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D.C. Wire: December 26, 2010 - January 1, 2011

Inaugural ball: no ticket, no entry

Planners of Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray's inaugural ball are reminding the public that guests will not be allowed to enter the Sunday night celebration without a ticket.

By Nikita Stewart  | January 1, 2011; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Holder, diplomats expected at Gray mayoral inauguration

U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder and more than 60 members of the diplomatic community are expected to attend Vincent C. Gray's swearing-in as the District's next mayor Sunday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, according to sources familiar with the planning for the inauguration.

By Tim Craig  | December 31, 2010; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Inauguration, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray  
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Norton asks Obama to mention D.C. voting rights in State of the Union address

The District may face an uphill fight to secure voting rights in the House this Congress, but D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) is hoping to win a rhetorical victory next month -- a mention of the issue in President Obama's State of the Union address.

By Ben Pershing  | December 30, 2010; 5:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Voting Rights  
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Marriott's $46 million tax abatement for Adams Morgan hotel still a hot topic

Public debate continues over the D.C. City Council's decision to grant a $46 million dollar tax abatement to Marriott for a luxury hotel planned in Adams Morgan. The abatement, which exempts the hotel from paying real estate taxes for 20 years, has drawn the ire of many concerned about the District's $400 deficit and deep cuts in services.

By James Buck  | December 29, 2010; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Budget, D.C. Council, Economic Development, Jim Graham  
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Tickets to inaugural ball sold out

As of 11:05 a.m. Wednesday, the ticket giveaway to the free Sunday night celebration -- featuring go-go godfather Chuck Brown and other local artists - was shut down at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

By Nikita R Stewart  | December 29, 2010; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Nikita Stewart  | Tags:  inaugural ball; vincent c. gray  
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Free tickets for Gray inaugural ball

The box office opens again Tuesday for District residents who want to scoop up free tickets to Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray's inaugural ball this Sunday, featuring go-go music godfather Chuck Brown and R&B crooner Raheen DeVaughn.

By Nikita Stewart  | December 28, 2010; 7:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Inauguration, Nikita Stewart, Vincent C. Gray, vincent gray  
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