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Tom Howell Jr.

Tom Howell Jr.

Tom Howell Jr. covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at thowell@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Tom Howell Jr.

Gray sets lofty goals in State of D.C. address

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray envisions a District of Columbia with the best schools in the nation, a place where anyone can earn a living and enjoy the rights of a full U.S. citizen, and a city "that acts as a magnet for the best talent in the world." Published March 28, 2011

City State: D.C. Council begins hearing on Gray hirings

A hearing into the personnel practices of D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray started this morning with council member Mary M. Cheh's announcement that a second hearing will be tentatively scheduled for April 7. Published March 28, 2011

Construction worker dies at D.C. work site

A construction worker was killed Thursday after a large amount of clay-like dirt fell on him at a work site on Evarts Street in Northeast, a D.C. fire official said. Published March 25, 2011

D.C. man sentenced in fatal crash

A 35-year-old District man was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison for crashing head-on into a sedan on Alabama Avenue, killing a mother of four and injuring her children, while under the influence of PCP last year, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Published March 25, 2011

Infant killed as car drifts backward in driveway

An infant was killed Friday morning in Laurel when a mother tried to protect her other child from a car drifting backward in a driveway, Prince George's County police said. Published March 25, 2011

Queries OK'd on personal drivers

D.C. Council member Tommy Wells wants to use hearings on Mayor Vincent C. Gray's personnel practices to ask agency heads if they are violating city law by employing staff members as personal drivers. Published March 24, 2011