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Monday, Jan 9, 2017 at 11:15 AM

Virginia Lawmakers Return This Week for New Session

Virginia Lawmakers Return This Week for New Session

Virginia's 2017 legislative session is set to start with lawmakers battling over state budget problems and jockeying for attention in an election year. Read »

Friday, Jan 6, 2017 at 7:08 PM

DC Mayor: Obamacare Repeal Could Cost City $623 Million

DC Mayor: Obamacare Repeal Could Cost City $623 Million

Washington's mayor says repealing President Barack Obama's health-care law could cost the city up to $623 million a year. Read »

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 at 11:02 PM

$489M Proposal for RFK Campus Includes Rec Center, Food Hall

$489M Proposal for RFK Campus Includes Rec Center, Food Hall

One plan for the campus would incorporate a new NFL Stadium, should the Washington Redskins choose that location. Read »

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 at 8:35 PM

Virginia Congressman’s Proposal Would Threaten Federal Jobs

A Republican congressman from Virginia wants to make it easier to cut the pay or dismiss individual federal workers, which could have a big impact on the workforce in the D.C. area with all of its federal... Read »

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 at 10:12 AM

Perriello Making Surprise Run for Virginia Governor

Perriello Making Surprise Run for Virginia Governor

Former U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello is set to make a surprise entrance into the Virginia governor's race, according to two Democratic operatives with direct knowledge of Perriello's plan. Read »

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 at 5:38 AM

DC Officials Asking Public What to Do With RFK

DC Officials Asking Public What to Do With RFK

The District of Columbia's stadium authority will be hearing from the public about what it should do with the site of RFK Stadium. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 at 7:17 PM

Opponents Vow to Fight Va. Transgender Bathroom Bill

A Virginia lawmaker introduced legislation similar to North Carolina's transgender bathroom law, which has consumed that state for months and scared off businesses and sporting events. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 at 1:47 PM

Pot Luck: Advocates to Hand Out Joints at Trump Inauguration

Pot Luck: Advocates to Hand Out Joints at Trump Inauguration

A group of marijuana legalization advocates plan to hand out thousands of joints during President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 at 11:33 AM

ANSWER Coalition Granted Protest Permit for Inauguration Day

ANSWER Coalition Granted Protest Permit for Inauguration Day

The Act Now to Stop War & End Racism (ANSWER) Coalition now knows where they will be located for their protest on Inauguration Day Read »

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 at 8:16 PM

Virginia Governor Vows to Veto 20-Week Abortion Ban Bill

Virginia Governor Vows to Veto 20-Week Abortion Ban Bill

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe promised to veto legislation banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, saying such a “socially divisive” proposal hurts the state's image. Read »

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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.
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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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