Posts Tagged ‘olympics’

What Will D.C. Politics Have in Store in 2015?

New mayor, new Council, new year.

Bowser Will Help Make Olympics Pitch in California

Bowser goes for the gold.

Vince Gray Excited About District’s Olympics Bid

After Russia's pricey winter Olympics in Sochi, more and more cities are realizing what a bad deal hosting the Olympics is. But the District is all in! At a press conference today, Mayor Vince Gray told reporters that he's "very excited" that the District is one of four finalist cities being considered for an American bid for the 2024 [...]

Morning Links

Thieves steal two computers and a camera from Councilmember David Grosso's home. [AP, Post]
Office of Campaign Finance investigates donations to Jack Evans' constituent service fund. [LL, Post]
Deputy fire chief demoted over parking sign repairs to ambulances. [Times]
Are new school renovations worth it? [Housing Complex]
Marijuana activist withdraws his ballot initiative temporarily after opposition from Attorney General Irv Nathan. [WAMU]
D.C. plans to open [...]

Not Everybody Hates the Olympics Bid

LL's been looking for a reason to actually want the 2024 D.C. Olympics bid announced today to succeed, but it's hard. There are just so many reasons to want the Olympics to stay far away from the District.
But not everyone's immune to Olympics fever. The nonprofit behind the bid pitched councilmembers on the idea, and [...]