In tapping Contee, 48, a native Washingtonian who began his career in 1989 as an MPD cadet, the mayor chose to forgo a nationwide search to replace outgoing Chief Peter Newsham.
Choosing not to let COVID get in its way, the open-air market at 8th and F Streets NW, which opens on Friday, Nov. 20, will have new health and safety protocols in place.
As the youngest District Council member ever elected and the first woman to represent Ward 2, Democrat Brooke Pinto, 28, is off to a running start.
Georgetown resident and lawyer Don Crockett sent a formal letter to the mayor decrying certain protests in Georgetown, as well as the May 31 looting that followed the downtown protests.
The term will last through this year, then Pinto, the youngest Council member and the first Ward 2 rep to succeed Jack Evans in almost 30 years, will likely continue in a new term in 2021.
A new portal was announced for victims to report abuse to the Office of the Attorney General. All of the allegations will be reviewed and, if needed, referred to the authorities.
Former Mayor Vince Gray — who lost to Bowser in 2014 and is now the Council member from Ward 7 — very much wants to run again for mayor, our columnist believes.
Now Congress has six months to decide what to do about the DACA program and the dilemma of millions of immigrants living and working illegally in this country.