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Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 6:03 PM

Virginia's Corey Stewart to Lead Pro-Trump Super PAC

Virginia's Corey Stewart to Lead Pro-Trump Super PAC<br /><br />

The Virginia Republican who embraced Confederate monuments and associated with white supremacists during failed statewide office bids will head a conservative super PAC. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 at 2:08 PM

Maryland Budget With Added Education Funds Advances

Maryland Budget With Added Education Funds Advances

The Maryland House of Delegates will be discussing the state budget, which includes increased education funding. Read »

Monday, Mar 11, 2019 at 1:43 PM

Teachers, Students March for Funding in Maryland Capital

A huge gathering of teachers, students and community supporters marched in Annapolis on Monday night in a call for increased school funding. Read »

Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 at 3:44 PM

Congress Endorses DC Statehood for the First Time Ever

Congress Endorses DC Statehood for the First Time Ever

The House of Representatives has passed a broad voting access and reform bill that calls for D.C. to be defined as a state. Read »

Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 at 2:05 PM

DC Mayor, Councilmembers Subpoenaed in Jack Evans Inquiry

The inquiry concerning D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans' contacts with businesses in the District appears to have grown as federal investigators have issued more subpoenas, including to the mayor. Read »

Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 at 8:36 PM

Tow Truck Company Owner Sentenced for Bribing DC Employees

The owner of a local tow truck company was sentenced to 16 months in prison for bribing three D.C. government employees. Read »

Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 at 7:01 PM

Emotions Run High as Md. House Approves Aid in Dying Bill

Following emotional testimony from several state delegates, the Maryland House of Delegates has approved a measure to allow the terminally ill to end their lives with a doctor's help. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019 at 7:11 AM

Maryland Senate OKs Ban on Foam for Food, Drink Containers

Maryland Senate OKs Ban on Foam for Food, Drink Containers

Maryland's Senate voted Tuesday to make the state the first in the nation to ban foam containers for food and drink to fight pollution. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019 at 6:52 PM

DC Council Chairman Asks Council to Vote to Reprimand Evans

Chairman Phil Mendelson is now reprimanding council member Jack Evans, who chairs both the Metro Board of Directors and the D.C. Council Finance Committee, for using his government email for personal business. Read »

Monday, Mar 4, 2019 at 7:17 PM

DC Councilman Faces Questions Over Possible Ethics Violation

One of the most powerful elected officials in Washington, D.C., used government email for personal business, the Washington Post reports, raising questions whether he violated ethics or broke the law. Read »

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