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First gay D.C. mayor? We can wait, some Democrats say.

(Jacquelyn Martin / AP)

David Catania would become the city’s first openly gay mayor, but some activists are putting party first.

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D.C. HOT lanes plan will bump into reality

D.C. HOT lanes plan will bump into reality

Virginia’s experience showed complexity of creating managed lanes.

Freeze warning tonight, turning milder Thursday; north central U.S. snow

Freeze warning tonight, turning milder Thursday; north central U.S. snow

Today’s temperatures were more reminiscent of late winter than mid-April. After another cold night, we begin a warming trend tomorrow.

Ellen M. Dombroski, educator in Virginia, dies at 100

Mrs. Dombroski established the library at Fairfax City’s Paul VI Catholic High School in 1983.

Alexandria-Arlington community events, April 17-24, 2014

Easter egg hunt, Easter services, gardening talk, living history tour, hikes, campfire with s’mores.

Alexandria and Arlington crime report

Among incidents reported by police in Alexandria and Arlington.

Gansler calls health care ‘a right’ in his latest TV ad

Gansler calls health care ‘a right’ in his latest TV ad

The Democratic candidate for governor has a new 15-second spot on Washington and Baltimore TV.

Column

Visiting the history department with Woodward & Lothrop

Visiting the history department with Woodward & Lothrop

A new book explores the history of Woodward & Lothrop, once one of Washington’s favorite stores.

Alexandria and Arlington home sales

Residential real estate transactions in Arlington County and Alexandria.

Navy Yard wrongful death lawsuit re-filed in Florida court

The modified suit includes details from government’s own investigations.

Cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C., 2014: A final look

Cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C., 2014: A final look

This year’s bloom period, while short, was sweet. Here’s a collection of wonderful images submitted by our readers...

On the road with the ‘Nation’s T. rex’

Documenting a dead dinosaur’s journey from Montana to the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum.

Fun times at the Emancipation Day parade

Fave moment from D.C. Emancipation Day parade. McGruff in the sidecar.

SAT quiz results: Can you do better than other readers?

SAT quiz results: Can you do better than other readers?

More than 2,000 readers have completed The Washington Post’s quiz on SAT sample questions. How would you do?

Bodies of two men found under I-295

Bodies of two men found under I-295

D.C. police see no signs of foul play, a medical examiner has not yet determined how the men died.

Montgomery County and Frederick County home sales

A listing of residential properties sold recently in Montgomery and Frederick counties.

Warhawks edge Westfield in wild one

Warhawks edge Westfield in wild one

GIRLS’ LACROSSE | Both offenses came to play in a morning matchup of unbeatens, but No. 8 Madison had just enough to get past the Bulldogs.

D.C. adopt a pet

D.C. adopt a pet

Dibee, a female terrier and American Staffordshire mix, is available for adoption.

Maryland Live Casino owner teaming with rival in N.Y. bid

Maryland Live Casino owner teaming with rival in N.Y. bid

Cordish and Penn want to build a $750 million Live-branded casino resort.

For vinyl lovers, Record Store Day is Christmas in April

For vinyl lovers, Record Store Day is Christmas in April

Crooked Beat and other D.C. stores prepare for the annual event celebrating old-school albums.

D.C. Council agenda

Meeting schedule for the D.C. Council and its committees for the coming week.

Prince George’s County Animal Watch

Cases received by the Department of Environmental Resources’ Animal Management Group.

TKO’s boxing-themed burgers come to Brentwood

TKO’s boxing-themed burgers come to Brentwood

The owner of the Carolina Kitchen debuts his new burger concept.

Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

Nonprofit groups and county agencies seek assistance in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.

Southern Maryland community calendar, April 17-24, 2014

Events include a golf tournament, an archaeology talk, fish dinners and a St. Mary’s County candidates forum.

Southern Maryland home sales

A listing of residential properties sold recently in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.

Southern Maryland crime report

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

Herndon notches ‘special’ victory

Herndon notches ‘special’ victory

GIRLS’ SOCCER | Herndon ended a league losing streak that dated back to 2003 with a win over Oakton. Now the Hornets want more.

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.

Arlington-Alexandria news in brief

APS names principal, teacher, support staff of year; 5K, parade prompt street closures; more news

 

Fairfax City police chief Rick Rappoport to retire, join Amtrak police

After 13 years in the city, and 24 years in the county, will become a regional deputy chief for Amtrak.

The gay Democrat’s dilemma

David Catania’s independent bid to be D.C.’s first openly gay mayor presents hard choice to gay Democrats.

D.C. HOT lanes plan will bump into reality

Virginia’s experience showed complexity of creating managed lanes.

D.C. rider won over by ease, convenience of Bikeshare

Average guy finds price is right, and you can skip the Spandex shorts.

Cargo ship grounded in windy Chesapeake Bay

An evening thunderstorm with wind gusts of more than 70 mph caused a cargo ship to run aground.

Silver Line project director and Metro chief financial officer resign

Resignations come as both agencies are under fire for delays and financial practices.

A morning of troubles on Metro’s lines

Earlier delays on Metro’s Red Line follows other problems on Blue and Yellow lines. The problems are resolved (for now)

D.C. might add carpool, toll lanes to part of 14th St. bridge

A council member says the city wants to speed commutes and get financial help maintaining roads and bridges.

U-Md. pursues plan for hotel-conference center on Route 1

The 11-story hotel and conference center is part of the university’s vision to create a livelier College Park.

USDOT: Highway fund almost too low to pay bills

With gas tax revenue continuing to decline, highway trust fund will run low on cash in July.

Riding Metro while pregnant, some advice on offering -- and getting -- a seat

One basic rule: When offering a seat, don’t blurt out, “because you’re pregnant“; the person may not be.

D.C. traffic rules adjust to Wednesday holiday

Rush hour restrictions in effect, but some other regulations suspended.

Express lanes get pricier at peak times

The top toll has exceeded $11 for a full, 14-mile trip at rush hour.

As blossom crowds fade, Metro will renew track work

The four-week break is over. Service on the Red, Orange, Blue and Green lines will be affected this weekend.

Earlier power outage at Cleveland Park Metro stop; no effect on train service

Power outage at Cleveland Park Metro stop. Trains are running, but elevators and escalators are out.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

A new book explores the history of Woodward & Lothrop, once one of Washington’s favorite stores.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy: It’s oxymoronic to be dependent on government to celebrate this day of liberation

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

It’s time to talk about such deaths and make sure youths let people know how they feel.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

COLUMN | Lt. Gov. Brown’s allies protect his reputation by avoiding quick probe of Md. health site woes.

Photo Galleries

T. rex at Smithsonian

The bones come from Montana and will be displayed for 50 years.

Cherry blossoms reach peak bloom in D.C.

It’s prime viewing time for Washington’s famous trees from Japan.

Amateur gets a seat at the poker table

A new TV show gives Reisterstown, Md., man chance to play with pros.

Driving for dollars with UberX

Single mothers, translators and students are among those turning the family ride into a profit center.

Last call at D.C. lounge for black professionals

With a waterfront transformation planned, the Channel Inn is closing.

Through their eyes

The InFocus project teaches photography to people with autism and opens windows into their worlds.

On the trail of bushy tails

Nearly 400 readers entered the inaugural Washington Post Squirrel Week Photo Contest. Here are our favorites.

Pillow fight on the Mall

Hundreds gathered on the Mall on Saturday to participate in International Pillow Fight Day.

Our Washington

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

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