Posts Tagged ‘Yvette Alexander’

The Needle: 44 For 51

Let It Be Stated: President Barack Obama said today that he is in favor of D.C. statehood. (Though made no indication that he would actually do anything to help D.C. achieve said statehood.)+3
Neutral Territory: Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander will still not say that Dan Snyder needs to change the name of the Washington football team. "It is up to Dan Snyder. [...]

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 [...]

Is The Already Crowded Mayoral Race Field Ready for Vince Gray’s Arrival?

Mayor Vince Gray's announcement that he's running for re-election means the contenders in an already crowded Democratic primary field now have the extra challenge of taking down an incumbent.
So how's the competition taking the news?
Candidates Vince Orange and Muriel Bowser say they're glad the mayor is running.
"Welcome to the race, I look forward to the [...]

The Needle: Politicians Get Spooky

 
Political Cloaks: Some D.C. politicians really got into the holiday spirit today, including At-Large Councilmember Vincent Orange, who dressed up as an old bearded man, and Councilmember Yvette Alexander, who went as Nicki Minaj. +5

Nice Gestures: The D.C. Council will take up legislation next week urging Washington's football team to change its offensive name. A well-intentioned move [...]

Ink Progress: D.C. Wants New Tattoo Regulations. Bollocks.

Paul Roe is staring at the naked back of a customer, admiring his colleague’s work. “The palate matches her complexion,” Roe tells fellow tattoo artist Aaron Trimiar of his just-completed design, a floral pattern stretching from the middle of the customer’s back to her shoulder blade. “She can wear anything with this and it will [...]

District Line Daily: Rhode Island Land Rush

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H Street NE is over. The hot new gold rush for area developers is on Rhode Island [...]

District Line Daily: Tysons Corner No More

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Out: Tysons Corner. In: Tysons. Just Tysons.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

Creepy steroid-born meningitis spotted in [...]

Commission Looking Into Health Effects of Pepco Meter

Vindication could be at hand for the outspoken group of Pepco customers who claim that the company's smart meters causes health problems. D.C.'s Public Service Commission has decided to investigate whether the meters cause health problems, the Washington Business Journal reports.
While the commission decided against an investigation earlier this year, a letter from Ward 7 [...]

The Needle: More Winter Is Coming Edition

Dead Groundhogs See No Shadows: The little town of Punxsatawney, Pa., has a nice racket going with its Groundhog Day celebrations. So now the District is trying to get in on the act, too. Today marked the inaugural D.C. Groundhog Day festivities, complete with Potomac Phil, a stuffed, dead groundhog. Officials determined (perhaps by consulting [...]

The Needle: ¡Ay, Que Calor! Edition

Yes, Actually, It Is Hot Enough For Me: Leave town. Now. That's the only reasonable advice for how to deal with the early heat wave that's suffocating the region today—it is, after all, still only spring. The high temperature at National Airport was 102 degrees, tying a record first set in 1874, and combined with [...]

“Hell No, We Won’t Go to Ward 7″

With the first vote on the city’s new redistricted ward map set for Thursday, Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells and his supporters brought bullhorns to Lincoln Park last night to protest the proposed 17th Street dividing line that would send the eastern edge of Capitol Hill into Ward 7.
As Housing Complex's Lydia DePillis has pointed [...]

D.C. Councilmembers Share Your Pepco Pain

As mad as some of you might be after Pepco’s recent missteps restoring power following the Jan. 26 thundersnow event, don’t worry: some members of the D.C. Council would like you to know they are even more angry.
Speaking at public hearing of the Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs late Friday afternoon, several councilmembers [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Better Drinking Through Advertising

Thirsty on this cloudy morning? How bout a nice tall glass of...marketing. In response to the waterborne lead crisis, the District's Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) is ushering in a "new era" with a new name and new logo. WaPo's Mike DeBonis reports the agency is rebranding itself "D.C. Water," at a cost of around $160,000 to [...]

So Much For ‘Self-Determination,’ Council Ices Statehood Committee

It still has a website–but it seems that D.C. Council's Special Committee on Statehood and Self-Determination is no longer.
Doxie McCoy, communications director for Council Chairman Vincent Gray, emailed this week in response to City Paper's cover story, "How the Gun Lobby Shot Down D.C.'s Congressional Vote," to point out that Councilmember Michael A. Brown no [...]

Vincent Gray Stumbles On Streetcar Issue: Loose Lips Daily

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