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D.C.’s African American electorate fragmented for first time in years

Orlando Pickens receives campaign literature from Milton Grant who is supporting Carol Schwartz. (Linda Davidson/Post)

The city’s black voters usually unite behind a single mayoral candidate. This time, their choice isn’t so clear.

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Inside the D.C. mayoral campaign money

Inside the D.C. mayoral campaign money

A Washington Post analysis shows what neighborhoods Muriel Bowser and David Catania have tapped for support.

Meet a D.C. Council candidate: Brian Hart

Meet a D.C. Council candidate: Brian Hart

Brian Hart, a 34-year-old independent, is one of 15 candidates seeking two at-large council seats.

SUV sought in fatal shooting of postal worker shot in Md.

Authorities release video of a vehicle in the killing of Tyson Barnette, who died delivering mail in the dark.

In D.C. mayor’s contest, importance of race is receding

In D.C. mayor’s contest, importance of race is receding

Democrat Muriel E. Bowser’s command of the African-American vote is not universal.

Jim Graham bill would ban bikes from more D.C. sidewalks

Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) wants to ban bikes and Segways from sidewalks in places where there are bike lanes.

FiveThirtyEight scores AccuWeather’s winter forecasts

FiveThirtyEight scores AccuWeather’s winter forecasts

“Snowfall forecasting is hard,” writes FiveThirtyEight. We agree.

D.C. releases ambitious, long-term transportation plan

The moveDC plan looks ahead to 2040 and envisions a wide transit network that includes a streetcar system, dedicated bus lanes in major commuter corridors, expanded Metrorail service in the downtown core, an active water taxi system and 200 miles of on-street bicycle facilities.

Catania’s ‘Scandal’ mailer spotlights ex-Bowser adviser

Tom Lindenfeld is no longer advising Muriel Bowser. But he’s figuring into the campaign nonetheless.

Wake up behind the wheel, campaign says

New public education campaign targets dangers of drowsy driving.

Maryland Dems rally against Peroutka

GOP candidate for Anne Arundel County Council is criticized for ties to southern secessionist group, views.

Let’s play New York Times D.C. Dining bingo!

Let’s play New York Times D.C. Dining bingo!

There’s a new game to play whenever the New York Times writes about the D.C. dining scene.

Warner ad ties Gillespie’s former firm to ‘dictator’

Warner ad ties Gillespie’s former firm to ‘dictator’

There’s no evidence that Gillespie lobbied for the Ivory Coast leader, but his firm did represent his government.

Now more than EVER, Weather.com is out of control

Now more than EVER, Weather.com is out of control

A headline today on Weather.com has reached new heights in its absurdity and, frankly, irresponsibility.

Christophe de Margerie, Total chief executive, dies at 63

Christophe de Margerie, Total chief executive, dies at 63

Mr. de Margerie, CEO of the French oil company, died when his jet collided with a snowplow in Russia.

At Md. diner stop, Christie buoys Larry Hogan supporters

At Md. diner stop, Christie buoys Larry Hogan supporters

The New Jersey governor played cheerleader Tuesday for Maryland GOP gubernatorial nominee.

Adviser admits stealing at least $1 million from investors

Ismail Elmas of Apple Financial Services preyed on the elderly and the widowed.

Sunken German U-boat, freighter found off N.C. coast

Sunken German U-boat,  freighter found off N.C. coast

Battle of the Atlantic brought World War II closer to America’s shores than many realized, researchers say.

Carol Schwartz launches disparity initiative

Carol Schwartz launches disparity initiative

Mayoral hopeful says D.C. needs cabinet-level office to lessen disparity between city’s poor, wealthy areas.

Meet a D.C. Council candidate: Khalid Pitts

Meet a D.C. Council candidate: Khalid Pitts

Khalid Pitts, a 47-year-old independent, is one of 15 candidates seeking two at-large council seats.

Imagery: Before and after deadly blizzard strikes Himalayas

Imagery: Before and after deadly blizzard strikes Himalayas

Imagery from the Suomi NPP satellite show how the blizzard transformed the landscape in the region.

Evidence of a ‘monster tsunami’ has been found in Hawaii, and it could happen again

Evidence of a ‘monster tsunami’ has been found in Hawaii, and it could happen again

The deadly 1946 tsunami pales in comparison to the 30-foot tsunami that roared ashore on the island of Kaua’i about 500 years ago, researchers have confirmed.

D.C. college freshmen: A data portrait

Here is more detail on class of 2018 from a Washington Post survey of the city’s universities

Prince George’s woman wins $1 million D.C. lottery

The woman thought the prize was $250,000. Told it was $1 million, she said, “Oh, my.”

Waldorf Halloween store suffers fire damage for second time

Investigators believe arson to be the cause of fires at the store and at a sporting goods store.

K Street continues to rebound after three-year slump

The upcoming November elections may draw more business to K Street as companies prepare for uncertainty

How common are October tornadoes in the D.C. region?

How common are October tornadoes in the D.C. region?

Two weak tornadoes touched down near the city on October 15. It was an atypical event for this time of year locally, but not unheard of.

Rabbi took Towson classes to ritual bath, student says

The D.C rabbi accused of hiding a camera in the mikvah reportedly invited students to try the bath.

Temporary setback stalls Potomac coast project

Temporary setback stalls Potomac coast project

Landowner goes back to the drawing board after regulators reject his plan.

Part of 15th St NW closed because of police investigation

Four men stabbed in early morning incident. Part of 15th St NW blocked as police investigate

The Marine Corps Marathon is Sunday. Want to get faster by then?

The Marine Corps Marathon is Sunday. Want to get faster by then?

If participants want to shave seconds off their time at this point, they’ll have to focus on what they’re wearing, how they’re sleeping and what they’re eating. Or, maybe they can try one of these additional options that are out there (and a little out-there).

 

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.

Inside the D.C. mayoral campaign money

A Washington Post analysis shows what neighborhoods Muriel Bowser and David Catania have tapped for support.

Metro finalizes plan for Veterans Day concert on the Mall

Nine stations will stay open late to handle massive crowd expected for a free concert featuring a roster of music superstars.

Jim Graham bill would ban bikes from more D.C. sidewalks

Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) wants to ban bikes and Segways from sidewalks in places where there are bike lanes.

NerdWallet crunches the numbers: owning a car vs. Uber, Lyft

The folks at the financial advice site have analyzed costs to see whether it’s a better deal to own a car or just use Uber and Lyft.

D.C. releases ambitious, long-term transportation plan

The moveDC plan looks ahead to 2040 and envisions a wide transit network that includes a streetcar system, dedicated bus lanes in major commuter corridors, expanded Metrorail service in the downtown core, an active water taxi system and 200 miles of on-street bicycle facilities.

Wake up behind the wheel, campaign says

New public education campaign targets dangers of drowsy driving.

Demand crashes air bag recall Web site safercar.gov

The site that lists vehicles affected by the recall of Takata air bags is temporarily down, NHTSA says.

Troubles on Metro for commuters

Problems on Red and Silver lines for commuters.

Part of 15th St NW closed because of police investigation

Four men stabbed in early morning incident. Part of 15th St NW blocked as police investigate

U.S. influx of travelers from Ebola-stricken nations slows

Fewer than half as many people as once thought are flying to the U.S. from Ebola-stricken African nations.

More Metro trains for Veterans Day concert, but no Blue

Planning for teeming crowds on the Mall, the transit agency will ramp up some service but close Blue trains.

‘Fix My Commute’ forum envisions new age of travel

Livestream event will focus on big solutions to common commuting problems.

4.7 million vehicles recalled over
air bag that can spray metal fragments

At least four people have died after inflator mechanisms ruptured on the defective air bags.

Metro wants $1.4 billion for eight-car rush-hour trains

Transit agency hopes to ease crowding by doing away with six-car service during the busiest times.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

The artist wanted to get attention. And when he put up his big mosaic at a D.C. church, he certainly did.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Despite herself, a mother of two boys is uncomfortable with their desire for Hot Wheels orange toenails.

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.

Photo Galleries

A mammoth’s deconstruction

The ancient skeleton at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is being shipped to Canada for restoration.

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.

Our Washington

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

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