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D.C. Council to Hold Dying With Dignity Act Hearing Friday

The D.C. Council is beginning debate on a bill that would allow people within six months of death to self-administer a prescription that would end their life. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015 at 1:23 PM

Hogan Makes 1st Public Appearance Since 1st Round of Chemo

Hogan Makes 1st Public Appearance Since 1st Round of Chemo

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has made his first public appearance since finishing his opening round of chemotherapy last week. Read »

6 hours ago

Hogan Details 43 Possible Purple Line Cuts

Hogan Details 43 Possible Purple Line Cuts

Maryland's governor is detailing some of the potential cuts aimed at reducing Purple Line costs by $210 million. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015 at 5:30 AM

Trial Challenges Va. House of Delegates Boundaries

Trial Challenges Va. House of Delegates Boundaries

A panel of federal judges will hear arguments about whether the Virginia House of Delegates illegally packed black voters into a dozen legislative districts. Read »

Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 at 2:53 PM

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb to Run for President

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb to Run for President

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb is running for president, joining a field of Democrats challenging Hillary Rodham Clinton for the nomination. Read »

Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 at 1:55 PM

Hogan Out of Hospital After 1st Round of Chemo

Hogan Out of Hospital After 1st Round of Chemo

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is out of the hospital and back at work after his first round of chemotherapy for an aggressive form of cancer. Read »

Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 at 9:52 AM

Montgomery County Set to Require Paid Sick Time

Montgomery County Set to Require Paid Sick Time

County Executive Ike' Leggett is expected to sign the bill Thursday, which will require employers to provide a minimum of one hour paid time off for every 30 hours worked, up to seven full days a year. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 8:58 PM

Maryland Tolls Going Down, But Gas Tax Going Up

Maryland tolls are going down, but the gas tax is going up. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 9:04 PM

Minimum Wage Going Up in D.C., Maryland

The latest minimum wage increase is now in effect in Washington, D.C. and Maryland. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 5:48 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Static Over Our Housing Boom…

Sherwood's Notebook: Static Over Our Housing Boom…

The District of Columbia is changing — as the cliche goes — right before our eyes. Read »

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