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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 »

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 at 11:31 AM

Md. to Provide Scholarships to Early H.S. Grads

Md. to Provide Scholarships to Early H.S. Grads

Gov. Larry Hogan says the state will provide scholarships to students who finish high school in three years or less. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 at 4:55 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Weary With the Weather

Sherwood's Notebook: Weary With the Weather

You’re about three minutes away from being frustrated with our big snowstorm if you’re not already there. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016 at 8:48 PM

Tax Cuts a Top Matter Before Maryland Lawmakers

Tax Cuts a Top Matter Before Maryland Lawmakers

One of the major decisions facing Maryland legislators this session is whether to cut taxes, which ones and by how much, the General Assembly's chief budget analyst told lawmakers Tuesday. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016 at 8:26 PM

If You Dig Out a Parking Spot, Can You 'Save' It?

If you shovel out a parking space, is it yours, or does the time-honored rule of "no savesies" apply? Read »

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016 at 9:59 AM

DC to Seek FEMA Funds for Snow Cleanup

DC to Seek FEMA Funds for Snow Cleanup

The District of Columbia will be seeking funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help pay for cleanup from the snow storm. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016 at 9:57 AM

Virginia House GOP to Unveil Education Agenda

Virginia House GOP to Unveil Education Agenda

The Virginia House GOP plans to roll out their agenda on education-related issues. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016 at 8:29 AM

Va. Gov. Films Scene for AMC Series

Va. Gov. Films Scene for AMC Series

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is ready for his close-up. Read »

Friday, Jan 22, 2016 at 9:55 AM

DC Mayor Sorry for 'Inadequate Response' to Inch of Snow

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser apologized Thursday for the city's "inadequate response" to an inch of snow and ice that crippled the capital city Wednesday night ahead of a major blizzard expected to arrive Friday. Read »

Monday, Jan 25, 2016 at 9:56 AM
White House Time-Lapse: Snow Hits D.C.

White House Time-Lapse: Snow Hits D.C.

Over a foot of snow has fallen at the White House, and the snow is still coming down. Check out this time-lapse video of the snowfall at the White House. 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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