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Monday, Jul 13, 2015 at 5:35 PM

McAuliffe: Virginia's Economy Is 'Back'

McAuliffe: Virginia's Economy Is 'Back'

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is touting higher-than-expected state tax revenues as a sign that Virginia's economy has recovered from the Great Recession. Read »

Friday, Jul 10, 2015 at 8:43 PM

New Penalties for Selling Synthetic Drugs in D.C.

D.C. now has new ways to crack down on businesses that sell synthetic drugs. Read »

Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 at 9:23 AM

Appeals Court Upholds McDonnell's Convictions

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell guilty verdict. Read »

Friday, Jul 10, 2015 at 10:12 PM

DC Council Holding Hearing on 'Death With Dignity' Bill

D.C. Council members are holding a hearing on a bill that would allow an adult with a terminal illness to get medication to end his or her life. Read »

Friday, Jul 10, 2015 at 6:55 AM

Crackdown on Synthetic Drugs 'Ravaging' Neighborhoods

New legislation will create tougher penalties for businesses caught selling synthetic drugs in Washington D.C. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 8, 2015 at 5:29 PM

Jose Andres Cancels Plan for Restaurant at Trump's D.C. Hotel

Jose Andres Cancels Plan for Restaurant at Trump's D.C. Hotel

D.C. restaurateur José Andrés is stepping back from plans to open a restaurant in Donald Trump's planned downtown hotel. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 8, 2015 at 1:39 PM

Sherwood's Notebook: No Time to Wait or Waste...

Sherwood's Notebook: No Time to Wait or Waste...

First was the report last week of a possible shooting at the Navy Yard. Then, on Monday, sirens wailed at Walter Reed in Bethesda. Was there an active shooter? It turns out, no, in both instances. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015 at 7:19 PM

D.C. Council to Hold Dying With Dignity Act Hearing Friday

The D.C. Council is beginning debate on a bill that would allow people within six months of death to self-administer a prescription that would end their life. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015 at 1:23 PM

Hogan Makes 1st Public Appearance Since 1st Round of Chemo

Hogan Makes 1st Public Appearance Since 1st Round of Chemo

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has made his first public appearance since finishing his opening round of chemotherapy last week. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015 at 5:19 PM

Hogan Details 43 Possible Purple Line Cuts

Hogan Details 43 Possible Purple Line Cuts

Maryland's governor is detailing some of the potential cuts aimed at reducing Purple Line costs by $210 million. 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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