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Friday, Apr 3, 2015 at 2:07 PM

Va. State Jobs Won't Ask About Criminal History

Va. State Jobs Won't Ask About Criminal History

Applications for Virginia state jobs in the executive branch will no longer include questions regarding a person's criminal history. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015 at 12:05 PM
Rand Paul: Officially in the Race for 2016

Rand Paul: Officially in the Race for 2016

NBC Political Editor Mark Murray analyzes Rand Paul's potential benefits and challenges as he runs as a Libertarian for 2016. Watch »

Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 at 10:38 PM

Budget Targets Md., Va. Residents Who Shop, Park in D.C.

Tax increases and cuts to higher education are part of D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser's $12.9 billion budget proposal, which includes more money for homeless services, school modernization and the streetcar program. Read »

Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 at 5:19 AM

Maryland Governor to Speak Out Against Bullying

Maryland Governor to Speak Out Against Bullying

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is adding his voice to the growing rally against bullying. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 8:57 PM

D.C. Council Member Proposes Raising Smoking Age

D.C. Council Member Proposes Raising Smoking Age

A D.C. Council member wants to raise the "smoking age" in the nation's capital. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 11:51 PM

Indictments Against Former Va. Del. Morrissey Dismissed

Indictments Against Former Va. Del. Morrissey Dismissed

A former Virginia state lawmaker who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in a sex scandal involving a teenager will no longer face felony charges in the case. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 at 10:23 PM

D.C. Mayor Pledges Streetcar Will Open

D.C. Mayor Pledges Streetcar Will Open

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser promised Tuesday that the city's long-delayed streetcar line will open. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 5:26 AM

D.C. Activists to Protest at Offices of Rubio, Cruz

D.C. Activists to Protest at Offices of Rubio, Cruz

Activists seeking greater autonomy for the District of Columbia are planning to drop in on members of Congress they accuse of improper meddling in local affairs. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 at 8:20 PM
D.C. Economy Booming 20 Years After Control Board

D.C. Economy Booming 20 Years After Control Board

The booming economy in the district today is a far cry from the city's near bankruptcy 20 years ago, when Congress created a controverisal control board that took over city finances. News4's Tom Sherwood takes a... Watch »

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 at 8:16 PM

Bowser to Deliver Her 1st 'State of the District'

Bowser to Deliver Her 1st 'State of the District'

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser is set to deliver her first "State of the District'' speech. 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.
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 Moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News' Political Director.
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