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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 ...

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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 ...

D.C. Mayor Seeks Second Term Amid Federal Probe

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The embattled mayor of the nation's capital sought a second term Tuesday, with many voters weighing praise for his performance in o...

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...

Washington Mayor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics

(Adds quote from spokeswoman, details on measure) WASHINGTON, March 31 (Reuters) - District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray on Monday s...

Marion Barry Weighs In On Vincent Gray Scandal

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry was re-elected despite a prison sentence for smoking crack cocaine. But Barry says...

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...

D.C. Mayor Backs $10 Minimum Wage

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray said Friday he supports increasing the city's minimum wage to $10 an hour, setting up a po...

D.C. Poised To Make Big Pot Move

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — It took nearly 15 years after voters approved medical marijuana for it to become available in the District of Columb...

DC To Defy Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia won't play along with a government shutdown if Congress fails to pass a basic spending bill by Monday night, Ma...

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.

The Big Apple, Biggest and Best in... Homelessness?

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

New York leads the nation with many superlatives: it's the biggest, the artiest and most visited of our cities. Now, it has topped its own unfortunate record, with more homeless people sleeping in shelters each night than ever: more than 50,000 each night.

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 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...

What Did the 2012 Election Mean for the D.C. Arts Community?

Robert Bettmann | Posted 01.16.2013 | Arts
Robert Bettmann

While local arts organizations only expect a small percentage of their budget to come from government funding, that funding is critical to a healthy and bountiful arts ecosystem.

Embattled Mayor Defies Critics

Posted 08.20.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Although summer is not yet technically over, it looks like District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray (D) has survived a season of inte...

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...

Mayor's Staff Looks For Crisis Management Advice

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 08.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Staffers for the embattled mayor of Washington have sought the advice of a crisis-management expert who advised Monica Lewinsky and insp...

Great News For Adams Morgan

Posted 07.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The massive street reconstruction project that tore up the heart of the Adams Morgan neighborhood for more than a year is officially don...

Mayor Denies Knowledge Of Hands-Off Database

Posted 07.23.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign somehow gained access to a database of public housing residents that may have be...

More Bad News For Embattled D.C. Mayor

Posted 07.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A majority District of Columbia residents think that Mayor Vincent Gray (D), who continues to be dogged by an unfolding scandal from his...

Mayor: There Are 'Things I Would Like To Talk About'

Posted 07.13.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray reiterated Friday morning that he won't resign despite calls for him to step down after a third ...

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 ...