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Acknowledging the "natural nexus between education, economic development and jobs," Mayor Vincent C. Gray on Monday unveiled his vision of short- and long-term economic development prospects, which brings to mind the parables and lessons in Mark.
D.C. Council member Vincent B. Orange has touted himself as the best person to take the helm of the Committee on Economic Development, after council member Harry Thomas Jr. relinquished control while he fights a lawsuit accusing him of taking public funds for personal use.
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Citing his "highest regard" for the District's legislative body, council member Harry Thomas Jr. says he will step aside as chairman of a key committee as he fights a lawsuit accusing him of siphoning public funds for personal use.
D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown is expected to announce this afternoon whether fellow member Harry Thomas Jr. faces sanctions, voluntarily or otherwise, after a lawsuit filed this week accused him of siphoning off public funds for personal use.
D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown said an announcement will be made Wednesday on whether Harry Thomas Jr. faces sanctions from his colleagues in light of a lawsuit that accuses him of funneling money for youth baseball programs to his own pocket.
Now that Wal-Mart's applications have been filed formally with the D.C. office of planning, the battle over the retailer's entry into the nation's capital is joined in earnest.