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Thursday, Mar 8, 2018 at 12:38 PM

Governor Should Be Removed From Parole Process: Ex-Md. Gov.

Governor Should Be Removed From Parole Process: Ex-Md. Gov.

For more than 20 years, no Maryland governor has signed off on a parole board's recommendation to release a lifer who committed a crime as a juvenile. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018 at 6:11 AM

Virginia Senate Passes Sanctuary Cities Bill

Virginia Senate Passes Sanctuary Cities Bill

The Virginia Senate has passed a bill aimed at preventing so-called "sanctuary cities" despite veto promises from Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018 at 6:21 AM

Tax Return Rule for Presidential Hopefuls OK'd in Md. Senate

Tax Return Rule for Presidential Hopefuls OK'd in Md. Senate

A measure requiring presidential candidates to make their tax returns public in order to appear on Maryland's ballot passed the state Senate on Monday night. Read »

Monday, Mar 5, 2018 at 12:12 PM
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Photos: Marion Barry Through the Years

A larger-than-life statue now honors D.C. "Mayor for Life" Marion Barry. The eight-foot-high statue on Pennsylvania Avenue was unveiled in a ceremony Saturday.View gallery »

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Monday, Mar 5, 2018 at 6:26 AM

Bill Targets Offshore Wind Turbines, Faces Stiff Headwinds

Bill Targets Offshore Wind Turbines, Faces Stiff Headwinds

A new bill in Maryland's General Assembly would prohibit offshore wind turbines from being erected within 26 miles of the coast. Read »

Saturday, Mar 3, 2018 at 3:50 PM

Virginia Democratic Party Renames Yearly Fundraising Dinner

Virginia Democratic Party Renames Yearly Fundraising Dinner

The Democratic Party of Virginia announced Saturday that its annual fundraising event will no longer be called the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner. Read »

Thursday, Mar 1, 2018 at 6:22 PM

Only 42 Percent of DCPS Seniors Are on Track to Graduate

With graduation ceremonies just about three months away, only 42 percent of DC Public Schools seniors are on track to graduate this year, according to a mid-year update from the school system. Read »

Thursday, Mar 1, 2018 at 6:56 AM

Gov. Hogan Calls for Firing of PGCPS CEO Maxwell

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan called for the dismissal of the leader of Prince George’s County Public Schools Wednesday. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018 at 6:36 PM
Interim DCPS Chancellor Speaks About Her Vision

Interim DCPS Chancellor Speaks About Her Vision

Amid a number of problems within DC Public Schools, interim chancellor Amanda Alexander speaks about her vision for the schools. "The main way that I can restore confidence is just to be transparent,"... Watch »

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018 at 9:16 PM

Ex-DCPS Chancellor Antwan Wilson to Receive $140K Severance

Former D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson will receive six months pay as severance after resigning his post, according to an agreement released Tuesday. Read »

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