Local journalist among 6 killed in 6 days across District of Columbia

The violence included a freeway shooting and the slaying of a woman outside her apartment building.

Pr. George’s Council approves budget that would raise property taxes

Legislators rejected a larger increase that the county executive wanted to improve schools.

Man behind anti-Semitic fliers identified, will not face charges

Police said distributing the hate-filled leaflets is not a crime.

Colorful D.C. skies put on a show for area photographers

Skies have really been striking a pose this week.

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Washington Monument reopens after elevator issue

No one was on the elevator or observation level when the problem was found on Thursday.

Challenger to Va. House speaker gets boost from conservative group

The Pittsburgh-based PAC funded mailers in Susan Stimpson’s quest to unseat William J. Howell.

Outer loop of Capital Beltway closed in Fairfax

It is unknown how long the southbound lanes at Braddock Road exit will be closed.

Extreme storm chasing photos: Towering t-storms and tornadoes in the Plains

We've witnessed supercells - those big beastly rotating thunderstorms - every day, six tornadoes, and tons of other amazing sights.

Cats, buttocks and chutzpah: Virginia lawmakers at work

Thomas Jefferson’s Capitol sort-of, kind-of at work.

Charnice Milton’s journalism revealed the ‘nuts and bolts’ of life in Wards 7 and 8

Milton largely wrote about news in Wards 7 and 8 and was determined to show that these neighborhoods are more than just the city's poorer wards.

Jolting video of close-up lightning strikes in Maine and Ireland

A bolt of lightning strikes a church in Maine in a flash of electricity and sparks.

Walter Byers, architect of the modern NCAA, dies at 93

Mr. Byers led the collegiate athletic association for 36 years, guiding it to unprecedented wealth and influence.

Some road closures possible due to water main break near Union Station in D.C.

Water main break near Union Station. Some streets closed at times on Friday.

Traffic, transit tips for the weekend

The hot, humid weekend will feature many summery events, but no big traffic-disrupter. Watch that Metrorail schedule, though.

Delays remain on Metro’s Yellow and Green lines

Earlier, trains were sharing a track on the Green and Yellow lines because of a disabled train at the Mt. Vernon Square stop.

F Street NW in DC reopens after report of suspicious package

A suspicious package closed part of F Street in Northwest Washington.

Virginia open houses May 30-31

A list of properties in Virginia that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

D.C. open houses May 30-31

A list of properties in the District that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

Maryland open houses May 30-31

A list of properties in Maryland that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

Why is it so hard to interview women in film?

I think it’s unfair that Zoe Saldana is the only woman of color I can remember interviewing for a blockbuster. Ever.

Guess the D.C. restaurant … emojis edition!

Using emojis, we created these puzzles that spell out well-known restaurants in the D.C. area. How many can you guess?

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