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Mini-D.C.’s: Small-city boom revitalizes downtowns

(Andre Chung / for The Washington Post)

The same forces fueling growth in the District also are transforming smaller cities across the country, including Frederick, Md.

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Adams, Wilson race past Ballou

Adams, Wilson race past Ballou

FOOTBALL | The Tigers take over second place in the DCIAA Stars division with a 36-14 win behind Abdul Adams’s 247 rushing yards.

Bulldogs pass Episcopal’s test

Bulldogs pass Episcopal’s test

FOOTBALL | No. 11 Bullis struggles early against fellow IAC unbeaten Episcopal, but Devonte Williams and company regain their form late to come away with the win.

Friday football: The early report

Friday football: The early report

Scores and quick recaps from all of Friday night’s football action, including Potomac Falls-Briar Woods, Wilson-Ballou and Episcopal-Bullis.

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.

Evaluating Md. kindergartners is a one-on-one mission

Evaluating Md. kindergartners is a one-on-one mission

An expanded readiness test includes one-on-one assessments during an hour-long exam.

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.

Mini-D.C.’s: Small-city boom revitalizes downtowns

Mini-D.C.’s: Small-city boom revitalizes downtowns

The same forces fueling growth in the District also are transforming smaller cities across the country, including Frederick, Md.

Howard storms River Hill

Howard storms River Hill

FOOTBALL | The undefeated No. 18 Lions had enough swagger to capture a 7-0 win at Howard County rival 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.

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.

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.

 

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.

Photo Galleries

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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