D.C. Mayoral Candidate Removes Portion Of Illegal Fence | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

D.C. Mayoral Candidate Removes Portion Of Illegal Fence

Play associated audio

By Cathy Carter

D.C. Council chairman and mayoral candidate Vincent C. Gray has removed a portion of an illegal fence that surrounded his home.

City officials say Gray faced fines for not filing a public-space permit application for a 6-foot-high aluminum fence he built around his house back in 2008.

Gray's spokeswoman Traci Hughes says late last week, the Democrat removed a portion of fencing from the front of his home that inspectors say was in violation. Part of the fence still surrounds the side and rear of his property.

Hughes adds, supporters of Mayor Adrian Fenty, Gray's Democratic rival in the September mayoral primary, had criticized Gray for his inaction regarding removal of the fence.

NPR

Buzz Bissinger: With Caitlyn Jenner, 'You Feel A Connection'

NPR's Melissa Block interviews Buzz Bissinger about his profile of Caitlyn Jenner in Vanity Fair and her gender transition. She is formerly known as Bruce, an Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon.
NPR

Grass Gourmands: A Herbivore Food Mystery On The African Savanna

A new study sheds light on a longstanding ecological question: How do so many species like impalas and elephants co-exist when they're all feeding on the same limited foods?
NPR

Under New Rules, NSA To Again Assess Americans' Phone Records

The new rules rely on phone companies to collect the data. The altered approach was approved by the Senate on Tuesday, matching a version the House passed to update the Patriot Act.
NPR

Experts Debate: Will Computers Edge People Out Of Entire Careers?

Machines have been taking jobs forever. Computers and software are doing things people were paid to do. They are booking airplane flights. Filing our taxes. And they are getting better all the time.

Leave a Comment

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