: News

Filed Under:

D.C. Council Members Vote To Censure Marion Barry

Play associated audio
D.C. Council Member Marion Barry.
Council of the District of Columbia
D.C. Council Member Marion Barry.

WASHINGTON (AP) The D.C. Council voted to censure former mayor Marion Barry over a report accusing him of violating conflict-of-interest laws.

The report said Barry, now a council member, violated conflict-of-interest laws by helping award a $15,000 city contract to a woman he had a sexual relationship with.

The council voted Tuesday to adopt the findings of the report and strip Barry of his chairmanship of the Committee on Housing and Workforce Development. The council voted unanimously, except for Barry, who did not vote.

Before the council voted Barry told his colleagues that the report was "flawed" and that he was being "singled out unfairly." He said he violated no law, except "the law of common sense."

He said stripping him of the committee chairmanship was a "great injustice."

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

NPR

'Eyes On The Street' Details Jane Jacobs' Efforts To Put Cities First

Robert Kanigel's new biography recounts the life of Jacobs, a Greenwich Village public intellectual who championed street life and community. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it a powerful work.
NPR

Whales, Sea Turtles, Seals: The Unintended Catch Of Abandoned Fishing Gear

An endangered whale was found dead over the weekend, entangled in derelict fishing gear. Such incidents have been on the rise in recent years. A new California law aims to combat the problem.
NPR

#DearWashington: Readers Share Personal Concerns This Election

NPR is asking audiences to share something that they want their leaders in Washington to know about why this election matters to them.
NPR

I Guess We Need To Talk About Pepe The Frog

A cartoon frog became popular, then a pariah. Now the Anti-Defamation League has identified it as a hate symbol. We take a short look at the amphibious, ambiguous meme.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.