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  • D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Nominee for D.C. utility regulator defeated

    A sharply divided D.C. Council committee rejected Mayor Vincent C. Gray's nominee to a three-member commission that oversees public utilities, citing her temperament and the need to recuse herself from more than half of the current caseload.


  • D.C. Council member Jack Evans (The Washington Times)

    Unopposed Evans boasts big re-election stash of cash

    Campaign-finance reports tied to D.C. Council seats up for grabs this year show candidates with widely divergent amounts of cash to play with in the homestretch to the April 3 primary elections.


  • Yvette Alexander (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

    Medical marijuana site issue weighed

    D.C. Council members hope a medical marijuana site proposed in Ward 7 will not harm long-term development in the area. But they will not bar the proposed facility from opening if it jeopardizes the integrity of the city's tightly regulated — yet unfinished — program to aid the sick and dying.


  • D.C. Council member Yvette M. Alexander hopes to relocate the only eligible medical-marijuana cultivation center to a site in her ward east of the Anacostia River. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Special to The Washington Times)

    Ward 7 proposed for marijuana cultivation center

    Seven weeks after the D.C. Council banned the excessive clustering of medical-marijuana facilities to assuage residents of Ward 5, a city lawmaker is hoping to relocate the only eligible cultivation center to a site east of the Anacostia River.


  • Derek Ford, left, campaign treasurer for D.C. Council member Yvette M. Alexander, confers with the campaign's attorney, David Wilmot, during a D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics hearing Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    D.C. elections board dismisses challenge to Alexander's petitions

    The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics ruled on Monday there is insufficient evidence to suggest D.C. Council member Yvette M. Alexander should be kept off the April 3 primary ballot despite accusations her petition circulators did not witness many of the signatures they authorized in their filings to the board.


  • D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics member Devarieste Curry questions a witness during a hearing Thursday. Derek Ford (below, left) campaign treasurer for council member Yvette M. Alexander of Ward 7, confers with attorney David Wilmot during the hearing about allegations of violating the petition code of conduct in collecting signatures.

    Alexander's petition challenged

    The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics will decide by Monday whether council member Yvette M. Alexander's petition to be on the primary election ballot is legally sound or if her campaign ignored election laws and imperiled her bid to retain her Ward 7 seat.


  • D.C. Council member Jack Evans (The Washington Times)

    D.C. Council members push boundaries for campaign cash

    Maryland and Virginia towns inside the Capital Beltway are suddenly part of "DC," subsidiary companies and their owners are each donating to campaigns despite tough talk on "bundling," and a pair of D.C. Council incumbents did not disclose who employs any of their financial backers, according to the latest reports filed with the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance.


  • DEVELOPER TIES: D.C. Council member Yvette M. Alexander will benefit from a fundraiser hosted by lobbyist-developer David W. Wilmot. (The Washington Times)

    As D.C. ethics bill waits, fundraisers roll along

    Washington lobbyist-developer-parking services provider David W. Wilmot and D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, along with other city contractors, will co-host a fundraiser for council member Yvette M. Alexander on Monday night at the home of D.C. developer Pedro Alfonso.


  • ** FILE ** (Associated Press)

    Wal-Mart planning for 6 D.C. locations

    D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray said Wednesday that Wal-Mart plans to build six stores across the city and threw his full support behind the proposal, saying the company opening two more locations than planned is a much-needed job creator in a city with pockets of 20-percent unemployment.


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