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Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 at 8:22 PM

Va. Senate Rejects School Vouchers for Disabled Students

Va. Senate Rejects School Vouchers for Disabled Students

The Virginia Senate narrowly defeated a proposed private-school voucher program for disabled students. Read »

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 5:48 AM

Marijuana Legal in Nation's Capital Despite Threats

D.C. residents counted down the hours until marijuana became legal in the nation's capital at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 at 7:46 AM

DC Council to Address Response to Fatal Metro Accident

DC Council to Address Response to Fatal Metro Accident

The D.C. Council will be asking questions about changes city agencies have made following a fatal accident on the city's subway system. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 at 8:47 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Be Afraid, Be Very...

Sherwood's Notebook: Be Afraid, Be Very...

Homeland security is much in the news again this week. Read »

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 8:22 AM

Q&A: What's Legal, What's Not With Pot in D.C.?

Q&A: What's Legal, What's Not With Pot in D.C.?

A law that legalizes marijuana in the District went into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. Here's what you need to know. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 at 3:39 PM

Pot Becomes Legal in D.C. Thursday at Midnight

Pot Becomes Legal in D.C. Thursday at Midnight

A law to legalize marijuana in the District will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, unless Congress steps in at the last minute. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 at 1:57 PM
DHS Funding Showdown: What Happens Next

DHS Funding Showdown: What Happens Next

A substantial block of House Republicans say Obama's executive action on immigration is a constitutional crisis, and they need to do something about it -- even if it means a temporary shutdown of the Department... Watch »

Friday, Feb 20, 2015 at 8:08 PM

Supporters Want Increased Renewable Energy in Maryland

Supporters Want Increased Renewable Energy in Maryland

Supporters of clean energy urged lawmakers on Friday to increase Maryland's renewable energy requirement, but some electricity industry officials contend it would come with a big price tag. Read »

Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 8:03 AM

Former Va. First Lady Sentenced to 1 Year, 1 Day

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell was sentenced to one year and one day in prison on corruption charges Friday. Read »

Friday, Feb 20, 2015 at 2:42 PM
Giuliani in Hot Water Over Obama Comments

Giuliani in Hot Water Over Obama Comments

MSNBC's Luke Russert gives an update on political battles over the Department of Homeland Security, immigration, and Rudy Giuliani's criticism of President Obama. Watch »

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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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