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Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 8:31 PM

Audit May Expose Gray's 2010 Campaign to Fines

Audit May Expose Gray's 2010 Campaign to Fines

An audit of former District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 election campaign found that it paid poll workers thousands in cash and kept incomplete records of more than $800,000 in contributions. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 8:45 PM

DC Opens Door to Pot Smoking in Private Clubs

Lawmakers in the nation's capital opened the door to allowing people to smoke marijuana in clubs that charge a membership fee. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 4:17 PM

DC Bill Would Pay People Stipends Not to Commit Crimes

DC Bill Would Pay People Stipends Not to Commit Crimes

They say crime doesn't pay, but that might not be entirely true in D.C., as lawmakers look for ways to discourage people from becoming repeat offenders. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 4:22 PM

Virginia Senate Approves 'Tebow Bill'

Virginia Senate Approves 'Tebow Bill'

Both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly have approved legislation to allow home-schooled students to participate in public-school sports. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 9:24 AM

Cummings Won't Run for Senate

Cummings Won't Run for Senate

Rep. Elijah Cummings says he won't run for Senate. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 5:42 AM

DC Council to Debate Ban on Pot Clubs

DC Council to Debate Ban on Pot Clubs

The D.C. Council is set to debate whether to permanently ban marijuana smoking inside businesses or clubs that charge a membership fee. Read »

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 11:17 PM

Va. Gov. on Gun Deal: 'My Job Is to Keep Virginians Safe'

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said the gun control leaders who don’t like the gun deal he struck with Republicans last week are more interested in a national agenda. Read »

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 9:43 PM

MD Dems Push for Affordable College, Retirement

MD Dems Push for Affordable College, Retirement

Maryland Democrats announced Monday that plans to help people save for college and retirement are a priority this session. Read »

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 8:08 PM
DC Mayor Promotes All-Boys High School Ahead of Opening

DC Mayor Promotes All-Boys High School Ahead of Opening

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser spoke Monday to prospective students of an all-boys high school set to open this fall in Northeast D.C. "You'll have a great opportunity for leadership and to learn how to be men,"... Watch »

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 7:38 PM

Supreme Court Allows New Virginia Congressional Elections Map

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday allowed Virginia's election for members of the US House of Representatives to go ahead based on new congressional district boundaries set by a federal court.

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