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Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 at 9:58 PM

School Board Member-Elect 1st Libyan-American Elected in US

School Board Member-Elect 1st Libyan-American Elected in US

A woman elected to the Fairfax County School Board this week is the first Libyan-American ever elected in the country. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 at 8:47 PM
Prince William Co. Board of Supervisors More Diverse Than Ever

Prince William Co. Board of Supervisors More Diverse Than Ever

Prince William County now has its most diverse Board of Supervisors ever. Northern Virginia Reporter Drew Wilder has what's next on its agenda. Watch »

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 at 8:11 PM
Md. Lawmakers Want to Make Schools 'Best in the Country'

Md. Lawmakers Want to Make Schools 'Best in the Country'

Democratic leaders in Maryland's General Assembly say they want the state's schools to be the best in the country again, and they are planning on spending billions to get it done. Watch »

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Democrats Flip Loudoun County Board of Supervisors

Democrats Flip Loudoun County Board of Supervisors

The new Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has more women than men and a majority of Democrats. Northern Virginia Bureau Reporter Drew Wilder reports. Watch »

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 at 8:26 PM

Va. Democrats Get to Work After Taking Control of Statehouse

Virginia Democrats are already working on their agenda after gaining control of the General Assembly in Tuesday’s election. Legislation blocked by Republicans in the past might now move forward. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 at 4:20 PM

Majority of DC Council Says Jack Evans Should Step Down

A majority of members of the D.C. Council are now calling for embattled Council Member Jack Evans to resign after a third-party investigation found that he violated the council's ethics rules 11 times since... Read »

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 at 6:21 AM

Woman Who Gave the Finger to Trump's Car Wins Election

Woman Who Gave the Finger to Trump's Car Wins Election

The woman who lost her job after displaying her middle finger at President Donald Trump's motorcade has won a seat on a county board of supervisors in Virginia. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019 at 7:57 PM

Va. Polling Place Closed for an Hour Due to Ballot Mistake

A polling place in Northern Virginia had to turn voters away for about an hour Tuesday because the ballots there had been misprinted. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019 at 10:44 PM

Virginia Democrats Take Full Control of Statehouse

Virginia Democrats took control of both chambers of state legislature for first time in more than two decades, the Associated Press reported. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019 at 2:12 PM

Key Races to Watch as Virginia Votes on Tuesday

Virginia votes on Tuesday, Nov 5. Here are the races to watch in Northern Virginia and beyond. Read »

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Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
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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.
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