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Marion Barry doesn't quit — ever.
The District's top budget minder says the city does not need to raise the "ballpark fee" it imposes on businesses to pay down the massive debt it took to build a home for the Washington Nationals, a long-term endeavor in the nation's capital as other sports-crazed cities grapple with the role of public funds in high-stakes stadium deals.
Ex-cons and their supporters say they are tired of formerly incarcerated residents being discriminated against, so they are using any means necessary to change their circumstances.
Staffers for the District's embattled mayor have sought the advice of a crisis-management expert who advised Monica Lewinsky and inspired the television drama "Scandal," according to emails obtained by the Associated Press.
Perhaps sensing the window is closing for his reappointment amid widespread corruption, chaos and a leadership shuffle in the D.C. government, Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi reached out to business leaders this week in an apparent effort to lobby for his job.
Voters have the chance to oust one-third of the D.C. Council in primary elections Tuesday, but that doesn't mean it will happen.
D.C. officials are hoping a jobs program that saw success in Atlanta will take a bite out of an unemployment rate in the District that has neared 11 percent and climbed even higher east of the Anacostia River.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray says his administration will fill the deputy chief of staff position suddenly vacated by Andi Pringle, who resigned Wednesday amid reports she voted in September's D.C. primary while living in Maryland.
Three D.C. business groups are "shocked and dismayed" by Mayor Vincent C. Gray's decision to pocket-veto a measure that would have delayed collection of a tax on out-of-state bonds.
D.C. business leaders warn against tax increases; O'Malley to sign Dream Act; Hearings begin in Va. appeals court on health care overhaul; District police officer faces another, off-duty, gun-related charge; Paper: LaHood wants to settle Metrorail funding disputes; Suspension of high school laxers raises questions of zero tolerance run amok.
D.C. business and trade leaders sounded the alarm Monday about Mayor Vincent C. Grays call to increase or create 13 taxes to close a $322 million budget gap in the upcoming fiscal year.
Defending the pace of his efforts to staff his incoming administration, D.C. Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray on Thursday announced a second round of appointments, but revealed no picks for key posts for city schools, the police department or other major agencies.
Four years of incumbency and an overwhelming fundraising advantage have not translated to public support for D.C.'s mayor, Adrian M. Fenty, in his bid to fend off a Democratic primary challenge from Vincent Gray.