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Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 at 1:17 PM

Va. Judge Blocks Order to Detain Green Card Holders

Va. Judge Blocks Order to Detain Green Card Holders

The order came shortly after a judge in New York granted a temporary stay preventing refugees entering the United States from being deported. Read »

Monday, Jan 30, 2017 at 6:28 AM

Maryland Lawmakers to Introduce Bill to Legalize Marijuana

Maryland Lawmakers to Introduce Bill to Legalize Marijuana

Maryland lawmakers are introducing legislation to regulate and tax marijuana for adult use. Read »

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 at 12:07 PM

Va., Md. Congressmen Oppose Presidential Immigration Order

Va., Md. Congressmen Oppose Presidential Immigration Order

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) voiced their displeasure with the presidential executive order banning refugees, which sparked protests at several airports around the country. Read »

Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 3:01 PM

Jaffe: Not 'Carnage,' But Too Many DC Neighborhoods Unsafe

Jaffe: Not 'Carnage,' But Too Many DC Neighborhoods Unsafe

We are not experiencing "carnage," as Trump claimed in his inaugural address. Yet too many D.C. neighborhoods are not safe. Read »

Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 4:22 PM

Thousands Rally, March to Court, Capitol in March for Life

Thousands Rally, March to Court, Capitol in March for Life

Vice President Mike Pence addressed a crowd of abortion opponents Friday at the annual March for Life, reassuring them "life is winning" because of the election of President Donald Trump. "President Trump asked... Read »

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 5:54 PM

Trump Sanctuary City Order Sparks Fears, Praise in DC Area

President Donald Trump signed an executive action Wednesday to block federal grants from immigrant-protecting "sanctuary cities," and it's receiving strong reactions in the D.C. area. Read »

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 5:18 PM

Sherwood's Notebook: Noise, Lots of Noise!

Sherwood's Notebook: Noise, Lots of Noise!

We are just at the beginning of what we might call The War Between the Stakes. The Trump administration, just like during the campaign, is staking out a position challenging the media's most basic reporting and... Read »

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 5:34 AM

Maryland Lawmakers File 'End of Life Options' Bill

Maryland Lawmakers File 'End of Life Options' Bill

Supporters of allowing terminally ill patients in unbearable pain to end their lives by self-ingesting doctor-prescribed drugs said Wednesday they hope to pass legislation in Maryland this year now that... Read »

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 12:11 PM

Voter Fraud in DC, Maryland or Virginia? What Officials Say

Elections officials in D.C., Maryland and Virginia repeated on Wednesday that claims of voter fraud are unfounded and that multiple systems are in place to detect irregularities. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 11:18 PM

Bowser: White House Website Does 'Disservice' to DC Police

According to the Metropolitan Police Department, violent crimes dropped 10 percent in 2016 and the homicide rate fell 17 percent. 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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