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Mike DeBonis on Local Politics: December 12, 2010 - December 18, 2010

Happy holidays from D.C. Water

Hope you all enjoy your weekends as much as D.C. Water General Manager George Hawkins enjoyed his staff holiday party:...

By Mike DeBonis  | December 17, 2010; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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How bad school buildings happen

In my not-a-column this week, I looked at the plight of Dunbar Senior High School -- not just its recent troubles, but the long-troubled building itself. I'd long been fascinated by Dunbar (pictured) and other schools built in that...

By Mike DeBonis  | December 17, 2010; 5:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gray expected to keep Tregoning, Howland, Babers; promote Majett

Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray is expected to announce today that he will be retaining several members of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's administration. Lucinda Babers of the Department of Motor Vehicles, Bill Howland of the Department of Public Works, Eric Richardson...

By Mike DeBonis  | December 17, 2010; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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DeMorning DeBonis: Dec. 17, 2010

TODAY IS DEC. 17, 2010 -- 16 DAYS UNTIL INAUGURATION The Post editorial page and D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. continue their back-and-forth today. Earlier this week, Thomas challenged a Monday piece questioning whether he had taken donations from...

By Mike DeBonis  | December 17, 2010; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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DeMorning DeBonis: Dec. 16, 2010

TODAY IS DEC. 16, 2010 -- 17 DAYS UNTIL INAUGURATION PREVIOUSLY -- Robert Hildum to leave D.C. juvenile justice department Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray will unveil his public-safety appointments later today, and WRC-TV and WJLA-TV are reporting that Police Chief...

By Mike DeBonis  | December 16, 2010; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Robert Hildum to leave D.C. juvenile justice department

Robert Hildum has announced that he will leave his post leading the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services at week's end, ending his five-month tenure atop the city's controversial juvenile justice agency. "It is with a very heavy heart that I...

By Mike DeBonis  | December 15, 2010; 11:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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DeMorning DeBonis: Dec. 15, 2010

TODAY IS DEC. 15, 2010 -- 18 DAYS UNTIL INAUGURATION PREVIOUSLY -- Vince Gray, Adrian Fenty, the Redskins and beating yourself The D.C. Republican Committee renewed calls yesterday for Harry Thomas Jr. to turn over all information pertaining to his...

By Mike DeBonis  | December 15, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Vince Gray, Adrian Fenty, the Redskins and beating yourself

At this morning's unveiling of design plans for a new Dunbar High School, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) and Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray (D) engaged in a recently popular civic pastime: making fun of the Redskins. But in what is...

By Mike DeBonis  | December 14, 2010; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Adrian Fenty, The District, Vincent Gray  
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DeMorning DeBonis: Dec. 14, 2010

TODAY IS DEC. 14, 2010 -- 19 DAYS UNTIL INAUGURATION PREVIOUSLY -- Fenty praises Gray for city administrator pick Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier is "likely" to remain on the job, the Post's Allison Klein reports today, citing "sources close...

By Mike DeBonis  | December 14, 2010; 9:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fenty praises Gray for city administrator pick

How do you know when a new regime is soon to be upon us? Perhaps when a mayoral news conference starts without the mayor. This morning, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty scheduled a gathering to unveil plans for the rehabilitation of...

By Mike DeBonis  | December 13, 2010; 3:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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DeMorning DeBonis: Dec. 13, 2010

TODAY IS DEC. 13, 2010 -- 20 DAYS UNTIL INAUGURATION PREVIOUSLY -- Peter Nickles moves to further complicate Vince Gray's mayoralty The Post editorial board keeps the heat on D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. (D-Ward 5) had his Team...

By Mike DeBonis  | December 13, 2010; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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