DC passes bill to use 100 percent renewable energy by 2032
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington, D.C., City Council has passed a bill promising the District's electric grid will run entirely on renewable energy by 2032.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser easily secured the Democratic Party nomination as she seeks a second term in office.
Voters on Tuesday also approved a ballot initiative that will restructure the payment system for waiters, bartenders and other tipped employees in bars and restaurants.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser easily secured the Democratic Party nomination Tuesday night as she seeks a second term in office.
Voters also approved a ballot initiative that will restructure the payment system for waiters, bartenders and other tipped employees in bars and restaurants.
Muriel Bowser’s mayoral re-election hopes may take hit from new school scandal
D.C. Council member Vincent Gray says that D.C. Public Schools' latest scandal, involving alleged enrollment fraud at The Duke Ellington School of the Arts, only adds to the school system's woes in monitoring who is attending which schools.
Michigan has added graduate transfer cornerback Casey Hughes, he announced via social media Sunday night.
Hughes, 6-foot and 185 pounds, started 11 games for Utah last season and had 35 tackles, forced two fumbles and had a pass breakup.
Vincent Gray's had a change of heart, and now Michigan appears to have an in-state cornerback for its 2018 class.
The Rochester Adams standout announced Sunday on Twitter he plans to attend Michigan in the fall.
Trieu: Gray’s change of heart could pay off for UM
Michigan's 2018 recruiting class is strong in the secondary. There is length, athleticism and versatility with Sammy Faustin, Myles Sims, Gemon Green and German Green.
Several high-profile players decided to take a step back and think about their futures, opting to sign national letters of intent in February instead of Wednesday.
Vincent Gray, a three-star cornerback from Rochester, Michigan, became the seventh member of Missouri football's 2018 recruiting class when he announced his commitment to the Tigers on Friday afternoon.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Community members have rallied in southeast Washington to denounce the hanging of a noose near an elementary school in a historically black neighborhood.
WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it easier for doctors in the city to refer patients for medical marijuana.
The bill from Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser would ensure that any licensed physician in Washington could directly or indirectly provide patients with access to pot for medical reasons.
DC Council rejects former mayor’s police retention bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia lawmakers have rejected a proposal to double police officers' salaries to keep them from retiring.
The bill was the first major legislative push from former mayor Vincent Gray since he rejoined the council in January. Gray, a Democrat, argued that the city's police officer shortage is so urgent that it should be addressed with emergency legislation, bypassing public hearings.
Former mayor Vincent Gray sworn in to DC Council seat
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has been sworn in to his new seat on the D.C. Council, setting up two years of potential battles with Mayor Muriel Bowser.
Gray is one of two new council members who defeated allies of Bowser. The other is Trayon White. WUSA-TV reports they took the oath of office on Monday.
DC mayor: Nation’s capital will remain a ‘sanctuary city’
WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser has joined a growing number of mayors who say they'll do all they can to protect residents from deportation after President-elect Donald Trump takes office.
Bowser, a Democrat, said in a statement late Monday that the District will remain a "sanctuary city." The Democratic mayors of New York, Chicago and Seattle have made similar pledges.
The Latest: Former mayor’s comeback is complete
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the election in the District of Columbia (all times local):
Former District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray's political comeback is complete.
As expected, the 73-year-old Gray won a D.C. Council seat on Tuesday.
Gray will represent his home ward on the Council, and could be a major antagonist to Mayor Muriel Bowser, even though both are Democrats.
Key figure in illegal DC mayoral campaign is sentenced
WASHINGTON (AP) — A key figure in the illegal, off-the-books campaign to elect Vincent Gray as mayor of Washington has been sentenced to six months of home confinement and three months in a halfway house.
The Washington Post (http://tinyurl.com/zaeeqcd) reports that a judge gave that sentence on Friday to 79-year-old Eugenia "Jeanne" Clarke Harris. Prosecutors had asked for the home confinement but not the halfway house.
DC businessman gets 3 months’ jail for corrupting elections
WASHINGTON (AP) — A District of Columbia businessman who illegally poured more than $3 million into city, state and federal elections — helping a mayor of Washington get elected and then creating a scandal that helped drum that mayor from office — was sentenced Monday to three months in prison.
Campaign driver for ex-DC mayor to be sentenced
WASHINGTON (AP) — The former campaign driver for ex-District of Columbia mayor Vincent Gray is set to be sentenced.
Mark Long pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge. He admitted that he was paid to serve as Gray's chauffeur from an illegal slush fund that aided Gray's 2010 mayoral campaign.
But Long later tried to back out of his guilty plea, arguing that he was subject to harsher punishment than the architects of the conspiracy to illegally fund the campaign. A...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two former associates of a Washington businessman who poured millions of illegal dollars into local, state and federal elections have been sentenced to probation.
Lee Calhoun and Stanley Straughter were both sentenced to a year of probation on Friday. Calhoun was a former employee of Jeffrey Thompson's accounting firm, and Straughter was a consultant to the firm. They both admitted making more than $100,000 in campaign contributions that were later...