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Gov. Orders Disparity Study of Medical Marijuana Industry

Gov. Orders Disparity Study of Medical Marijuana Industry

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has ordered a study of the state's developing medical marijuana industry to ensure opportunities for minority participation. Read »

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 11:01 AM

Democrats to Debate in Virginia Governor's Race

Democrats to Debate in Virginia Governor's Race

The first debate between Virginia’s Democratic candidates for Governor will be held this weekend in Fairfax -- and you can watch it live here. Read »

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 7:24 AM

Alec Ross Enters Maryland Governor's Race

Alec Ross Enters Maryland Governor's Race

An author on innovation in business has entered the Maryland governor's race. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 7:26 PM
DC Council Hears Pros, Cons of Regulating Short-Term Rentals

DC Council Hears Pros, Cons of Regulating Short-Term Rentals

The D.C. Council held a public hearing Wednesday as it weighs whether to regulate short-term housing rentals, including those booked through the website Airbnb. News 4's Mark Segraves reports. Watch »

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 6:54 PM

Joe Biden Speaks at GMU Sex Assault Awareness Event

Former Vice President Joe Biden is speaking at a campus sexual assault awareness event Wednesday at George Mason University. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 5:43 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: A Side-Eye to Sidewalk Ban

Sherwood's Notebook: A Side-Eye to Sidewalk Ban

Last week, the U.S. Secret Service announced that the sidewalk adjacent to the White House fence no longer would be open to the public. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 8:23 PM
DC Lawmakers to Debate Regulating Airbnb Rentals

DC Lawmakers to Debate Regulating Airbnb Rentals

D.C. Councilman Kenyan McDuffie has proposed regulating commercial Airbnb operators seen to harm the city's supply of affordable housing. News4's Tom Sherwood reports. Look here to see the entire bill. Watch »

Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 9:48 PM

Four Arrested at Pot ‘Smoke-in’ on U.S. Capitol Grounds

U.S. Capitol Police arrested four demonstrators for smoking marijuana on Capitol grounds, legal marijuana advocates said. Read »

Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 6:48 PM

CraneWatch: Four of the Biggest Developments in DC Right Now

Mayor Bowser broke ground Monday on a massive residential, office and retail project at the former campus of Walter Reed Army Hospital. But that's not the only project sending cranes into the D.C. skyline. Read »

Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 9:54 AM

Pot Supporters Plan 'Smoke-In' After Arrests Near Capitol

Pot Supporters Plan 'Smoke-In' After Arrests Near Capitol

After a pot giveaway that led to eight arrests, marijuana legalization supporters are returning to the U.S. Capitol - and this time they plan to light up. Read »

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Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
Mark Murray
Mark Murray NBC News Deputy Political Director Mark Murray is the NBC News Deputy Political Director, NBC News First Read analyst and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
Tom Sherwood News4 Political Reporter Tom Sherwood is a reporter for News4 specializing in politics and the D.C. government.
Chuck Todd
Chuck Todd NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the Moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News' Political Director.
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