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    After studying the tea leaves, Vincent C. Gray has decided to make another run in the race for mayor of the nation's capital.

  • SIMMONS: Effects of raising D.C.'s minimum wage are murky

    Vincent C. Gray may not have said whether he will or will not run for a second term as mayor, but he certainly dipped his toes into the murky Democratic pool on Friday by proposing to raise the minimum wage.

  • Protesters exit the D.C. Council chambers after members failed to override the mayor's veto of the "living wage" bill. (Andrea Noble/The Washington Times)

    D.C. Council fails to override mayor's veto of 'living wage' bill

    D.C. Council members on Tuesday failed to garner enough support to override the mayor's veto of the Large Retailer Accountability Act, which would have increased wages at large stores — most notably Wal-Mart.

  • D.C. Council member Vincent B. Orange (center), at-large Democrat, confers with aides before introducing an emergency amendment to bridge the divide between food trucks and bricks-and-mortar restaurants. "This represents a fair compromise. Hopefully we can put this to bed after many years of working on this," he said. (Andrew S. Geraci, The Washington Times)

    D.C. Council works out ingredients of food truck compromise

    The D.C. Council on Tuesday approved emergency legislation to address regulations for the city's food trucks, bringing a peaceful compromise to a three-year battle between brick-and-mortar restaurants and the popular mobile vendors.

  • Jason Bernstein and Courtney Smothers eat their lunches bought from food trucks lining the sidewalks along Farragut Square Park at lunchtime Thursday.
(Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Food fight heats up along D.C.'s streets

    The long-simmering battle between traditional brick-and-mortar restaurants and the insurgent food truck industry is expected to come to a head Friday during a regulatory hearing before a D.C. Council committee.

  • Failure to foreclose holds back real estate rebound

    Policies to protect struggling homeowners from foreclosure in the District of Columbia, Maryland and other jurisdictions have offered "fool's gold," in the words of one top analyst, and they are holding back a real estate rebound, even as the U.S. housing market begins to roar, or at least growl, across the country.

  • "I agreed to hold a public roundtable, in effect a hearing, and it will be open to the public," said Phil Mendelson, D.C. Council chairman. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Hospital contract concerns go before D.C. Council

    The D.C. Council chairman will hold a hearing to look into concerns about the legitimacy of a contract award to overhaul a troubled city-owned hospital before a Feb. 19 vote on the deal.

  • D.C. Council member Orange accuses Mayor Gray's team of playing politics with contract

    A D.C. Council member on Thursday accused the administration of Mayor Vincent C. Gray of influencing a questionable contract award to overhaul city-owned United Medical Center and of appearing ready to cave to the demands of the large-business community currently objecting to broader efforts to reform the city's minority contracting policies.

  • "I'm concerned about fraud and abuse" involving the city's contract procedures, D.C. Council member Vincent B. Orange says. (The Washington Times)

    Orange wants investigation of contracting procedures

    A key D.C. Council member said Wednesday he will introduce a disapproval resolution related to a questionable $12.7 million contract to overhaul city-owned United Medical Center.

  • Missing out on ‘Lincoln’ film costly to D.C.

    Abraham Lincoln took on bloodshed among the states and the shame of slavery during his four years in the White House, thwarting plans of the Confederacy headquartered 90 miles to the south in Richmond.

  • D.C. Council incumbents Michael A. Brown (left), an independent, and Vincent B. Orange (second from left), a Democrat, attend a debate with challengers David Grosso, an independent, and Mary Brooks Beatty, a Republican, on Thursday. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Debate for two D.C. Council seats maintains civil tone

    Maybe it was the setting — a house of worship — but a quartet of candidates vying for two at-large seats on the D.C. Council eschewed the bitter rhetoric and personal attacks that have dominated the past few weeks for veiled swipes and even cordiality during a debate in Georgetown on Thursday.

  • Vincent B. Orange

    Pre-election mailing puts D.C. Council member Orange in a gray area

    D.C. Council member Vincent B. Orange is set to host a small-business summit downtown on Friday -- a who's who event at which Mayor Vincent C. Gray and top officials discuss business opportunities in the city -- but a mailing that advertises the event tests the delicate boundary between an incumbent's duties and the fight for name recognition on the path to Election Day.

  • Michael A. Brown

    At-large races for D.C Council draw a crowd of non-Democrats

    The field of candidates for the pair of at-large seats on the D.C. Council is taking shape, an uphill battle against incumbents Michael A. Brown, an independent, and Vincent B. Orange, who earned the Democrats' nomination in April.

  • Interim D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson makes his way to his new office in the John A. Wilson Building in Washington after being elected on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, to temporarily fill the seat vacated by former council Chairman Kwame R. Brown. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Mendelson becomes interim D.C. Council chair

    The D.C. Council chose veteran lawmaker Phil Mendelson on Wednesday to lead it as chairman until a Nov. 6 election to replace Kwame R. Brown in the wake of his resignation and guilty plea to fraud and campaign-finance charges.

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