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Vincent Gray knew about 'shadow' campaign, prosecutors allege

Vincent Gray knew about 'shadow' campaign, prosecutors allege

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in the corruption trial against Jeffrey Thompson said Mayor Vincent Gray knew of the illegal "shadow" campaign that helped him get elected in 2010.
Gabrielle Levy
Washington Mayor Vincent Gray launches campaign for second term

Washington Mayor Vincent Gray launches campaign for second term

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Washington Mayor Vincent C. Gray apologized for missteps during his 2010 campaign Saturday as he announced his bid for re-election.

Gray to be sixth D.C. mayor

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Vincent Gray breezed to a mayoral victory in the District of Columbia Tuesday with only token write-in opposition, election results showed.

D.C. Mayor Fenty trailing challenger Gray

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Challenger Vincent Gray took the early lead over Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty in the District of Columbia's Democratic primary Tuesday, results showed.
Politics 2010: Fenty trails challenger by double digits in re-election bid

Politics 2010: Fenty trails challenger by double digits in re-election bid

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Adrian Fenty, the mayor of the U.S. capital city, trailed his Democratic challenger by 13 points as early voting began 15 days in advance of Tuesday's primary.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
First gay couples marry in Washington

First gay couples marry in Washington

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- At least 15 same-sex couples were waiting Tuesday morning to pick up their marriage licenses in Washington and then hold their weddings.
More snow forecast for winter-weary states

More snow forecast for winter-weary states

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Large chunks of the United States were under weather alerts Monday with freezing rain, sleet and snow battering weather-weary states.
Blizzard smothers East Coast

Blizzard smothers East Coast

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Federal offices in Washington are set to open after being closed for four days due to record snowfall, officials said Thursday.

Northward-bound storm arrives in D.C.

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Snow began falling in Washington late Friday, kicking off what was expected to be the worst December storm in years in the capital.

D.C. council approves same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The City Council in Washington voted 11-2 Tuesday to allow gay couples to marry in the District of Columbia.
D.C. trains collide, at least 6 dead

D.C. trains collide, at least 6 dead

WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) -- One Metrorail commuter train rear-ended another in the Washington metro area Monday, killing at least six people, officials said.
Security guard dies in attack on museum

Security guard dies in attack on museum

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum guard died of wounds received in an exchange of gunfire with an elderly suspected white supremacist Wednesday, officials said.

Fenty seeks to eliminate D.C. holiday

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- Four years after being signed into law, Emancipation Day in Washington, D.C., still surprises visitors who find city offices closed for the holiday.

Report: Washington failed slain sisters

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- Washington social workers, teachers and police failed four sisters allegedly killed by their mother and left to decompose in her home, a report said Thursday.

Foreign countries pay $36K for Fenty trips

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty took $36,300 from foreign governments to pay for trips to China and the United Arab Emirates, the city's attorney general says.

FBI raids former office of Obama appointee

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- FBI officials Thursday raided the offices of Washington, D.C.'s chief technology officer, whose director recently accepted a post in the Obama administration.

Obama gives hope for D.C. statehood

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama's inauguration Tuesday has raised the hopes of activists hoping to make the District of Columbia a state.

Officials fine tune inauguration security

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Local, state and U.S. officials huddled Tuesday, fine tuning plans to make sure Barack Obama's presidential inauguration goes off without a hitch.
Inauguration planners face challenge

Inauguration planners face challenge

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Planners for President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration face the challenge of balancing a celebration with a numbing financial crisis, observers say.
4M may try to see historic oath at Mall

4M may try to see historic oath at Mall

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Officials say they're preparing for up to 4 million people at Washington's National Mall to watch the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.

D.C. looks toward representation

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Washington leaders say the District of Columbia is in a better position to get U.S. congressional representation now that Democrats are more solidly in power.

Democrats break with unions on teacher pay

DENVER, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. education reformers say the new Democratic Party platform indicates a split has occurred between the party and the teachers unions.

Jesse Jackson may not speak at Dem's party

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson's streak of speaking at every Democratic convention since 1984 is in jeopardy when Democrats gather in Denver this month.
D.C. officials unveil gun permit process

D.C. officials unveil gun permit process

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- Washington D.C. officials say residents could soon begin applying for handgun permits after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled its gun ban was unconstitutional.

Joy, disappointment greet gun ban reversal

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- Jubilation and disappointment characterized reaction Thursday to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned Washington's stringent gun laws.
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