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Bowser holds double-digit lead over rivals in D.C. mayor’s race, but weaknesses seen

(The Washington Post)

While the Democratic candidate has a comfortable edge, a new poll revealed some of her vulnerabilities — and showed opportunities for her opponents.

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D.C. mother to remain in jail in death of 3-year-old son

D.C. mother to remain in jail in death of 3-year-old son

A D.C. Superior Court judge ruled that she be held in the beating death of Xavier Lyles, who died in June.

Officer is injured in Prince George’s County crash

Officer is taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Fox stays strong, lifts Falcons

Fox stays strong, lifts Falcons

Two days after her grandmother’s death, Mallory Fox notched an assist and Good Counsel beat St. Mary’s Ryken, 4-2.

ANC commissioner offered plea deal in D.C. assault

Prosecutors added an enhanced hate-crime penalty as part of the simple assault plea.

Yitzhak Hofi, Israeli spymaster of 1970s and ’80s, dies at 87

Yitzhak Hofi, Israeli spymaster of 1970s and ’80s, dies at 87

Mr. Hofi played planning roles in the raid on Entebbe and the normalization of relations with Egypt.

D.C. police chief earns 75 percent approval rating

D.C. police chief earns 75 percent approval rating

A Washington Post poll shows high marks for Lanier and an improved rating for D.C.’s schools chancellor.

Fairfax school board to vote on ‘portrait of a graduate’

Concept of setting graduation goals draws criticism from advocacy group, which says it was a waste of time.

Va. House plans to vote on Medicaid expansion

Va. House plans to vote on Medicaid expansion

A few Republican legislators have voiced fear that the bill could defy expectations and pass.

Broken water main shuts down Gaithersburg intersection

Water flooding roadway near Lake Forest Mall

Bowser holds double-digit lead over rivals in D.C. mayor’s race, but weaknesses seen

Bowser holds double-digit lead over rivals in D.C. mayor’s race, but weaknesses seen

While the Democratic candidate has a comfortable edge, a new poll revealed some of her vulnerabilities — and showed opportunities for her opponents.

Column

Critics to D.C.: No votes in Congress? Tough luck.

Critics to D.C.: No votes in Congress? Tough luck.

D.C. statehood opponents cite Grave Snowplow Threat among various specious reasons to deny rights.

Virginia has 7 confirmed cases of enterovirus 68

Virginia has 7 confirmed cases of enterovirus 68

All are children under 12, and 28 more children are being tested for the rare respiratory illness.

Poll finds solid support for Medicaid expansion in Virginia

Christopher Newport University survey finds 61 percent of voters favor expansion.

Police release videos showing missing U-Va. student

Police release videos showing missing U-Va. student

U-Va. student Hannah Graham was last seen walking alone in Charlottesville early Saturday.

Washington-area obituaries of note

Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Jerry Phillips, a voice of Washington radio, is silenced at 75

Jerry Phillips, a voice of Washington radio, is silenced at 75

In more than 40 years on the air, Mr. Phillips was an advocate for the disadvantaged.

Video

Surveillance video shows Hannah Graham before disappearance

Surveillance video shows Hannah Graham before disappearance

Police released surveillance video of 18-year-old University of Virginia student Hannah Graham walking alone in the early morning before she disappeared Sep.13.

Maybe a shower Thursday, otherwise pleasant

Maybe a shower Thursday, otherwise pleasant

Another day of highs in the 70s with no weather worries. A weak front headed this way could bring a few rain drops.

Southern Maryland crime report

Reports from the Maryland State Police and the Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties sheriff’s offices.

Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

Organizations seeks short- and long-term help in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.

Southern Maryland community calendar, Sept. 18-25, 2014

Events include a lighthouse cruise, an Autumnfest, a quilt show, a fish fry, a canoe trip and an astronomy meeting.

Quick highlights from Wednesday’s MWAA board meeting

A quick recap of Wednesday’s Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors’ meeting via Twitter.

Weather Underground takes shot at AccuWeather’s 45-day forecast

Weather Underground takes shot at AccuWeather’s 45-day forecast

A recent Facebook post shows Weather Underground isn’t above bashing its competition.

Georgetown says meningitis death is ‘isolated case’

Sophomore Andrea Jaime died Tuesday. The university says others do not need preventive antibiotics.

Maryland seeks artists to work on Purple Line rail project

Artists can submit proposals for specific stations or locations

Alexandria and Arlington crime report

Among incidents reported by police in Alexandria and Arlington.

Arlington and Alexandria volunteer opportunities

Carpenter’s Shelter, Ten Thousand Villages, Greenbrier Learning Center and Reading Connection.

Studies: Tornado seasons peaking earlier, becoming more volatile

Studies: Tornado seasons peaking earlier, becoming more volatile

Tornado season is the U.S. is peaking earlier, with wilder swings from year to year, according to two recent studies.

Going Out Guide

Going Out Guide

VDOT is wrapping up Route 50 interchanges

VDOT is wrapping up Route 50 interchanges

The redesign in Arlington County is better for traffic. And it’s artsy, too.

 

Update: Reston’s Ayrton Climo, out of a coma, is headed home from Canada

Badly injured in a kart-racing crash, his insurance company finally agrees to transport him back to the U.S.

Bowser, Catania do battle with radio ads

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

Quick highlights from Wednesday’s MWAA board meeting

A quick recap of Wednesday’s Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors’ meeting via Twitter.

Maryland seeks artists to work on Purple Line rail project

Artists can submit proposals for specific stations or locations

VDOT is wrapping up Route 50 interchanges

The redesign in Arlington County is better for traffic. And it’s artsy, too.

Feds: Decision on Virginia Avenue Tunnel tunnel project isn’t finished

It could be a few weeks before the Federal Highway Administration releases a final decision on the proposed expansion of the tunnel in Southeast Washington.

Montgomery teens are warned about ‘distracted crossing’

High school students are told to keep their heads up and cellphones down when crossing the street.

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.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

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

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

D.C. statehood opponents cite Grave Snowplow Threat among various specious reasons to deny rights.

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.

Photo Galleries

Celebrating Constitution Day and new citizenship

Highlights of the naturalization ceremony at the National Archives.

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.

Our Washington

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

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