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D.C. Mayor Vince Gray Rejected Plea Deal, Source Says

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray rejected a deal offered by federal prosecutors for him to plead guilty to a single felony ...

Voters Say Goodbye To Scandal-Plagued Mayor

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reeling from allegations by federal prosecutors that he knew about the dirty tricks that helped him get elected four years ago, Di...

Despite Scandal, DC Mayor Makes Pitch For 2nd Term

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray pressed ahead Tuesday with his re-election bid but acknowledged he took a political hit fr...

DC Mayor Was Aware Of Illegal 'Shadow Campaign,' Federal Prosecutors Say

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray was aware of an off-the-books "shadow campaign" to support his 2010 bid and personally req...

No Sweet Dreams For D.C.'s Homeless Children

Patty Mullahy Fugere | Posted 05.06.2014 | DC
Patty Mullahy Fugere

D.C. has reverted back to a practice that it conceded was unacceptable, even when the District was mired in financial strife: Placing children and their parents in makeshift shelters at rec centers.

Sabrina Siddiqui

DC Mayor Confronts Senate Democrats Over Shutdown | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A press event held Wednesday by Senate Democrats to escalate pressure on Republicans over the government shutdown was overshadowed by a ...

Mayor Backs Down To Walmart

Reuters | Posted 09.12.2013 | Business

Sept 12 (Reuters) - Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray on Thursday vetoed a controversial minimum wage bill that could have discouraged Wal-Mart Sto...

Walmart and the Mayoral Field Give D.C. the Bait-and-Switch

Sam Jewler | Posted 10.06.2013 | DC
Sam Jewler

The real bait-and-switch is happening right now, as politicians who once called for city-wide agreements and reasonable wages at local Walmart stores -- including the mayor and two mayoral candidates -- switch their rhetoric and their votes.

DC Officials Will Decide Next Week if Key Obamacare Provision Will Benefit Residents or Big Insurers

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Among the most important policy goals for the health insurance industry has been to control how the health insurance exchanges will be set up and run. Whether those exchanges are of greater benefit to consumers or insurance companies will depend on the success of the lobbying efforts.

Can D.C. Handle A Boston-Like Attack?

Posted 04.29.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Can D.C. handle a Boston-like attack? The Washington Examiner reports that D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray suggests not in a recent letter: ...

Chelsea Kiene

Homeless Teens Dealt New Blow | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.19.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A longtime provider of runaway and homeless youth services for D.C. teens is calling out the District for falling short of its commitmen...

BIZARRE Change Coming

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 02.14.2013 | DC

Red. It has been said it is the color of anger, danger and fear. If that is the case then it may be fitting that the red is the color a D.C. Tax...

SHOCKING Treatment Of 8-Months-Pregnant Homeless Woman

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.08.2013 | DC

A report released Tuesday by the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless finds that homeless families face “exceedingly more difficult” obstacles...

Rally Brings Residents and Politicians to Speak Out for Housing

Elizabeth Falcon | Posted 03.30.2013 | DC
Elizabeth Falcon

Finding housing that is affordable has become more and more difficult for District residents. D.C.'s homeless population is growing, with the last count at nearly 7,000 adults and children without homes. For those who do have homes, many are paying an unsustainable amount on rent.

Trump's Big, Expensive Blow

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 01.28.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Trump will be paying taxes after all on a historic property he complains he paid "too much" for. D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D) and memb...

LOOK: D.C.'s 'Full Democracy' Message On Full Display

Posted 01.21.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- As President Obama travels toward the White House along Pennsylvania Avenue during the Inauguration parade on Monday, he'll pass by the ...

LOOK: Sister Cities Inaugural Gala Kicks Off Five Days Of Balls

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 01.18.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Inaugural Ball season has officially begun. Sister Cities International hosted their first Sister Cities International Inaugural Gal...

Big Change For Sunday Alcohol Sales OK'd By D.C. Mayor

Posted 01.16.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It is now legal for retailers to sell and deliver liquor on Sundays in the nation's capital. On Tuesday, District of Columbia Mayor Vinc...

Look Who's Not Talking Now

Posted 11.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray (D) hasn't been cooperating with federal prosecutors investigating his 2010 campaign efforts, ac...

Mayor Gray Delivers Good News

Posted 11.20.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia's unemployment rate dropped to 8.5 percent in October, the lowest since January 2009. The news, announced Tuesd...

D.C. Schools Chancellor Proposes Closing 20 City Schools By Next Year

Posted 11.13.2012 | Education

Twenty D.C. Public Schools have been targeted for closure before the next school year, Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced Tuesday. Per the Washin...

PHOTOS: 17th Street's High-Heel Race Festivities

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Hurricane Sandy may have postponed the 26th annual 17th Street high-heel race, but there was no shortage of costumes, makeup and treats ...

D.C. Mayor Not Aware Of 'Troubling' Practice?

AP | DANIEL WAGNER and BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 09.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia government is taking a portion of workers' retirement contributions for "administrative expenses" without telli...

Cat Parks In D.C.?

Posted 08.27.2012 | DC

We've already got a cat running for U.S. Senate. Why not give felines a place to recreate, not just legislate, in the District? DCist's Martin Aust...

Mayor Gray's Good News

Posted 08.17.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray delivered some good news on Friday morning: Unemployment in July dropped two tenths of a percent...