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Residents Question Legality of Prince George's Property Tax Hike

Residents Question Legality of Prince George's Property Tax Hike

It was an attempt to raise money for Prince George's County Public Schools, but a property tax hike isn't big enough to cover anything more than state mandated pensions. Now some residents are questioning the... Watch »

4 hours ago

O'Malley to Announce Presidential Campaign

O'Malley to Announce Presidential Campaign

Martin O'Malley is returning to the state that introduced him to presidential politics three decades ago, when he played guitar and knocked on doors for Gary Hart. The former two-term Maryland governor is... Read »

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 5:36 PM

Council Votes to Extend Parking Meter Hours

Council Votes to Extend Parking Meter Hours

Parking changes are coming to several D.C. neighborhoods. Read »

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 7:00 AM

D.C. Asks Judge to Put Gun Ruling on Hold

D.C. Asks Judge to Put Gun Ruling on Hold

District of Columbia officials want a judge to allow the city to continue enforcing a centerpiece of its handgun-control legislation while a court fight over it continues. Read »

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 6:15 AM

Parking Changes Could Come to Several D.C. Neighborhoods

Parking changes are coming to several D.C. neighborhoods. Read »

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 6:12 AM

Montgomery Officials Scheduled to Approve $5B Budget

Montgomery Officials Scheduled to Approve $5B Budget

The Montgomery County Council is scheduled to formally approve the county's $5 billion budget. Read »

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 5:38 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Militarized Policing Takes a Hit

Sherwood's Notebook: Militarized Policing Takes a Hit

President Barack Obama announced on Monday that the Department of Defense would scale back its freewheeling program of selling billions of dollars of surplus military assault weapons for pennies on the dollar to... Read »

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 11:32 PM

D.C. Considers New Definition of 'Assaulting a Police Officer'

In the district, what it means to assault a police officer may soon change. Read »

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 1:32 PM

D.C. Can't Enforce Part of 'Good Reason' Gun Law

D.C. Can't Enforce Part of 'Good Reason' Gun Law

People in the nation's capital no longer have to show a good reason to get a permit to carry concealed handguns outside their homes and businesses. Read »

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 9:50 AM

O'Malley to Announce Presidential Plans on May 30

O'Malley to Announce Presidential Plans on May 30

Martin O'Malley plans to announce his presidential intentions on May 30 in Baltimore, a move that could present another Democratic challenger to Hillary Rodham Clinton. 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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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.
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