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Friday, May 26, 2017 at 6:17 AM

Maryland Has New Law to Help Fight Opioid Addiction

Maryland Has New Law to Help Fight Opioid Addiction

Legislation to battle heroin and opioid overdoses in Maryland with education, prevention, treatment and law enforcement was signed into law Thursday by Gov. Larry Hogan. Read »

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 7:20 PM

Spending D.C.'s Biggest-Ever Budget: Will It Have an Impact?

Spending D.C.'s Biggest-Ever Budget: Will It Have an Impact?

D.C. Councilmembers recently gathered for one of their favorite endeavors: spending your money. What they didn't do is consider whether the billions they disburse will have any impact. Read »

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 7:12 PM
DC Parks, Police and Pools Gear Up for a Safe Summer

DC Parks, Police and Pools Gear Up for a Safe Summer

The approach of the Memorial Day Weekend has Washington, D.C. preparing for summer. Public pools are about to open, summer jobs programs are available for teenagers, and there’s still time to sign... Watch »

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 5:33 AM

Md. Governor to Sign Bills to Fight Opioid Addiction

Md. Governor to Sign Bills to Fight Opioid Addiction

A package of measures in Maryland to battle opioid overdoses are scheduled to be signed into law by Gov. Larry Hogan. Read »

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 5:57 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: And Now, Security 'Envy'

Sherwood's Notebook: And Now, Security 'Envy'

For way too much of official D.C., the bottom line is this: If you don’t flash personal security, then you are a nobody. The Notebook calls it “security envy.” Read »

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 7:35 AM

Va. Urging Residents to Register to Vote Ahead of Primary

Va. Urging Residents to Register to Vote Ahead of Primary

The Virginia Department of Elections is urging Virginians to register to vote ahead of the June 13 primary elections. Read »

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 6:33 PM

Councilmember: Review All Four Years of DC School Lottery

A D.C. Council member is calling for a review of all four years of D.C.'s competitive school lottery. Read »

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 2:47 PM

US Sen. Tillis 'Doing Well' After Collapse at DC Race

Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina collapsed during a race in Washington, D.C., Wednesday morning and was taken away in an ambulance. But he later tweeted that he's "doing well" and looking forward to returning... Read »

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 5:58 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Some Taxing Situations

Sherwood's Notebook: Some Taxing Situations

Should former Mayor Tony Williams get off the sidelines and run for mayor again? Read »

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 10:57 AM

Va. Mayor Takes on Online Trolls After Monument Protest

Va. Mayor Takes on Online Trolls After Monument Protest

A Virginia mayor is trolling the trolls after he lashed out at torch-toting white nationalists who protested in his city. Read »

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Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
Mark Murray
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.
Tom Sherwood News4 Political Reporter Tom Sherwood is a reporter for News4 specializing in politics and the D.C. government.
Chuck Todd
Chuck Todd NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the Moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News' Political Director.
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