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D.C. Wire: August 2, 2009 - August 8, 2009

WASA, City Still Pointing Fingers Behind the Scenes

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) is scheduled to release a preliminary report Friday on the July 29 blaze that destroyed the home of arts patron Peggy Cooper Cafritz. But behind the scenes, the fire once again is pitting the District Fire and Emergency Medical Services against the Water and Sewer...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  August 6, 2009; 7:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Nikita Stewart  
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Lanier, Nickles Defend Actions of Police, Fenty at Fender-Bender

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier and Attorney General Peter Nickles are defending the actions of the D.C. Police Department regarding a fender-bender involving Mayor Adrian Fenty on Sunday night. Photographs and a roster of vehicle occupants were not taken at the scene, as required by department regulations, and the...

By Hamil Harris  |  August 6, 2009; 4:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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White House Official Will Take Lead in Meeting Region's Needs

White House Urban Affairs Director Adolfo Carrion will be a key contact for the Washington region as the Obama administration seeks to improve the federal government's relations with the area. Carrion's role was made clear at a July 20 meeting between senior White House and federal departmental officials, and...

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 6, 2009; 1:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Protesters Crash Party for Fenty's Fraternity

About 50 protesters picketed Mayor Adrian M. Fenty Wednesday night outside the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, where Fenty's fraternity is holding an international meeting. A coalition of labor unions, tenants advocates and community organizers wanted to bring attention to the recent layoffs of government workers, the sale of public property...

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 6, 2009; 8:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  Mayor Fenty , Nikita Stewart  | Tags: Adrian Fenty, protests  
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Fenty Will Send Sons to Public School in Fall

D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) told WRC-TV (Channel 4) Thursday morning that his 9-year-old twins will attend public school this fall, fulfilling a campaign promise he made when running for mayor in 2006. Sons Andrew and Matthew, who are entering the fourth grade, had attended a private school that...

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 6, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Mayor Fenty , Nikita Stewart  | Tags: Adrian Fenty, D.C. Public Schools  
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D.C. Politics Web Roundup

Here's what's going on in District politics right now. The Washington Times reported yesterday that Mayor Fenty already has outraised himself in preparation for his re-election campaign next year. Not only has he already raised more for his 2010 campaign than he did for his entire 2006 run, but he...

By Sarah Mimms  |  August 5, 2009; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Tags: Adrian Fenty, D.C. Council, Marion Barry, WASA, taxes  
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Reimbursement For Party Came From Kappas

For clarification, Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity directly reimbursed the city for a government grant received by the Washington Historical Society to throw a welcome reception for the fraternity Monday. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D), who belongs to the fraternity, was unaware of that city money had been used to put...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  August 5, 2009; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Mayor Fenty  
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E-mails Shed New Light On Barry Contract With Ex

Newly released e-mails show that D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) and his staff criticized work performed by his then-girlfriend, Donna Watts-Brighthaupt, earlier this year, and that her ex-husband accused Barry of falsifying contract documents in an angry message earlier this year. Barry's complaints included Watts-Brighthaupt's spelling, grammar, tendency...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  August 5, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. Council , Nikita Stewart  
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Fenty Lays Out The Crimson Carpet

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) presents a proclamation to Dwayne Murray (left), grand polemarch of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, and Richard Lee Snow (right), the fraternity's executive director and chief operating officer. Update: The city spent $37,000 on the event. Afterward, city attorney general Peter J. Nickles said that...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  August 4, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Fenty In Fender Bender

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty was involved in a minor car accident Sunday evening on Broad Branch Road in Northwest. No injuries were reported. Fenty, known for being behind the wheel of his efficient Smart Car, was driving an SUV at the time....

By Nikita R Stewart  |  August 3, 2009; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Mayor Fenty  
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