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At least 13 hurt, including children,
in 4-vehicle Montgomery Co. crash

Montgomery County officials treat several who were injured Friday afternoon in a crash in the Sandy Spring area.

Two of the young victims required helicopter evacuation from the accident site in Sandy Spring.

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    Small cities are booming just like D.C.

    Small cities are booming just like D.C.

    The same forces fueling growth in the District are transforming much smaller cities on the outskirts, too.

    Howard storms River Hill

    Howard storms River Hill

    FOOTBALL | The undefeated No. 18 Lions channeled the the Miami Hurricanes’ swagger in a 7-0 win at River Hill.

    Va. high court rules parents can’t be charged for tardiness

    Va. high court rules parents can’t be charged for tardiness

    Virginia’s Supreme Court tossed convictions against a Loudoun mom whose kids were late to school.

    North Point freshman coach placed on leave

    North Point freshman coach placed on leave

    A freshman football coach has been placed on paid administrative leave after an alleged assault against a player during a game.

    In Maryland, not much heat in congressional races

    Congressional lawmakers’ reelections are almost a sure thing in this heavily Democratic state.

    Candidates focus on school crowding, achievement gap

    Montgomery’s County’s school board contest includes eight candidates vying for four board seats.

    Maryland’s kindergartners face important early test

    Maryland’s kindergartners face important early test

    An expanded readiness assessment includes one-on-one evaluations during an hour-long exam.

    Local digest: Man with an ax attacks officer in the District

    D.C. police hunt for man who attacked officer with an ax; money flies from armored truck on I-270.

    Alexandria City public schools report enrollment growth

    Alexandria City public schools report enrollment growth

    The freshman class at T.C. Williams High School grew by 15 percent.

    Marion Barry seeks to leave his mark on D.C. races

    Marion Barry seeks to leave his mark on D.C. races

    D.C.’s iconic “mayor for life” gave his blessing to council and attorney general candidates this week.

    Jesse Matthew arraigned in Fairfax sex assault case

    Jesse Matthew arraigned in Fairfax sex assault case

    The suspect in the disappearance of Hannah Graham faces multiple charges, including attempted murder.

    Marijuana-infused candy found in Prince George’s

    Marijuana-infused candy found in Prince George’s

    Police are warning parents to pay attention to what their kids bring home on Halloween.

    How many Chinese take the SAT every year?

    The College Board said it plans to detail soon how many students from each foreign country take the test.

    Galway Kinnell, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, dies at 87

    Galway Kinnell, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, dies at 87

    Mr. Kinnell, who often wrote about outsiders in American life, was seen as an heir of Robert Frost.

    D.C. dressed up as San Francisco for Halloween

    Check out the flag flying in Washington today.

    Get your coffee fix at Dupont Circle FreshFarm Market

    Get your coffee fix at Dupont Circle FreshFarm Market

    FreshFarm has invited three local roasters and coffee makers to raise money for charity.

    Elizabeth Norment, actress in ‘House of Cards,’ dies at 61

    Elizabeth Norment, actress in ‘House of Cards,’ dies at 61

    Ms. Norment played the secretary to Kevin Spacey’s ruthless character, Frank Underwood, in the hit series.

    Just a reminder: You get an extra hour to party on Saturday night

    The end of Daylight Saving Time means bars can serve alcohol for an extra hour.

    A fine Halloween evening, but a cold blast close behind

    A fine Halloween evening, but a cold blast close behind

    Trick-or-treaters have no weather worries this evening as the rain, wind and unpleasant cold hold off until Saturday.

    Cook Political Report: Md. governor’s race now a ‘tossup’

    Cook Political Report: Md. governor’s race now a ‘tossup’

    The publication stills gives Brown an edge but says both parties acknowledge that the race is close.

    Man attacks D.C. police officer with ax in Northeast

    Police described the ambush-style assault as “unprovoked.”

    At least 13 hurt, including children,
    in 4-vehicle Montgomery Co. crash

    At least 13 hurt, including children, <br>in 4-vehicle Montgomery Co. crash

    Two of the young victims required helicopter evacuation from the accident site in Sandy Spring.

    D.C.’s needs more after-school programs

    The District has high participation in after-school programs, but it should make room for more students.

    Fall back this Sunday, ladies and gentlemen: daylight saving time ends

    Fall back this Sunday, ladies and gentlemen: daylight saving time ends

    This Sunday at 2 a.m. ET, November 2, daylight saving time ends. At this moment, we set our clocks back an hour, and enter standard time.

    12-year-old boy charged with sexual assault of 6-year-old

    The boy was charged with aggravated sexual battery and is at a juvenile detention facility.

    Ann Romney will campaign in Virginia on Monday

    Ann Romney will campaign in Virginia on Monday

    The wife of the 2012 GOP presidential nominee will be on the stump for Gillespie and Comstock.

    Keep outside money out of local school boards

    When national interests offer cash to D.C. school board candidates, it’s not for nothing.

    Woman falsely claims she has Ebola at Wheaton mall

    Police were trying to serve a warrant when woman claimed she had Ebola; charges likely to be filed.

    Fall foliage update: Peak color reaches D.C.’s western suburbs

    Fall foliage update: Peak color reaches D.C.’s western suburbs

    The best and brightest fall color has arrived in Washington, D.C.’s north and west suburbs.

    Money flies after armored truck’s door malfunctions

    Police say drivers who recovered money on I-270 have to turn it in, or they may face theft charges.

     

    A year later, still no ruling on Loudoun sheriff deputy’s embezzlement case

    An alleged embezzlement of $200,000 has been in federal hands for more than a year without a decision on charges.

    Ron Moten demands satisfaction from David Catania

    The activist and promoter backing Muriel Bowser made a music video and filed a lawsuit after he says David Catania libeled him in an e-mail.

    On transportation, D.C. candidates have been mostly silent

    D.C. mayoral hopefuls have said little about their vision for the city’s aging transportation system.

    Traffic, transit tips for fall back weekend

    What you need to know for local travel: Halloween events, roadway closings and Metro schedules.

    Hands-free driving? We are not amused.

    The era of driver-less cars raises major concerns among Americans.

    Part of 17th Street NW closed Friday

    Crews will be testing a flood barrier. Part of 17th Street closed for several hours

    Airline fares are inching up

    The USDOT says they went up an average of $10 per ticket in the second quarter.

    Fairfax County adopts bicycle plan

    New bicycle master plan maps out a bike network of 1,130 miles and calls for investments in bike facilities and infrastructure, such as bike lanes.

    Express lanes signs to appear soon on I-95

    About 300 signs gradually will be unveiled as the HOT lanes project prepares for December opening.

    Thomas M. Menino, former Boston mayor, dies at 71

    The old-style big-city boss gathered a broad base of supporters during his 20 years in office.

    $100 million in transportation projects on Fairfax County ballot

    Tuesday’s voters will be asked to approve money for road, sidewalk and trail projects.

    Delays on Metro’s Red Line over

    A signal problem on Metro’s Red Line caused delays Thursday morning.

    Virginia and Maryland searching for dangerous guardrails

    Flaws could cause guardrails to spear vehicles that crash into them.

    Fairfax, hub of traffic, adopts master plan for bikes

    County’s plan would allow for more than 1,000 miles of new cycling routes over the next 30 years.

    Empowering travelers to fix their own commutes

    Programs will someday predict problems for individual travelers and give them a fighting chance.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    More movie theaters have assigned seating. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Is it okay for poor kids to go trick-or-treating in safer, more affluent neighborhoods?

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    Bradlee’s passing raises a question: Can quality journalism survive collapse of media business model?

    Courtland Milloy

    Courtland Milloy

    The District’s plan to redevelop the complex has led to little more than the dispersal of poor black residents.

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    Frederick, Md., is part of a small-city boom

    Walkable, urban mini-D.C.s are popping up nationwide, with Frederick, Md., a notable example.

    Ebola epidemic

    The virus is killing 70 percent of those infected, and there could be 10,000 new cases a week in West Africa by Dec. 1.

    Larry Hogan, riding an anti-tax wave

    Maryland’s GOP nominee for governor on the campaign trail, bringing a familiar face along.

    Friends, family bid farewell to legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee

    The funeral for former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee at Washington National Cathedral.

    From Annapolis to Fallujah and back again

    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown served two terms in the House of Delegates, spending some of his tenure deployed in Iraq.

    Surprise gift pumps life into Va. school

    Ruth T. Bedford gave her alma mater $40 million, a single donation that will more than double Foxcroft’s endowment.

    Embracing ‘Redskins’

    In Red Mesa, Ariz., on Navajo Nation land, a high school football team and its supporters say they are proud of the team name.

    The Marine Corps Marathon

    The 2014 Marine Corps Marathon is held in Virginia and Washington, D.C., with 30,000 runners.

    Our Washington

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

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