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Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 7:57 PM

'People Are Dying Needlessly': DC Fire Exec Resigns

Washington's EMS medical director and assistant fire chief has submitted her resignation in a fiery letter that cites "emergency" problems with the department that put citizens' lives in danger. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 at 1:43 PM

McAuliffe Ally Turns Against Him on Gun Compromise

McAuliffe Ally Turns Against Him on Gun Compromise

One of Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's biggest donors and political allies has turned against him with an advertisement campaign condemning a deal he struck with GOP leaders on gun policy. Read »

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 4:21 PM

Bowser Announces New Homeless Shelter Locations

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser revealed the locations for the District's new homeless family shelters in each ward during a breakfast with the D.C. Council Tuesday. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 at 6:11 AM

Virginia Senate OKs Bill Nixing 'Loyalty Oaths'

Virginia Senate OKs Bill Nixing 'Loyalty Oaths'

A bill that's making its way through Virginia's General Assembly would prevent political parties from requiring voters to sign a party affiliation statement in a presidential primary. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 at 6:26 AM

Can Lawmaker Vote Twice on Same Bill?

Can Lawmaker Vote Twice on Same Bill?

Maryland lawmakers have a potential quandary on their hands that is rare, if not unprecedented: Can one of their own vote twice on the same bill? Read »

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 10:02 AM

Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Brown Endorses Clinton

Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Brown Endorses Clinton

Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president. Read »

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 7:01 AM

Mon. is Deadline to Register to Vote in Va. Primaries

Mon. is Deadline to Register to Vote in Va. Primaries

Virginians who aren't registered to vote but want to cast ballots in the March 1 presidential primary need to act fast. Read »

Friday, Feb 5, 2016 at 6:55 PM

The Week Ahead: Primary Time!

The Week Ahead with Andy Gross Read »

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 9:05 PM

Former DC Mayor Gray Running for Ward 7 Seat

Former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has entered the race for a seat on D.C. Council. Read »

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 12:18 PM

Va. Elections Board Nixes GOP Loyalty Pledge

Va. Elections Board Nixes GOP Loyalty Pledge

Virginia's Board of Elections has approved a request to rescind a loyalty pledge that would have required voters to sign a statement affirming "I am a Republican" before being allowed to cast a ballot in the... Read »

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