Phil Mendelson

Mayoral Candidate Catania Wants to Halt D.C. 'Yoga Tax'A D.C. councilmember and mayoral candidate says he'll try to stop the city from imposing sales taxes on yoga classes and gym memberships.
DC Soccer Fans Upset That Stadium Hearing Is Same Day As Important World Cup MatchNearly a year after it was first proposed, the plan to build a new soccer stadium at D.C.'s Buzzard Point will finally get a public hearing on June 26.
D.C. Council Sues Mayor Gray Over Budget Autonomy Law The D.C. Council is suing Mayor Vincent Gray's office over a law that gives the city more control over its local budget.
D.C. Council Could Make Major Changes to Pot BillThe D.C. Council is set to take its first vote on decriminalizing marijuana Tuesday, but city lawmakers are considering a major change to the proposed law that would allow police to lock you up if you're caught lighting up in public.
D.C. Councilman Asks LivingSocial to Drop 'Drink and Shoot' DealsA D.C. councilmember is asking LivingSocial to put an end to its deals that involve both alcohol and firearms because they "send the wrong message" about "responsible gun use and ownership."
D.C. Council to Consider Moving Primary to June The D.C. Council will consider emergency legislation to move next year's primary election from April to June.
D.C. Council to Consider Moving Primary to June The chairman of the D.C. Council wants to push back the date of the primary that's likely to decide the city's next mayor.
Would D.C. Be Ready in an Emergency?Mayor Vincent Gray is invoking the attack in Boston to make his case for a shift change in the District's fire and EMS department.
Absentee Ballot Request Deadline in D.C. It's the last day for District of Columbia residents to get their requests in for absentee ballots for this month's special election for a D.C. Council seat.
Mara Has Most Money to Spend in D.C. Council RaceWith a week to go before a special election for an open D.C. Council seat, Republican Patrick Mara appears to have the most money to spend.
Michael Brown Withdraws From D.C. Council RaceOne of the candidates running for an at-large seat on the D.C. Council has dropped out of the race.
D.C. Council Votes to Reprimand Jim GrahamIn an unusual step, the D.C. Council voted overwhelmingly Monday to reprimand member Jim Graham for his intervention in the city's lottery contract process.
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