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Friday, Sep 27, 2013 at 10:30 AM
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By Chuck Thies

District Traffic Fines Go Down, Deaths Go Up

District Traffic Fines Go Down, Deaths Go Up

In D.C., traffic deaths have doubled in 2013. Was lowering fines a mistake? Read »

Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Wells: Gray More Concerned With Investigation Than Duties

Mayoral candidate and Council member Tommy Wells charged that Mayor Vincent Gray is more worried about staying out of jail than running the city. 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 »

Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Councilmember Wells Proposes “Living Wage for All DC”

Councilmember Wells Proposes “Living Wage for All DC”

A D.C. councilmember said he'll introduce a bill that would raise the minimum wage for all District of Columbia workers -- not just those who work at Walmart and other big-box retailers. 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 »

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 at 12:49 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Race and the Race for D.C. Mayor

Thies: Race and the Race for D.C. Mayor

Just in time for summer: The 2014 election is heating up. Read »

Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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By Tom Sherwood
      

Mayoral Candidates Weigh in on Cannonball Issue

News4 poses a tough question to three candidates for mayor: Would they bring back the cannonball to open the summer swimming season? Read »

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 4:46 PM

D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells to Launch Mayoral Bid

D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells to Launch Mayoral Bid

D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells is set to formally kick off his campaign for mayor. Read »

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 8:05 PM

D.C. Council Considers Ban on Printable Guns

D.C. Council Considers Ban on Printable Guns

The D.C. Council will consider banning plastic firearms created by 3D printers. Read »

Friday, Mar 22, 2013 at 2:46 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Is Muriel Bowser Unbeatable?

Thies: Is Muriel Bowser Unbeatable?

Following in Adrian Fenty's footsteps is not good enough. Bowser must avoid his missteps, too. 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.
Domenico Montanaro
Domenico Montanaro NBC News Political Reporter Domenico Montanaro is an NBC News Political Reporter, analyst for NBC News' First Read and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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 NBC News Political Director, host of “The Daily Rundown” on MSNBC and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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