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Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 7:49 PM

Gov. Hogan Joins Md. Democrats in Supporting Fracking Ban

Gov. Hogan Joins Md. Democrats in Supporting Fracking Ban

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Friday he supports a ban on fracking in the state. The Maryland House of Delegates has already passed a bill banning the practice and the Senate has similar legislation pending. Read »

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 12:36 PM

NJ Mayor, Terminally Ill Son at White House St. Pat's Dinner

NJ Mayor, Terminally Ill Son at White House St. Pat's Dinner

A mayor from New Jersey and his terminally ill son were treated to an early St. Patrick's Day meal Thursday night at the White House. Read »

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 9:42 AM

Virginia Changes Execution Protocol

Virginia Changes Execution Protocol

Execution witnesses in Virginia will see less of the proceedings after changes the Virginia Department of Corrections made to its execution manual. Read »

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 at 5:33 PM

MD Senate Passes Paid Sick Leave; Has Votes to Override Veto

MD Senate Passes Paid Sick Leave; Has Votes to Override Veto

The Maryland Senate has passed a paid sick leave bill with enough votes to overturn Gov. Hogan's expected veto. Read »

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 at 5:35 PM

Chesapeake Bay Program Funds Eliminated by Trump Budget

Chesapeake Bay Program Funds Eliminated by Trump Budget

President Donald Trump's budget proposal would eliminate federal funding for the program that coordinates Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts, and environmental groups are warning the cut would threaten decades... Read »

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 at 2:00 PM
DC Searching for Missing People Using Social Media

DC Searching for Missing People Using Social Media

D.C. police are using social media to help find missing persons, including children. Acting Police Chief Peter Newsham said the year-over-year number of missing persons, including juveniles, has held steady, and... Watch »

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 8:22 PM

DC Mayor Proposing Green Bank to Fund Clean Energy Projects

In the next few weeks, Mayor Bowser will be introducing legislation to give D.C. its own green bank, an institution intended to help fund clean energy projects. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 7:53 PM

D.C. AG Proposes Legislation to Better Protect Scam Victims

The D.C. attorney general's office proposed legislation giving scam victims better protection to get their cases solved. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 4:14 PM

Hogan Pledges Veto of Paid Sick Leave Bill Before Lawmakers

Hogan Pledges Veto of Paid Sick Leave Bill Before Lawmakers

Gov. Larry Hogan says he would veto a bill requiring businesses with 15 or more employees to provide paid sick leave. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 at 5:20 PM

Snow Shoveling Laws: When Is Your Deadline?

Snow Shoveling Laws: When Is Your Deadline?

After more than 2 inches of snow fell in D.C., officials will enforce the law that fines property owners who fail to remove snow and ice, a Department of Public Works spokeswoman said. 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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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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