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Friday, Dec 19, 2014 at 6:42 PM

The Week Ahead: Goodbye D.C., Hello Hawaii

The Week Ahead: Goodbye D.C., Hello Hawaii

The Obamas hit Hawaii for the holidays, the Christmas truce remembered, final 2014 economic numbers released -- and our annual North Korean Holiday skit? Read »

Friday, Dec 19, 2014 at 9:58 AM

D.C. Mayor to Break Ground on School Renovation

D.C. Mayor to Break Ground on School Renovation

With less than two weeks left in his term, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray is still launching new school construction projects. Read »

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Va. Lawmaker Resigning After Teen Sex Case

Va. Lawmaker Resigning After Teen Sex Case

A Virginia state lawmaker who recently entered a plea in connection with accusations that he had an improper sexual relationship with a teenager said Thursday he will let the voters decide whether he should stay... Read »

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 5:58 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Congress Castrates Democracy

Sherwood's Notebook: Congress Castrates Democracy

Last week, Congress castrated the D.C. Council, our mayor and the people of Washington by passing legislation intended to invalidate the city’s November vote to legalize marijuana. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 5:59 AM

Va. Gov. Wants to Regulate Day Care Centers

Va. Gov. Wants to Regulate Day Care Centers

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants to require day care providers that receive public subsidies to acquire a state license. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Council Gives Final Approval to Stadium Deal

The D.C. Council gave final approval to using public funds to help build a stadium for Major League Soccer's D.C. United. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Va. Awarded $2.6 Million Health Care Grant

Va. Awarded $2.6 Million Health Care Grant

Virginia has been awarded a $2.6 million federal grant to develop new statewide health care models. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 12:57 PM

D.C. Council Staffers Stage Walk Out

D.C. Council Staffers Stage Walk Out

Dozens of D.C. Council staffers walked out of the Wilson Building Tuesday to show their solidarity with protesters who've called attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Fight Over Marijuana More Risky in States Than D.C.

Fight Over Marijuana More Risky in States Than D.C.

It's easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia's decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on the states is a different matter. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 9:13 AM

Gov.-Elect Hogan to Light 30-Foot Menorah in Baltimore

Gov.-Elect Hogan to Light 30-Foot Menorah in Baltimore

Gov.-elect Larry Hogan is helping Maryland's Jewish community celebrate Hanukkah by lighting a 30-foot menorah in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. 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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Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
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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.
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