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D.C. Wire: June 20, 2010 - June 26, 2010

Mayoral rivals at D.C. Caribbean parade

The D.C. Caribbean Carnival kicked off Saturday with an hours-long parade, and politicians were right up front. Council member Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) warmed up the crowd with Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) following behind her. Fenty had a major contingency and a traditional Caribbean Carnival float, complete with attractive...

By Nikita Stewart  |  June 26, 2010; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Mayor Fenty , Nikita Stewart , Vincent C. Gray  
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Night meter rules lifted in some areas

Just in time for the summer campaign season, the District has lifted new parking meter rules that required motorists to feed meters while trying to enjoying a night on the town.

By Nikita Stewart  |  June 25, 2010; 6:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  City Finances , Mayor Fenty , Nikita Stewart  
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Candidates' battle for go-go fans continues

The fight for the hearts of go-go fans continues this weekend when three go-go bands throw a kickoff for Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) in Southeast Washington on Sunday.

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 25, 2010; 6:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 District Election , City Life , Mayor Fenty , Vincent C. Gray  
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Latino Caucus backs Weaver over Graham in Ward 1 race

The D.C. Latino Caucus voted Thursday night to endorse challenger Brian Weaver over incumbent Jim Graham (D) in the D.C. Council race in Ward 1.

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 25, 2010; 5:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Mayor Fenty , Tim Craig , Vincent C. Gray  
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Albert aide is new Fenty flack

Mike DeBonis reports that Sean Madigan, a top aide to City Administrator Neil Albert, has joined the list of Fenty administration workers who have moved over to work on his reelection campaign.

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 25, 2010; 3:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 District Election , D.C. Employees , Mayor Fenty  
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Nickles open to four more years with Fenty

Attorney General Peter Nickles took to the airwaves on Mayor Adrian Fenty's behalf Thursday, talking politics, policy and his future with radio host Jonetta Rose-Barras. In a DC Politics interview on WPFW 89.3 FM, Rose-Barras told the city's top lawyer that there are some residents who will not vote to...

By Ann Marimow  |  June 24, 2010; 5:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Ann E. Marimow , D.C. Council , Mayor Fenty  
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Lesser-known mayoral candidates bait Gray at forum

At the Alpha Kappa Alpha candidates' forum Wednesday night at Howard University, there were some fireworks between the candidates running for mayor in the Democratic primary. But most of the bickering wasn't between Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and his chief rival, D.C. Council Chairman Vincent. C. Gray. In a risky...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 24, 2010; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Tim Craig  | Tags: Fenty, Gray, dc mayoral candidates, dc mayors race  
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Council rebuffs Nickles request for more time on public records

Attorney General Peter Nickles' request for more time to respond to public requests for government information is unlikely to gain traction in the Council, where two members -- Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) and Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) -- have introduced legislation to increase access and transparency. Nickles said the District...

By Ann Marimow  |  June 24, 2010; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  D.C. Council  
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Gray campaign 'tabled' at Lafayette

Principals at D.C. public schools are being reminded of the school system's rules regarding campaign activities on school grounds after an incident at Lafayette Elementary School, Bill Turque reports on D.C. Schools Insider. Sources tell Turque that Mayor Adrian M. Fenty was "beside himself" when he saw a Vincent Gray...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 23, 2010; 4:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Bill Turque,Education , Mayor Fenty , Vincent C. Gray  
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Some Ward 8 Dems want FBI to oversee mayoral election

Some Democrats in Ward 8 are trying to get the FBI to oversee the D.C. mayoral election because they fear Adrian M. Fenty (D) and his ally, Ron Moten, will pay people to vote in the September primary. Sandra Seegars said the concern stems from last month's Ward 8 Democratic...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 23, 2010; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Mayor Fenty , Tim Craig , Vincent C. Gray  
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School vouchers and their future in D.C.

Mike DeBonis has some interesting information about school vouchers - their efficacy and their prospects - at the DeBonis blog....

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 23, 2010; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Education  
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Thieves hit Vincent Gray's home

First, apparent thieves steal two bikes from Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's garage, despite round-the-clock police protection at the mayor's Crestwood home. Now, burglars have tried to break into the Hillcrest home of D.C. Council Chairman and mayoral candidate Vincent C. Gray. Gray's campaign reports someone tried to gain access through...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 23, 2010; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Tim Craig , Vincent C. Gray  
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D.C. launches test of open-source online voting

According to Rob Pegoraro at the Faster Forward blog, the District "will let overseas voters cast ballots online using open-source, standards-based software, not the closed, proprietary mechanisms that have dominated electronic voting throughout its troubled history in the United States."

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 22, 2010; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 District Election  
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Rhee campaigning for Fenty?

Sometime this summer, you might answer a knock at your door to find Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee standing there, ready to tell you what a swell job Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has done, Bill Turque reports on D.C. Schools Insider. But if she follows the legal advice she's received, she'll...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 21, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Bill Turque,Education , Mayor Fenty  
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