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Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 at 11:40 PM

Virginia AG Calls for State to Legalize Marijuana

Virginia AG Calls for State to Legalize Marijuana

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is calling for the legalization of marijuana. Herring said Saturday that Virginia should start decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana and eventually... Read »

Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 at 11:35 PM

Fairfax Requests Investigations Into Sex Assault Accusations

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is asking prosecutors in Boston and North Carolina again to investigate sexual assault allegations two women made against him. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 at 5:56 PM

Town’s First Black Mayor Says Racism Not Why She's Resigning

The mayor of a Maryland town clarified that while she has been the victim of racist attacks and bullying, those are not the reasons she is resigning. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 at 9:38 PM

Longtime Commonwealth's Attorneys Upset in Democratic Primaries

Two longtime commonwealth’s attorneys in Northern Virginia lost their Democratic primaries Tuesday to challengers who ran to the left. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 at 2:59 PM

Town’s First Black Mayor Says She’s Target of Racist Attacks

The mayor of a Maryland town announced she is resigning and says she has been the victim of racist attacks and bullying, though she said that’s not the reason she is stepping down. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 at 11:50 PM

Top Dem in Virginia Senate Fends Off Primary Challengers

Virginians voted in primary elections Tuesday. Off-year contests for all 140 seats in the state Legislature could serve as a political barometer for the coming presidential year. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 at 10:43 AM

Maryland Senate President Says His Health Is 'Largely Good'

Maryland Senate President Says His Health Is 'Largely Good'

Maryland's longtime Senate president has told lawmakers his health is "largely good today" as he updated them on his battle with Stage 4 prostate cancer. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 at 7:54 AM

Primary Day in Virginia: What You Need to Know

Virginia voters will make their picks Tuesday in several primary contests that may help decide the balance of power in the General Assembly. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 at 6:54 AM
Voters Head to Polls in VA Primary

Voters Head to Polls in VA Primary

Polls in Virginia are open from 6 a.m to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Voters can vote in either the Democratic or Republican primaries but not both. Watch »

Monday, Jun 10, 2019 at 7:08 AM

Charlottesville to Divest Budget Funds From Fossil Fuels, Weapons

Charlottesville to Divest Budget Funds From Fossil Fuels, Weapons

Officials in Charlottesville, Virginia, have voted to divest the city's operating budget investments from any entity involved in the production of fossil fuels or weapons. 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.
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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