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- German authorities grab suspected hardline Islamist
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Latest Phil Mendelson Items
The D.C. fire department is set to hire civilian paramedics to address dire shortages in its emergency medical services workforce — moving forward with a major policy shift that reverses decades of efforts to establish an agency whose employees are cross-trained as both medics and firefighters.
The District of Columbia government, having resolved all corruption and incompetence in its own ranks, is reaching now beyond the city limits into cyberspace.
Whether it's political strategy or part of the bureaucratic process, the wait for a possible veto fight over D.C. legislation that raises minimum hourly wages at large retail stores could stretch to summer's end.
A report issued Tuesday by a House committee dismissed as nonbinding a voter-approved referendum to grant the District budget autonomy, signaling a possible legal fight ahead over the city's attempts to seize greater control of its finances.
D.C. residents, stakeholders and Wal-Mart executives alike are eager to see whether Mayor Vincent C. Gray will sign or veto a contentious bill that raises the minimum hourly wages at large retail stores — but they could be waiting awhile.
Five D.C. Council members will decide whether Marion Barry should be dealt sanctions in addition to a fine he was issued as punishment for accepting gifts from city contractors.
Through a process called civil asset forfeiture, the Metropolitan Police Department is within its rights take a car suspected of being used in commission with certain crimes and sell it for profit — even if charges are not filed or upheld in court.
Had he not been transfused with HIV-tainted blood in the early 1980s, tennis great Arthur Ashe would have celebrated his 70th birthday on Wednesday, God willing of course.