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Bowser’s D.C. Council record an issue in mayoral race

D.C. mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser greets supporters as she arrives at a town hall session for voters. (Bill O'Leary/Post)

The Democratic nominee says she is low-key but effective. Her critics say she hasn’t accomplished much.

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Amtrak and MARC resume service after freight train downed wires in Maryland

MARC Penn Line trains that leave Washington on Wednesday afternoon will resume stops at Aberdeen and Perryville stations. Amtrak trains between Washington and Philadelphia are single-tracking through the area of Aberdeen.

Group forms to oppose D.C. marijuana legalization

Leader plans to launch campaign against measure before vote this fall, challenges opposition to debate.

Wildcats display European flavor

Wildcats display European flavor

FIELD HOCKEY | Walter Johnson first-year Coach Ameliet Rischen brings experience from a playing career in the Netherlands and at Maryland.

D.C. adopt a pet

D.C. adopt a pet

Aisha, an English Staffordshire terrier mix, is available for adoption.

D.C. Animal Watch

Among cases handled by the Washington Humane Society and the Washington Animal Rescue League.

New principal announced for Hayfield Secondary

Centreville High principal Martin Grimm will take over at Hayfield on Oct. 1.

Southern Maryland deaths

Recent obituaries reported by funeral homes in Charles County.

A survivor supports others with kidney disease

A survivor supports others with kidney disease

Meshia Adams is living with kidney disease, and trying to help other patients cope.

Fairfax County Animal Watch

Incidents reported by the animal control divisions of police in Fairfax County, Fairfax City and Vienna.

Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch

Incidents involving pets and wildlife reported by Alexandria and Arlington animal welfare leagues.

Column

‘Move Over’ laws still surprising highway drivers

‘Move Over’ laws still surprising highway drivers

Laws are meant to give police, emergency responders a bit more safety from fast-moving traffic.

Prince William County crime report

A listing of incidents reported by police in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park.

Maryland to smooth rough ride on I-95

Maryland to smooth rough ride on I-95

Paving will close interstate lanes overnights for up to four weeks.

Muralist takes on Takoma, now ready to tackle the rest of the country with his art

Muralist takes on Takoma, now ready to tackle the rest of the country with his art

An artist creates beauty during his last days in the District.

Catania calls for improved school quality

But he says he would not change school boundaries.

Column

Relive school days at your reunion

Who says you can’t go home again? High school reunions attempt to prove otherwise.

Loudoun County and Fauquier County home sales

Listings of homes sold recently in Loudoun and Fauquier counties.

Loudoun County crime report

Reports from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Leesburg, Middleburg and Purcellville police.

Loudoun County community calendar, Sept. 18-25, 2014

Events include the Bluemont Fair, the Leesburg Fine Arts Festival, geocaching and a folk-rock concert.

Leesburg brewpub’s rezoning application is approved

With the backing of the Town Council, the popular restaurant moves closer to securing its long-term future.

Loudoun County Animal Watch

These were among recent reports received by the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services.

Gross: The insanely itchy chigger feasts as summer retreats

Gross: The insanely itchy chigger feasts as summer retreats

One of the most feared, parasitic bugs in the United States is too small to see as they crawl across the skin in an effort to feed.

Review

A reason to put air in the tires

A reason to put air in the tires

John Shields draws roadtrippers to Chilhowie for his small monthly dinners at Riverstead in Chilhowie

Marylanders go to jail to keep gambling addiction in check

Marylanders go to jail to keep gambling addiction in check

In Maryland, as well as several other states, problem gamblers seeking to stave off temptation can voluntarily ban themselves from casinos.

Jackie Cain, jazz singer in duo with husband, dies at 86

Jackie Cain, jazz singer in duo with husband, dies at 86

As Jackie and Roy, Ms. Cain teamed on stage and record for more than 50 years with her husband, Roy Kral.

D.C., Maryland and Virginia health code violations

These food establishments were closed recently because of health department actions.

Montgomery police search Va. land in Lyon sisters case

Montgomery police search  Va. land in Lyon sisters case

Detectives have sought the whereabouts of Sheila Lyon, 12, and Katherine Lyon, 10, for 39 years.

Alexandria-Arlington community events, Sept. 18-25, 2014

“Seven Year Itch,” nature center programs, Alexandria Fest, planetarium programs.

Montgomery County Animal Watch

Chihuahua-type dog found in a gully; horse and pit bull tangle; board members sought; cat adoptions.

Waterspouts wow Florida onlookers

Waterspouts wow Florida onlookers

Large waterspouts were seen along the northern Gulf Coast on Tuesday, and a tornado warning was issued on Monday night as a water spout approached Pensacola Beach.

 

At last, a new Fairfax police and fire headquarters is in sight (in 2017)

After many years of enduring the collapsing Massey Building, the Fairfax police and fire departments broke ground on a new headquarters.

Bowser, Catania do battle with radio ads

“Democrat Muriel Bowser” hits the airwaves Wednesday, more than a week after rival David Catania.

Amtrak and MARC resume service after freight train downed wires in Maryland

MARC Penn Line trains that leave Washington on Wednesday afternoon will resume stops at Aberdeen and Perryville stations. Amtrak trains between Washington and Philadelphia are single-tracking through the area of Aberdeen.

‘Move Over’ laws still surprising highway drivers

Laws are meant to give police, emergency responders a bit more safety from fast-moving traffic.

Maryland to smooth rough ride on I-95

Paving will close interstate lanes overnights for up to four weeks.

Traffic snarled near White House after temporary street closure for suspicious package

D.C. police said a keg closed streets in the 700 block of 15th Street Northwest.

95 Express Lanes testing toll equipment

Marked vehicles will check the tolling system, but the express lanes are not yet operational.

MWAA board slated to meet Wednesday

The Board of Directors will get an update on Silver Line construction from the new executive director of the rail project, Charles Stark.

Metro plans for possible FBI relocation to Greenbelt

The agency plans a public hearing to lay out its plans for redeveloping the Greenbelt Metro station should the FBI relocate there.

More money being sought for Silver Spring Transit Center

The unspecified sum will fund repairs to the over-budget, still-unopened and structurally defective project.

Advisory for MARC Penn Line riders

Due to the ongoing repairs to the track area between MARC’s Aberdeen and Perryville stations, Penn Line trains will continue to originate or terminate from the Edgewood station throughout the evening and Wednesday morning.

Blue and Silver Lines single-tracking

The final two stops are affected.

Speeders get biggest share of tickets issued by D.C. cops

Getting pulled over by a D.C. police officer is most likely the result of speeding, running a red light, or failing to stop at a stop sign.

Water main break repairs close portion of King Street in Alexandria

A VA American Water spokeswoman said crews are working to repair a 100-year-old main that broke in the 4600 block of King Street at 3 a.m.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Who says you can’t go home again? High school reunions attempt to prove otherwise.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Our 2-year-old cat’s not truly content unless she’s spayed, we’re told. But why risk personality changes?

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

The number of women in jail is soaring, and many inmates have suffered abuse.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Hey, Dan Snyder! If you’re so sure Indians support your team’s name, then come talk to some local ones.

Photo Galleries

Remembering the Navy Yard victims

Mourners gather for a memorial service on the one-year anniversary of the deadly shooting.

Celebrating the national anthem

Reenactors mark the 200th anniversary of the writing of the

Turning 9/11 from day of horror to day of help

The National Day of Service trades in on lessons learned in the wake of terror, and a school gets a playground.

An ancient giant is brought back to life

National Geographic prepares to unveil an exhibit for Spinosaurus, possibly the largest predator to ever exist.

Before closing, a D.C. pool goes to the dogs

The dog days of summer weren’t quite over at the public Randall Pool in SW, where the season’s final guests splashed around.

Finding strength amid the pain

A year after the Navy Yard shooting that left 12 dead, a survivor, Jennifer Bennett, is still recovering from her injuries.

Robert F. McDonnell found guilty

Former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were convicted of numerous corruption charges.

Bowser makes a bid for hotel workers’ loyalty

After she won a union’s backing, members wanted to show her their lives by adding her to the crew.

Our Washington

From waterfronts to monuments, Post photographers share their favorite D.C. spots.

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