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Tuesday, Dec 20, 2016 at 9:19 PM

DC Council Confirms New Public Schools Chancellor

The D.C. Council confirmed the next public schools chancellor by voice vote Tuesday. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 20, 2016 at 8:07 PM
One-on-One With Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan

One-on-One With Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan

Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins discussed a range of issues from the recent presidential election to the upcoming 2018 Maryland gubernatorial race with Gov. Larry Hogan. Watch »

Tuesday, Dec 20, 2016 at 6:57 PM

DC Council Passes Bill for 8 Weeks Paid Family Leave

The D.C. Council has passed a bill to grant D.C. workers eight weeks of paid family leave. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 20, 2016 at 1:45 PM

DC Paid Family Leave Bill Goes to Final Vote

The D.C. Council takes its final vote on a controversial paid family leave plan Tuesday, but Monday there were last-minute efforts to make big changes to it. Read »

Friday, Dec 16, 2016 at 5:40 PM

Virginia Gov. Outlines Plan to Close $1.2B Budget Shortfall

Virginia Gov. Outlines Plan to Close $1.2B Budget Shortfall

Virginia would force Amazon and some other out-of-state internet retailers to collect sales taxes, and cut state funding for public universities and colleges by 5 percent to help balance the budget under... Read »

Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 at 4:33 PM

Jaffe Report: Erratic Policy Threatens Homeless Families

Jaffe Report: Erratic Policy Threatens Homeless Families

This winter could be the roughest in memory for the District's increasing number of homeless families. Read »

Friday, Dec 16, 2016 at 2:11 PM

Virginia Bill Would Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

Virginia Bill Would Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, or HB 1473, would make it a felony to perform or attempt to perform an abortion after 20 weeks. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 9:23 PM

Va. Gov. Proposes $31.7M for Mental Health, Opioid Crisis

Va. Gov. Proposes $31.7M for Mental Health, Opioid Crisis

Gov. Terry McAuliffe is proposing $31.7 million in new funds to improve mental health care and substance abuse treatment in Virginia. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 4:08 PM

Democrats Cite Gov't: Trump Must Divest From DC Hotel

Democrats Cite Gov't: Trump Must Divest From DC Hotel

The government says Donald Trump must divest all financial interests in his splashy new Washington hotel or be in breach of his lease the moment he becomes president next month, House Democrats said Wednesday. Read »

Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 at 4:50 PM

DC-Area Marching Bands Opt to Sit Out Inaugural Parade

At least one D.C. public school marching band has participated in the past five inaugural parades, but none applied for consideration this year. Ballou High School's Majestic Marching Knights performed... Read »

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