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Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 at 6:31 AM

Hogan to Hold 'Buy Local' Cookout at Governor's Residence

Hogan to Hold 'Buy Local' Cookout at Governor's Residence

Gov. Larry Hogan and Maryland first lady Yumi Hogan are holding a cookout to urge Maryland residents to buy locally produced food. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 5:28 PM

Gillespie Has Financial Head Start In Va. Gov. Race

Gillespie Has Financial Head Start In Va. Gov. Race

Republican Ed Gillespie has a small financial head start over his Democratic rival in Virginia's closely watched governor's race. Read »

Monday, Jul 17, 2017 at 8:23 PM

Potomac River Section Closed When Trump Is Golfing in Va.

If President Donald Trump is at his golf courses in Virginia, don't expect to be able to paddle down the Potomac River nearby. Read »

Monday, Jul 17, 2017 at 8:36 PM

Richard Madaleno Kicks Off Bid for Maryland Governor

A fifth Democrat, State Sen. Richard Madaleno Jr., launched his candidacy for governor of Maryland on Monday. Read »

Friday, Jul 14, 2017 at 3:19 PM

Protests Were Growing in DC Even Before 2017

Protests Were Growing in DC Even Before 2017

Washington, D.C. has seen a steady increase in the number of protests since 2014, with that trend likely continuing into 2017. Read »

Saturday, Jul 15, 2017 at 10:46 AM

'NRA2DOJ' Marchers Rally at Justice Department

Demonstrators calling for the National Rifle Association to respond to the Philando Castile trial verdict held a rally at the Department of Justice on Saturday. Read »

Thursday, Jul 13, 2017 at 1:21 PM

Sen. Sanders Endorses Ben Jealous for Maryland Governor

Sen. Sanders Endorses Ben Jealous for Maryland Governor

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has endorsed former NAACP chairman Ben Jealous for Maryland governor. Read »

Thursday, Jul 13, 2017 at 12:43 PM

Corey Stewart to Run for Senate in Virginia

Virginia Republican Corey Stewart will announce Thursday that he will seek the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, challenging former vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine for his seat. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 at 5:46 PM

DC Bids to Host 2022 Gay Games

DC Bids to Host 2022 Gay Games

D.C. is a finalist to host the 2022 Gay Games, a sporting event that aims to promote inclusivity and awareness of the LGBTQ people. The games could attract as many as 15,000 participants, planners say. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 at 6:54 PM
FBI HQ Decision: Winners & Losers

FBI HQ Decision: Winners & Losers

Robert McCartney, who covers politics and policy in the D.C. area for The Washington Post, talks about the winners and losers in the wake of the GSA's decision to not move the FBI's headquarters. Watch »

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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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