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Friday, Feb 5, 2016 at 6:55 PM

The Week Ahead: Primary Time!

The Week Ahead with Andy Gross Read »

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 9:05 PM

Former DC Mayor Gray Running for Ward 7 Seat

Former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has entered the race for a seat on D.C. Council. Read »

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 12:18 PM

Va. Elections Board Nixes GOP Loyalty Pledge

Va. Elections Board Nixes GOP Loyalty Pledge

Virginia's Board of Elections has approved a request to rescind a loyalty pledge that would have required voters to sign a statement affirming "I am a Republican" before being allowed to cast a ballot in the... Read »

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 5:43 AM

Virginia Bill Targets Out-of-State Toll Violators

Virginia Bill Targets Out-of-State Toll Violators

Virginia lawmakers are looking to crack down on toll violators who live out of state. Read »

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 6:04 AM

DC Program Will Give Children Books From Birth

DC Program Will Give Children Books From Birth

A new program in Washington, D.C. will give area children free books for the first five years of their lives. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 7:53 PM

Former DC Mayor Gray Planning Run for Council

Former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is expected to announce Thursday that he's ready to run for office again -- this time, for the D.C. Council. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 6:57 PM

10 DC Schools to Have Extra Month of Classes Next Year

Some Washington, D.C. students will spend an extra month in class starting next year. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 8:07 PM

Hogan Sounds Bipartisan Tone in State of the State Speech

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan sounded a bipartisan tone in his annual State of the State speech Wednesday to the Democratic-led legislature. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 5:47 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: So, Metro, Where You Going?

Sherwood's Notebook: So, Metro, Where You Going?

Have you stopped using the Metrorail transit system? Why? Read »

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 8:25 PM

Campaign Workers Pose as Volunteers for Opponents in MD

Campaign Workers Pose as Volunteers for Opponents in MD

A candidate for Congress fired two campaign workers accused of posing as volunteers for his opponents in Maryland’s 8th District. Read »

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