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Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 at 9:03 PM

$15 Minimum Wage Could Be on Next Year's Ballot in DC

$15 Minimum Wage Could Be on Next Year's Ballot in DC

Washington D.C. elections officials have cleared the way for a $15-an-hour minimum wage to be added to the ballot. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 at 12:57 PM

Sherwood's Notebook: Hot Times…All Over!

Sherwood's Notebook: Hot Times…All Over!

Heat and humidity occurs through much of the summer, bitter cold during the winter and mostly pleasant temperatures in spring and fall. That’s Washington weather. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 at 5:45 AM

Md. State Employees Plan Rallies to Protest Staff Cuts

Md. State Employees Plan Rallies to Protest Staff Cuts

State employees are expected to rally across Maryland Wednesday to protest staff layoffs. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 8:53 AM

Md. County Holds Public Hearing on English-Only Law

Md. County Holds Public Hearing on English-Only Law

The elected leaders of Frederick County are listening to what citizens have to say about a disputed ordinance requiring that county business be conducted in English. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 8:53 AM
Montgomery Co. Council to Vote on Predatory Towing Bill

Montgomery Co. Council to Vote on Predatory Towing Bill

Predatory towing could be coming to an end in Montgomery County. A bill designed to change the rules is up for a vote Tuesday. News4's Meagan Fitzgerald has more on what the proposed bill. Watch »

Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 9:54 AM

Southwest Waterfront Development Hits Milestone

The mile-long development on D.C.'s Southwest waterfront celebrated a milestone on Thursday and announced its first office tenant. Read »

Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 9:52 AM

Federal Workers Confront Officials about OPM Data Breach

Government workers worried about the compromise of their personal information had the chance to grill federal officials Thursday about what happened and what employees should do to protect their data. Read »

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 1:30 PM

D.C. Store Closed for Selling Synthetic Drugs

D.C. Store Closed for Selling Synthetic Drugs

A store in D.C.'s Bloomingdale neighborhood has been closed for at least one year for selling synthetic drugs. Read »

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 9:52 AM

NoMa Residents Demand End to Crime Wave

After multiple violent crimes in recent weeks, residents of Northwest D.C.'s NoMa neighborhood are pleading with police for help. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 at 5:59 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Public Corruption There and Here

Sherwood's Notebook: Public Corruption There and Here

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell lost big time in court last week. 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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Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
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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.
Tom Sherwood News4 Political Reporter Tom Sherwood is a reporter for News4 specializing in politics and the D.C. government.
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