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Thursday, Apr 3, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Md. House Votes for Dog-Bite Liability Measure

Md. House Votes for Dog-Bite Liability Measure

All Maryland dog owners would be liable for their pets if they bite someone, but owners would have a chance to rebut a presumption of liability in court, under a bill that has been passed by the Maryland General... Read »

Thursday, Apr 3, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Md. Panel to Get Update on Health Exchange

Md. Panel to Get Update on Health Exchange

A legislative oversight panel on Maryland's troubled health exchange is holding a meeting to get an update from state officials. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Film Shooting Could Replace Factory Jobs Pending "House of Cards Bill"

Film Shooting Could Replace Factory Jobs Pending

Sen. Edward Kasemeyer sas Maryland should look to films to make up for jobs it has lost in manufacturing. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Senate Passes Dog-Bite Liability Measure

Senate Passes Dog-Bite Liability Measure

The bill would hold dog owners liable for biting "innocent victims." Read »

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 at 5:18 PM
      

15 Things You Should Know About D.C.'s Primary Results

A new mayor isn't the only change facing the D.C. government after Tuesday's Democratic primary. Read on for the 14 things you should know about the outcome of the primary: Read »

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Sherwood's Notebook: Cue the Fenty Comparisons

Sherwood's Notebook: Cue the Fenty Comparisons

Well, Muriel Bowser has nabbed the Democratic nomination for mayor -- which means it's time to cue the Fenty Comparison Contest. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Councilmember Bowser: "I Accept Your Nomination"

Councilmember Bowser:

Muriel Bowser won the Democratic nomination for D.C. mayor Tuesday, defeating an incumbent wounded by a fundraising scandal Read »

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 at 1:52 PM
3 Things That Helped Bowser Win

3 Things That Helped Bowser Win

Councilmember Muriel Bowser had three things going for her in the mayoral primary race, said NBC News Senior Political Editor Mark Murray. Watch »

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 at 4:36 PM
The Changing Face of the D.C. Council

The Changing Face of the D.C. Council

Tuesday night's primary race results means the D.C. Council will have at least three new members next year. Watch »

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 at 6:57 AM

Md. House Committee to Take Up 'Cards' Tax Credit

Md. House Committee to Take Up 'Cards' Tax Credit

A House committee is set to consider raising Maryland's tax credit for film production companies. 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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Domenico Montanaro NBC News Political Reporter Domenico Montanaro is an NBC News Political Reporter, analyst for NBC News' First Read and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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Mark Murray NBC News Deputy Political Director Mark Murray is the NBC News Deputy Political Director, NBC News First Read analyst and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
Tom Sherwood News4 Political Reporter Tom Sherwood is a reporter for News4 specializing in politics and the D.C. government.
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