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  • Longtime DC official loses seat after reprimand

    A longtime D.C. councilmember who was reprimanded by his colleagues last year for an ethics violation has lost his bid for a fifth term to a first-time council candidate.

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    SIMMONS: Put adults in hot seat for system's failure, for Relisha's sake

    When children go missing, a lot of folks out there want to immediately blame the parents, and in the case of a missing homeless girl much of the fallout is no different.

  • SIMMONS: City can't bear leaders' silence in missing girl case

    When politicians and their minions are this quiet, something's amiss.

  • Chairman Jim Graham comments during the Committee on Human Services public hearing on BIll 19-824 the "Omnibus Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Amendment Act of 2012" on Thrusday, July 12, 2012, in Washington D.C.. (Raymond Thompson/The Washington Times)

    Council member introduces bill to regulate D.C. party promoters

    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.

  • Lawsuit against DC councilmember dismissed

    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.

  • D.C. Council member Jim Graham, Ward 1 Democrat, says the number of youths being committed to DYRS has been "dramatically reduced" in the past two years.
(The Washington Times)

    DYRS' rosy recidivism report overlooks key facts

    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.

  • SIMMONS: D.C. Council’s Graham just another politician in a pickle

    Jim Graham is in a pickle jar and his colleagues on the D.C. Council are slated on Monday to screw the lid tighter.

  • Chairman Jim Graham comments during the Committee on Human Services public hearing on BIll 19-824 the "Omnibus Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Amendment Act of 2012" on Thrusday, July 12, 2012, in Washington D.C.. (Raymond Thompson/The Washington Times)

    Keeping funds from D.C. charter schools challenged

    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.

  • Panel faults Jim Graham on ethics, but faces no sanction

    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.

  • Disarray at D.C. youth agency is endemic, records say

    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.

  • Jim Graham

    Mendelson to talk to Graham before acting on Metro report

    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.

  • D.C. Council member Jim Graham (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    D.C. alcohol board members criticize pick for chairman

    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.

  • As council chairman, Vincent C. Gray took the lead in voting down the contract award, thus necessitating a rebid, according to the memo. (The Washington Times)

    Memo tells of politics, power for D.C. lottery deal

    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.

  • Not all giving back tainted donor cash

    Despite the return by President Obama and the Democratic Party of a tainted $10,000 donation from D.C. fundraiser Jeffrey E. Thompson, dozens of other federal and local campaign committees, Democrat and Republican alike, continue to hold on to tens of thousands of dollars they have received from the contractor now at the center of Mayor Vincent C. Gray's deepening fundraising scandal, records show.

  • D.C. Council member Jim Graham (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Council member Graham had heavy hand in D.C. development deal

    D.C. developer Warren C. Williams Jr. was on his way to a project meeting in 2007 at Metro's headquarters when he got a call telling him that D.C. Council member Jim Graham, a Metro board member and chairman of the council's real estate committee, was displeased.

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  • Mr. Graham, who interviewed Mrs. Rhee yesterday, said that the new chancellor has a record of service to the District through her nonprofit and that the council"s confirmation process will be used to determine her ability to lead the school system.

    Schools nominee draws concern →

  • "I don"t want to get bogged down on what happened on this," Mr. Graham said.

    Schools nominee draws concern →

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