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D.C. Wire: November 28, 2010 - December 4, 2010

Southeast students quiz filmaker on Barry's 'Nine Lives'

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By Hamil R. Harris  | December 3, 2010; 5:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Leila Finucane Edmonds will leave D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development

Leila Finucane Edmonds will resign her post as director of the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development to join NeighborWorks America, a national network of 240 nonprofit community development organizations. Edmonds said her last day with the city will be Jan. 2, the day Vincent C. Gray becomes mayor....

By Jonathan O'Connell  | December 3, 2010; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Mayor Fenty, Vincent C. Gray  | Tags:  DC DHCD, DC Department of Housing and Community Development, Leila Edmonds, Leila Edmonds NeighborWorks, Leila Finucane Edmonds, NeighborWorks America  
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Nickles wants court to enforce subpoena for Team Thomas records

Peter Nickles, right. (AFP/Getty Images)Attorney General Peter Nickles is asking the Superior Court to expeditiously enforce a subpoena he issued last week for the records of Team Thomas, the nonprofit of D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. now under scrutiny. Nickles, who will leave his post when Mayor Adrian M....

By Nikita R Stewart  | December 2, 2010; 4:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Tags:  Adrian M. Fenty, Harry Thomas Jr, Peter Nickles  
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D.C. judicial nominees stuck in Senate logjam

The Senate Judiciary Committee cleared two of President Obama's nominees to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Wednesday, but they and two other picks for the court appear stuck for now amid an end-of-session Senate logjam.

By Ben Pershing  | December 2, 2010; 3:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Eleanor Holmes Norton  
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City water director says monitoring shows no current lead problem

At a new conference Thursday morning in front of the Blue Plains Advanced Water Treatment Plant, the head of the city's water and sewer authority said the CDC report "is not new news." George S. Hawkins, the director, said the report merely confirms previous findings that partial lead replacements, which...

By Tim Craig  | December 2, 2010; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Tim Craig  
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Gray's team to reveal contributions

Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray's transition team announced that it will reveal Tuesday the first report of contributions to its operations and the inaugural. Gray also announced that individuals and groups, such as corporations and labor unions, are limited to $5,000 donations to the transition and $50,000 for the inaugural,...

By Nikita Stewart  | November 29, 2010; 8:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Hearing on D.C. budget cuts set for Tuesday

More than 160 residents, advocates and representatives of labor unions have signed up to testify Tuesday at the D.C. Council's hearing on $188 million in budget cuts proposed by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D). The outgoing mayor hit nearly every city agency with a reduction to close a budget...

By Nikita Stewart  | November 29, 2010; 7:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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