Author Archive for Will Sommer

The Loosies: The Best, Worst, and Weirdest in D.C. Politics in 2014

LL hands out D.C.’s most coveted holiday presents.

Phil Mendelson Keeps Education Committee, Creates Housing Committee

Mendelson shuffles committees

Morning Links

Court says homeless families deserve private shelter. [Housing Complex]
Would-be soccer stadium neighbors cut a deal. [Housing Complex]
A gloomy goodbye speech from Vince Gray. [LL]
SBOE holds off on more flexible high school graduation requirements. [Post]
Pepco-Exelon merger opponents turn out at hearing. [WAMU, Post]
Ex-jail guards want to carry guns. [Times]

Vince Gray Says Goodbye in Lengthy Farewell Speech

Vince Gray looks back

Morning Links

D.C. United stadium deal wins Council approval. [LL, WAMU, WBJ,
Vince Gray talks up his record in goodbye speech. [LL,  WAMU, Post]
Council votes for handgun bill. [WAMU,
Primaries will move to June, then September. [WAMU, Post]
New subcommittee boss Jason Chaffetz: Don't legalize pot. [Post]
Post ed board cheers Muriel Bowser administration picks. [Post]
Nine miles of new bike lanes add up to District record. [WAMU]

Read Vince Gray’s Goodbye Speech

Vince Gray says farewell

D.C. Council Approves D.C. United Stadium

A new facility at Buzzard Point will cost up to $150 million in public funds, with the team paying about that much more for the actual building.

Morning Links

Ward 8 field gets bigger, could pull in Marion Barry's son. [LL, Post]
United Medical Center teamed up with Howard University hospital and its turnaround partner. [Post, WBJ]
New debt backs D.C. United stadium plan. [WBJ]
Wilson Building staffers walk out in "Black Lives Matter" protest. [Post]
District gets out from under special ed lawsuit. [Post]
Report: D.C. FEMS radios are now [...]

New Candidates, Old Councilmembers Appear in Ward 8 Race

New faces, maybe, for the Ward 8 seat

Morning Links

Muriel Bowser's inauguration committee rakes in cash from donors who have an interest in her new administration. [LL]
Bowser appoints new deputy mayors. [Post, Post]
Forrester Construction agrees to pay $2.15 million over tactics revealed by WCP. [LL, Post, AP]
With school lottery ahead, Bowser stays quiet. [WAMU]
Local crank grumpy. [Times]
More on Bowser's Olympic pitch. [WAMU]
Donald Trump's name will not be "too ostentatious" [...]