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D.C. Wire: July 11, 2010 - July 17, 2010

Fenty and Gray again raise ethical questions

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and chief rival Vincent C. Gray tempered their criticisms of each other Friday in their second one-on-one debate in as many days before about 150 members of the city's hotel industry.

By Nikita R Stewart  |  July 16, 2010; 1:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Portion of Gray's fence has come down

D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, under pressure from city building inspectors, has taken down the well publicized fence that had turned into a major distraction for his campaign.

By Washington Post editors  |  July 16, 2010; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Mayor Fenty , Vincent C. Gray  
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Fenty, Gray duke it out on air

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and his main opponent in the mayoral race, Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, were going at it Thursday on a special election edition of the "Politics Hour with Jonetta Rose Barras" on WPFW. The Washington Post's Mike DeBonis is a guest panelist.

By Nikita Stewart  |  July 15, 2010; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Mayor Fenty , Nikita Stewart , Vincent C. Gray  
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Court upholds D.C. same-sex marriage law

The D.C. Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld the District's same-sex marriage law, ruling in a 5-4 decision that opponents do not have the right to put the issue before voters.

By Tim Craig  |  July 15, 2010; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  same-sex marriage  
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Moten to speak to media, challenge Gray

D.C. Councilman Vincent C. Gray may be running against Adrian M. Fenty in the mayor's race, but it might seem Thursday as if Gray is running against Fenty-ally Ronald C. Moten, the co-founder of Peaceoholics. Moten has alerted the media to a noon press conference he is holding outside of...

By Tim Craig  |  July 15, 2010; 9:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Mayor Fenty , Tim Craig , Vincent C. Gray  
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Moten urges Fenty to veto vote-buying bill

A key ally of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) is calling on the mayor to veto a D.C. Council bill approved Tuesday that would make it a local crime to pay someone to vote.

By Tim Craig  |  July 14, 2010; 4:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  2010 District Election , D.C. Council , Mayor Fenty , Tim Craig , Vincent C. Gray  
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House panel approves D.C. statues bill after partisan squabble over city's status

A House committee approved a bill Wednesday that would put statues of two District luminaries in the Capitol, but only after the panel's top Democrat and Republican squabbled over voting rights and whether the city should be equated with a state or a U.S. territory.

By Ben Pershing  |  July 14, 2010; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Ben Pershing , Congressional Oversight , Voting Rights  
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Police union undecided on mayor's race

It turns out that the 100 or so police officers who work for Protective Services are still undecided in the D.C. mayoral election between Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray and incumbent Adrian M. Fenty.

By Tim Craig  |  July 14, 2010; 11:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Mayor Fenty , Tim Craig , Vincent C. Gray , vincent gray  
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UPDATED: Jail, public building guards endorse Gray for D.C. mayor

Update, 11:59 a.m.: Michael Wilhelm, secretary of the FOP Protective Services labor committee, said on Wednesday that Tuesday's news release stating his organization's support for Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray in the mayor's race was premature. Wilhelm said that the Protective Services executive board has not yet voted on which...

By Tim Craig  |  July 13, 2010; 4:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Mayor Fenty , Vincent C. Gray  
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Council clears tracks for trolley cars

The D.C. Council made way for the first leg of a 37-mile trolley system Tuesday, passing legislation to allow the use of overhead wires along Benning Road and H Street NE.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  July 13, 2010; 4:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Ann E. Marimow , City Life , D.C. Council , transportation  
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Bill to put Douglass, L'Enfant statues in the Capitol moving forward

The House Administration Committee is expected to approve a bill Wednesday that would add two statues from D.C. to the halls of Congress.

By Ben Pershing  |  July 13, 2010; 3:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Ben Pershing , Congressional Oversight , Eleanor Holmes Norton , Voting Rights  
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Orange issues 'Orange Plan' for leading council

Former council member Vincent Orange issued his manifesto Monday for leading the council. Dubbed the "Orange Plan," the 12-page document is less of a plan than a vision for the city and a recitation of his résumé and accomplishments during two terms on the council.

By Ann Marimow  |  July 12, 2010; 1:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Ann E. Marimow , D.C. Council  
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