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D.C. Wire: September 28, 2008 - October 4, 2008

Silverman at Council Hearing: Still Don't Know If Election Results Are Accurate

"What voters expect of elections are accuracy, confidence and finality, and we didn't get that at its highest value on Sept. 9," said Cary Silverman, a candidate for the Ward 2 council seat. "We still don't know if the results are accurate today." Silverman was testifying at today's hearing on...

By Marcia Davis  |  October 3, 2008; 3:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  D.C. Council  
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Cheh Opens Council Hearing on Election Problems

Saying the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics "essentially shut down" on the night of the Sept. 9 primary when thousands of phantom votes wrecked havoc with the results, Council member Mary Cheh opened a hearing this morning about the mishap with the stated goal of making sure the Nov....

By Marcia Davis  |  October 3, 2008; 12:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  D.C. Council  
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Beer, Jello, Democracy Mix at D.C. Bar

Patrons at an Adams Morgan bar play a drinking game during the vice presidential debate....

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  October 3, 2008; 9:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Excitement Builds for Highly Anticipated Debate

Washington, D.C. residents speak about their expectations as they grab lunch at a local food vender and try to hold back their excitement for tonight's vice presidential debate....

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  October 2, 2008; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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D.C. Wire Conflict of Interest Alert

(D.C. Wire just got the following announcement of a news conference and event tomorrow. We'll have to recuse ourselves from covering. Let the Post-Fenty conspiracy theories resume in the comments section.) What: The Washington, DC Economic Partnership will host its 2008 Annual Meeting & Development Showcase highlighting the District and...

By David A Nakamura  |  October 1, 2008; 4:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Mayor Fenty  
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Viva La Paris

Budget crisis. City's child and family service agency in the spotlight again. What's a city administrator and D.C. Council chairman to do? How about a trip to Paris? That's where Dan Tangherlini and Vincent C. Gray are this week, attending the Paris Motor Show. This is not the first time...

By David A Nakamura  |  October 1, 2008; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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No Vacancies at Wilson

Monday was not a good day for Woodrow Wilson High School principal Peter Cahall, who said he got calls from 30 job applicants and parents "banging down my door" about five teaching vacancies that he doesn't have. The Post reported yesterday that five openings at Wilson were among more than...

By Marcia Davis  |  September 30, 2008; 2:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Education  
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Fenty Staying Out Of At-Large Race

To end any speculation of a Mayor Adrian M. Fenty endorsement in the competitive at-large council race, spokeswoman Mafara Hobson simply said "no" in an email response. "No." He will not endorse anyone. Fenty (D) also did not endorse anyone in the special election for the Ward 7 council seat...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  September 30, 2008; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Doors May Be Closed to Franklin Shelter, But the Issue Is Still Hot

The city's emptying of Franklin Shelter last week hasn't closed the door on the controversy, or the effort to keep the downtown facility open. Activist Eric Sheptock and two other plaintiffs (DJuan Bean and Terry Huff) are going to court today to try to get a temporary restraining order and...

By Marcia Davis  |  September 30, 2008; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Mayor Fenty , The Homeless  
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