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Andrea Noble

Andrea Noble

Andrea Noble is a crime and public safety reporter for The Washington Times. She can be reached at anoble@washingtontimes.com.

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Minority parties see power grab for D.C. vote

The District's Republican Party says it will sue any sitting Democrat on the D.C. Council who opts to run as an independent for one of two at-large seats reserved for minority political parties, promising the latest spirited defense of the set-aside positions that have long been a source of discord among city politicians. Published April 16, 2014

D.C. autonomy bills introduced in Senate

An Alaska lawmaker introduced two bills in the Senate on Thursday that would grant the District both budget and legislative autonomy. Published April 11, 2014

D.C. Council member Yvette M. Alexander made a quick U-turn on the hospital contract. On Wednesday, she was against it. On Thursday, she said she wanted a vote next week. (The Washington Times)

Bill would loosen medical marijuana restrictions in D.C.

D.C. Council members introduced legislation Tuesday that would greatly expand the availability of medical marijuana to D.C. patients by doing away with the list of qualifying conditions that currently restrict access to the program. Published April 8, 2014

Catania

Proposed $10.7B D.C. budget likely to spark mayoral campaign fights

D.C. Council members got their first look at outgoing Mayor Vincent C. Gray's $10.7 billion fiscal 2015 budget, with one of the contenders for his job putting the lame-duck executive "on notice" that portions of the spending plan will spark a fight. Published April 3, 2014

Taking the next steps: "We take no voters for granted," Muriel Bowser says in a post-primary speech. Political observers predict a bruising battle for D.C. mayor against David A. Catania in November. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

D.C. mayoral hopefuls Bowser, Catania set for contentious race

Two D.C. Council members will face off in an unusual contested general election for mayor in November, giving the candidates seven months to try to re-energize voters, who appeared apathetic and turned out in small numbers for Tuesday's primary election. Published April 2, 2014

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray shakes hands with District residents at the Rhode Island Metro Station the night before election day, Washington, D.C., Monday, March 31, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

D.C. mayoral contest a referendum on Gray scandal

After a steady drip, drip of guilty pleas and tantalizing disclosures from prosecutors, D.C. voters on Tuesday weighed on whether an ongoing campaign finance investigation should disqualify embattled Mr. Gray from office. Published April 1, 2014

Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray delivers his concession speech on election night at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill after losing to Muriel Bowser, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, April 1, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Scandal-weary D.C. voters send Mayor Gray packing

D.C. voters, weary of the shadow of corruption and federal investigation that clouded the administration of Vincent C. Gray seemingly from his first day in office, rejected the mayor's bid for a second term, choosing instead a two-term council member and political protege of the man he ousted four years ago. Published April 1, 2014

Councilmember and mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser greets District residents after attending a Washington Animal Rescue League 100th Anniversary celebration Monday. (andrew harnik/the washington times)

Turnout seen as crucial to D.C. mayoral primary

Fewer D.C. voters turned out to cast ballots ahead of the city's Democratic primary election than in 2010, leaving mayoral candidates working to get out the vote for what's expected to be a close race Tuesday. Published March 31, 2014

Mayor Vincent Gray

The race to be the next mayor of D.C. turns largely on scandal

Voters in Washington, D.C., will take to the polls Tuesday to choose a Democratic nominee for mayor, a process that largely turns on whether residents believe they are better off with an incumbent shrouded in scandal or that the city needs a change in leadership. Published March 30, 2014

This undated photo provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Relisha Tenau Rudd. On Monday, March 24, 2014, authorities released more photos of Relisha, 8, who was reported missing in Washington last week, and a man who may be with her, 51-year-old Kahlil Malik Tatum. Police in Prince George's County, Md., obtained a warrant on Friday charging Tatum with murder in the death of his wife, whose body was found in an Oxon Hill, Md., motel room. (AP Photo/FBI)

New details lead police to D.C. park in search of missing 8-year-old girl

A weeklong search for a missing 8-year-old girl that has spanned the East Coast shifted Thursday to a large wooded parkland in the District, where police mounted a "recovery operation" and said they couldn't ignore the possibility that Relisha Rudd was killed. Published March 27, 2014