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Poll: What Issue Was Most Important To You in Today's Election?

Today, April 26, is the Special Election Day for an At-Large seat on the D.C. City Council.  

Choosing who to vote for in today's election will be a difficult decision for many residents, a decision dependent on a wide variety of issues.

Check out the video above to see what issue is most important to one U Street Corridor resident in this election.

What issue was most important to you when deciding who to vote for today? Answer our poll or sound off in our comments section below.

 

DC Muslim Caucus Endorses Orange, Others for April 26 Special Elections

This story comes to us from Talib Karim:

Washington D.C. – Members of the District’s diverse Muslim community announced their endorsements for the April 26th District of Columbia Special Elections.  The Muslim Democratic Caucus’ “One DC Slate” of endorsed candidates consists of Vincent Orange, bidding to become the next At-Large DC Councilmember, D. Kamili Anderson for the Ward 4 State Board of Education post, and Anthony Muhammad seeking to succeed the late William Lockridge as Ward 8 District School Board Member.

 

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

You may have heard that tempers are flaring over the planned metro station at Dulles. According to news reports, the board at Dulles International Airport stands behind its decision to build an underground station because it would be more 1) convenient for travelers, and 2) attractive than an above ground station.

So, it behooves us to ask about the degree of perceived inconvenience. How would using an above ground metro station compare with:

Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown Names New Acting General Counsel

This story comes to us from Karen Sibert:

WASHINGTON, DC – Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown has announced David Zvenyach’s appointment as acting general counsel. Upon confirmation by the full Council, he will be named general counsel for the body.

Zvenyach has been serving as chief of staff in Councilmember Mary Cheh’s office since August 2008. He is a graduate of The George Washington University Law Center and the University of Wisconsin, where he received a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Following law school, Zvenyach clerked for Chief Judge of the US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Yvette Kane. His work experience also includes the Office of the Inspector General at the National Science Foundation and the law firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP in Washington, DC.  He is a member of the District of Columbia and New York Bars.

D.C. Residents React To Mayor Gray's Arrest

There has been tons of reaction, both locally and nationally, to last night's arrest of D.C. Mayor Vince Gray.  

But one voice has been somewhat overlooked in all of this: The voice of the D.C. people...your voice.

We hit Dupont Circle to see how a few D.C. residents felt about the Mayor's arrest.  Overall, the comments we heard were pretty supportive.  Check out the video above to see what these locals had to say.

How do you feel about the Mayor's arrest?  Do you think it was a smart move or a poor decision?

Sound off in the comments section below!

Locals Sound Off About Potential Federal Government Shutdown

We are inching closer and closer to the Federal government's Friday deadline to balance the budget, and D.C. is abuzz with residents who are not happy with the potential outcome.

Check out the video above to hear what some locals had to say about the shutdown.

How do you feel?  We want to know.

Try out our new commenting feature section below.  Just scroll down to comments, click "log-in", sign in via your Facebook, Twitter, or Google account, and sound off!

Gray To Cooperate With The House Oversight Committees Investigation of Sulaimon Brown

Gray To Cooperate With The House Oversight Committees Investigation of Sulaimon Brown

This story comes to us from Executive Office of the Mayor:

(WASHINGTON)  In response to the House Oversight Committee’s investigation of the Sulaimon Brown allegations, Mayor Vincent C. Gray reiterated his position that he welcomes any investigation into the matter. He previously requested the District of Columbia Attorney General to investigate the Brown allegations and said he would fully cooperate with that investigation and any others arising out of these allegations. That request was made on March 6, the day that the allegations appeared in the Washington Post.