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Friday, Dec 5, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Southeast Community Gathers for Marion Barry

A church Marion Barry frequently attended in Southeast D.C. hosted a community memorial service Friday evening. Read »

Friday, Dec 5, 2014 at 4:29 PM
First Read, Dec. 5

First Read, Dec. 5

NBC political writer Carrie Dann discusses the nomination of Ashton Carter as secretary of defense. She also discusses Obama's handling of the situation in Ferguson, as well as what Congress needs to get done... Watch »

Friday, Dec 5, 2014 at 6:03 AM

D.C. Hosts Ebola Summit to Help Halt Virus' Spread

D.C. Hosts Ebola Summit to Help Halt Virus' Spread

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has declared Dec. 5 Ebola Awareness Day as the city hosts a national summit on how to halt the virus' spread. Read »

Thursday, Dec 4, 2014 at 6:35 PM

Public Pays Respects to Marion Barry

Family members, politicians and the public filed by the casket of former Washington mayor Marion Barry Thursday in the first of several memorial events honoring the "mayor for life." Read »

Thursday, Dec 4, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Board Weighs New Look at Va. Abortion Clinic Rules

Board Weighs New Look at Va. Abortion Clinic Rules

The State Board of Health is considering whether to revisit Virginia's hotly debated abortion clinic regulations. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Hogan Confident Md. 'Rain Tax' Will Be Scrapped

Hogan Confident Md. 'Rain Tax' Will Be Scrapped

Gov.-elect Larry Hogan said he believes the so-called “rain tax” will be scrapped in Maryland. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 at 4:44 PM

D.C. Bans Pot Testing of Job Applicants

D.C. Bans Pot Testing of Job Applicants

Potential employers won't be able to test applicants for marijuana in D.C. until after they've made a conditional job offer under a bill approved by the D.C. Council. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 at 5:43 AM

Comptroller Urges Md. Residents to Shop Local

Comptroller Urges Md. Residents to Shop Local

Comptroller Peter Franchot is urging Maryland residents to shop locally over the holiday season. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 at 5:40 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: How Good Is It Here?

Sherwood's Notebook: How Good Is It Here?

The Washington region is doing pretty damn good. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Advocates Push for Virginia Minimum Wage Increase

Advocates Push for Virginia Minimum Wage Increase

A Democratic state senator and advocates for low-income workers are pushing to boost Virginia's minimum wage, a proposal that will face long odds in a GOP-controlled General Assembly. Read »

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