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D.C. Wire Archive: Theola Labbé-DeBose

Crime Scene: Hate crimes, D.C. police and the gay and lesbian community

(Cross-posted from Crime Scene) It was a day of disagreement between D.C. police and gay activitists over how the department handles hate crimes, and whether the gay community is being served by changes to the Gay and Lesbian Liason Unit. At a hearing Friday chaired by Councilmember Phil Mendelson (D-At...

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  November 23, 2009; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety , D.C. Council , Theola Labbé-DeBose  
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Unspun with Council member Mary Cheh

Check out this weekend's Washington Post Magazine for an interview with first-term Ward 3 Council member Mary Cheh. Some excerpts follow. Excerpts: Tell us about your biggest goof. I wasn't always sufficiently aware of what the [D.C.] Council did before I got involved with it. On the night of...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  October 23, 2009; 1:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Mayor Says Police, Fire Retirement Benefits Preserved

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D), Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier and Fire Chief Dennis L. Rubin appeared together at a press conference this morning to announce that they had restored cuts to retirement health benefits of police and fire employees. The issue of retirement health care cuts to public safety...

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  October 6, 2009; 3:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  City Finances , Crime and Public Safety , D.C. Council , Mayor Fenty , Theola Labbé-DeBose  
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D.C. Council Says No to Private Hydrants, Passes Emergency Legislation Effective Today

Developers, beware. Starting today, developers and others cannot install private fire hydrant in the District unless they can show proof of who will maintain it. The legislation, sponsored by Councilmembers Phil Mendelson (D-At Large) and Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) was passed by the D.C. Council this week. It comes after...

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  October 1, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Legal Debate over D.C. Police's "All Hands on Deck" Heads to PERB

The legal wrangling over the Metropolitan Police Department's "All Hands on Deck" program will head to the Public Employee Relations Board, an independent entity that resolves disputes between the government and labor organizations that represent District employees. A federal arbitrator ruled earlier this month that the police department's program of...

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  September 30, 2009; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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D.C. Police Union Files Papers in "All Hands On Deck" Case

When a federal arbitrator ruled this month that the Metropolitan Police Department's "All Hands on Deck" program violated D.C. law and the police union contract, D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier announced that the department would appeal the decision, and it filed legal papers asking that the case be reconsidered....

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  September 25, 2009; 4:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Cheh Asks Fenty to Appoint Leader on Water Pressure Issues , Theola Labbé-DeBose , September 25, 2009
Lanier Announces Appeal Filed in "All Hands" Ruling, Theola Labbé-DeBose , September 18, 2009
Mendelson Weighs in on Tony Randolph Hunter Murder Case, Theola Labbé-DeBose , September 10, 2009
Fire Station to be Named for First African American Chief, Theola Labbé-DeBose , July 17, 2009
New Member of DC Fire/EMS Press Office On The Way, Theola Labbé-DeBose , June 5, 2009
Residents Upset about Transfer of Police Inspector, Theola Labbé-DeBose , June 4, 2009
Albert Takes Time Out on Last Day to Chide Council , Theola Labbé-DeBose , June 1, 2009
No Go for Police-Community Meeting Webcasts, Theola Labbé-DeBose , May 28, 2009
DC Cops Say Buckle up, Or Pay Up, Theola Labbé-DeBose , May 27, 2009
Fenty Witnesses No-Show for Crime Bill Hearing, Vanessa Williams , May 18, 2009
30th Annual Police Memorial Service (Photos), Theola Labbé-DeBose , May 11, 2009
D.C. Hosts National Police Week, Theola Labbé-DeBose , May 11, 2009
D.C. Police and the Quest for Public Information, Theola Labbé-DeBose , April 23, 2009
D.C. Charter Board Taps DCPS for New Press Aide, Theola Labbé-DeBose , April 8, 2009
DC Fire/EMS Wants to Be Your Friend on Facebook, Theola Labbé-DeBose , April 6, 2009
Fenty Tells Homicide Detectives: Job Well Done, Theola Labbé-DeBose , April 3, 2009
Stimulus Money to Build New D.C. Firehouses?, Theola Labbé-DeBose , March 4, 2009
Fenty and Obama, Colleagues on "Snow" Too, Theola Labbé-DeBose , March 2, 2009
Get Out of Jail....When?, Theola Labbé-DeBose , February 20, 2009
No More Stokes, Theola Labbé-DeBose , May 14, 2008
A Night for Seeing Stars, Theola Labbé-DeBose , April 24, 2008
The Chancellor Rhee Ties That Do or Don't Bind?, Theola Labbé-DeBose , April 16, 2008
So Who Worked on the DC Catholic-Charter Conversions?, Theola Labbé-DeBose , April 15, 2008
More on School Reform....At the D.C. Council Today, Theola Labbé-DeBose , April 8, 2008
Budget Hearings: Talking Dollars and Needs, Theola Labbé-DeBose , April 2, 2008
More on New Security Policy at Wilson, Theola Labbé-DeBose , March 27, 2008
The Vacant School Wish List, Theola Labbé-DeBose , March 26, 2008
Want to See How Much $$ Goes to Your Local School?, Theola Labbé-DeBose , March 25, 2008
When Should the Public Testify on the School Budget?, Theola Labbé-DeBose , March 25, 2008
The Future of Empty School Buildings, Theola Labbé-DeBose , March 24, 2008
E-Chancellor?, Theola Labbé-DeBose , March 24, 2008
 
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