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Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 at 2:53 PM

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb to Run for President

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb to Run for President

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb is running for president, joining a field of Democrats challenging Hillary Rodham Clinton for the nomination. Read »

Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 at 1:55 PM

Hogan Out of Hospital After 1st Round of Chemo

Hogan Out of Hospital After 1st Round of Chemo

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is out of the hospital and back at work after his first round of chemotherapy for an aggressive form of cancer. Read »

Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 at 9:52 AM

Montgomery County Set to Require Paid Sick Time

Montgomery County Set to Require Paid Sick Time

County Executive Ike' Leggett is expected to sign the bill Thursday, which will require employers to provide a minimum of one hour paid time off for every 30 hours worked, up to seven full days a year. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 8:58 PM

Maryland Tolls Going Down, But Gas Tax Going Up

Maryland tolls are going down, but the gas tax is going up. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 9:04 PM

Minimum Wage Going Up in D.C., Maryland

The latest minimum wage increase is now in effect in Washington, D.C. and Maryland. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 5:48 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Static Over Our Housing Boom…

Sherwood's Notebook: Static Over Our Housing Boom…

The District of Columbia is changing — as the cliche goes — right before our eyes. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 5:23 AM

New Laws Take Effect in D.C., Md., Va. on July 1

New Laws Take Effect in D.C., Md., Va. on July 1

Several new laws are set to take effect Wednesday in Virginia and Maryland. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 12:55 PM

Maryland Governor Feeling 'Strong' Amid Chemotherapy

Maryland Governor Feeling 'Strong' Amid Chemotherapy

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says after 60 hours of chemotherapy treatments for an aggressive form of cancer he's feeling "healthy and strong.' Read »

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 5:19 PM

D.C. Cuts Taxes, Toughens Synthetic Drug Sale Penalties

 D.C. Cuts Taxes, Toughens Synthetic Drug Sale Penalties

The D.C. Council discussed a number of legislative issues Tuesday, including a package of income tax cuts and emergency legislation that would allow the police chief to temporarily shut down businesses that sell... Read »

Monday, Jun 29, 2015 at 8:56 PM

Mayor Bowser Kicks Off Summer Jobs Program

More than 15,000 young people started their first summer jobs in D.C. Monday as part of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s first summer jobs program. Read »

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