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Thursday, Jun 6, 2013 at 8:35 PM
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By Tom Sherwood
      

D.C. Council Judiciary Committee Considers Two Major Changes

The D.C. Council is preparing to allow almost any adult to legally officiate marriage ceremonies and is also moving closer to approving drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants. Read »

Thursday, Jun 6, 2013 at 7:05 PM
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By Tom Sherwood
      

New Birth Certificates for Transgender People in D.C.

The D.C. Council is preparing to pass legislation that would make it easier for transgender people to obtain new birth certificates reflecting their change in sexual identity. Read »

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 8:05 PM

D.C. Council Considers Ban on Printable Guns

D.C. Council Considers Ban on Printable Guns

The D.C. Council will consider banning plastic firearms created by 3D printers. Read »

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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By Wendy Warren

Behind the Push to Move the Date of D.C.'s Mayoral Election

Behind the Push to Move the Date of D.C.'s Mayoral Election

Why April 1 was picked for the next mayoral election -- and why some want to move the date. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 9:27 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Marion Barry Ally Wins DC Election

Thies: Marion Barry Ally Wins DC Election

Marion Barry's longtime ally Anita Bonds won a seat on the D.C. Council. Now what? Read »

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Bonds Claims Victory in D.C. Council Special Election

Bonds Claims Victory in D.C. Council Special Election

D.C. Councilmember Anita Bonds claimed victory in the special election for an at-large D.C. Council seat Tuesday night, News4's Tom Sherwood reported. Read »

Friday, Apr 19, 2013 at 5:49 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

D.C. Leaders Want to Criminalize Cheating

D.C. Leaders Want to Criminalize Cheating

The D.C. Council’s exploration of ways to curb cheating on standardized tests led to tense and angry exchanges Thursday. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013 at 1:38 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: 7 Candidates Come Down to A or B in Special Election

Thies: 7 Candidates Come Down to A or B in Special Election

On April 23, District voters will elect an At-Large Councilmember. Seven candidates are on the ballot. Read »

Monday, Apr 8, 2013 at 9:47 PM
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By Tom Sherwood
      

D.C. Council Candidates Debate Gentrification's Impact

Early voting in a special election to fill an at-large D.C. Council seat began Monday, and the six candidates in the field clashed in a debate over the impact of gentrification and the city's declining... Read »

Monday, Apr 8, 2013 at 5:58 PM
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By Tom Sherwood
      

D.C. Special Election Raises Racial Balance Concerns

Former D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown’s surprising decision to drop out of the special election for an at-large D.C. Council seat raised some concerns about racial balance in D.C. politics. Read »

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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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