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Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 9:26 PM

Lawmaker: FBI Investigating Possible Campaign Theft

Lawmaker: FBI Investigating Possible Campaign Theft

A top-ranking Virginia state senator said Wednesday that the FBI has informed him someone stole about $600,000 from his campaign finance accounts. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 7:51 PM

Va. Governor Urges Tightening Public Ethics Laws

Va. Governor Urges Tightening Public Ethics Laws

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants tighter ethics laws governing state officials' conduct. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 11:15 PM

Report: D.C. Area Faces $58 Billion Budget Gap

A Council of Governments report released Wednesday says the D.C. Metro area will face a funding gap of at least $58 billion over the next 15 years. Read »

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 at 8:51 PM

D.C. Council to Consider 'Death with Dignity' Bill

A D.C. Council member wants the nation's capital to join the three states that allow terminally ill people to end their lives with the help of a physician. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 7:23 PM

Scandals Mar First Day of Va. General Assembly

A cloud of controversy hung over the Virginia General Assembly as the 2015 session opened. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 4:19 PM

Ex-Va. Gov. Renews Request to Remain Free During Appeal

Ex-Va. Gov. Renews Request to Remain Free During Appeal

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is renewing his request to remain free while he appeals his corruption convictions. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 7:53 PM

Christopher Barry Investigated for Alleged Threat

Christopher Barry, the son of late Mayor Marion Barry, is being investigated by police after he allegedly threatened a bank employee Tuesday. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 1:59 PM

D.C. Sends Pot Legalization Initiative to Congress

D.C. Sends Pot Legalization Initiative to Congress

The D.C. Council has sent an initiative legalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana to Congress for review, despite an attempt by Congress to block the nation's capital from legalizing pot. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Md. State Sen. to Introduce Right-to-Die Bill

Md. State Sen. to Introduce Right-to-Die Bill

A Maryland state senator says he'll introduce a bill this year to make it legal for Maryland doctors to help terminally ill patients end their own lives. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 6:49 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Too Many Things to Fix!

Sherwood's Notebook: Too Many Things to Fix!

Taking a look around the region, an awful lot of stuff needs fixing. 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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