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Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 3:45 PM
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By Shivan Sarna

Early Voting Days Away as Scandal Heats Up

Early Voting Days Away as Scandal Heats Up

The Democratic mayoral primary is 21 days away, and early voting starts in less than a week -- but to say things are getting complicated for incumbent Mayor Vincent Gray is a vast understatement. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 3:45 PM
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By NBC Washington

D.C. Candidates Face Latest Fundraising Deadline

D.C. Candidates Face Latest Fundraising Deadline

Mayor Vincent Gray brought in the most money during the last fundraising period, which was his first since entering the race in December. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 1:51 PM
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By Erica Jones

Sherwood: 'Chicken Little Pundits' Were Wrong

Sherwood: 'Chicken Little Pundits' Were Wrong

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan was blunt. He recalled the fears in 2010 that school reform was dead with the defeat of then-Mayor Adrian Fenty and the abrupt resignation of Chancellor Michelle Rhee. Read »

Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Wells: Gray More Concerned With Investigation Than Duties

Mayoral candidate and Council member Tommy Wells charged that Mayor Vincent Gray is more worried about staying out of jail than running the city. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 at 8:51 PM
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By Mark Segraves

Gray: Sequestration Cost D.C. Thousands of Jobs

Many people and jurisdictions feel the impact of sequestration, but Mayor Vincent Gray says the federal budget cuts hit the District harder than any other area, with thousands of jobs lost. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 6:36 AM
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By Erica Jones

Notebook: Lambs When You Need Lions

Notebook: Lambs When You Need Lions

During Saturday's rally for statehood, Park Police blocked a direct path to the National Mall. Mayoral press secretary Pedro Ribeiro would say only that the Park Service wasn’t being “helpful.” Your Notebook,... Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Erica Jones

Sherwood's Notebook: Dunbar, on the Rise

Sherwood's Notebook: Dunbar, on the Rise

It was just a great event Monday when city leaders opened the new, $125 million Dunbar High School near North Capitol Street and New York Avenue. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: Scandal Coming Into Focus

Sherwood's Notebook: Scandal Coming Into Focus

Summer is winding down, and city scandal is heating up. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 3:45 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: Now Leading the Mayor’s Race…?

Sherwood's Notebook: Now Leading the Mayor’s Race…?

Incumbent Mayor Vincent Gray talks and acts like he wants to run again, but it’s publicly unclear at this point if he will run or if he’ll be a factor. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: Lew Scores, but the Mayor?

Sherwood's Notebook: Lew Scores, but the Mayor?

A soccer stadium in D.C. would be another big accomplishment for City Administrator Allen Lew. 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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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.
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