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Friday, Apr 14, 2017 at 6:55 PM

Local Musician Makes Plans to Grow Medical Marijuana in Md.

Local Musician Makes Plans to Grow Medical Marijuana in Md.

A man who has been playing in D.C.-area bands since 1969 is planning to play in Maryland’s medical marijuana industry. Read »

Friday, Apr 14, 2017 at 10:47 AM

DC Mayor Wants to Lease Apartment Buildings for Homeless

DC Mayor Wants to Lease Apartment Buildings for Homeless

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser plans to start leasing apartment buildings in the District to house homeless families. Read »

Friday, Apr 14, 2017 at 6:10 AM

GOP Hopefuls for Virginia Governor Show Varied Debate Styles

GOP Hopefuls for Virginia Governor Show Varied Debate Styles

Three Republicans vying to be Virginia's next governor - a closely watched contest that could provide an early window on President Donald Trump's popularity - showed their markedly different styles in a... Read »

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 at 10:22 AM

Mayor to Introduce Bill to Protect Sex Assault Victims

Mayor to Introduce Bill to Protect Sex Assault Victims

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser is making a new push to help protect sexual assault victims in the District. Read »

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 at 5:32 AM

Senate Clerk Who Earned Less Than Male Colleague Gets Raise

Senate Clerk Who Earned Less Than Male Colleague Gets Raise

Republicans in the Virginia Senate have given the female clerk of their chamber a raise, bringing her salary in line with her male counterpart in the House, who was earning more despite decades less experience. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 5:29 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: DC Councilmember Todd, Entangled...

Sherwood's Notebook: DC Councilmember Todd, Entangled...

Ward 4 D.C. Council member Brandon Todd has a political mess on his hands. Somebody’s been bad at accounting for tens of thousands of dollars in a campaign report. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 10:26 PM
Beer Battle Brewing In Maryland

Beer Battle Brewing In Maryland

While touring a brewery in Frederick, Maryland, State Comptroller Peter Franchot announced he would seek a total rewrite of the state's beer laws to support craft breweries. And he says he will involve... Watch »

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 6:03 AM

Maryland's Lawmakers Cap Session Aimed Against Trump

Maryland's Lawmakers Cap Session Aimed Against Trump

Maryland's Democrat-controlled General Assembly on Monday wrapped up a legislative session that was full of measures in opposition to policies supported by President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Congress. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 7:04 PM

A Look at Bills Passed by the Maryland General Assembly

Maryland's 90-day legislative session is coming to an end. Here is a look at some of the legislation that already has passed: Read »

Monday, Apr 10, 2017 at 6:48 PM

DC Councilmember Denies Wrongdoing After Scathing Audit

A D.C. councilmember denied any wrongdoing Monday after a scathing audit disclosed he is unable to account for more than $100,000 in campaign spending. Read »

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Julie Carey
Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
Mark Murray
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.
Tom Sherwood News4 Political Reporter Tom Sherwood is a reporter for News4 specializing in politics and the D.C. government.
Chuck Todd
Chuck Todd NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the Moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News' Political Director.
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