Posts Tagged ‘Tommy Wells’

Tommy Wells Will Run D.C.’s Department of the Environment (Livably and Walkably)

The soon-to-be-former Ward 6 councilmember and one-time rival gets appointed by Mayor-Elect Muriel Bowser.

Tommy Wells on D.C. Police Practices: “There Is a Deep Racism Here”

Residents say D.C. police discriminate against black residents.

Embattled D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe to Step Down

D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe will step down and retire from his post next month, the mayor announced in a release this morning. Ellerbe has been at the helm of the fire department since January 2011 and has served in the department for more than 30 years.
His three-year tenure as chief has been marred by controversy, including faulty [...]

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: At-Large Race Getting Larger

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Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells isn't running for mayoral candidate David Catania's at-large D.C. Council seat, [...]

Get Ready for the Inaugural Cannabis Awards Tonight

Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells will take home a Vanguard award tonight—surely a worthy consolation prize for a man who just lost the mayoral race and is out a D.C Council seat.
The award will be presented at the inaugural DMV Cannabis Awards Event, which celebrates people who have worked to reform marijuana laws in the region. [...]

District Line Daily: Best of D.C. 2014!

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Make sure to read Washington City Paper's Best Of D.C. 2014 issue—192 pages of the [...]

District Line Daily: House of Disregards

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Maryland legislation that would provide millions of dollars in additional requested tax credits to keep [...]

District Line Daily: Bowser Ousts The Mayor

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Come 2015, Mayor Vince Gray will definitely not be the mayor of D.C. Ward 4 [...]

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 [...]

Deputy Mayor on Death of Medric Mills: “A Total Disregard for Human Life”

At the end of the five-hour meeting, all parties could agree on one thing: A complete failure of the system contributed to the tragic death of Medric Mills, the elderly man who collapsed across the street from a fire station in January on Rhode Island Avenue NE and died of a heart attack after none [...]

District Line Daily: Slush Times

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How much snow did D.C. actually accumulate during the latest snowstorm? According to the National [...]

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 [...]

The Needle: Wells for Warmth

Scarf Face: Donate at least $50 to Tommy Wells' mayoral campaign and you can get a snazzy campaign scarf. And for free, you can watch this video featuring photos of people wearing these Wells-emblazoned scarves. +1
Rent Out of Control: What can $1,200 a month get you these days? A 400-square-foot studio in Van Ness. -2

District Line Daily: All in for the Minimum Wage

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The D.C. Council passed legislation that would raise the minimum wage to $11.50 by 2016. Mayor [...]

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