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Friday, Jun 15, 2018 at 5:41 AM

Northam Approves Discovery Inc.'s Expansion

Northam Approves Discovery Inc.'s Expansion

Gov. Ralph Northam has approved a $500,000 state grant for Discovery Inc. to expand its technology and operations hub in Northern Virginia. Read »

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 9:09 AM

Early Voting Begins in Maryland

Early Voting Begins in Maryland

Early voting has begun in the Maryland primary. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 at 9:34 PM

Corey Stewart: Hillary Clinton Is Going to Sink Tim Kaine

Corey Stewart: Hillary Clinton Is Going to Sink Tim Kaine

Virginia's U.S. Senate race might cause flashbacks of the 2016 presidential contest as the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic incumbent Sen. Tim Kaine is an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump... Read »

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 at 7:11 PM

DC Voters to Decide If Servers Get Paid Minimum Wage

D.C. diners have probably seen by now the dueling posters proliferating in restaurant windows with slogans like “Vote No on Initiative #77” and “Better Wages Better Tips.” Read »

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018 at 11:27 PM

Stewart Promises 'Vicious' Race Against Sen. Kaine

Stewart Promises 'Vicious' Race Against Sen. Kaine

Republicans chose Corey Stewart, an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump and defender of Confederate monuments, as their nominee for Virginia's U.S. Senate race Tuesday. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018 at 11:35 PM

Women Win Democratic Primary Nods in 3 Va. House Races

Democratic women running for office in northern Virginia picked up wins Tuesday night in several House district races, part of record-breaking participation in 2018 races. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 at 8:51 PM

Ervin Dropping Out of Md. Governor's, Endorsing Baker

The Maryland gubernatorial candidate who decided to run for the Democratic nomination after her running mate suddenly died is pulling out of the race and endorsing Prince George's County Executive Rushern... Read »

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 at 10:37 PM

Va. Primary Sets Up Stewart v. Kaine, Wexton v. Comstock

Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart — a devoted supporter of President Donald Trump — is projected to win Virginia's Republican primary for U.S. Senate and promises a "vicious"... Read »

Monday, Jun 11, 2018 at 8:08 PM

Officials: Md. Election Systems Can Handle Cyber Threat

Officials: Md. Election Systems Can Handle Cyber Threat

Maryland election officials are making sure state’s voting systems are safe from cyber threats in this year’s upcoming elections. Read »

Monday, Jun 11, 2018 at 8:01 PM

What Virginia Voters Need to Know for Primary

What Virginia Voters Need to Know for Primary

Virginia voters will make their picks in Senate and House primary contests Tuesday. 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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