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D.C. Wire Archive: Marion Barry

Biddle opens a well-staffed office for council race

Interim DC. Council member Sekou Biddle (D-At large) opened his campaign office Sunday as he gears up for the April 26 citywide election, telling a room of supporters they have to move at "light speed" to fend off more than a half-dozen potential challengers.

By Tim Craig  | February 28, 2011; 9:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  April 26 special election, D.C. Council, Josh Lopez, Joshua Lopez, Kwame Brown, Marion Barry, Mary Cheh, Mayor Fenty, Sekou Biddle, Vincent C. Gray, Vincent Orange, vincent gray  
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Okay to put friends in city jobs, Barry says

The head of the D.C. Primary Care Association is warning Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) and other city leaders not to stack the agency that controls District health-care spending with political appointees who may not be skilled in health matters.

By Tim Craig  | February 25, 2011; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Marion Barry, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray, vincent gray  
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Gray kicks off inauguration day with inclusive prayer service

Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray started his inauguration day Sunday with a prayer service attended by several hundred well-wishers and supporters. The Rev. Dr. Henry Y. White of Brown Memorial AME Church led the service, which featured Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu leaders, as well as a gospel choir. "Thank you...

By Michael DeBonis  | January 2, 2011; 9:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Marion Barry, Mike DeBonis, Vincent C. Gray  
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Brown shakes up council committees

D.C. Council member Kwame Brown (D-At Large), the incoming council chairman, shook up the committee chairmanships Wednesday, forcing Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) and Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) to swap committees.

By Washington Post Editors  | December 22, 2010; 4:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  D.C. Council, Marion Barry, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray  
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D.C. Council rejects tax increase

The D.C. Council voted 8 to 5 on Tuesday to reject a pair of proposals to raise income taxes to prevent deep cuts to many social service programs, including those that help low-income residents pay for childcare and rent.

By Tim Craig  | December 7, 2010; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  Budget, City Finances, Congressional Oversight, D.C. Council, Jim Graham, Marion Barry, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray  
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Barry claims turkey giveaway delayed by Giant

D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8), well known for his annual turkey giveaway in Southeast Washington, had no Butterballs available for residents Tuesday morning after he failed to pay Giant food stores $26,000 for their delivery.

By Nikita R Stewart  | November 23, 2010; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (76)
Categories:  Marion Barry, Nikita Stewart  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Moten debating Barry tonight on Fox 5, Tim Craig , September 7, 2010
AFRO endorses Gray in mayor's race, Tim Craig , September 3, 2010
Motley fails to get on ballot for council race, Tim Craig , September 2, 2010
Barry endorses Bennett-Fleming, Tim Craig , August 30, 2010
Heated mayoral politics in Ward 8, Tim Craig , August 23, 2010
Barry undecided in mayor's race, Tim Craig , August 2, 2010
DeBonis: Will Marion Barry get his committee back?, Christopher Dean Hopkins , June 4, 2010
Barry's longtime spokeswoman moves on, Washington Post Editors , April 16, 2010
Is Fenty caving on meter fee increases?, Washington Post Editors , April 12, 2010
Michael Brown for mayor?, Washington Post Editors , March 30, 2010
Marion Barry plans 'quiet birthday party' , Nikita Stewart , March 4, 2010
Marion Barry to supporters: I'm not going anywhere, Christopher Dean Hopkins , March 3, 2010
D.C. Council to vote on whether to censure Barry, Washington Post editors , March 2, 2010
D.C. Council may meet on Barry's fate, Washington Post Editors , March 1, 2010
Motley quits group in Barry's contract controversy, Christopher Dean Hopkins , February 24, 2010
Excerpts: Post reporter on Marion Barry, Bennett report, Christopher Dean Hopkins , February 17, 2010
Post reporter takes your questions on Barry, Bennett report, Christopher Dean Hopkins , February 17, 2010
Cheh: Council should 'condemn' Barry's actions, Anne Bartlett , February 16, 2010
D.C. Council to receive report on ethics probe, Tim Craig , February 16, 2010
Graham sets hearings on snow response, Washington Post Editors , February 11, 2010
Mendelson challenger Clark Ray behind in fundraising, Washington Post Editors , February 1, 2010
Auditor takes issue with D.C. Council earmarks, Washington Post Editors , December 21, 2009
D.C. Council approves same-sex marriage 11-2, Christopher Dean Hopkins , December 15, 2009
Barry proposes removing Santos from Housing Authority board, Washington Post Editors , December 9, 2009
Marion Barry's mother dies, By Tim Craig , November 9, 2009
Another vote for same-sex marriage, Washington Post Editors , October 27, 2009
Celebrating Release From Hospital Lands Barry Back in Hospital, Christopher Dean Hopkins , October 13, 2009
Barry to Discuss Illness at 1 p.m., Christopher Dean Hopkins , October 13, 2009
Marion Barry Released From Hospital, Vanessa Williams , October 12, 2009
Barry Remains in Intensive Care, Anne Bartlett , October 8, 2009
 
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