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Sherwood's Notebook: Play Ball... Y'all

Sherwood's Notebook: Play Ball... Y'all

Your Notebook took in a Nats spring training game last week in West Palm Beach, checking in with local fans at the team’s new Florida ballpark. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 6:13 AM

DC to Expand Police Cadet Training Program

DC to Expand Police Cadet Training Program

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser says the city will invest $1.6 million in the expansion of the city's police cadet training program. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 6:10 AM

Trump's Budget Could Plunge Nation's Capital Into Recession

In the unlikely event that Congress approves President Donald Trump's budget proposal, Washington could get a recession. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 7:59 PM

Van Hollen, Cardin to Vote Against Gorsuch Nomination

Van Hollen, Cardin to Vote Against Gorsuch Nomination

Maryland's senators say they'll vote against the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 7:15 PM

Veteran Homelessness: Trump's Budget Could Hurt Efforts

The push to end homelessness among veterans would suffer without the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, which is up for elimination under President Donald Trump's proposed budget, nonprofits and... Read »

Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 7:08 PM
New Programs to Engage Girls in DC Schools

New Programs to Engage Girls in DC Schools

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a new, million-dollar program to engage young women in middle and high school with after-school and other enrichment programs. This follows the creation of an all-male middle and high school to focus on teen boys last year. The girls' programs will be spread among schools citywide. News4's Tom Sherwood reports. Watch »

Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 12:26 PM

Some Virginians May Have to Wait Longer for Tax Refunds

Some Virginians May Have to Wait Longer for Tax Refunds

Virginia taxpayers may have to wait a little longer for expected tax refunds as state officials work to combat tax refund fraud related to identity theft. Read »

Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 12:57 PM
Maryland Democrats Oppose Trump's Budget

Maryland Democrats Oppose Trump's Budget

President Donald Trump's budget proposal is getting some strong reaction here in the D.C. area.  Democrats in Montgomery County came out to oppose it Monday. They say these are critical times for the state of Maryland, citing cuts in programs protecting the Chesapeake Bay. Watch »

Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 5:42 AM

Libertarian Candidate for Virginia Governor Drops Out

Libertarian Candidate for Virginia Governor Drops Out

A Libertarian candidate for Virginia governor has ended his campaign. Read »

Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 at 8:36 PM

Gillespie Wins Fairfax Straw Poll in GOP Governor's Race

Gillespie Wins Fairfax Straw Poll in GOP Governor's Race

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie has won a straw poll in Fairfax County in the race for the GOP nomination for Virginia governor. Read »

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Julie Carey
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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