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Mayor Gray: Growing Population Making Housing Costs Climb

The growing population in the District is pushing out many long-term residents, making housing in the nation’s capital less affordable, according to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray in his weekly radio address on All News 99.1.


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New Ambulances, More Paramedics Coming to D.C.

The beleaguered fire and EMS department in the nation’s capital is adding new paramedics and ambulances to its ranks.


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Gray: Summer Youth Employment Program Has Improved Drastically

D.C.’s Summer Youth Employment Program used to be “notorious” for its mismanagement, according to Mayor Vincent Gray. But now, he says, the program is successfully connecting more young people with jobs.


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Gray on D.C. Statehood: ‘Justice Delayed is Justice Denied’

Mayor Vincent Gray says of D.C. statehood: ‘Justice delayed is justice denied.’


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Gray to Make Push for 2017 All-Star Game in D.C.

Mayor Vincent Gray said in his weekly radio address exclusive to All-News 99.1 WNEW, “it’s time for the All-Star game for the nation’s pastime to return to the nation’s capital.”


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Gray Touts Early Education Reform

In his exclusive weekly radio address with All-News 99.1 WNEW, Mayor Vincent Gray expressed his intent to improve early education and childhood development.


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D.C. Working to Improve Outreach to LGBT Community

All weekend long, Capital Pride 2013 has been celebrating the LGBT community, but it’s that last letter — ‘T’ for transgender — that remains the greatest challenge for outreach in D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray says.


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D.C.’s Retail Scene Bringing in New Business

Mayor Vincent Gray recapped his recent trip to Las Vegas for the International Council of Shopping Centers in his weekly Sunday radio address on All-News 99.1 WNEW, saying that D.C.’s retail scene is on the rise.


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Gray Wants to Move D.C.’s Power Lines Underground

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray said in his weekly radio address that moving up to 60 major power lines underground at a cost of $1 billion to prevent extended outages in the future is a good decision for the city.


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Gray: Early Childhood Education Shouldn’t be Mandatory in D.C.

Mayor Vincent Gray discussed the District’s efforts to support early childhood education in his weekly radio address, but went on the record as opposing mandatory schooling for young children.