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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Jim Graham
Citing three nightclub events that ended in violence, D.C. Council member Jim Graham has proposed legislation that would require party promoters to be licensed through the District's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that accused D.C. Councilmember Jim Graham of illegally meddling in a land deal around a Metro station.
DYRS youth being involved in homicides is not a new phenomenon. Now, DYRS Director Neil A. Stanley has reported that the recidivism rate among this population has decreased, a development that drew praise from city leaders.
The District of Columbia, the city that has longed for statehood and self-rule, now finds itself facing uncomfortable questions about whether it is thwarting the will of its own residents.
Illegal immigrants are being deported from Washington, D.C., at a lower rate than most states and other big cities under a federal program designed to remove illegal immigrants who have committed violent crimes.
Jim Graham is in a pickle jar and his colleagues on the D.C. Council are slated on Monday to screw the lid tighter.
At least two D.C. Council members say they would not support efforts by the chairman of the Committee on Education to deliberately withhold funds from public charter schools in order to slow their growth amid rising demand.
The District's ethics board found "sufficient evidence" that a D.C. Council member violated the city's code of conduct by proposing to a local businessman that he withdraw from a Metro development project in exchange for support in an unrelated bid for a contract to run the D.C. Lottery.
While D.C. officials continue to press for voting rights in Congress, plans for a walkable city and bike lanes that increasingly make the city less and less friendly to drivers are rightly a look to the future for unclogged roads and enhanced mass-transit networks.
The D.C. agency charged with rehabilitating youth offenders has squandered and underutilized resources intended for youth services during a period in which dozens of managers have left or been forced out of the agency, according to legislative oversight documents obtained through a public-records request.
Ebony McCombs expected to see her son one last time before he was transferred from the District's youth rehabilitation agency. But when he asked to speak with police about things Perry C. White had told him, all that changed.
At least a dozen high-level and veteran employees of the troubled D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services have resigned or been forced out of their jobs in recent months, The Washington Times has learned.
D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said Monday he owes fellow city lawmaker Jim Graham the "courtesy" of a sit-down meeting to discuss a recent report that claims Mr. Graham violated rules of conduct while representing the District on the Metro board in 2008.
A pair of D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board members on Thursday accused Mayor Vincent C. Gray's pick to chair the independent body of creating a "toxic" environment behind the scenes while the board grinds through its heavy workload.
A previously unexamined internal memo drafted by the Greek gambling firm that won the District of Columbia's $38 million-a-year lottery contract in 2008 and again after a rebid a year later offers an inside view of a toxic climate that prompted the vendor to spend more time worrying about local political machinations than about the lottery itself.
"Licensing promoters will give the ABC board the authority it needs to monitor promoters and to stop bad promoters from operating," said Mr. Graham, Ward 1 Democrat, as he introduced the legislation Tuesday.
"We've been to the dentist for a prolonged visit, and now you can see how Metro has contributed," Mr. Graham said.