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Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 11:15 AM

DC Heads to 100% Renewable Energy, a Symbolic Move for the Country

DC Heads to 100% Renewable Energy, a Symbolic Move for the Country

As the Trump administration moves to dismantle federal laws to curb greenhouse gas emissions, Washington D.C. is working to bring renewable energy to the White House and the rest of the city. Under a law... Read »

Thursday, Apr 18, 2019 at 8:25 PM

McAuliffe Steps in to Campaign for Va. Dems After Scandals

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says his heart is in the commonwealth, which is why he’s not running for president. Read »

Thursday, Apr 18, 2019 at 7:36 PM
Local Members of Congress React to Mueller Report

Local Members of Congress React to Mueller Report

Scott MacFarlane reports on how local members of Congress are reacting to the Mueller report. Watch »

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019 at 8:44 PM

Ex-Virginia Gov. McAuliffe Won't Run for President in 2020

Ex-Virginia Gov. McAuliffe Won't Run for President in 2020

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe won't run for president in 2020, meaning establishment, centrist Democrats will have one less option in a nominating free-for-all that so far has highlighted the party's... Read »

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 at 1:10 PM

Scandals Lead to Fundraising Woes for Top VA Dems

Scandals Lead to Fundraising Woes for Top VA Dems

New campaign finance records show Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's fundraising efforts dried up after a scandal involving blackface. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 at 5:42 PM

Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch Laid to Rest

With pomp and sorrow, Maryland's House Speaker Michael Busch was laid to rest Tuesday in Maryland's capital, with hundreds of mourners paying tribute to his life and legacy in the tight-knit government town... Read »

Monday, Apr 15, 2019 at 6:52 PM

Va. Governor Nixes Appearance at Event That Drew Protesters

Va. Governor Nixes Appearance at Event That Drew Protesters

Virginia's governor pulled out of an event where he would have faced protesters for wearing blackface in the 1980s. Read »

Monday, Apr 15, 2019 at 12:14 PM

Charges Dropped Against Woman Accused of Assaulting Conway

Charges Dropped Against Woman Accused of Assaulting Conway

Prosecutors have dropped a criminal case against a Maryland woman who was charged with assaulting White House counselor Kellyanne Conway during a confrontation last year at a Bethesda restaurant. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 at 5:34 PM

Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch Lying in Repose

Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch, who died April 7 after a battle with pneumonia, will lie in repose in the rotunda of the Maryland State House on Monday and Tuesday. Read »

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 at 8:18 PM
DC Mayor Holds Affordable Housing Roundtable

DC Mayor Holds Affordable Housing Roundtable

Trying to make the District an affordable place to live for everyone has been a cornerstone of Mayor Muriel Bowser's time in office, but it's not always attainable — even for people who work in D.C. Watch »

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