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  • SIMMONS: Mayor's plan discriminates against charter students

    The academic success of D.C. youths will be on the line Tuesday morning, when the D.C. Council is scheduled to take up the mayor's request for a supplemental budget that would add $25 million to traditional public school coffers.


  • Vincent B. Orange (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    D.C. Council reaches compromise on medical marijuana facilities

    The D.C. Council struck a deal on Tuesday to avoid the clustering of medical marijuana facilities in a single part of the city, grandfathering in applicants who got preliminary approval to grow the drug in Ward 5 but potentially altering the plans of companies who hoped to join them in the industrial slice of Northeast.


  • Vincent B. Orange (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Ward 5 needs rise with Thomas' fall

    Less than two weeks after Harry Thomas Jr. stepped gave up his Ward 5 seat on the D.C. Council and pleaded guilty to stealing District funds, the saturation of medical marijuana centers and other issues in his Northeast ward will take center stage at the first legislative session without him.


  • SIMMONS: Times are tough in a city without any kingmakers

    Still reeling from the downfall of native son Harry Thomas Jr., D.C. stakeholders are pondering their next moves by envisioning short- and long-term snapshots of a city with no kingmakers.


  • **FILE** D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown (The Washington Times)

    D.C. Council passes ethics reform bill

    The D.C. Council passed a sweeping ethics-reform bill Tuesday, an attempt to restore faith in city hall after a series of problems that ranged from shaky hiring practices to deeds by elected officials that have lead to criminal probes.


  • Extras scatter as a car explodes during the 2007 filming of the movie "Body of Lies" at Eastern Market in the District. (Peter Lockley/The Washington Times File)

    Panel works to land D.C. a bigger part in showbiz

    D.C. Council member Vincent B. Orange says the D.C. Armory could make a good soundstage as part of renewed efforts to attract film and television crews to the nation's capital instead of letting Baltimore and far-flung cities act as stand-ins for the city's distinct neighborhoods and architecture.


  • Robert Gordon (center), co-owner of the Red Velvet Cupcakery, chats Tuesday with interim D.C. Council member Sekou Biddle. Mr. Biddle was vying against several rivals Tuesday in a special election for a full term. (Nicholas Gingold/Special to The Washington Times)

    Biddle running for D.C. Council, sets up rematch

    Former D.C. Council member Sekou Biddle says he will run in next year's Democratic primary for an at-large seat, telling voters he will focus on ethics and serving as a role model to young black residents.


  • D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser

    D.C. Council considers ethics-reform proposals

    D.C. Council members on Wednesday took on the awkward task of addressing their own mechanisms for policing themselves and their colleagues in government, engaging in hours of debate on a slew of proposals aiming to overhaul city ethics laws.


  • Ward 4 D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser has promised to deliver a comprehensive ethics reform bill for consideration by the end of the year. "I recognize the urgency we're dealing with. But I also recognize the need to follow our process," she said on Tuesday. (The Washington Times)

    Orange's ethics reform effort defeated; Bowser to offer bill

    D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser on Tuesday promised to deliver a comprehensive ethics reform bill by the end of the year, positioning herself as a sobering voice on a hot-button issue that at times has descended into political theater.


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