leading the pack in the Democratic mayoral primary, according to a new [...]

District Line Daily: Stuck in the Middle

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A new Washington Post poll finds that the District is having trouble changing parents' opinions on [...]

District Line Daily: Crime Watch

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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Police Chief Cathy Lanier's popularity has made it difficult for Mayor Vince Gray's re-election opponents [...]

District Line Daily: Modern Love

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In our latest cover story, meet David Jameson— an architect who want to make D.C. [...]

District Line Daily: Make it Rain

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The latest campaign finance reports show that incumbent Vince Gray raised $627,000 since December— three [...]

District Line Daily: Minimum Wage Workers Get a Raise

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Mayor Vince Gray is expected to sign the minimum wage bill into law today, [...]

The Needle: Gray Slays

The People Speak? Although 76 percent of Democrats say in a Washington Post poll that they don't want Mayor Vince Gray to be elected for a second term, he's beating his competition—by a lot. -3
Scholarly Athletes: At least two Pigskins players are pursuing master's degrees in the off-season through the NFL's tuition-reimbursement program. +2

Mayor: D.C. Will Remember Nelson Mandela

Mayor Vince Gray vowed Friday to ensure that Nelson Mandela's legacy lives on in the District, saying he would work with the public schools to incorporate lessons about the former South African president's accomplishments and the principles he stood for into the local curriculum.
"We will make sure Nelson Mandela's legacy is an inspiration," he said. [...]

Reading Chuck Thies’ Past Columns On His New Boss, Mayor Gray

After months of public indecisiveness, Mayor Vince Gray announced earlier this week that he'd be seeking the city's top office once again. The other noteworthy part of his announcement was his campaign manager pick, Chuck Thies: a savvy political operative not known for his temperate personality whose most recent gig has been writing local political [...]

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