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As D.C. combats homelessness, landlords are at a tenuous crossroads

Linda White has had the same tenant in her D.C. townhouse for over a decade. (Astrid Riecken/ For The Washington Post)

“It’s a terrible situation,” Linda White says about her dilemma over whether to keep a longtime tenant.

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    Obama stumps for Anthony Brown at Pr. George’s event

    Obama stumps for Anthony Brown at Pr. George’s event

    President tells crowd that Brown is “on your side” on issues affecting the working class.

    Snapshots of at-large candidates for Montgomery council

    Four Democrats, four Republicans and one Green Party member campaign for county council.

    Federal probes into college sexual assaults skyrocket in past few months

    Federal probes into college sexual assaults skyrocket in past few months

    The rapidly rising number of federal investigations poses challenges for the Obama administration.

    When the influenza epidemic came to Washington

    When the influenza epidemic came to Washington

    The 1918-19 flu pandemic that swept the world sickened 33,000 in the District and claimed the lives of 2,800.

    Six ways to have a more mindful commute

    Mindfulness experts say releasing thoughts and focusing on senses and breathing can lead to calmer travel.

    Frost advisory tonight for far north and west D.C. suburbs

    Frost advisory tonight for far north and west D.C. suburbs

    The advisory runs from 2 a.m. until 9 a.m. on Monday. Widespread temperatures in the 30s are expected tonight.

    As D.C. combats homelessness, landlords are at a tenuous crossroads

    As D.C. combats homelessness, landlords are at a tenuous crossroads

    “It’s a terrible situation,” Linda White says about her dilemma over whether to keep a longtime tenant.

    Amid chaotic commutes, finding inner peace — and stopping a spiraling day

    Amid chaotic commutes, finding inner peace — and stopping a spiraling day

    Practitioners of “mindful commuting” say they remain more calm, focused and alert during daily slog.

    Seasoned GOP campaigner Comstock seeks to widen base

    Seasoned GOP campaigner Comstock seeks to widen base

    The candidate for Congress aims to bring balance to her track record while waging battles with Democrats.

    Column

    Chowing down at the bar with a veteran D.C. bartender

    Chowing down at the bar with a veteran D.C. bartender

    In his new memoir, a Georgetown bar veteran looks back on the glory days of D.C.’s saloon scene.

    Column

    Why increasing content is tough in Montgomery schools

    One official says teachers don’t want more content. Another says they need it. But they must have help.

    Telehealth advocates push for broader Medicare coverage

    Telehealth advocates push for broader Medicare coverage

    Current law makes it harder for the roughly 49 million Americans on Medicare to seek telehealth services.

    Patent officials are fast-tracking more patents

    Patent officials are fast-tracking more patents

    Since program began in 2011, the Patent and Trademark Office has granted 8,085 expedited patents.

    Manassas hosts its first book festival

    Manassas hosts its first book festival

    Eleven writers participated in Manassas Run, which about 400 people attended.

    Police focus on area near remains in search for missing U-Va. student

    Police focus on area near remains in search for missing U-Va. student

    Officials look for evidence near the remote location, but haven’t made a conclusive identification of the body.

    A sunny but brisk day with possible frost tonight to north and west

    A sunny but brisk day with possible frost tonight to north and west

    WEATHER GANG | Breezes add some bite to the air today before temperatures sink tonight.

    Redskins vs. Titans weather forecast: Brisk, but with a beautiful sky

    Redskins vs. Titans weather forecast: Brisk, but with a beautiful sky

    A breeze picks up from the northwest about game time and with readings in the 50s, more than a light jacket might be a good idea.

    $140,000 legal bill for credit-card review puts school board under fire

    The Montgomery school board president defended hiring outside lawyers to examine spending.

    Tim Hauser, founder of the Manhattan Transfer, dies at 72

    Tim Hauser, founder of the Manhattan Transfer, dies at 72

    Mr. Hauser, a onetime advertising executive, launched the Grammy-winning jazz vocal group in 1972.

    D.C. budget autonomy lies in hands of skeptical judges

    City’s spending freedom from Congress is at issue; two of three judges question proponents sharply.

    Paye’s acrobatic catch lifts Falcons

    Paye’s acrobatic catch lifts Falcons

    FOOTBALL | Keon Paye strains his hamstring on an overtime touchdown catch that gives No. 2 Good Counsel a 20-19 win at No. 11 St. John’s.

    Column

    Both top candidates for District mayor have serious flaws

    Both top candidates for District mayor have serious flaws

    D.C. voters’ hard choice: Bowser’s cautious, mediocre record, or Catania’s combative approach?

    Candidates’ frustrations on display in final Md. gubernatorial debate

    Candidates’ frustrations on display in final Md. gubernatorial debate

    Anthony G. Brown and Larry Hogan sparred over differences on fracking, education and transportation.

    Washington-area obituaries of note

    Washington-area obituaries of note

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

    Ex-offender groups align behind anti-Catania message

    Ex-offender groups align behind anti-Catania message

    Organizations that advocate for the rights of “returning citizens” back Muriel E. Bowser for D.C. mayor.

    At mass shearing of heads, money piles up as hair falls off

    The charity head-shaving on the Mall in Washington was staged to support research into childhood cancers.

    Earle Palmer Brown, founder of advertising firm, dies at 92

    Earle Palmer Brown, founder of advertising firm, dies at 92

    Mr. Brown’s company bore his name and became an industry powerhouse during its five decades in business.

    Local digest: Oct. 19, 2014

    A roundup of news from the Washington area.

    Douglass gets it done on the ground

    Douglass gets it done on the ground

    FOOTBALL | The No. 8 Eagles pile up 310 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns from five different players to deal Forestville its first loss of the season.

    Wilson’s Lehrich gets back on track

    Wilson’s Lehrich gets back on track

    CROSS-COUNTRY | Despite veering off the course a bit, Mayim Lehrich retraces her steps and wins the DCIAA city championship race.

     

    Annandale’s Caleb Hymans runs 5K world record time (for 9-year-olds)

    The young cross-country champion smashes the 5K mark by 14 seconds, is ready for more.

    See Cathy Lanier feed cake to a bloodhound

    It’s Sam the Bloodhound’s third birthday Thursday.

    Six ways to have a more mindful commute

    Mindfulness experts say releasing thoughts and focusing on senses and breathing can lead to calmer travel.

    Amid chaotic commutes, finding inner peace — and stopping a spiraling day

    Practitioners of “mindful commuting” say they remain more calm, focused and alert during daily slog.

    Virginia budget cuts won’t stop Arlington streetcar funding

    State says $65 million is firm promise to Arlington, Fairfax on Columbia Pike and Crystal City streetcars.

    D.C. Taxicab driver has taxi license suspended following ‘road rage’ incident involving a gun

    A D.C. Taxicab driver has had his license to drive a taxi temporarily suspended following a road rage incident in which he allegedly shouted obsenities at another driver.

    Weekend traffic: Howard U. homecoming today

    Several charity events will close many D.C. streets on Saturday. Metro’s Red Line will be split and some stations closed.

    Metro’s Red Line no longer single-tracking

    A track problem outside Metro’s Silver Spring station causes delays.

    Cabbies could create traffic problem at Union Station Friday

    Taxi cab drivers are expected to create traffic jams Friday in protests outside Union Station.

    Rt. 15 in Frederick County reopens after fatal crash

    Serious crash closed roadway. Vehicle and tractor trailer involved.

    After transforming TSA, John Pistole to retire at year’s end

    The former FBI agent made bad guys his focus and tried to speed good guys through airport checkpoints.

    Multi-vehicle crash closes northbound lanes of GW Parkway

    One car was on fire, but police captain said occupants got out.

    Two emergency vehicles collide in Rockville

    A short segment of eastbound Aspen Hill Road is closed.

    Just another day at the airport?

    The quest to determine whether a woman in a hazmat suit passed through Dulles.

    Md. Dems blast Hogan for his opposition to Purple Line

    Montgomery, Pr. George’s leaders say the light-rail line will be built only if Brown is elected governor.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    In his new memoir, a Georgetown bar veteran looks back on the glory days of D.C.’s saloon scene.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    D.C. voters’ hard choice: Bowser’s cautious, mediocre record, or Catania’s combative approach?

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Women secretly photographed in a ritual Jewish bath or a gynecologist’s office are being violated.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    COLUMN | Fairfax shouldn’t let police off the hook for shooting John Geer because it’s politically convenient.

    Photo Galleries

    Can the Boardwalk Empire strike back?

    The mayor of Atlantic City is betting against all odds that a rebirth awaits.

    Special blessings for special pets

    A Franciscan monastery was among several sites conducting a “blessing of the animals” ceremony.

    Nationals Park, on its way up

    With the planned opening of a Harris Teeter, the neighborhood — and its pack of new buildings — is on the rise.

    Celebrating at the H Street festival

    The event’s dramatic growth mirrors the reinvention of the D.C. neighborhood.

    D.C. mayoral candidates confront each other in first debate

    Muriel E. Bowser, David A. Catania and Carol Schwartz sparred testily over ethics and education.

    The C&O Canal over the years

    It’s been 60 years since Justice William O. Douglas led a hike that helped make the canal a national monument.

    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.

    Our Washington

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

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