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Jack Evans Makes Campaign For D.C. Mayor Official

Evans was first elected to the council in 1991.
Evans was first elected to the council in 1991.

D.C. Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) made his campaign for mayor official today.

It has been known for several weeks now, and was alluded to during Politics Hour Friday on The Kojo Nnamdi Show. Evans finally made his run official today, speaking outside Le Diplomate restaurant at the corner of 14th and Q Streets NW.

Evans joins fellow council members Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) and Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) in the list of candidates. Current Mayor Vincent Gray has not said whether he will run for re-election, and his 2010 campaign is still the subject of a federal investigation.

Evans last ran for mayor in 1998.

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Remains In Jamestown Linked To Early Colonial Leaders

Scientists from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and The Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation say they've identified four men buried in the earliest English church in America.
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The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.


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