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Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 11:52 AM

Jaffe Report: Why the Redskins' Return to RFK Is a Long Shot

Jaffe Report: Why the Redskins' Return to RFK Is a Long Shot

Let’s put this on the table right now: The chances the Washington Redskins will move back to the District in a refashioned RFK Stadium are slim to none. Stay tuned for the five reasons the return is a long... Read »

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 6:50 PM

Study: Body Cameras Didn't Change DC Officers' Behavior

If one group of D.C. police officers has body cameras and another group doesn't, do they behave differently? The results of a study released Friday say no. Read »

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 11:04 AM

Maryland Backs Plan for 29-Minute DC-New York Hyperloop

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has thrown his support behind a proposal by transportation pioneer Elon Musk to build a high-speed, underground transit system between New York and Washington. Read »

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 5:27 AM

Attorney General Candidates Herring, Adams Meet in Debate

Attorney General Candidates Herring, Adams Meet in Debate

Virginia's candidates for attorney general are facing off in a debate. Read »

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 8:47 PM

Obama Decries Current State of Politics at Rally for Northam

Former President Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail Thursday to stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey and Virginia as they gear up for next month's elections. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 8:16 PM

DC Council Considers Bill to End Arrests for Fare Evasion

The D.C. Council will discuss a bill that would stop police from arresting fare evaders on Metro. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 6:54 PM

Hundreds of Travel Ban Protesters March Outside White House

“No Muslim Ban Ever” protesters marched outside the White House on Tuesday, declaring opposition to the Trump Administration’s travel restrictions. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 10:52 AM

House Races Test Northern Virginia Republican Incumbents

House Races Test Northern Virginia Republican Incumbents

In less than a month, Virginia voters will pick 100 people to represent them in the House of Delegates, races that will be closely watched as an early referendum on President Donald Trump's first year in office.... Read »

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 10:34 AM

Race for Governor Tightens as Election Day Approaches: Poll

With Election Day quickly approaching, the race for Virginia governor is tightening, according to a new tracking poll by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University. Read »

Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 5:35 AM

It's The Last Day for Virginians to Register to Vote

It's The Last Day for Virginians to Register to Vote

Virginia does not allow same-day voter registration, and Monday is the deadline. Read »

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