02/06/14 10:22pm

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As campaign season is beginning to heat up, I feel like I’ve been hearing an awful lot about marijuana decriminalization and affordable housing but not much else. Obviously these are important issues but it got me thinking about what are the topics that you are the most concerned about for this election. Of course many issues can overlap but for the poll we’ll narrow it down to your number one most important topic. For the comments you can obviously list as many important ones as you’d like.

12/19/13 12:16pm

12/03/13 12:30pm

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Last night former Mayor and current Council Member Marion Barry tweeted:

“Just to set the record straight, I have no intentions of ever running for Mayor of this phenomenal city again.”

And the Washington Post reports:

“D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray on Monday announced that he will seek a second term, bringing a sudden end to months of uncertainty over whether corruption surrounding his last campaign would keep him from running for reelection.”

11/14/13 2:44pm

@MayorVinceGray tweets about the recent Red Line metro delays:

“(1/6) I’d like to address the recent @wmata delays that have deeply disappointed & angered me while frustrating many of you.

(2/6) First, @wmata (an independent, regional agency) despite facing budget pressures, needs to do better.

(3/6) @wmata is critical to our regional economy & getting to work/school on time is essential to your livelihood.

(4/6) As the District’s leader, I am continuing to work with @wmata to build a long-term capital plan that serves DC & the region.

(5/6) However, I do not serve on the board or have any operating authority over @wmata.

(6/6) Your #Metro board rep is @MurielBowser; I urge you to share your disappointment w/ her & GM/CEO Sarles as they make improvements.”

10/17/13 5:53am

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From OPM:

“The following message applies only to October 17, 2013

Open. Employees are expected to return for work on their next regularly scheduled work day (Thursday, October 17th for most employees), absent other instructions from their employing agencies.

Due to the enactment of a continuing resolution, Federal government operations are open. Employees are expected to return for work on their next regularly scheduled work day (Thursday, October 17th for most employees), absent other instructions from their employing agencies. Agencies are strongly encouraged to use all available workplace flexibilities to ensure a smooth transition back to work for employees (e.g. telework, work schedule flexibilities, and excused absence for hardship situations).”

From the Mayor’s office:

“Mayor Vincent C. Gray today thanked congressional leaders and the President for including, in their deal to raise the debt ceiling and reopen the federal government, a provision securing the District’s ability to spend its own local funds throughout Fiscal Year 2014 regardless of possible future federal government shutdowns this year.”

From @wmata:

“Good morning, Federal Government! Nice to have you back aboard! @Metrorailinfo has returned to the normal mix of 8 and 6-car trains. #wmata”

10/08/13 3:15pm

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From US News and World Report:

“Tractor-trailer drivers will intentionally clog the inner loop of the Washington, D.C., beltway beginning on the morning of Oct. 11, according to a coordinator of the upcoming “Truckers Ride for the Constitution” rally.”

From the Washington Post:

“But alas, it is all a hoax.

“The comments to U.S. News were designed to do one thing and one thing only: stir the feather of the mainstream media,” said Conlon, a father of three. “Nothing gets the attention of the mainstream media like some sort of disastrous threat. I knew it was going to ruffle some feathers.”

10/01/13 3:45pm


Thanks to PoPville reader ‘horseshoe’ for sending:

“I was a little surprised to see how few demonstrators (10 when I was there around 1pm) there were on Day 1 of the shutdown. It was calm and although there were few they had a strong presence (smack dab in the bright sun!). The demonstrators were sitting on the steps; there were a couple news channels interviewing people but mostly there were just tourists getting their photo opps and enjoying the weather.”