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Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Maryland Ballot Questions Can Be Puzzling

Maryland Ballot Questions Can Be Puzzling

Statewide ballot questions in Maryland can be head-scratchers, not just because of occasionally confusing legal language, but also because they do not always pertain to all voters across the state. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 at 5:41 AM

Medical Marijuana Panel May Vote on Regulations

Medical Marijuana Panel May Vote on Regulations

A Maryland panel could begin voting on regulations to make medical marijuana available in Maryland. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 at 5:35 AM

D.C. Council to Consider New Inspector General

D.C. Council to Consider New Inspector General

The D.C. Council will consider whether to approve a new inspector general. Read »

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Absentee Voting in Virginia Ends This Week

Absentee Voting in Virginia Ends This Week

Time is running out for Virginia voters to cast absentee ballots for the Nov. 4 general election. Read »

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Foust, Comstock Square Off in Congressional Debate

Foust, Comstock Square Off in Congressional Debate

Republican Barbara Comstock and Democrat John Foust battled Sunday in their final debate over who would take the most bipartisan approach to succeed the retiring Frank Wolf in Congress. Read »

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 8:06 PM

D.C. Chief: Not Many Complaints Over 'Stop-and-Frisk'

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said Monday that her department gets more complaints about officers conducting traffic stops than about officers who stop and frisk people on the street. Read »

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Feb. 20 Sentencing Set for Former Va. First Lady

Feb. 20 Sentencing Set for Former Va. First Lady

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell's sentencing on nine public corruption convictions has been set for Feb. 20. Read »

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 2:09 PM
Candidates Discuss Ebola in Midterm Elections

Candidates Discuss Ebola in Midterm Elections

NBC's political writer Carrie Dann discusses which party is talking more about Ebola and how it may or may not be helping them. Watch »

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Gilmore's PAC Spends $86,000 Helping Gillespie

Gilmore's PAC Spends $86,000 Helping Gillespie

Newly filed campaign finance reports show former Gov. Jim Gilmore's super PAC is paying $86,000 for TV and radio ads in support of Senate candidate Ed Gillespie. Read »

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Ex-Campaign Treasurer for Michael A. Brown Pleads Guilty

Ex-Campaign Treasurer for Michael A. Brown Pleads Guilty

A former campaign treasurer pleaded guilty Thursday to income tax evasion and violations of campaign finance laws, according to a press release. 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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