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Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 9:05 PM

Domestic Violence Survivor Cheers VA Gun Compromise

Some domestic violence victims are encouraged about the progress of a bill that would take guns away from abusers who face permanent protective orders. Read »

Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 7:47 AM

Va. Sen.: Black Lawmakers' Issues Not Addressed

Va. Sen.: Black Lawmakers' Issues Not Addressed

Portsmouth Democratic Sen. Louise Lucas criticized the Democratic leadership this week, saying there has been a disparate treatment of black lawmakers in the Virginia legislature, the Virginian-Pilot reported. Read »

Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 7:49 AM

O'Malley's Band to Perform in Baltimore Next Month

O'Malley's Band to Perform in Baltimore Next Month

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will perform with his Irish pub-rock band for the first time since he suspended his presidential campaign. Read »

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 11:59 PM

DC Residents Sound Off on Planned Homeless Shelters

"The folks who live right near there are the ones who are going to be bearing the consequences moving forward for decades," one resident said. Read »

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 6:07 AM

Paid Family Leave Proposal to Get Public Hearing

Paid Family Leave Proposal to Get Public Hearing

A proposal to require private employers in the nation's capital to provide 12 weeks of paid family leave will get a hearing in the D.C. Council. Read »

Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 at 9:57 AM

Bill Would Create $100 Fine for Smoking in Car With Kids

People who smoke cigarettes in cars with children could be hit with a $100 fine if legislation proposed by a Virginia House Republican becomes law. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 2:59 PM

Gun Compromise Legislation Easily Passes VA House

Gun Compromise Legislation Easily Passes VA House

The Virginia House of Delegates approved three bills that make up a deal on gun policy hammered out by Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and top Republicans. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 6:01 AM

Senate OKs Bill Allowing Concealed Guns for Abuse Victims

Senate OKs Bill Allowing Concealed Guns for Abuse Victims

A bill that would allow people who are protected by a protective order to carry a hidden handgun without getting a permit is receiving bipartisan support in the General Assembly. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 5:45 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: A Council Comeback?

Sherwood's Notebook: A Council Comeback?

The former D.C. Council member, council chairman and mayor announced on the WAMU Kojo Nnamdi Show he’ll run to reclaim the Ward 7 council seat. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 at 9:34 PM

Concealed Carry Permit Fee Upheld in Prince William Co.

Concealed Carry Permit Fee Upheld in Prince William Co.

A bid to wipe out the fee charged to residents who apply for concealed handgun permits in Prince William County, Virginia, failed Tuesday. 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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