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D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander of Ward 7 says "no way" her constituent office's phone bill was more than $5,000 in arrears to Verizon. (Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)

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At-large D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown says that a $600 million city budget gap would not be "a shock to anyone." (The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr., of Ward 5, has been asked by a citizens association why a strip club has been allowed in the neighborhood. (The Washington Times)

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DEVELOPER: Keith Forney is co-owner of a club in Ward 5 and a donor to a charity run by D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. (Jimmy Garvin Legacy Foundation)

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THE WASHINGTON TIMES Razor wire wraps around a fence at Oak Hill Academy, which was closed by a D.C. Council mandate.

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D.C. Council member Tommy Wells, Ward 6, said, "People want [violent youths] locked up in adult jail, but we know they'll come back more violent." (The Washington Times)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS D.C. schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee, stands by as D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, the city's likely mayor-to-be, speaks to the news media after a meeting Thursday about her tenure. No action was announced.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS NO DECISION: D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray and schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee arrive at a news conference Thursday after meeting privately. Mr. Gray will likely decide soon whether Ms. Rhee stays in her job.

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The ticket counter is in ruins at the Howard Theatre. The D.C. Council has approved legislation that virtually ensures the restoration of the Howard, the historic entertainment venue that has been closed since the early 1980s. (The Washington Times)

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DC Council Chairman Vince Gray waves as he speaks to the media and supporters after defeating incumbent Adrian Fenty in the primary for mayor in Washington on September 15, 2010. (UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg)

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D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray (The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Jim Graham, Ward 1 Democrat, is an advocate for the "ban the box" movement. (The Washington Times)

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Clark Ray, a Democratic candidate for an at-large seat on the D.C. Council, says that if elected, "We're going to focus on transparency of the budget and policy." (Photograph by Joel Lawson/Special to The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray "failed to hold a hearing on any of the proposal packages" submitted by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty after a previous contract award to Interlot, said D.C. Attorney General Peter J. Nickles. (The Washington Times)

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INDEBTED: D.C. council member Michael A. Brown says he is close to paying off his IRS bill. (The Washington Times)

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A 6-foot fence installed in 2008 at the home of D.C. Council President Vincent C. Gray in the Hillcrest section of Southeast Washington. (The Washington Times)

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ROD LAMKEY JR./THE WASHINGTON TIMES FILE D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray.

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** FILE ** This 2009 file photo shows D.C. Council member Marion Barry, flanked by his attorney, Frederick D. Cooke Jr., and his then chief of staff, Bernadette Tolson. (Associated Press)