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Friday, Feb 27, 2015 at 8:35 AM

Pot Fight Between D.C., Congress Could Cost City

Pot Fight Between D.C., Congress Could Cost City

D.C.'s new mayor gave her constituents what they wanted: the ability to legally grow and share marijuana in private. Read »

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 8:42 PM

Pot's Legal in D.C. -- But What Happens Now?

Possession of small amounts of marijuana is now legal in D.C., but that doesn't mean the matter is closed. Congress may still move to prohibit city leaders from enforcing the new law, and if it doesn't, local... Read »

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 7:14 PM

Va. Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Cannabis Oils for Epilepsy

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed a bill Thursday that will allow patients with severe epilepsy to use cannabis oil for treatment. Read »

Friday, Feb 27, 2015 at 7:09 PM

Lower Drinking Age Proposed for Service Members

Eighteen-year-old active duty service members can vote, smoke and fight for their country, but they can't have a drink - a Maryland Senator is looking to change that. Read »

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 8:33 PM

Va. Lawmakers Approve State Budget

Va. Lawmakers Approve State Budget

The Virginia General Assembly passed a state budget Thursday, approving a pay increase for state employees, while not raising taxes or expanding Medicaid. Read »

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 9:07 PM

Md. Charter School Bill Supporters, Opponents Face Off

Md. Charter School Bill Supporters, Opponents Face Off

Dozens of supporters and opponents of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's charter school expansion proposal squared off in a crowded room in Annapolis Thursday to share their hopes and concerns for the bill. Read »

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 »

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