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Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Erica Jones

Sherwood's Notebook: Dunbar, on the Rise

Sherwood's Notebook: Dunbar, on the Rise

It was just a great event Monday when city leaders opened the new, $125 million Dunbar High School near North Capitol Street and New York Avenue. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: Scandal Coming Into Focus

Sherwood's Notebook: Scandal Coming Into Focus

Summer is winding down, and city scandal is heating up. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 at 12:44 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Shadow Campaigns Stealing Elections?

Thies: Shadow Campaigns Stealing Elections?

A shadow campaign aided Vince Gray in 2010. Did a different shadow campaign deliver victory to Vincent Orange in 2011? Read »

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 3:45 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Poll Finds Candidates for Mayor Are Mundane

Thies: Poll Finds Candidates for Mayor Are Mundane

The current crop of contenders is not inspiring voters. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 3:45 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: Now Leading the Mayor’s Race…?

Sherwood's Notebook: Now Leading the Mayor’s Race…?

Incumbent Mayor Vincent Gray talks and acts like he wants to run again, but it’s publicly unclear at this point if he will run or if he’ll be a factor. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: Lew Scores, but the Mayor?

Sherwood's Notebook: Lew Scores, but the Mayor?

A soccer stadium in D.C. would be another big accomplishment for City Administrator Allen Lew. Read »

Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 8:06 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Mendelson Seeks Votes to Override Living Wage Veto

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson appears in no hurry to send the controversial big-box minimum wage bill to the mayor. Read »

Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 9:05 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Walmart Pushes for D.C. Living Wage Veto

Walmart is stepping up its pressure on D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray to veto legislation that would force the company to pay higher wages if it opens six stores in the city. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 8:30 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Thompson 'Insider' Charged in Fake Campaign Donations Case

This week, we could we be entering a new phase of the long-running investigation into Mayor Vincent Gray’s 2010 campaign for mayor. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Washington's War on Weed

Thies: Washington's War on Weed

Ninety percent of the people busted for marijuana in the District are black. That's wrong and needs to be fixed now. 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.
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Chuck Todd NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the Moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News' Political Director.
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