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Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015 at 6:45 AM

Tax-Free Week Coming Up in Maryland

Tax-Free Week Coming Up in Maryland

Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week kicks off Sunday and runs through Aug. 15 in Maryland. Read »

Monday, Aug 3, 2015 at 9:30 PM

U.S. Olympic Committee Asks DC to Reconsider 2024 Games

U.S. Olympic Committee Asks DC to Reconsider 2024 Games

D.C. could still be in the running to host the Olympics. Read »

Monday, Aug 3, 2015 at 11:28 PM
 Fairfax Co. Aims to Reform Treatment of Mentally Ill Defendants

Fairfax Co. Aims to Reform Treatment of Mentally Ill Defendants

Fairfax County officials are working to avoid sending mentally ill people through what they call a revolving door of arrest and incarceration. "Where we identify a deficiency, where we identify something that's... Watch »

Monday, Aug 3, 2015 at 1:21 PM

Republicans Nix McAuliffe's Pick for Va. Supreme Court

Republicans Nix McAuliffe's Pick for Va. Supreme Court

Leaders of the Republican-controlled General Assembly in Virginia are rejecting Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's pick for the commonwealth's Supreme Court in favor of their own selection. Read »

Monday, Aug 3, 2015 at 6:27 AM

Virginia Combines 3 Sales Tax Holidays

Virginia Combines 3 Sales Tax Holidays

Shoppers in Virginia will get a three-day break on sales taxes on a variety of items beginning Friday. Read »

Monday, Aug 3, 2015 at 9:36 AM
New Laws at Gaithersburg Parks

New Laws at Gaithersburg Parks

New laws take effect today in Gaithersburg. Among them: Smoking and e-cigarettes are now banned within 25 feet of playgrounds at city parks, and the dog park at Green Park will now only be open to city... Watch »

Friday, Jul 31, 2015 at 12:36 PM

'Maryland Crabs' Are From Virginia, Va. Gov. Says

'Maryland Crabs' Are From Virginia, Va. Gov. Says

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is defending the state's famous crabs after Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said on a radio program that Maryland crabs should really be called Virginia crabs. Read »

Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 at 6:42 PM

Silver Spring Transit Center Issues Resolved

Montgomery County and Metro resolved their outstanding issues related to the troubled Silver Spring Transit Center. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 7:10 PM
Social Media's Role in Decision 2016

Social Media's Role in Decision 2016

NBC Nightly News' Lester Holt stops by News4 to discuss the roles social media and branding play in the next presidential election. Watch »

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 1:11 PM

'Bald Is Beautiful': Hogan Shares Photo After Chemo

'Bald Is Beautiful': Hogan Shares Photo After Chemo

"I may be losing hair follicles, but I'm winning the battle as we kill cancer cells like crazy," the governor wrote. Read »

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Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
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