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D.C. Wire: December 28, 2008 - January 3, 2009

Hamil R. Harris

Hamil R. Harris is a Metro reporter and videographer for The Washington Post who focuses on education, religion and politics. He came to The Washington Post in 1992. Prior to the Post, Harris was the Senior Staff Writer for the Afro American Newspapers, Capitol Hill Correspondent for American Urban Radio...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  January 1, 2009; 5:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Darryl Fears

Darryl Fears covers affordable housing and poverty for The Post. He previously worked on the national desk, covering race, diversity, immigration, politics and criminal justice policy, and helped launch the "Being a Black Man" series. Before arriving at The Post, Fears worked for the Los Angeles Times, Atlanta Journal Constitution...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  January 1, 2009; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Schools Ombudsman Moves On

Tonya Vidal Kinlow, the first-ever DCPS ombudsman, has left her post after a little more than a year on the job. In a voice message on her office phone, Kinlow said her resignation was effective on Dec. 22 and she expressed thanks for the support she received. Kinlow could not...

By Marcia Davis  |  December 31, 2008; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Education  
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Bulletin: Appeals Court Rejects GOP Case Against Brown

The District Court of Appeals has rejected the local Republican Party's case against the District Board of Elections which challenged the certification of Michael Brown as an Independent At-Large council member. The party opposed Brown's certification, arguing that he only switched from being a Democrat to an Independent as a...

By Marcia Davis  |  December 31, 2008; 2:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2008 District Election  
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Fenty Announces Four Agency and Office Heads

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty today announced the appointment of four District agency and office directors this morning. They are a collection of staff reassignments, and in one case the hiring of an area businessman who has had extensive contact with the administration. Gabe Klein was named head of the District...

By Marcia Davis  |  December 31, 2008; 1:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Convention Center Expansion Planned

Five years after opening the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, District officials announced yesterday that a $10 million contract has been awarded to Forrester Joint Venture to add additional meeting rooms and 40,000 square feet to the 2.3 million square foot facility. The convention center brings approximately $500 million annually...

By Hamil Harris  |  December 30, 2008; 4:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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