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Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 6:35 PM
Md. 4th District Frontrunners Make Last Push Before Early Voting

Md. 4th District Frontrunners Make Last Push Before Early Voting

Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins talks to cadidates hoping to fill Rep. Donna Edward's open congressional seat. Watch »

Monday, Apr 25, 2016 at 2:27 PM

4 Maryland Races to Watch as Primaries Approach

As races for Maryland House and Senate seats heat up ahead of the April 26 primaries, here are some of the top fights to watch. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 at 5:33 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: A Peek Into the 'Shadows'

Sherwood's Notebook: A Peek Into the 'Shadows'

The legal doors slammed shut last December on that infamous “shadow campaign” investigation. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 at 7:17 AM

Va. Gov. Vetoes Largest Number of Bills Since 1998

Va. Gov. Vetoes Largest Number of Bills Since 1998

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed 32 bills this year, the most of any governor since 1998. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 10:55 PM

POLL: Van Hollen Holds Lead in Maryland Senate Race

Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen has a six-point edge over Rep. Donna Edwards in the Democratic race for a Maryland Senate seat, poll results released Tuesday show. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 1:22 PM

Measures to Regulate Fantasy Sports in Md. Fail

Measures to Regulate Fantasy Sports in Md. Fail

Measures to regulate Internet fantasy sports betting in Maryland have failed in the state's legislature. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 1:11 PM

'Noah's Law' Anti-DUI Bill Passes Maryland General Assembly

'Noah's Law' Anti-DUI Bill Passes Maryland General Assembly

The bill, which requires ignition interlock devices for convicted drunken drivers, is named after Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta, who was struck and killed by a suspected drunken driver. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 11:50 AM
Minimum Wage May Get Hike in Montgomery County

Minimum Wage May Get Hike in Montgomery County

Thousands of workers in Montgomery County could soon get a raise. The county council is introducing a plan Tuesday that would gradually increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour. News4's Kristin Wright is live at... Watch »

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 5:18 AM

Md. Legislature Passes Criminal Justice Reform

Md. Legislature Passes Criminal Justice Reform

The General Assembly on Monday passed a comprehensive reform of Maryland's criminal justice system and a measure to increase police accountability, but a tax-relief plan and a bill to provide sick days for... Read »

Monday, Apr 11, 2016 at 7:24 PM

Peña-Melnyk, Brown Endorse Edwards for U.S. Senate Seat

Peña-Melnyk, Brown Endorse Edwards for U.S. Senate Seat

Two candidates seeking the vacant seat of U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards are supporting her run for a U.S. Senate seat in Maryland. Read »

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