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Virginia Senate Passes Bill to Allow Guns in Churches

Virginia Senate Passes Bill to Allow Guns in Churches

The Virginia Senate has passed legislation aimed at allowing guns in church in the wake of a deadly church shooting in Texas. Read »

Monday, Jan 22, 2018 at 7:03 PM

DC General Homeless Shelter to Close This Year, Mayor Says

The homeless shelter in the dilapidated former D.C. General hospital building will close by the end of the 2018, Mayor Muriel Bowser said Monday. Read »

Monday, Jan 22, 2018 at 9:35 PM

Maryland Governor Unveils $5 Billion Package to Woo Amazon

Maryland's governor is trying to land Amazon's second headquarters by offering a $5 billion package of tax incentives and transportation upgrades. Read »

Friday, Jan 19, 2018 at 3:39 PM
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By Sophia Barnes

Photos: Anti-Abortion Activists 'March for Life' in DC

Thousands of anti-abortion activists gathered in Washington, D.C. on Friday for the 45th annual March for Life, which marks the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision in the case of Roe v.View gallery »

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Friday, Jan 19, 2018 at 1:11 PM

Bipartisan Effort Would Ban Bidding War for Redskins Stadium

Bipartisan Effort Would Ban Bidding War for Redskins Stadium

Three politicians in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia are teaming up across partisan lines to try and prevent their governments from waging a bidding war with public money to build a new... Read »

Friday, Jan 19, 2018 at 9:02 AM

Year-Old 'Resistance' Now Sets Sights on the Ballot Box

Year-Old 'Resistance' Now Sets Sights on the Ballot Box

The astounding sea of women in bright pink hats - half a million in Washington alone, and many more in hundreds of marches elsewhere - became the face of the resistance to Trump and his agenda. Read »

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 7:09 AM

Northam as Va.'s Governor: 'Work Better for All Virginians'

New Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam spoke of hope and outlined the plans for his administration as he took the oath of office on Saturday and became the state’s 73rd governor. Read »

Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 1:36 PM
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By Sophia Barnes

Meet Virginia's New Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax

Virginia Lieutenant Governor-elect Justin Fairfax was sworn in on Saturday, Jan. 18. He's the first African-American man elected to statewide office in the state since 1989. Scroll to meet Fairfax and...View gallery »

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Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 12:29 PM

What to Expect at Virginia's Inauguration This Weekend

Richmond has a weekend full of pomp and circumstance ahead as Gov. Terry McAuliffe hands over the reins to fellow Democrat Ralph Northam. Read »

Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 7:53 AM
Lawmakers React to Trump's Vulgarity Toward Immigrants

Lawmakers React to Trump's Vulgarity Toward Immigrants

Republican and Democratic lawmakers late Thursday fired back at President Donald Trump, who referred to Haiti and African countries as "s--thole countries" during a meeting on immigration, a Democratic... Watch »

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