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Fenty friend Skinner takes aim at D.C. Council, Graham

Sinclair Skinner, one of former mayor Adrian M. Fenty's friends at the center of the investigation into parks and recreation contracts handed out under the previous administration, issued a biting statement Monday accusing District government leaders of being "synonymous with corruption, scandal and mismanagement."

By Tim Craig  | February 28, 2011; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  City Life, D.C. Council, Jim Graham, Mayor Fenty, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray  
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D.C. government observes moment of silence for Ariz. victims

Mayor Vincent C. Gray and council members led D.C. government employees in a moment of silence in observance of the Arizona tragedy. Gray (D) also used the 11 a.m. event to address gun control and mental health.

By Nikita R. Stewart  | January 10, 2011; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  City Life, Crime and Public Safety, D.C. Council, Kwame Brown, Nikita Stewart, Vincent C. Gray  
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'House blessing' canceled after fraud conviction comes to light

The leaders of the Washington Interfaith Network have abruptly canceled a ceremony celebrating the D.C. Weatherization Initiative after it was discovered that a benefactor of the program had defrauded the federal government.

By Tim Craig  | November 18, 2010; 6:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  City Life, Mayor Fenty, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray  
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Sources: Fenty might propose doubling residential parking fees

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) may propose doubling residential parking permit fees as he attempts to close a $185 million budget shortfall before he leaves office Jan. 2, according to administration officials.

By Tim Craig  | November 18, 2010; 4:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  City Hall Aides, City Life, Tim Craig  
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Bicycle, transit advocates fire back in support of Tregoning, Klein

Advocates for bicyclists and more mass transit options are firing back at the Committee of 100 on the Federal City over its opposition to Gabe Klein, director of the D.C. Department of Transportation, and Harriet Tregoning, who heads up the planning office.

By Tim Craig  | November 18, 2010; 4:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  City Life, Mayor Fenty, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray, transportation  
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Too early to tell if GOP-controlled House will meddle with D.C. affairs, Norton says

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) said Tuesday night that it was too early to tell whether the new GOP majority in the House of Representatives will take aim at the District's same-sex marriage, medical marijuana or needle exchange laws.

By Washington Post Editors  | November 2, 2010; 10:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  City Life, Congressional Oversight, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Tim Craig, same-sex marriage  
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Live blog: D.C. Primary Day 2010 evening -- Returns trickle in, Christopher Dean Hopkins , September 14, 2010
Council clears tracks for trolley cars, Ann E. Marimow , July 13, 2010
Fenty pulled over for illegal turn in Chinatown, Washington Post Editors , July 8, 2010
Candidates' battle for go-go fans continues, Washington Post Editors , June 25, 2010
Takoma pool closure plan changes after protests, Nikita Stewart , June 18, 2010
Wells lashes out at Fenty at DYRS hearing, Washington Post editors , June 14, 2010
Fenty says bike theft his fault, Washington Post editors , June 14, 2010
Fenty tries to get voters to go-go for him, by Nikita Stewart , June 1, 2010
Council all but kills soda tax, Washington Post Editors , May 20, 2010
Brown pitches tax plan to D.C. wealthy, Washington Post Editors , May 13, 2010
Proposal to tax more D.C. services meets with protests, Washington Post Editors , May 6, 2010
Council approves medical marijuana bill, Washington Post Editors , May 4, 2010
D.C. petitions for receiver to run two group homes, Washington Post Editors , May 3, 2010
Pro-pot forces launch last-ditch lobbying effort, Washington Post Editors , May 3, 2010
D.C. Council holds off on Arizona boycott -- for now, Washington Post Editors , May 3, 2010
Gay rights leaders unsatisfied with Fenty apology, Washington Post Editors , April 29, 2010
Skinner to testify again before D.C. Council, Washington Post Editors , April 28, 2010
Fenty orders flags lowered for Height, Washington Post Editors , April 20, 2010
Barry's longtime spokeswoman moves on, Washington Post Editors , April 16, 2010
Evans mum about impending marriage, Washington Post Editors , April 7, 2010
Fenty, Gray to attend Ward 7 steakhouse opening Wednesday, Washington Post Editors , April 6, 2010
D.C. officials announce expansion of food stamp program, Washington Post Editors , April 6, 2010
UPDATED: Former Graham chief of staff faces new charges, Washington Post Editors , April 1, 2010
Bag tax raises $150,000, but far fewer bags used, Washington Post Editors , March 29, 2010
D.C. school lunch bill has a California twist, Washington Post Editors , March 26, 2010
Center for child abuse victims unveiled , Washington Post Editors , March 25, 2010
Cost to shut federal offices due to snow: $71 million a day, Washington Post Editors , March 23, 2010
Southeast strip club moving to Northeast, Washington Post editors , March 22, 2010
Gray backs bill to let more sunshine into council proceedings, Washington Post Editors , March 16, 2010
D.C. Council may meet on Barry's fate, Washington Post Editors , March 1, 2010
Real estate values sink, especially for commercial properties, Christopher Dean Hopkins , February 26, 2010
Brother of Graham's chief of staff fatally shot, Washington Post Editors , January 28, 2010
Nickles wants council's firetruck probe terminated, Washington Post Editors , January 25, 2010
Catania blasts Fenty over AIDS/HIV meeting, Washington Post Editors , January 11, 2010
D.C.'s same-sex marriage bill now before Congress, Washington Post Editors , January 11, 2010
Auditor takes issue with D.C. Council earmarks, Washington Post Editors , December 21, 2009
City prepares streets as forecasters predict big snow, Christopher Dean Hopkins , December 18, 2009
Get answers about roads from DDOT director in 2:30 p.m. chat, Christopher Dean Hopkins , December 18, 2009
Fenty to sign same-sex marriage bill, Washington Post Editors , December 17, 2009
Barry proposes removing Santos from Housing Authority board, Washington Post Editors , December 9, 2009
A bumper booster for your favorite team, Washington Post Editors , December 1, 2009
Nickles sees nothing wrong with developer's fixes for Gray, Washington Post Editors , November 19, 2009
Committee unveils changes to same-sex bill, Washington Post Editors , November 9, 2009
Another vote for same-sex marriage, Washington Post Editors , October 27, 2009
Graham gives up taxicab industry oversight, Washington Post Editors , October 19, 2009
Graham Aides Won't Be Testifying After All, Washington Post Editors , October 8, 2009
Barry Still in ICU at Howard University Hospital, Washington Post Editors , October 7, 2009
Cora Masters Barry, City Reach Deal on Recreation Center, Washington Post Editors , October 1, 2009
Cabdrivers Vent Anger at Graham, Fenty , Washington Post Editors , October 1, 2009
Michael Kelly Moving on to Bigger Things, Washington Post Editors , October 1, 2009
Gay Games Won't Be Held in the District, Washington Post Editors , September 29, 2009
Fenty Praises Graham for Work on Columbia Heights, Washington Post Editors , September 28, 2009
11th Street Bridge Plans Gets Go-Ahead, Washington Post Editors , September 22, 2009
Compromise Hammered Out on School Board Hires, Washington Post Editors , September 21, 2009
Fenty Gears Up for Fight With Gray Over School Board Funding, Washington Post Editors , September 18, 2009
Fenty Takes Steps against Masonic Lodge in Northeast, Anne Bartlett , September 17, 2009
Cuts Mean Fewer Library Hours, No Bookmobile, Washington Post Editors , September 17, 2009
Closed School Site to Be Reborn as Apartments, Shops, Washington Post Editors , September 15, 2009
Former TV Reporter Switches to Politics , Washington Post Editors , September 15, 2009
D.C. Council Talking Ethics Today, Washington Post Editors , September 15, 2009
Cora Barry Taking Her Case to Court, Washington Post Editors , September 14, 2009
D.C. Housing Authority Director Resigns, Washington Post Editors , September 14, 2009
D.C. Attorney General Fires Back at Opponents, Washington Post Editors , September 9, 2009
Tipping the Scales in D.C. Council Race, Washington Post Editors , September 8, 2009
Ballot Initiative Requested on Same-Sex Marriage, Washington Post Editors , September 1, 2009
Bishop Continues Fight Against Same-Sex Marriages in D.C., Washington Post Editors , August 31, 2009
Diving Deeper Into Aquatics Director's Firing, Washington Post Editors , August 26, 2009
Dismissed Aquatics Director at Sea Over Firing, Washington Post Editors , August 25, 2009
D.C. Unemployment Declines Slightly , Washington Post Editors , August 21, 2009
Mayor Rethinks Recreation Wish List Eviction, Washington Post Editors , August 19, 2009
Fire Station to be Named for First African American Chief, Theola Labbé-DeBose , July 17, 2009
Same-Sex Marriage Battle Heads to Court, Vanessa Williams , June 17, 2009
Golf Icons Celebrate Langston's History, Hamil Harris , June 9, 2009
Pools Open: Dive In!, Vanessa Williams , May 21, 2009
WASA General Manager Leaving Agency , Marcia Davis , April 2, 2009
Easter Egg Roll Changes Bring Frustration, Marcia Davis , March 27, 2009
No Big Boom on the Potomac Wednesday, Marcia Davis , March 23, 2009
HIV/AIDS Report To Be Released Today , Marcia Davis , March 16, 2009
Fenty and Obama, Colleagues on "Snow" Too, Theola Labbé-DeBose , March 2, 2009
First Concert at Nats Park: Billy Joel-Elton John, David A Nakamura , February 19, 2009
Next to Nationals Ballpark, Another Diamond Rises, Darryl Fears , February 13, 2009
Slicing Up Apple's Georgetown Designs, Washington Post Editors , February 4, 2009
Bulletin: Duke Ellington Is the Man, Marcia Davis , December 11, 2008
Delaney Resigns From Alcoholic Beverage Agency, Marcia Davis , December 8, 2008
Sleeping in the Cold Against Domestic Violence, Marcia Davis , December 3, 2008
Setting the Record Straight on DPR Summer Jobs Fair, Marcia Davis , November 19, 2008
Thomas Lends Support to Postal Workers , Marcia Davis , August 16, 2008
Another Slight to D.C., David A Nakamura , August 15, 2008
Cheh Joins the Opposition to Tenley Project, Marcia Davis , August 9, 2008
I Want To Ride My Bicycle! Stop That Bus!, Nikita R Stewart , August 8, 2008
CFSA Interim Director Was Sued in Sex Case, Marcia Davis , July 21, 2008
City Officials Meet With CFSA Senior Staff, Marcia Davis , July 18, 2008
Linda Parke Gallagher Dies, Marcia Davis , July 18, 2008
More Help for CFSA, Marcia Davis , July 18, 2008
New Gun Regulations Announced Today, Marcia Davis , July 14, 2008
Edwards Speaks to Students in District, Marcia Davis , July 9, 2008
Political Blogger Shot in Adams Morgan, Marcia Davis , July 2, 2008
It's Payday for City Summer Workers, Marcia Davis , July 1, 2008
WASA: Reduce Partial Pipe Replacement, Marcia Davis , July 1, 2008
Barry, Others Call for EPA Tests, Marcia Davis , June 25, 2008
New Gig for Former D.C. Attorney General, David A Nakamura , June 18, 2008
Fenty Gets New Wheels, David A Nakamura , June 13, 2008
In Today's D.C. Extra, Marcia Davis , June 5, 2008
Who's Making Noise?, Nikita R Stewart , May 29, 2008
Fort Reno Park Reopens, Marcia Davis , May 28, 2008
The Question of a Soccer Stadium, Marcia Davis , May 28, 2008
Soccer In Ward 8?, David A Nakamura , May 28, 2008
Fort Reno: It's Not Over Yet, Marcia Davis , May 22, 2008
Quarter Debate Begins, David A Nakamura , May 22, 2008
In Case You Missed It:, Marcia Davis , May 22, 2008
How Many Lawyers Does It Take..., Nikita R Stewart , May 22, 2008
In Today's District Extra, Marcia Davis , May 22, 2008
You Know It's Campaign Season When..., David A Nakamura , May 15, 2008
Douglass Family Offers 2 Cents on Quarter, Marcia Davis , May 15, 2008
In Today's D.C. Extra, Marcia Davis , May 15, 2008
No More Stokes, Theola Labbé-DeBose , May 14, 2008
My First Taxi Meter, David A Nakamura , May 9, 2008
Does This Man Look Angry to You?, Marcia Davis , May 9, 2008
Klingle Road Warriors, Marcia Davis , May 9, 2008
Bleacher Bums, David A Nakamura , May 8, 2008
WASA Says Conserve H20 After Main Breaks, Marcia Davis , May 7, 2008
Yes, Mr. Mayor, Your Staff is Hard at Work, David A Nakamura , May 2, 2008
WASA and Verse, Marcia Davis , May 2, 2008
Looking for Meters, Marcia Davis , May 1, 2008
Gotta Keep Hydrated, David A Nakamura , April 30, 2008
In Today's D.C. Extra: The Guide, Marcia Davis , April 24, 2008
Church to DC DOT: Give Us Back Our Parking!, Sylvia Moreno , April 22, 2008
Crossing Boundaries, Marcia Davis , April 21, 2008
In Today's D.C. Extra, Marcia Davis , April 17, 2008
Paying Respects to the Bishop, Marcia Davis , April 14, 2008
Housing Crisis and Opportunity, Marcia Davis , April 11, 2008
In Today's D.C. Extra, washingtonpost.com editors , April 10, 2008
A Tree Grows in Ward 5, Marcia Davis , April 9, 2008
MPD at Your Door: Gun Searches, Marcia Davis , April 8, 2008
"Daddy" Madison's "House" Staying in D.C., Marcia Davis , April 7, 2008
Weekend Events for King Anniversary, Marcia Davis , April 4, 2008
Pressing for a Crime Emergency in Ward 5, Marcia Davis , April 4, 2008
Housing the Chronically Homeless, Sylvia Moreno , April 4, 2008
Official Winter is Over; Back to the Streets, Sylvia Moreno , April 1, 2008
Taking It to the Streets, Nikita R Stewart , April 1, 2008
Bus Stops, Parking Signs -- and School Safety, Theola Labbé-DeBose , March 28, 2008
Show D.C. Some Love: Don't Litter, Sylvia Moreno , March 27, 2008
The Vacant School Wish List, Theola Labbé-DeBose , March 26, 2008
 
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