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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 »

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 6:42 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Our ‘American’ Inaugural

Sherwood's Notebook: Our ‘American’ Inaugural

You, your friends and your family may be planning to attend the peaceful transfer of power. Or, you may be spitting mad that Trump won and you won’t be caught within sight of the U.S. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 at 7:20 PM

Sources: DC Inspector General Probing Alleged Pay-to-Play

The D.C. inspector general will investigate reports that Mayor Muriel Bowser's administration steered contracts for political reasons, sources tell News4. Read »

Monday, Dec 12, 2016 at 12:13 PM

Gubernatorial Hopeful Giving Away AR-15 for Christmas

Gubernatorial Hopeful Giving Away AR-15 for Christmas

A Republican candidate for Virginia governor is giving away an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle for Christmas. Read »

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 11:48 AM

DC Hosts Will Earn $3.5M Inauguration Weekend, Airbnb Says

DC Hosts Will Earn $3.5M Inauguration Weekend, Airbnb Says

Airbnb is projecting that hosts in the D.C. metro area will earn over $3.5 million in income from inauguration weekend reservations. 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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Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
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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.
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