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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 »

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 9:59 AM

District Heights Mayor Found Dead in His Home

District Heights Mayor Found Dead in His Home

The mayor of District Heights, Maryland, James L. Walls Jr., was found dead in his home on Thursday, the mayor's office confirms to News4. Read »

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 6:16 AM

Congress Asking If DC Gov't Can Spend Its Own Money

Congress Asking If DC Gov't Can Spend Its Own Money

House Republicans are looking into whether the District of Columbia government truly has the power to spend local tax dollars without approval by Congress. Read »

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 11:08 AM

Hillary Clinton Calls for Making DC the 51st State

Hillary Clinton Calls for Making DC the 51st State

Hillary Clinton says she'll fight to make the District of Columbia the nation's 51st state if she's elected president. Clinton wrote about her support for District statehood in an op-ed published Wednesday... Read »

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 12:42 PM

New Md. Law Makes Birth Control, Vasectomies Free

New Md. Law Makes Birth Control, Vasectomies Free

A new Maryland law will make birth control more accessible by eliminating copayments. It is now one of the most comprehensive birth control laws in the nation. Read »

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 1:53 PM

US Appeals Court Hears Maryland Gun-Control Case

US Appeals Court Hears Maryland Gun-Control Case

Maryland's ban on assault weapons and large-capacity gun magazines is back before a federal appeals court. Read »

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 9:48 PM

Former DC Mayor Gray's Aide Gets 6 Months for 'Shadow Campaign'

A onetime aide to former D.C. mayor Vincent Gray received a six-month prison sentence Tuesday for his role in an illegal slush fund that helped Gray get elected in 2010. Read »

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 9:48 AM

Maryland Unveils New Driver's Licenses, ID Cards

Maryland Unveils New Driver's Licenses, ID Cards

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration has announced a $3.5 million redesign of its driver's license and identification cards. 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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