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Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 10:06 AM

Report: DC Fails to Collect Rent, Squanders Millions

Report: DC Fails to Collect Rent, Squanders Millions

A scathing report from the D.C. Office of Inspector General reveals the D.C. government is squandering millions of dollars in its management of District property. The report, set to be released at 10 a.m., says... Read »

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 5:53 AM

Republicans Announce New Nominee for Va. House Seat

Republicans Announce New Nominee for Va. House Seat

Virginia Republicans have announced a new state House candidate to run in a Democratic-leaning district. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 3:52 PM

Hogan Calls to Remove Statue of Justice Who Upheld Slavery

Hogan Calls to Remove Statue of Justice Who Upheld Slavery

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he believes removing the Roger B. Taney statue from the State House grounds is the right thing to do. Read »

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 7:46 PM

D.C. Teachers Get New Union Contract, Raise

Washington, D.C. teachers are headed back to school this year with a long-sought new union contract offer -- including the union's first base pay raises since 2012. Read »

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 5:40 AM

Former Aide to Michelle Obama to Run for Maryland Governor

Former Aide to Michelle Obama to Run for Maryland Governor

A former aide to Michelle Obama is running for governor of Maryland. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 at 10:58 AM

Karl Racine Accepted Thousands in Illegal Contributions

Karl Racine Accepted Thousands in Illegal Contributions

The District’s top law enforcement official accepted thousands of dollars in illegal campaign contributions and is now the focus of a review by the DC Office of Campaign Finance. Read »

Friday, Aug 4, 2017 at 3:22 PM

Trump Volunteer Sues GOP Over Failure of Health Care Repeal

Trump Volunteer Sues GOP Over Failure of Health Care Repeal

A retired attorney claims GOP lawmakers defrauded contributors with promises to undo "Obamacare." Read »

Friday, Aug 4, 2017 at 5:38 AM

2 Maryland Officials Sue for Their Salaries

 2 Maryland Officials Sue for Their Salaries

Maryland's health secretary and the head of the Maryland Department of Planning filed a lawsuit Thursday over the state treasurer's refusal to pay their salaries because they have not received Senate... Read »

Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017 at 3:36 PM

Judges Send Va. Teen's Trans Bathroom Case to Lower Court

Judges Send Va. Teen's Trans Bathroom Case to Lower Court

A federal lawsuit over a transgender teen's demand to use the boy's bathroom at his high school in Virginia is being sent back to a lower court. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017 at 11:53 AM

David Trone Announces Run for Congress in 6th District

David Trone Announces Run for Congress in 6th District

David Trone announced his candidacy Wednesday for the Democratic nomination for Maryland's 6th District, which includes western Maryland and a large section of Montgomery County. Read »

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