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Friday, Oct 17, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Booze Price Hike Irks Va. Consumers and Restaurants

Booze Price Hike Irks Va. Consumers and Restaurants

A move to raise the cost of liquor at Virginia's beverage control stores is distilling sour spirits from restaurants and bars, as well as consumers. Read »

Friday, Oct 17, 2014 at 6:29 AM

Va. Gov Urges Energy Savings by State Government

Va. Gov Urges Energy Savings by State Government

Gov. Terry McAuliffe is stressing energy efficiency throughout Virginia state government. Read »

Friday, Oct 17, 2014 at 12:12 AM
Outspoken Crowd Dominates Final Mayoral Forum

Outspoken Crowd Dominates Final Mayoral Forum

Thursday night was the last meeting of the three major candidates for D.C. mayor. They took their messages to voters in Southeast in a forum sponsored by WUSA-9. Chris Lawrence was there and found some voters... Watch »

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 11:09 PM

D.C. Elections Board: Upside-Down Flag Was Mistake

D.C. Elections Board: Upside-Down Flag Was Mistake

The D.C. Board of Elections printed more than 300,000 copies of their official voter guide with an upside-down D.C. flag. Read »

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Comstock Gains Fundraising Edge Over Foust

Comstock Gains Fundraising Edge Over Foust

New campaign-finance reports show Republican Barbara Comstock has gained a significant fundraising edge over Democrat John Foust in their closely watched race to succeed Frank Wolf in Congress. Read »

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

TSA Chief John Pistole Announces Retirement

TSA Chief John Pistole Announces Retirement

John S. Pistole, the head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced Thursday that he plans to retire at the end of the year. Read »

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Cab Drivers Shouldn't Carry Concealed Weapons: Lanier

Cab Drivers Shouldn't Carry Concealed Weapons: Lanier

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier is scheduled to testify at a hearing on a bill that would allow District of Columbia residents and visitors to get concealed handgun permits for the first time in nearly 40 years. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 6:27 PM

McAuliffe Announces Layoffs, Cuts, Costlier Booze

McAuliffe Announces Layoffs, Cuts, Costlier Booze

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday announced the layoff of 565 state workers, other targeted cuts and a liquor price-hike as he aims to close a shortfall in the state's two-year budget. Read »

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Mayoral Candidates Clash Over Outside Income

The Democratic mayoral nominee in the District of Columbia says her closest challenger isn't suitable for the office because of his temperament and his former employment with a city contractor. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 5:39 PM
NBC4/Washington Post D.C. Mayoral Forum

NBC4/Washington Post D.C. Mayoral Forum

News4's Tom Sherwood and The Washington Post's Colby King host a forum with D.C. mayoral candidates Muriel Bowser, David Catania and Carol Schwartz. Watch »

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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.
Domenico Montanaro
Domenico Montanaro NBC News Political Reporter Domenico Montanaro is an NBC News Political Reporter, analyst for NBC News' First Read and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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 NBC News Political Director, host of “The Daily Rundown” on MSNBC and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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