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Thursday, Jul 11, 2019 at 12:27 PM

Probe: Ex-Virginia Governor Kissed Student Without Consent

Probe: Ex-Virginia Governor Kissed Student Without Consent

An investigation has found that former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder kissed a university student 66 years younger than he is without her consent Read »

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 at 6:42 PM

Trump's July 4 Event Bankrupted DC Security Fund, Mayor Says

President Donald Trump's "Salute to America" celebration drained a fund the D.C. government uses to keep the nation's capital safe, the city's mayor said in a letter to the president. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 at 7:11 PM

DC Council Approves Mobile Betting App Contract

The D.C. Council approved the mobile sports betting contract Tuesday evening. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 at 7:36 PM

DC Council Strips Jack Evans of Finance Committee Chair

The D.C. Council voted to strip embattled Council member Jack Evans of his chairmanship of the Committee on Finance and Revenue. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 at 4:20 PM

Gov. Hogan Appoints New Secretary of Labor

Gov. Hogan Appoints New Secretary of Labor

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed a new labor secretary. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 at 8:00 PM

GOP-Led Virginia Legislature Abruptly Adjourns Gun Session

GOP-Led Virginia Legislature Abruptly Adjourns Gun Session

Virginia's governor led gun-control supporters in chants of "enough is enough!" outside the Capitol Tuesday after summoning legislators to debate and vote on new gun laws. Read »

Sunday, Jul 7, 2019 at 10:28 AM

Special Virginia Session on Guns Expected to Be Contentious

Virginia lawmakers are set to assemble Tuesday for what will likely be a contentious legislative session on gun laws. Read »

Friday, Jul 5, 2019 at 10:14 AM

DC Council to Vote on Removing Member who Lied About Probe

DC Council to Vote on Removing Member who Lied About Probe

The Washington, D.C. Council may remove a district transit authority representative who lied about an independent ethics investigation into a colleague. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019 at 9:10 PM

Hogan Says He Won't Spend $245M-Plus Set Aside by Lawmakers

Hogan Says He Won't Spend $245M-Plus Set Aside by Lawmakers

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he won't agree to spend about $245 million that state lawmakers had set aside for a variety of initiatives, because he believes the state needs to be more fiscally responsible Read »

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019 at 8:25 PM

Va. Gov. Announces Legislation for Gun Violence Session

Va. Gov. Announces Legislation for Gun Violence Session

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s eight-part legislation, which will ban assault weapons and require universal background checks, will have to pass in Virginia's majority-Republican General Assembly. Read »

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