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Mayor Vincent Gray

Marijuana Decriminalization Advances In Washington, D.C.

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council has approved a watered-down marijuana decriminalization bill that maintains criminal penalties for smoking in pub...

DC Driver's Licenses for the Undocumented Population

Franklin Garcia | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC
Franklin Garcia

On November 5th, 2013 most expect the DC Council to approve a bill that will grant driver's licenses to undocumented DC residents. The initial report is that the license will be "marked."

Time for the President and Harry Reid to Agree to Free D.C.

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

D.C. is being treated like another federal agency and that has to stop. We are 632,000 people strong and must be allowed to spend our own tax money as every other city and state in the nation is allowed to do.

Sabrina Siddiqui

DC Mayor Confronts Senate Democrats Over Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Dem Coy About Reelection Bid Amid Federal Probe

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vincent Gray has a host of reasons to run for re-election next year as Washington's mayor – and one big reason not to. The first-...

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...

The Unlikely School Reformer

Richard Whitmire | Posted 10.06.2013 | DC
Richard Whitmire

These are really hard words for me to write: Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray deserves a lot of credit for improving education in his city.

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.

Washington's Battle for a Living Wage (And Does DC Really Need Six Wal-Marts?)

Kurt A. Gardinier | Posted 09.20.2013 | DC
Kurt A. Gardinier

Mr. Gray, instead of looking at the "full impact" this bill would have on large corporations, maybe you should look at the "full impact" this would have on the citizens who elected you. You represent us, not Wal-Mart and Costco.

It's Time For Capital Pride!

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.31.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Capital Pride kicks off May 29 and runs for 12 days. Whether you want to gather with your faith community, chat with Mayor Gray, break a...

Remembering Chuck Brown

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.17.2013 | DC

Thursday night at D.C.'s Howard Theater, The Chuck Brown All Star Go-Go Tribute Band, among others, will honor the first anniversary of a D.C. legend'...

Why I Sat Down In the D.C. Mayor's Office for One City, One License

Prerna Lal | Posted 07.06.2013 | DC
Prerna Lal

Separate is not now, and never has been, equal. It is time to treat all D.C. residents equally, and disband with the two-tier proposal that unfairly targets, stigmatizes and enables profiling of hard-working, undocumented D.C. residents.

LOOK: Emancipation Day Parade Goes On, With Heightened Security

Posted 04.16.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The D.C. Emancipation Day Parade began at 11 a.m. to a modest and heavily-policed crowd. Early Emancipation Day parade crowd is spar...

Celebrating Progress of Marriage Equality and Not Settling For Anything Less Than Full Equality

Gregory Cendana | Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Gregory Cendana

We must hold ALL elected officials and ourselves to higher standards of equality. We must break down the silos whether by community, issue or campaign. We must be bold, visionary and steadfast in our commitment to social and economic justice.

Chelsea Kiene

Homeless Teens Dealt New Blow

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

D.C. Decriminalizes Some Drug Offenses

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 03.18.2013 | DC

A new law aimed at encouraging people to seek emergency medical attention during drug and alcohol overdoses will take effect in the District of Columb...

DC's Poorest Set to Suffer From Federal Sequester

Michael Shank | Posted 05.13.2013 | DC
Michael Shank

D.C. can easily cover the sequester cuts, given the $400 million budget surplus it announced earlier this year. The outstanding question, however, is whether or not Mayor Vince Gray will be an advocate for this city's growing poor population.

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...

Only Four In Ten D.C. Third Graders Are Proficient Readers, Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.04.2013 | DC

Only four in 10 D.C. third-graders are proficient readers and even fewer are proficient in math, according to a report release Monday. According to...

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...

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 ...

oneDC.us and citizensforgray.com Launch in Support of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray

Franklin Garcia | Posted 10.02.2012 | DC
Franklin Garcia

A group of D.C. residents have launched a website in support of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, because they believe the mayor has been getting a lot of unjust, negative publicity. They're asking D.C. residents to stand behind the mayor.

D.C. Schools Show Improvement In Standardized Test Scores

Posted 07.26.2012 | Education

Standardized test scores for D.C. public school students showed growth in three subject areas, according to statewide 2012 DC CAS results released Thu...

Mayor Discusses 'Shadow Campaign' Allegations

Posted 07.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray (D) spoke about allegations that a "shadow campaign" helped his 2010 mayoral bid on Wednesday. B...

More Bad News For D.C. Mayor

Posted 07.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A local public relations consultant pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to charges that she helped facilitate a campaign finance ...