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Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 6:29 PM

DC Mayor Says She Discussed Metro, Statehood With Trump

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says she had "a wide-ranging discussion'' with President-elect Donald Trump in New York on Tuesday and emphasized to him that the city does not get special treatment from the federal... Read »

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 8:58 PM

DC Council Initially Passes 8 Weeks Paid Family Leave

District of Columbia lawmakers will be voting on whether to force private employers to provide the nation's most generous paid family leave benefits. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 9:15 PM

$130,000 Reward Offered in Case of Slain DNC Staffer

$130,000 Reward Offered in Case of Slain DNC Staffer

A Republican lobbyist is increasing the reward he is offering for information on the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich. Read »

Monday, Dec 5, 2016 at 8:06 PM

Bowser to Meet With Trump in NYC

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser will meet with President-elect Donald Trump in New York City on Tuesday. Read »

Monday, Dec 5, 2016 at 7:47 PM

Kennedy Vote Seems Key to Supreme Court Redistricting Cases

Kennedy Vote Seems Key to Supreme Court Redistricting Cases

Justice Anthony Kennedy appears to hold the decisive vote in two Supreme Court cases involving challenges from African-American voters to electoral districts in North Carolina and Virginia. Read »

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 5:44 AM

To Move Into White House, Trump May Have to Dump DC Hotel

To Move Into White House, Trump May Have to Dump DC Hotel

Whether he'll need to relinquish his stake in the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., could come down to how a few words on a lease are interpreted. Read »

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 at 7:08 PM
DC Probes If Political Interference Played Role in Contracts

DC Probes If Political Interference Played Role in Contracts

Members of the D.C. Council are conducting three days of closed sessions to look into possible pay-to-play arrangements after a leader of the Department of General Services quit abruptly. Watch »

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 at 12:10 PM
Sen. Tim Kaine Talks Election, Future With News4

Sen. Tim Kaine Talks Election, Future With News4

Sen. Tim Kaine sat down with News4's Aaron Gilchrist to talk about what he's been up to since the election. Watch »

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 at 5:46 AM

DC Mayor to Announce New HIV Treatment Effort

DC Mayor to Announce New HIV Treatment Effort

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser is set to announce a new effort to fight HIV and AIDS. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 at 7:36 PM

Mayor: DC Sets Example for Reducing Carbon Footprint

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser will address an international climate change conference in Mexico, telling her counterparts how Washington is leading the nation in efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. 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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