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Vince Gray: I’m not a tool of The Plan. [NBC4]

Council’s favorite local lotto partner Emmanuel Bailey teaming up with Canadian firm to bid on new lottery contract. [Times]

Depositions in lottery case to be made public. [Examiner]

What’s the point of appointing Anita Bonds to a council seat for four months? [Post]

Speaking of Bonds, the executive at city’s biggest road paving company says the city needs to pave more roads. [Post]

Colby King test runs being Jack Evans’ staffer, preps questions to ask at council hearing on Nat Gandhi‘s office. [Post]

Gray’s hiring program surpasses 5,000 mark. [WJLA]

Surprise: feds still investigating Gray’s mayoral campaign. [WUSA9]

Post investigation finds that pilot program designed to settle more property tax cases settled more property tax cases. [Post]