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Mike DeBonis on Local Politics: February 13, 2011 - February 19, 2011

D.C. planners have 'issues' with first Wal-Mart proposal

The review process has started for what is likely to become the District's first Wal-Mart. Developer Rick Walker has submitted plans for his project near New York Avenue and Bladensburg Road NE to the D.C. Office of Planning. The...

By Mike DeBonis  | February 18, 2011; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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DeMorning DeBonis: Feb. 18, 2011

TODAY IS FEB. 18, 2011 -- DAY 48 OF THE GRAY ADMINISTRATION Interim D.C. Council member Sekou Biddle (D-At Large) clarified his feelings on raising taxes to solve the city's budget gap. Yesterday's hopelessly nuanced position of "I-don't-want-to-do-them-unless-we-have-to-and-if-we-do-let's-make-sure-taxes-are-raised-on-council-members" is today:...

By Mike DeBonis  | February 18, 2011; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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DeMorning DeBonis: Feb. 17, 2011

TODAY IS FEB. 17, 2011 -- DAY 47 OF THE GRAY ADMINISTRATION Ballot petitions are in for the April 25 26 at-large council election. Here's who made the cut: Democrats Sekou Biddle, Tom Brown, Dorothy Douglas, Calvin Gurley, Arkan Haile,...

By Mike DeBonis  | February 17, 2011; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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DeMorning DeBonis: Feb. 16, 2011

TODAY IS FEB. 16, 2011 -- DAY 46 OF THE GRAY ADMINISTRATION Mayor Vincent Gray made it all but official yesterday: Michelle Rhee's legacy will live on in the D.C. Public Schools. Gray said at yesterday's news briefing that Kaya...

By Mike DeBonis  | February 16, 2011; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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DeMorning DeBonis: Feb. 15, 2011

TODAY IS FEB. 15, 2011 -- DAY 45 OF THE GRAY ADMINISTRATION PREVIOUSLY -- Kwame Brown addresses budget plan, United Medical Center sale Mayor Vincent C. Gray, at the last minute, has backed off a legislative showdown over the fate...

By Mike DeBonis  | February 15, 2011; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Kwame Brown addresses budget plan, United Medical Center sale

Kwame R. Brown, fresh off his first meetings with Wall Street bond raters as D.C. Council chairman, attempted to affirm his commitment to fiscal rectitude on television this morning as the government begins to plug a budget hole reaching into the hundreds of millions of dollars.

By Mike DeBonis  | February 14, 2011; 12:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  David Catania, Kwame Brown, The District, Vincent Gray  
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DeMorning DeBonis: Feb. 14, 2011

TODAY IS FEB. 14, 2011 -- DAY 44 OF THE GRAY ADMINISTRATION PREVIOUSLY -- Congress to question Brown, Gray on voucher program -- New Congress takes first whack at D.C. gun laws -- Clarence Carter, D.C. human services director, leaves...

By Mike DeBonis  | February 14, 2011; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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