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Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 at 9:21 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Pro-Marijuana Candidate Fights to Stay on D.C. Ballot

Pro-Marijuana Candidate Fights to Stay on D.C. Ballot

Paul Zukerberg, an attorney who believes that small amounts of marijuana possession should be decriminalized, is fighting for his political life. Read »

Monday, Feb 4, 2013 at 10:14 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Special Election in D.C. Heats Up

Thies: Special Election in D.C. Heats Up

A candidate who seeks to decriminalize marijuana could see his campaign go up in smoke. Read »

Sunday, Feb 3, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Raising $ for D.C.'s Special Election

Raising $ for D.C.'s Special Election

Matthew Frumin, a relative unknown in District politics, breaks away from the field Read »

Friday, Feb 1, 2013 at 10:32 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Pro-Pot Candidate First to File for D.C. Ballot

Pro-Pot Candidate First to File for D.C. Ballot

Paul Zukerberg, who is running on a pro-marijuana decriminalization platform, files for At-Large Council special election. Read »

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 at 9:16 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: The District's Comeback Kid

Thies: The District's Comeback Kid

Two years ago Pat Mara may have been robbed of an election victory. Now he is running again. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Krupicka Apparent Winner in Va. Special Election

Krupicka Apparent Winner in Va. Special Election

Democrat Rob Krupicka appears to have won a special election for the 45th District House of Delegates in northern Virginia. Read »

Friday, Jul 20, 2012 at 9:16 PM
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By Tom Sherwood
      

Catania Not Interested in Gray’s Job

One of the most severe critics of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray called again Friday for him to resign in the wake of his campaign scandal, but not because he has an eye on the mayor’s office. Read »

Friday, Jul 13, 2012 at 7:30 AM
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By Shani Hilton

Senate Passes Special Elections Law for D.C.

Senate Passes Special Elections Law for D.C.

The bill will give the D.C. Board of Elections more flexibility to hold a special election to fill vacant seats. Read »

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 10:23 PM

McDuffie Wins HTJ’s DC Council Seat

McDuffie Wins HTJ’s DC Council Seat

There is a new member of the D.C. Council to replace Harry Thomas Jr., who stepped down from his Ward 5 seat after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $350,000 from the city. Read »

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Kaine Skirts Gay Marriage Questions

PM Read: Kaine Skirts Gay Marriage Questions

When pressed Tuesday on gay marriage, Tim Kaine said he supports the legal equality of relationships but refused to give his position on gay marriage or civil unions. 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
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