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Monday, May 21, 2018 at 8:25 PM

Maryland Democratic Candidates for Governor Focus on Hogan

Maryland's Democratic candidates for governor spent much of their first primary debate on Monday focusing on the candidate who wasn't on stage with them, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. Read »

Monday, May 21, 2018 at 3:11 PM

How to Check If You Have Unclaimed Money in DC, Md or Va.

Your state government may be holding on to money and property from forgotten bank accounts, stock dividends or the safe deposit boxes. Read »

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 4:26 PM

Valerie Ervin Confirms Candidacy for Md. Governor

Former Montgomery County Council member Valerie Ervin confirmed Thursday she will join the race for Maryland governor after the death of candidate Kevin Kamenetz. Read »

Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 6:34 PM

Maryland Gubernatorial Candidate Kevin Kamenetz Dies at 60

Kevin Kamenetz, the Baltimore County executive who was running for Maryland governor, has died. He was 60 years old. Read »

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 8:35 PM

D.C. Restaurant Workers Debate Raising Minimum Wage

Initiative 77 will decide how tipped employees at D.C.’s bars and restaurants are paid going forward, when voters decide in the June 19 primary. Read »

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 7:50 AM

Trump Says 'Great Night' After Ex-Con Loses W.Va. Primary

Republican voters rejected ex-convict Don Blankenship in a West Virginia Senate primary in which he sold himself as "Trumpier than Trump" but was vigorously opposed by the president. Read »

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 7:08 AM

Va. Company Sold Poorly Trained Diabetic Alert Dogs: Lawsuit

Va. Company Sold Poorly Trained Diabetic Alert Dogs: Lawsuit

Virginia's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against a company that he says sold customers "diabetic alert dogs" that didn't have the skills or training to notify its owner of a potentially life-threatening... Read »

Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7:12 PM

County Exec.'s Power to Pick PGCPS Leaders Questioned

Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins caught up with the governor to get his take on the resignation of public schools CEO Dr. Kevin Maxwell. Read »

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 11:31 AM

DC Mayoral Insider Resigns After Speaker Used Hateful Slurs

DC Mayoral Insider Resigns After Speaker Used Hateful Slurs

Latino activist and mayoral insider Joshua Lopez has resigned from the D.C. Housing Authority board under pressure from Council members who blamed him for allowing anti-Semitic comments at a rally he organized... Read »

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 5:37 AM

Jaffe: Facing Bigotry at City Hall, Bowser Plays It Safe

Jaffe: Facing Bigotry at City Hall, Bowser Plays It Safe

What we have here is a mayor who has failed to take a stand when her city aches for moral leadership. Read »

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