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D.C. Council chair bats away offer of free Nats tickets

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and the head of the District agency that manages Nationals Park have turned down an offer from the Washington Nationals for two free tickets to every playoff game.

Tuesday - 10/09/2012, 12:22pm EDT

Tags: Events DC, Vincent Gray, Greg O

District to seek budget autonomy through referendum

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson will propose legislation Tuesday seeking to put a voter referendum on a future ballot that would give District leaders more power to freely spend local tax dollars.

Monday - 10/01/2012, 05:01pm EDT

Tags: d.c. council

Top D.C. Council staffers earning six figures

Working at the top of the D.C. Council pays.

Friday - 08/17/2012, 10:46am EDT

Tags: d.c. council, Jim Graham, The Washington Examiner

Marion Barry: Council is 'laughingstock of the nation'

While Phil Mendelson's colleagues voted unanimously to install him as interim chairman, the fight over interim chairman pro tempore, a largely ceremonial position, was contentious and exposed deep divisions in the 12-member council.

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 08:15am EDT

Tags: Kwame Brown, d.c. council

Mendelson elected interim council chairman

The D.C. Council has elected at-large Councilmember Phil Mendelson interim chairman.

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 11:08am EDT

Tags: d.c. council, Kwame Brown,

Mendelson has questions about newly released 911 tape

The D.C. Councilmember who chairs the committee that oversees the city's 911 call center says he's disturbed by a newly released 911 call that gives a chilling look at 2010 murder.

Saturday - 03/31/2012, 11:02am EDT

Tags: Angelo Jones, Rickey Pharr, 911 call, Homicide Watch, Office of Unified Communications

Four D.C. councilmembers may be impeding Fed. investigation

The investigation into campaign finances in District politics heated up recently after several elected officials acknowledged their campaigns have received grand jury subpoenas from the Office of the U.S. Attorney. Other councilmembers who likely received subpoenas, but have refused to publicly say so, have come under fire for not publicly admitting their campaign was issued the same subpoena as the others.

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 01:41pm EDT

Tags: Jeffrey Thompson, Kwame Brown, Muriel Bowser, Jack Evans, Yvette Alexander,

D.C. Council bill makes gay divorce easier in city

The D.C. Council has given final approval to a bill that would make it easier for gay and lesbian couples who marry in the nation's capital to get divorced.

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 04:05pm EST

Tags: d.c. council, Committee on the Judiciary, same-sex marriage, same-sex divorce

D.C. Council votes on changes to gun law changes

The D.C. Council has given preliminary approval to a bill that would roll back some rules for possessing a gun in the District of Columbia.

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 02:35pm EST

Tags: guns, D.C.

Mendelson: Crime bill doesn't target D.C. protesters

D.C. Councilmember Phil Mendelson says a crime bill introduced last month is not directly targeted at groups of protesters like Occupy DC.

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 05:38am EST

Tags: The Washington Times, d.c. council, occupy dc

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