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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.

Articles by Andrea Noble

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Mayoral candidate Bowser calls for tougher limits in D.C. DUI law

A D.C. Council member and mayoral candidate has proposed reducing the blood alcohol content for drunken driving to 0.05 percent — the lowest in the nation and a threshold that in some cases would criminalize getting behind the wheel of a car after as little as one drink. Published May 6, 2014

Md. Republicans launch petition drive to repeal transgender 'bathroom bill'

Two Republican lawmakers announced a petition effort Tuesday to put before voters a bill recently passed in Maryland that bans discrimination against transgender individuals and includes a controversial provision permitting people to use bathrooms of the gender with which they identify. Published April 29, 2014

The D.C. Council is suing Mayor Vincent C. Gray for his refusal to implement a voter-approved law, which would give the District the right to set its 2015 budget without congressional interference.  Council seeks to set its own fiscal calendar. (Khalid Naji-Allah /Special to The Washington Times)

D.C. Council sues Mayor Gray, CFO over budget autonomy law

The D.C. Council is suing Mayor Vincent C. Gray and the city's chief financial officer over their refusal to implement a voter-approved law giving the District the right to set its budget without congressional interference. Published April 17, 2014

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (third from left) announces a lawsuit filed by the council against Mayor Vincent C. Gray, seeking to compel Mr. Gray to comply with the Budget Autonomy Act (Andrea Noble/The Washington Times).

D.C. Council sues Mayor Gray over budget autonomy law

The D.C. Council is suing Mayor Vincent C. Gray and the city's chief financial officer over their refusal to implement a voter-approved law giving the District the right to set its budget without congressional interference. Published April 17, 2014

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