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D.C. Wire: February 14, 2010 - February 20, 2010

A third D.C. judge rules against same-sex marriage opponents

Another Superior Court judge has denied a request by same-sex marriage opponents to overturn D.C. Board of Elections rulings against a referendum on the issue.

By Tim Craig  |  February 19, 2010; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  Tim Craig , same-sex marriage  
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D.C. fire officials defend snow storm response

D.C. fire officials are pushing back against accusations by Kenneth Lyons, president of the union that represents some city paramedics, that the fire department and Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) did not take the recent snowstorm seriously enough. Lyons and Kristopher Baumann, the head of local police union, have raised...

By Tim Craig  |  February 19, 2010; 3:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Mayor Fenty , Tim Craig  
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Holder joins in effort to help men be better fathers

Attorney General Eric Holder, D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) and a host of law enforcement and community leaders gathered today at the University of the District of Columbia in an effort to help men of the city become better fathers. "A father's role in the life of a child...

By hamil r. harris  |  February 18, 2010; 4:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Eleanor Holmes Norton , Hamil R. Harris  
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Fenty sweeps on new court, besting kids at tennis

Adrian Fenty may not yet have a high-profile challenger in the upcoming mayor's contest, but he lived up to his reputation as a relentless competitor this morning in a surprising venue. While his abilities on the track and on a bicycle are well known, Fenty showed off his racket skills...

By Ann Marimow  |  February 18, 2010; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Ann E. Marimow , Mayor Fenty  
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Fenty: 'There's only so much snow you can move'

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) could only laugh and look incredulous Thursday morning as the WRC-TV (Channel 4) anchors demanded to know when the gargantuan mounds of snow and ice would disappear from city streets.

By by Nikita Stewart  |  February 18, 2010; 7:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  Mayor Fenty , Nikita Stewart , transportation  | Tags: mayor fenty, snow removal  
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Excerpts: Post reporter on Marion Barry, Bennett report

Investigators hired by the D.C. City Council accused council member Marion Barry securing a $15,000 contract for his ex-girlfriend so that she could repay a loan he had given her. Post reporter Nikita Stewart was online at 11 a.m. today to answer your questions about the report by attorney Robert...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  February 17, 2010; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. Council , Marion Barry , Nikita Stewart  
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Post reporter takes your questions on Barry, Bennett report

Investigators hired by the D.C. City Council accused council member Marion Barry securing a $15,000 contract for his ex-girlfriend so that she could repay a loan he had given her. Post reporter Nikita Stewart will be online at 11 a.m. today to answer your questions about the report by attorney...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  February 17, 2010; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. Council , Marion Barry , Nikita Stewart  
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Barry: Bennett investigators asked inappropriate personal questions

At Tuesday's D.C. Council meeting, Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) accused attorney Robert S. Bennett of inappropriately prying into whether he was still abusing drugs. Bennett was at the council to present the findings of his investigation into whether Barry misused tax dollars by awarding contracts and earmarks to his friends...

By By Tim Craig  |  February 16, 2010; 6:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Cheh: Council should 'condemn' Barry's actions

D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3) is the first council member to respond to today's release of Attorney Robert S. Bennett's investigation into how Council member Marion Barry managed tax dollars. In a statement, Cheh is urging her colleagues to "condemn" Barry's actions and refer Bennett's findings to...

By Anne Bartlett  |  February 16, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Marion Barry , Tim Craig  
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Bennett report: Barry benefited from city contract obtained for ex-girlfriend

D.C. Council Member Marion Barry personally benefited from the contract he obtained for his former girlfriend and directed earmarks that "provided substantial financial benefits to some of his close friends and supports," according to a report by attorney Robert S. Bennett (pdf file). In the report, Bennett stated Barry violated...

By By Tim Craig  |  February 16, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (135)
Categories:  Marion Barry , Tim Craig  
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D.C. Council to receive report on ethics probe

The D.C. Council on Tuesday will receive a report into whether member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) violated any laws or ethics policies when he gave a city contract to a woman with whom he was romantically involved. The report also will look into contracts and earmarks awarded by other council...

By Tim Craig  |  February 16, 2010; 8:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Budget , D.C. Council , Marion Barry , Tim Craig  
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Fenty says residential streets are '90 percent' plowed, urges residents to clear sidewalks

Your Browser DoesNot Support IFrames. Stating that all of the major arteries and more than "90 percent" of the District's residential streets have been plowed, Mayor Adrian Fenty is calling on residents to do their part and help clean the city's sidewalks. "People who are able-bodied are not getting to...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  February 15, 2010; 3:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  City Life , Hamil R. Harris , Mayor Fenty  
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