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Topic - Yvette Alexander
A state District Court judge has let stand a City Court ruling that the Police Department violated the law when it a police supervisor was present and engaged in activities connected with DWI checkpoints.
Opening arguments next in Huguely trial; D.C. lawmaker tries to save iGaming; McDonnell-Romney appearances in D.C. area Thursday; Va. Senate repeals handgun law; Va. assembly poised to pass voter ID law; Racist accusations roil D.C. fire department; Yvette Alexander survives probe, remains on ballot; Slots to Prince George's face big hurdle in Md. House.
Wal-Mart and top D.C. officials shared the mayor's podium Wednesday to announce that instead of building four stores in the city, the retail giant now is hoping to plant a sustainable economic development footprint with six stores.
D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander and her vocal opponent in next year's race to represent Ward 7 are breathing sighs of relief now that recent investigations have largely cleared both of mishandling government money.
A review of documents that surfaced in an investigation of D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander shows that the Office of Campaign Finance neither requested nor received any of the receipts that office holders are required by law to maintain to support their use of funds intended to benefit constituents in need.
Eight months ahead of primary elections, D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser has raised $85,000 as part of early efforts to retain her seat in Ward 4.
A group of influential Ward 7 residents voted last week to back a campaign to oust D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander, who is up for re-election in 2012, The Washington Times has learned.
A political feud between a D.C. Council member and the founders of a grass-roots nonprofit youth outreach group has led to questions about the member's involvement in an audit being conducted by the D.C. auditor, and in the neutrality of the independent Children and Youth Investment Trust Corp., according to interviews and documents reviewed by The Washington Times.
The D.C. Office of Campaign Finance (OCF) has opened an investigation into the use of constituent-services funds by Ward 7 Democrat Yvette Alexander, according to a resident who filed a complaint this month.
Funds from the 2008 Kwame Brown campaign have been accounted for, but the D.C. Council chairman could face fines because of filing irregularities in his finance report, according to a source involved in an audit expected to be released Tuesday by the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance (OCF).
A group of Ward 7 residents has asked the District's Office of Campaign Finance to investigate D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander's use of constituent service funds to determine if she violated fundraising and conflict of interest laws.
When it comes to throwing resources at the dropout problem, the D.C. government, like most bureaucracies, is as splintered and resourceful as they come.
A D.C. Council member who represents some of the city's poorest households has spent less than 5 percent of the money she has raised since 2007 to help constituents with urgent needs, such as funeral expenses, rent and utilities, a review of campaign finance records shows.
Yvette Alexander has stood alone in recent years among the District's 13 council members in her decision to pay for a constituent services office in Southeast - an office that by law the city government is required to provide free of charge to any member who requests it.
She said statehood should be the stated goal.
She also said the Special Committee on Statehood, which is chaired by Council member Michael A. Brown, had reserved $100,000 to fund statehood purposes.