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Pot Fight Between D.C., Congress Could Cost City

Pot Fight Between D.C., Congress Could Cost City

D.C.'s new mayor gave her constituents what they wanted: the ability to legally grow and share marijuana in... Read »

Feb 27, 2015
Lower Drinking Age Proposed for Service Members

Lower Drinking Age Proposed for Service Members

Eighteen-year-old active duty service members can vote, smoke and fight for their country, but they can't have a... Watch »

Feb 27, 2015
Va. Lawmakers Approve State Budget

Va. Lawmakers Approve State Budget

The Virginia General Assembly passed a state budget Thursday, approving a pay increase for state employees, while... Read »

Feb 26, 2015
Md. Charter School Bill Supporters, Opponents Face Off

Md. Charter School Bill Supporters, Opponents Face Off

Dozens of supporters and opponents of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's charter school expansion proposal squared off in a... Read »

Feb 26, 2015
Pot's Legal in D.C. -- But What Happens Now?

Pot's Legal in D.C. -- But What Happens Now?

Possession of small amounts of marijuana is now legal in D.C., but that doesn't mean the matter is closed. Watch »

Feb 26, 2015
NJ Officer Meets President Obama

NJ Officer Meets President Obama

Although cops are used to being called to important gatherings, a New Jersey officer was shocked to discover who she... Watch »

Feb 26, 2015
Va. Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Cannabis Oils for Epilepsy

Va. Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Cannabis Oils for Epilepsy

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed a bill Thursday that will allow patients with severe epilepsy to use... Watch »

Feb 26, 2015
Va. Senate Rejects School Vouchers for Disabled Students

Va. Senate Rejects School Vouchers for Disabled Students

The Virginia Senate narrowly defeated a proposed private-school voucher program for disabled students. Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Senate Republicans Try to Separate DHS Funding, Immigration

Senate Republicans Try to Separate DHS Funding, Immigration

Lawmakers have been using the Department of Homeland Security budget as leverage in a battle over immigration. Watch »

Feb 25, 2015
Even After Veto, Keystone Fight Not Over

Even After Veto, Keystone Fight Not Over

House Speaker John Boehner said Monday that "the fight's not over" in the political battle to approve the... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Marijuana Legal in Nation's Capital Despite Threats

Marijuana Legal in Nation's Capital Despite Threats

D.C. residents counted down the hours until marijuana became legal in the nation's capital at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. Watch »

Feb 26, 2015
DC Council to Address Response to Fatal Metro Accident

DC Council to Address Response to Fatal Metro Accident

The D.C. Council will be asking questions about changes city agencies have made following a fatal accident on the... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Sherwood's Notebook: Be Afraid, Be Very...

Sherwood's Notebook: Be Afraid, Be Very...

Homeland security is much in the news again this week. Read »

Feb 25, 2015
State Dept. Official Charged With Soliciting Minor

State Dept. Official Charged With Soliciting Minor

A U.S. State Department official was jailed Tuesday on a charge of soliciting a minor. Watch »

Feb 26, 2015
Runoff for Rahm: Chicago Mayor Fails to Clinch 2nd Term

Runoff for Rahm: Chicago Mayor Fails to Clinch 2nd Term

Rahm Emanuel failed to clinch another term as Chicago's mayor on Tuesday, as Associated Press projections showed him... Watch »

Feb 25, 2015

"Lead On": Hillary Clinton Speaks at Women's Conference

Hillary Clinton spoke at the Lead On: Watermark's Silicon Valley Conference for Women in Santa Clara Tuesday, amid... Watch »

Feb 24, 2015
Q&A: What's Legal, What's Not With Pot in D.C.?

Q&A: What's Legal, What's Not With Pot in D.C.?

A law that legalizes marijuana in the District went into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. Read »

Feb 26, 2015
DHS Funding Showdown: What Happens Next

DHS Funding Showdown: What Happens Next

A substantial block of House Republicans say Obama's executive action on immigration is a constitutional crisis, and... Watch »

Feb 25, 2015
Pot Becomes Legal in D.C. Thursday at Midnight

Pot Becomes Legal in D.C. Thursday at Midnight

A law to legalize marijuana in the District will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, unless Congress steps in at... Read »

Feb 24, 2015
Senate Fails to Advance Homeland Security Funding Bill

Senate Fails to Advance Homeland Security Funding Bill

Senate Democrats blocked GOP efforts to advance a bill that would ensure funding for Homeland Security but defund... Read »

Feb 24, 2015
Community Shred Set for Mar. 7
NBC4 and Allstate will host a community shred event Mar. 7. Read more
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