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Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 10:44 PM

DC Council Votes to Reprimand Graham

The D.C. Council voted to reprimand Councilmember Jim Graham for his role in a lottery contract scandal. Read »

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013 at 8:19 PM
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By BEN NUCKOLS

D.C. Board Finds Evidence of Bad Conduct by Graham

D.C. Board Finds Evidence of Bad Conduct by Graham

The District of Columbia's ethics board found evidence that D.C. Council member Jim Graham violated the city's code of conduct for elected officials when he intervened in the lottery contracting process. Read »

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 at 8:24 PM
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By Jackie Bensen

D.C. CFO Mum About Lottery Contract at Hearing

D.C. CFO Mum About Lottery Contract at Hearing

Add the D.C. Council to the list of those investigating whether laws were broken in awarding the city's current lottery contract. Read »

Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Graham Asks Gray to Explain Scandal

Graham Asks Gray to Explain Scandal

More pressure Monday for D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray to explain the campaign scandal swirling around him. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012 at 7:54 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Sunday Liquor Stores, Later Bar Hours in D.C.?

AM Read: Sunday Liquor Stores, Later Bar Hours in D.C.?

D.C. Councilmember Jim Graham said he is likely to recommend allowing liquors stores to stay open on Sundays Read »

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012 at 8:48 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Barry Criticizes DC Filipina Nurses

AM Read: Barry Criticizes DC Filipina Nurses

Ward 8 Councilman is once again in hot water after he singled out nurses from the Philippines working in D.C., saying the District should train their own nurses. Read »

Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 9:53 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Should D.C. Bars Stay Open Later?

AM Read: Should D.C. Bars Stay Open Later?

Mayor Vincent Gray's proposal to extend alcohol sales in the District until 3 a.m. is gaining a lot of support from bar and club owners in D.C. Read »

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