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D.C. Wire: July 12, 2009 - July 18, 2009

Riders Scraped From D.C. Appropriations Bill

District of Columbia Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton issued a press release this afternoon trumpeting the removal of several amendments from the bill funding the District of Columbia government. The add-ons would have limited the scope of some of the programs that use the funding, including one that would have maintained...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  July 17, 2009; 4:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Budget  
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Fire Station to be Named for First African American Chief

In 1943 an ambitious African American man joined the All Negro Engine Company #4 of the D.C. Fire Department, Burton W. Johnson. Johnson, an Army veteran and graduate of Dunbar High School, impressed his bosses with his first job in the department, to make sure that the boots and coat...

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  July 17, 2009; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  City Life , Crime and Public Safety , Theola Labbé-DeBose  
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More Unemployed in D.C.

Like the rest of the country, the District is seeing its unemployment rate increase once again. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June crept up to 10.9 percent, or .2 percent higher than the rate in May, according to new figures released today by the Department of Employment Services. When...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  July 17, 2009; 11:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Foundation Established in Memory of Drowned Evans Aide

A nonprofit organization has been established in the memory of an aide to D.C. Councilman Jack Evans. The Deschaine Foundation for Excellence in Government is named for 30-year-old Desi Deschaine of Washington. Deschaine apparently drowned this week in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Craig Max IV is a friend of Deschaine's and...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  July 17, 2009; 6:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  City Hall Aides  
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Barry Defends Self On CNN

D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) went national this morning, appearing on CNN's American Morning to defend giving a contract to then-girlfriend Donna Watts-Brighthaupt last year.

By Lori Aratani  |  July 16, 2009; 8:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  D.C. Council , Mayor Fenty , Nikita Stewart  
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Barry Upset Contract Story Went Public

The D.C. Council formally approved a resolution today giving attorney Robert S. Bennett subpoena power to investigate Marion Barry's decision to give a city contract to his then girlfriend, Donna Watts-Brighthaupt. Before the vote, Barry (D-Ward 8) said others, not himself, are to blame for the controversy. Barry reiterated he...

By Tim Craig  |  July 14, 2009; 3:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Graham Proposes 'Barack Hussein Obama Park'

Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) introduced a resolution today to rename Girard Park in Columbia Heights "Barack Hussein Obama Park." The recent renovated park, located at 14th Street and Girard, features a basketball court and play equipment. "The park is a jewel," Graham said. "I think the overwhelming point...

By Tim Craig  |  July 14, 2009; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
 
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Police Release More Details on Evans Aide

D.C. Council member Jack Evans' communications director, Desi Deschaine, was last seen about 10:30 p.m Sunday at the Baltimore Harbor but was not reported missing until 12 hours later, Baltimore police said today. Deschaine, 30, was pronounced dead earlier today after he was discovered floating in the Inner Harbor. Baltimore...

By Tim Craig  |  July 14, 2009; 12:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Tim Craig  
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Aide to Jack Evans Found Dead in Baltimore

Desi Deschaine, communications director for D.C. council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) has died after apparently drowning in Baltimore's Inner Harbor over the weekend, Evans said. "I am very sad as I'm sure you all are,'' Evans said during the Council's regularly scheduled breakfast meeting this morning. Council members paused...

By Tim Craig  |  July 14, 2009; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Tim Craig  
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Barry Accuses Catania of 'Disrespect' as Feud Grows

Is Council member David A. Catania (I-At large) out to get Marion Barry because Barry was the only council member to oppose the legalization of same-sex marriages performed in other states? Barry (D-Ward 8) thinks so. In an unusually personal and public letter from one council member to another, Barry...

By Tim Craig  |  July 13, 2009; 7:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Tim Craig  
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Cheating on the DC-CAS, Details Redacted

An unspecified number of students at a District school have had their DC-CAS test scores invalidated because they apparently got an advance look at the test, according to a June 18 letter from Acting State Superintendent of Education Kerri L. Briggs. The letter, from which all names and other details...

By Bill Turque  |  July 13, 2009; 7:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Bill Turque , Education  
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Catania Calls for IG Probe into Ward 8 Grants

D.C. Council member David A. Catania (I-At large) is calling for the Office of the Inspector General to investigate allegations that Marion Barry has directed taxpayer money to organizations that appear run by members of his staff. Catania's referral follows an article over the weekend in the Washington City Paper...

By Tim Craig  |  July 13, 2009; 4:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Company Fights For Construction Contract

A District-based construction company is continuing a fight to get a multi-million dollar contract to build the District's long-awaited forensics laboratory though D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) has picked a Baltimore-based rival and even held a ribbon cutting for the project. Tompkins Builders of the District is hoping the...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  July 13, 2009; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Road Trip To Wall Street

Nothing brings city officials together like a road trip. This Friday, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) and Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray (D), who have been at odds over the budget, are scheduled to travel to New York City to meet with credit-rating agencies. Leading them on Wall Street will...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  July 13, 2009; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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