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Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 at 5:45 PM

Hogan Vetoes Minimum Wage Hike, School Start Bill

Hogan Vetoes Minimum Wage Hike, School Start Bill

Gov. Larry Hogan has vetoed a measure to raise Maryland's minimum wage to $15, as well as a measure to give local school boards the ability to decide whether school starts before or after Labor Day. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 at 9:05 AM

Panel Urges Maryland Lawmaker Be Reprimanded for 'Bullying'

Panel Urges Maryland Lawmaker Be Reprimanded for 'Bullying'

"The findings reveal repeated abusive conduct by Delegate Jalisi — conduct that was intimidating, degrading, disrespectful, and belligerent," a report said. Read »

Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 at 7:42 PM

Barr's Summary Report Highlights Russian Interference

Allan Lichtman, a history professor at the D.C.-based university and author of the book "The Case for Impeachment" told News4 that Barr's letter to Congress on Sunday confirms that the Russian government... Read »

Thursday, Mar 21, 2019 at 8:19 PM

Hogan: Trump Challenge Now 'Doesn't Make Any Sense at All'

Hogan: Trump Challenge Now 'Doesn't Make Any Sense at All'

While Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan isn't completely ruling out a potential primary challenge to President Donald Trump, he said Thursday that currently "it doesn't make any sense at all." Read »

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 at 2:30 PM

Maryland General Assembly Gives Final OK to $15 Minimum Wage

Maryland General Assembly Gives Final OK to $15 Minimum Wage

The Maryland General Assembly has given final approval to raising the state's minimum wage from $10.10 to $15 an hour by 2025. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 at 1:16 PM

DC Council Member Says His Friend Borrowed Car in Collision

DC Council Member Says His Friend Borrowed Car in Collision

Police are investigating after a car belonging to D.C. Council member Trayon White was involved in a collision Monday night. White said Wednesday that a friend who had borrowed the car without his consent... Read »

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 at 7:57 PM

DC Council Reprimands Member Jack Evans

The D.C. Council voted to reprimand one of its own Tuesday for violating the Council's Code of Conduct. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 at 3:14 PM

Judges Grill Lawyers in Suit Over Trump's Washington Hotel

Judges Grill Lawyers in Suit Over Trump's Washington Hotel

A federal appeals court heard arguments Tuesday that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by accepting profits from foreign and domestic officials through his hotel in Washington. Read »

Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 8:26 PM

MD Lawmakers OK Bill to Let School Boards Choose Start Dates

MD Lawmakers OK Bill to Let School Boards Choose Start Dates

The Maryland General Assembly has given final approval to a measure to let local school boards decide when school starts. Read »

Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 5:46 PM

Limits on Lead in Water Could Tighten in Mont. Co. Schools

Montgomery County is considering legislation that county leaders and health officials say would better protect students from excessive levels of lead in their school drinking water. Read »

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