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  • **FILE** Allen Lew (Associated Press)

    No-bid contract saves D.C. official's pension

    A key aide to D.C. politicians recently earned more than $200,000 working as chief of staff in a city agency in charge of rebuilding city schools, but he wasn't on the government's payroll. Instead, he was hired through a nearly quarter-million-dollar no-bid contract.


  • If Marion Barry gets the D.C. Council committee gavel he expects, he'll have jurisdiction over issues related to senior citizens, gays, ethnic minorities, civil rights and human rights. (The Washington Times)

    Barry to get purview on ex-felons and other 'natural constituencies'

    With the D.C. Council gearing up to vote Tuesday on committee assignments and oversight priorities, Marion Barry is expected to head a panel that will give him power over bills to aid ex-felons — a power the former mayor wants to use.


  • Barry seeks to enforce lifetime welfare cap

    Marion Barry displayed his own brand of conservatism Monday during an hours-long hearing on welfare reform.


  • **FILE** D.C. Council member Marion Barry (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    Gray, Barry backed lottery partner

    When the D.C. Council approved the city's lottery contract in December, two members spoke before the vote on behalf of the local firm that walked away with a majority stake in the deal: Chairman Vincent C. Gray and Marion Barry.


  • **FILE** D.C. Council member Marion Barry (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    Barry: 'I did a lot' but not enough

    Marion Barry opens the passenger door for his visitor, seats himself behind the wheel and slowly merges into the evening rush on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast Washington.


  • Former member of the Council of the District of Columbia and Chair of the Council's Education Committee Kevin Chavous speaks out after officials refused to arrest him and five others during an attempt at public disobedience by trying to get arrested for blocking the entrance to the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, September 8, 2009,to protest the elimination of the DC school voucher program. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    CITIZEN JOURNALISM: School vouchers at risk

    President Obama and other Democrats are battling among themselves over school vouchers, with low-income D.C. schoolchild


  • Antonio Woodson (left) and Milton Parker attend the job-training class at Southeast Ministry. Many ex-offenders find it nearly impossible to get hired after completing their sentences.

    CITIZEN JOURNALISM: Ex-offenders can't find jobs

    Haywood Warner, 54, can't get a job and can't get low-income housing benefits. Why? He's an ex-offender. Though Mr. Warner's conviction was in 1984, he said employers won't hire him because of his ex-offender status. He has applied "everywhere, you could say." Employers tell him, "We'll call you back," but they never do. So he tries to call them but can never get hold of anyone.


  • Be he ever so humble, there's no one like Barry

    How are we going suffer the humility of Marion Barry now that he will be immortalized in paraffin into perpetuity?


  • Be he ever so humble, there's no one like Barry

    How are we going suffer the humility of Marion Barry now that he will be immortalized in paraffin into perpetuity?


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