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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 2:03 PM

Sherwood's Notebook: When Rush Hour Isn’t

Sherwood's Notebook: When Rush Hour Isn’t

If you are among the people who live here or the 500,000 who drive into and out of the city each work day, there’s nothing amusing about our traffic. Read »

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 9:12 AM

Former NAACP Chief Jealous Running for Maryland Governor

Former NAACP Chief Jealous Running for Maryland Governor

Former NAACP president Ben Jealous announced Wednesday that he's running for governor of Maryland as a progressive Democrat. Read »

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 7:48 PM
Small Businesses Get Boost With "Project 500" Expansion

Small Businesses Get Boost With "Project 500" Expansion

"Project 500" initially helped business owners in low-income, high-unemployment areas of D.C., but Tuesday the program expanded nationwide and will be known as "Ascend 2020." News4's... Watch »

Monday, May 29, 2017 at 5:29 PM

Trump Hails Heroes at Arlington National Cemetery

Trump previewed the address Saturday before he flew home from Italy, the final stop on his first trip abroad since taking office. He addressed U.S. service members stationed at a naval base in Sicily as... Read »

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 6:17 AM

Maryland Has New Law to Help Fight Opioid Addiction

Maryland Has New Law to Help Fight Opioid Addiction

Legislation to battle heroin and opioid overdoses in Maryland with education, prevention, treatment and law enforcement was signed into law Thursday by Gov. Larry Hogan. Read »

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 7:08 PM

Spending D.C.'s Biggest-Ever Budget: Will It Have an Impact?

Spending D.C.'s Biggest-Ever Budget: Will It Have an Impact?

D.C. Councilmembers recently gathered for one of their favorite endeavors: spending your money. What they didn't do is consider whether the billions they disburse will have any impact. Read »

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 7:12 PM
DC Parks, Police and Pools Gear Up for a Safe Summer

DC Parks, Police and Pools Gear Up for a Safe Summer

The approach of the Memorial Day Weekend has Washington, D.C. preparing for summer. Public pools are about to open, summer jobs programs are available for teenagers, and there’s still time to sign... Watch »

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 5:33 AM

Md. Governor to Sign Bills to Fight Opioid Addiction

Md. Governor to Sign Bills to Fight Opioid Addiction

A package of measures in Maryland to battle opioid overdoses are scheduled to be signed into law by Gov. Larry Hogan. Read »

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 5:57 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: And Now, Security 'Envy'

Sherwood's Notebook: And Now, Security 'Envy'

For way too much of official D.C., the bottom line is this: If you don’t flash personal security, then you are a nobody. The Notebook calls it “security envy.” Read »

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 7:35 AM

Va. Urging Residents to Register to Vote Ahead of Primary

Va. Urging Residents to Register to Vote Ahead of Primary

The Virginia Department of Elections is urging Virginians to register to vote ahead of the June 13 primary elections. 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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