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Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 6:57 AM

What D.C. Voters Need to Know for the Primary

D.C. voters will make their picks in council and other contests Tuesday and decide whether to gradually get rid of the alternate minimum wage for tipped workers. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 8:56 AM

Annapolis City Council Apologizes for Lynchings

Annapolis City Council Apologizes for Lynchings

The Annapolis City Council has passed a resolution apologizing for the lynchings of African-American men in and around the city. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 5:46 AM

Sanders Joins Maryland's Jealous to Help Fire Up Voters

Sanders Joins Maryland's Jealous to Help Fire Up Voters

Sen. Bernie Sanders may not be endorsing his own son's congressional bid, but he rallied on a hot Monday night in Maryland to fire up voters for Ben Jealous' campaign for governor. Read »

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 7:14 PM
Some Tipped Workers Believe Initiative 77 Will Cut Their Pay

Some Tipped Workers Believe Initiative 77 Will Cut Their Pay

Voters will decide Tuesday whether to raise the minimum wage for tipped workers in the District. Derrick Ward reports on how the measure could affect restaurant workers and others. Watch »

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 6:03 PM

Supreme Court Rules on Redistricting in Maryland

Supreme Court Rules on Redistricting in Maryland

The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Maryland and Wisconsin without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party. Read »

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 7:21 AM

Billionaire Group Won't Back Stewart in Va. Senate Race

Billionaire Group Won't Back Stewart in Va. Senate Race

A tea party group supported by Charles and David Koch plans to sit out the U.S. Senate race in Virginia. Read »

Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 at 1:30 PM
Democratic Candidates for Maryland Governor Face Off

Democratic Candidates for Maryland Governor Face Off

The leading Democratic candidates for the Maryland governor's race faced off in a News4 forum. The participants were Rushern Baker, Ben Jealous, Richard Madaleno, Alec Ross, Jim Shea and Krish Vignarajah. Watch »

Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 at 1:29 PM
Dems for Maryland Governor Weigh In on Key Issues

Dems for Maryland Governor Weigh In on Key Issues

The leading Democratic candidates for the Maryland governor's race faced off in a News4 forum. The participants were Rushern Baker, Ben Jealous, Richard Madaleno, Alec Ross, Jim Shea and Krish Vignarajah. Watch »

Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 at 11:36 AM
Md. Governor Candidates on Amazon, Sports Betting, Equal Pay

Md. Governor Candidates on Amazon, Sports Betting, Equal Pay

Six candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor of Maryland discuss the bid for Amazon's second headquarters, sexual misconduct, sports betting, the environment, whether they've filed their tax returns... Watch »

Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 at 9:18 AM

DC's Public Schools Go From Success Story to Cautionary Tale

DC's Public Schools Go From Success Story to Cautionary Tale

ter a series of rapid-fire scandals, including one about rigged graduation rates, Washington's school system has gone from a point of pride to perhaps the largest public embarrassment of Mayor Muriel Bowser's... 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.
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Chuck Todd NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the Moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News' Political Director.
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