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Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 7:38 PM

Supreme Court Allows New Virginia Congressional Elections Map

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday allowed Virginia's election for members of the US House of Representatives to go ahead based on new congressional district boundaries set by a federal court.

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 1:48 PM

Va. Senate Rejects Bill to Nix Handgun Permit Requirement

Va. Senate Rejects Bill to Nix Handgun Permit Requirement

Virginia's Republican-controlled Senate has narrowly rejected a measure that would have done away the state's concealed handgun permit requirement. Read »

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 8:29 PM

VA Gov. Announces Historic Gun Compromise With GOP

Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican lawmakers are hailing a rare compromise on gun policies as a historic moment in Virginia politics. Read »

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 11:24 AM

Dems Ask Judge to Add Week to Voter ID Trial

Dems Ask Judge to Add Week to Voter ID Trial

Democrats challenging Virginia's voter ID law say they have so many witnesses lined up they need the trial extended by another week. Read »

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 5:43 AM

Bowser to Announce Recipients of Affordable Housing Money

Bowser to Announce Recipients of Affordable Housing Money

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser is set to announce the developers who'll get $90 million in city funds to create 800 units of affordable housing. Read »

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 at 6:45 PM

DC Fire Lt. Can't Retire Without Review After Child's Death

DC Fire Lt. Can't Retire Without Review After Child's Death

The D.C. fire lieutenant set to retire with benefits after a 1-year-old boy died from choking on a grape under his watch has been told he cannot retire before he appears before a review panel. Read »

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 at 7:58 PM

Activist's Death Ends 35-Year White House Peace Vigil

Concepcion Picciotto, who maintained a protest outside the White House for more than 30 years, died Monday. Read »

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 at 7:25 PM
Washington Post Celebrates Grand Opening of Offices

Washington Post Celebrates Grand Opening of Offices

The Washington Post celebrated moving into new headquarters in downtown D.C. "I think I speak for [D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser] and [Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan] -- we love reading the Post. I'm not saying we love... Watch »

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 at 6:05 AM

Lanier Not Interested in Job With Chicago Police

Lanier Not Interested in Job With Chicago Police

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier turned down an opportunity to lead the Chicago Police Department. Read »

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 at 6:06 AM

Ban on Pot Clubs Causes Rift Among Liberal Lawmakers

Ban on Pot Clubs Causes Rift Among Liberal Lawmakers

A bill to permanently ban marijuana smoking in private clubs in the nation's capital revealed deep divisions on the liberal D.C. Council as lawmakers try to balance the will of the pro-pot electorate with... 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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