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Muriel Bowser

#DontTaxWellness in DC

Lane Hudson | Posted 06.19.2014 | DC
Lane Hudson

Despite the claim to being America's fittest city, the District still has major health problems to address like our obesity rate and health disparities across social and economic groups.

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder Says DOJ Was Right To Disclose D.C. Mayor Probe | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During a hearing on Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Holder defended federal prosecutors' decision to allege weeks before the District of ...

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...

Muriel Bowser Wins DC Mayoral Primary

AP | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Muriel Bowser won the District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday, defeating incumbent Vincent Gray in a race define...

Voters Deciding Whether To Reelect Ethically-Clouded Mayor

Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

By BEN NUCKOLS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in the nation's capital are deciding whether Mayor Vincent Gray should get a second...

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.

UPDATE: Troubled Mayor Addresses Shocking Scandal

Posted 07.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray faced additional calls to resign, a day after three councilmembers said that he should step ...

Could This Guy Be The Next Mayor Of D.C.?

Posted 07.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Councilmember Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) confirmed news that he's planning a mayoral run, something that's been talked ...

Next Mayor In Nation's Capital May Be White

Posted 05.29.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Since Home Rule was granted to the District of Columbia in the early 1970s, all of the city's mayors have been African American. Could t...

Local Official Involved In 'Pretty Epic Butt-Tweeting' Incident

Posted 04.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Councilmember Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) sent a series of accidental -- and somewhat amusing -- tweets on Tuesday aft...

Voters Head To Polls In D.C. Council Races

Posted 04.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Will voters in the District of Columbia, fatigued by headline after headline of stories involving allegations of public corruption and f...

Local D.C. Campaign-Finance Scandal Grows

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.14.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Local elections officials in the District of Columbia are conducting a "random audit" of last year's special election campaign of D.C. C...

Grandma's Hands: Real Ethics Reform in DC

Max Skolnik | Posted 01.03.2012 | DC
Max Skolnik

This past year, the DC government has dishonored the long history and hard work of its citizens. Rather than resort to cynicism and apathy, let's drive the agenda for change.

Is 25 MPH Too Fast? D.C. Council Considers Lower Speed Limit

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 01.02.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The D.C. Council is considering a new measure to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists on city streets: Reduced speed limits. The ...

Bowser To D.C. Council: Ignore Emergency Ethics Push (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.04.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Councilmember Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) sent a letter to her colleagues urging them to not support any emergency leg...

Bowser's Burden: Delivering A D.C. Ethics Bill Amid Council 'Jockeying'

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.26.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Muriel Bowser may have the toughest job of anyone in the D.C. government. The District of Columbia councilmember, who oversees the commi...

D.C. Council Approves New Tax Bracket For Higher-Income Earners

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.20.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- In a heated 7-to-6 vote Tuesday afternoon, the District of Columbia Council voted to create a new 8.95 percent top tax bracket for city ...

D.C. Police Battle Criticism In Fight Against LGBT Hate Crimes

Washington Blade | Lou Chibbaro Jr. | Posted 09.07.2011 | Impact

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier told a D.C. Council hearing on Wednesday that the department was making progress in its fight against hate crimes and s...