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Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 9:01 PM

Airbnb to Collect Hotel Tax in Montgomery County

Airbnb to Collect Hotel Tax in Montgomery County

Online lodging service Airbnb has reached an agreement with Montgomery County, Maryland to start collecting a hotel tax on behalf of its hosts. Read »

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 5:46 AM

Virginians Registering to Vote Ahead of 2012 Pace

Virginians Registering to Vote Ahead of 2012 Pace

Virginia residents are rushing to register to vote ahead of the November election. Read »

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 5:15 PM

Sherwood's Notebook: Two Radical Changes

Sherwood's Notebook: Two Radical Changes

Mayor Muriel Bowser’s ambitious — and expensive — plan to close the homeless shelter at D.C. General is getting a major rewrite. Read »

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 5:30 AM

Va. to Require Cameras With Ignition Interlock Devices

Va. to Require Cameras With Ignition Interlock Devices

Virginia is making changes to its anti-drunken driving ignition interlock program. Read »

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 8:41 PM

House Committee Asserts Budget Power Over DC Government

A House committee approved a bill on Tuesday that would block the District of Columbia government from spending local tax dollars without approval by Congress. Read »

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 3:53 PM

Change to Mayor's Homeless Plan Leads to an F-Bomb

The debate over where to house the District's homeless after the large and aging D.C. General shelter closes apparently led to a tense exchange this afternoon between the district's top two leaders. Read »

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 5:42 AM

House Bill Would Take Budget Power Away From DC Gov't

House Bill Would Take Budget Power Away From DC Gov't

A House committee is set to vote on a bill that would block the District of Columbia government from spending local tax dollars without approval by Congress. Read »

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 6:47 PM

Big Changes Coming to Mayor's Homelessness Plan

Big Changes Coming to Mayor's Homelessness Plan

A new bill is expected to radically change D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser's plan to house homeless families throughout all eight wards of the District. Read »

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 11:07 AM

DC Street Parking Rates Going Up June 1

DC Street Parking Rates Going Up June 1

Parking rates will more than double in residential areas starting June 1. Read »

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM

'Dealer School' for 700 Jobs at MGM Casino Starts Monday

The MGM National Harbor casino is hiring 3,600 people, including 700 card dealers who can take training courses that start Monday. 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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