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Gray's testy press conference

It was, as even Mayor Vince Gray admitted, the worst-kept secret in town -- Interim D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson would be taking on the gig on a permanent basis. Gray made the official announcement today during a testy...

By Martin Austermuhle  | March 9, 2011; 2:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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When a good scandal turns bad

Washingtonians are rightly dismayed and upset by recent scandals, including Lincoln Navigators and Sulaimon Brown. We should demand the highest standards from leaders. However, we should also beware that righteous indignation can quickly transform into unstoppable pressure for very...

By David Alpert  | March 8, 2011; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, HotTopic, Local blog network, Vincent Gray  
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The District's fleet: Hardly fully loaded

1,143: that's the number of vehicles that the District of Columbia currently has in its fleet, according to documents obtained by WTOP's Mark Segraves and Paul Shinkman. Add that to that 215 vehicles that the District government currently has...

By Aaron Morrissey  | March 3, 2011; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sulaimon Brown's bridge-burning tour

During an appearance on NewsTalk with Bruce DePuyt this morning, disgraced former city employee and mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown lashed out at the Gray administration over his firing, which was announced last week after Brown was escorted out of...

By Aaron Morrissey  | February 28, 2011; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hitting pay dirt in the District

So, Gerri Mason Hall, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s chief of staff, “works 14-, 16-hour days. [“Gray adds top staff and pays them well,” Metro, Feb. 20]. I suspect she works those kind of hours because she has to figure...

By Chris J. Krisinger, Burke  | February 22, 2011; 8:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Tough budget talk from Jim Graham

During a late-night debate over cuts needed to close a $188 million gap in the District's budget late last year, Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) loudly complained that while the District's government agencies were being forced to cut...

By Martin Austermuhle  | February 21, 2011; 4:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Older Entries in This Category »

D.C.'s hospital troubles demand a new approach, Mark Legnini, Washington , February 17, 2011
What I discussed with Speaker Boehner, Vincent C. Gray, Washington , February 4, 2011
Gray is right about vouchers, Christine Matthews, Washington , February 2, 2011
What Gray said about grading teachers, Jay Silberman, Washington , January 29, 2011
Sekou Biddle: The accidental insider, Martin Austermuhle , January 24, 2011
Virginia Medicaid wasting more money, Paige Winfield Cunningham , January 20, 2011
How oversight can keep school reform on track, Kwame R. Brown, Washington , January 16, 2011
Gabe Klein out at DDOT, Dan Malouff , December 8, 2010
Don't rain on our Thanksgiving tradition, Jerome J. McNamara, Washington , December 1, 2010
Dark times for D.C. voting rights, Martin Austermuhle , November 29, 2010
A tale of two speeches, Martin Austermuhle , November 23, 2010
A needed conversation on welfare in D.C., Marion Barry, Washington , November 20, 2010
A public 'menu' for closing the D.C. budget gap , David Alpert , November 8, 2010
A GOP House could be good for D.C., washingtonpost.com editors , October 26, 2010
Will Gray retreat on school reform? Here are 5 tests, washingtonpost.com editors , October 26, 2010
The end of school reform in the District, washingtonpost.com editors , October 4, 2010
Vince Gray, Superman?, Martin Austermuhle , October 1, 2010
The economy gives D.C. a one-two punch, Martin Austermuhle , October 1, 2010
Go to Gray's town halls, David Alpert , September 29, 2010
Bridging D.C.'s election divide, washingtonpost.com editors , September 28, 2010
Who's stoking racial fires?, washingtonpost.com editors , September 23, 2010
What would the D.C. schools be like without Rhee?, washingtonpost.com editors , September 22, 2010
 
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