Posts Tagged ‘Phil Mendelson’

District Line Daily: Tax Cut Cuts

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The $160 million tax cut package the D.C. Council passed last month could be in [...]

District Line Daily: Gym-Goers Still in a Fit

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Objections against a proposal that would widely expand the city's 5.75 percent sales tax are [...]

District Line Daily: Streetcar Battles

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Ahead of today's Council budget vote, Council Chairman Phil Mendelson is proposing to modify the streetcar [...]

Navy Yard Residents to Council: We Really, Really Do Not Want the CSX Tunnel

D.C. Council Chariman Phil Mendelson held a marathon five-hour hearing today on the Virginia Avenue Tunnel—an operating, 100-year-old rail track for freight trains that runs through the Navy Yard and Capitol Hill areas. The owner of the tunnel, CSX Transportation, says it's in need of major renovations.
And some residents don't want those renovations to happen, [...]

District Line Daily: Lessons From the Death of Michael Kingsbury

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The Metropolitan Police Department has changed some of its search procedures following its failed search last July for [...]

District Line Daily: Gray’s Budget Crunch

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Mayor Vince Gray kicked off his tenure as a lame-duck mayor Monday by sparring with councilmembers [...]

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 [...]

An Apple a Day Keeps Congress Away

When the D.C. Council and Mayor Vince Gray left their monthly breakfast on Sept. 24, they were unusually united on trying to keep D.C. open during the shutdown. Precisely how wasn’t clear—ideas included declaring every city employee essential or just staying open and challenging the Department of Justice to prosecute the mayor and Council. Watching [...]

District Line Daily: Rainy Day Check

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D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson is expected to introduce legislation Tuesday that would keep the local [...]

District Line Daily: “We Cannot Accept This”

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President Barack Obama urged the nation to demand stricter gun laws at a memorial for the [...]

District Line Daily: Crack Cocaine and Coconut Vodka in Pedestrian Death

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A 49-year-old woman is facing seven years in prison after pleading guilty to inadvertently killing a [...]

Proposed Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Would Look Different From Normal License

The crowd at Mayor Vince Gray's packed press conference this afternoon was in a good mood. By this reporter's count, the mayor dispensed five high-fives, two hugs, and two hugs with high-fives while announcing legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants to apply for District driver's licenses. But when it came to the issue of what [...]

The Needle: Swing Sports

Over Par: Ghost at the feast! Just when you thought you'd heard the last of federally incarcerated former Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr., the leather chaps-loving legislator showed his scandal isn't over with the filing today of federal charges against Millicent West, the Thomas-connected former head of the Children's Youth & Investment Trust Corp. -2
Getting the Bamboot: [...]

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 [...]

Play Mendo, the D.C. Council Bingo Game

Stuck in an interminable D.C. Council meeting like, say, today's? Then you'll want to become a player of Mendo, the hottest game named after Council Chairman Phil Mendelson.
WNEW's Matt DelSignore tweeted that variations of the above bingo-style game card, featuring spaces like "Mayor Gray" and "Night Clubs in Ward 5," were being passed out in [...]

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