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Gray administration now calling Jeff Thompson a “rotten businessman.” (That’s a far cry from early 2011 when Gray was trying to shovel millions Thompson’s way.) [Post]

Wags say Pat Mara and Michael Brown are frontrunners in special election. [Examiner]

It’s been nearly two years since Ron Machen got all up in Vince Gray’s business; some local pols say that’s plenty of time to make a case. [Examiner]

Yvette Alexander explains how the legislative process works. [Examiner]

Jim Graham affair means hard questions for inspector general. [Post]

Civic activism divided along racial lines. [Post]

Thompson loses bid to derail sale of Chartered Health Plan. [WBJ]

A recap of old council hearing on fire department [Post]