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Bowser’s D.C. Council record an issue in mayoral race

D.C. mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser greets supporters as she arrives at a town hall session for voters. (Bill O'Leary/Post)

The Democratic nominee says she is low-key but effective. Her critics say she hasn’t accomplished much.

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Police release videos showingf missing U-Va. student

Police release videos showingf missing U-Va. student

U-Va. student Hannah Graham was last seen on walking alone in Charlottesville early Saturday.

D.C. Police chief earns 75 percent approval rating

Washington Post poll shows high marks for Lanier, and improved approval rates for schools chancellor

Maybe a shower Thursday, otherwise pleasant

Maybe a shower Thursday, otherwise pleasant

Another day of highs in the 70s with no weather worries. A weak front headed this way could bring a few rain drops.

Southern Maryland crime report

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

Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

Organizations seeks short- and long-term help in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.

Southern Maryland community calendar, Sept. 18-25, 2014

Events include a lighthouse cruise, an Autumnfest, a quilt show, a fish fry, a canoe trip and an astronomy meeting.

Bowser earns big lead in new poll; vulnerabilities remain

Bowser earns big lead in new poll; vulnerabilities remain

Bowser earned 43 percent; David Catania earned 26 percent and Carol Schwartz earned 16 percent.

Quick highlights from Wednesday’s MWAA board meeting

A quick recap of Wednesday’s Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors’ meeting via Twitter.

Weather Underground takes shot at AccuWeather’s 45-day forecast

Weather Underground takes shot at AccuWeather’s 45-day forecast

A recent Facebook post shows Weather Underground isn’t above bashing its competition.

Georgetown says meningitis death is ‘isolated case’

Sophomore Andrea Jaime died Tuesday. The university says others do not need preventive antibiotics.

Maryland seeks artists to work on Purple Line rail project

Artists can submit proposals for specific stations or locations

Alexandria and Arlington crime report

Among incidents reported by police in Alexandria and Arlington.

Arlington and Alexandria volunteer opportunities

Carpenter’s Shelter, Ten Thousand Villages, Greenbrier Learning Center and Reading Connection.

Studies: Tornado seasons peaking earlier, becoming more volatile

Studies: Tornado seasons peaking earlier, becoming more volatile

Tornado season is the U.S. is peaking earlier, with wilder swings from year to year, according to two recent studies.

Going Out Guide

Going Out Guide

VDOT is wrapping up Route 50 interchanges

VDOT is wrapping up Route 50 interchanges

The redesign in Arlington County is better for traffic. And it’s artsy, too.

Going Out Guide

Going Out Guide

Prince George’s Democrats rebuff Baker on term limits

Prince George’s Democrats rebuff Baker on term limits

Baker asks Democratic Central Committee to endorse extending time politicians can stay in office.

D.C. leaders plan to allow ‘concealed carry’ of guns

D.C. leaders plan to allow ‘concealed carry’ of guns

Emergency legislation is expected to get Tuesday vote; gun owners could apply for permits within months.

Feds: Decision on Virginia Avenue Tunnel tunnel project isn’t finished

Feds: Decision on Virginia Avenue Tunnel tunnel project isn’t finished

It could be a few weeks before the Federal Highway Administration releases a final decision on the proposed expansion of the tunnel in Southeast Washington.

Christie event raises $400K to help Hogan’s bid, GOP says

Christie event raises $400K to help Hogan’s bid, GOP says

The New Jersey governor attended a lunchtime fundraiser in Bethesda on Wednesday.

Schenk gives Seahawks another weapon

Schenk gives Seahawks another weapon

GIRLS’ SOCCER | South River discovered a new offensive option by moving junior Bella Schenk from midfield to forward; Good Counsel, O’Connell lose in California.

Antarctic sea ice expands to record high level; Arctic sea ice shrinks to sixth lowest

Antarctic sea ice expands to record high level; Arctic sea ice shrinks to sixth lowest

At opposite ends of the world, trends in sea ice coverage are in stark opposition.

Survey says D.C. has second-rudest drivers, after Idaho

The drivers who gave D.C. the lowest marks were those from Maryland. The cross-border rivalry is real.

Man charged in attempted Woodbridge abduction

Man charged in attempted Woodbridge abduction

Police said DNA links Victor Alberto Serrano to the attempted abduction of a woman in Woodbridge in March.

Montgomery teens are warned about ‘distracted crossing’

High school students are told to keep their heads up and cellphones down when crossing the street.

From the Ground Up: Legacy and legwork

From the Ground Up: Legacy and legwork

Compass Coffee’s co-founders discuss their path to becoming entrepreneurs.

Amtrak and MARC resume service after freight train downed wires in Maryland

MARC Penn Line trains that leave Washington on Wednesday afternoon will resume stops at Aberdeen and Perryville stations. Amtrak trains between Washington and Philadelphia are single-tracking through the area of Aberdeen.

Group forms to oppose D.C. marijuana legalization

Leader plans to launch campaign against measure before vote this fall, challenges opposition to debate.

Wildcats display European flavor

Wildcats display European flavor

FIELD HOCKEY | Walter Johnson first-year Coach Ameliet Rischen brings experience from a playing career in the Netherlands and at Maryland.

 

At last, a new Fairfax police and fire headquarters is in sight (in 2017)

After many years of enduring the collapsing Massey Building, the Fairfax police and fire departments broke ground on a new headquarters.

Bowser, Catania do battle with radio ads

“Democrat Muriel Bowser” hits the airwaves Wednesday, more than a week after rival David Catania.

Quick highlights from Wednesday’s MWAA board meeting

A quick recap of Wednesday’s Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors’ meeting via Twitter.

Maryland seeks artists to work on Purple Line rail project

Artists can submit proposals for specific stations or locations

VDOT is wrapping up Route 50 interchanges

The redesign in Arlington County is better for traffic. And it’s artsy, too.

Feds: Decision on Virginia Avenue Tunnel tunnel project isn’t finished

It could be a few weeks before the Federal Highway Administration releases a final decision on the proposed expansion of the tunnel in Southeast Washington.

Montgomery teens are warned about ‘distracted crossing’

High school students are told to keep their heads up and cellphones down when crossing the street.

Amtrak and MARC resume service after freight train downed wires in Maryland

MARC Penn Line trains that leave Washington on Wednesday afternoon will resume stops at Aberdeen and Perryville stations. Amtrak trains between Washington and Philadelphia are single-tracking through the area of Aberdeen.

‘Move Over’ laws still surprising highway drivers

Laws are meant to give police, emergency responders a bit more safety from fast-moving traffic.

Maryland to smooth rough ride on I-95

Paving will close interstate lanes overnights for up to four weeks.

Traffic snarled near White House after temporary street closure for suspicious package

D.C. police said a keg closed streets in the 700 block of 15th Street Northwest.

95 Express Lanes testing toll equipment

Marked vehicles will check the tolling system, but the express lanes are not yet operational.

MWAA board slated to meet Wednesday

The Board of Directors will get an update on Silver Line construction from the new executive director of the rail project, Charles Stark.

Metro plans for possible FBI relocation to Greenbelt

The agency plans a public hearing to lay out its plans for redeveloping the Greenbelt Metro station should the FBI relocate there.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Who says you can’t go home again? High school reunions attempt to prove otherwise.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Our 2-year-old cat’s not truly content unless she’s spayed, we’re told. But why risk personality changes?

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

The number of women in jail is soaring, and many inmates have suffered abuse.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Hey, Dan Snyder! If you’re so sure Indians support your team’s name, then come talk to some local ones.

Photo Galleries

Remembering the Navy Yard victims

Mourners gather for a memorial service on the one-year anniversary of the deadly shooting.

Celebrating the national anthem

Reenactors mark the 200th anniversary of the writing of the

Turning 9/11 from day of horror to day of help

The National Day of Service trades in on lessons learned in the wake of terror, and a school gets a playground.

An ancient giant is brought back to life

National Geographic prepares to unveil an exhibit for Spinosaurus, possibly the largest predator to ever exist.

Before closing, a D.C. pool goes to the dogs

The dog days of summer weren’t quite over at the public Randall Pool in SW, where the season’s final guests splashed around.

Finding strength amid the pain

A year after the Navy Yard shooting that left 12 dead, a survivor, Jennifer Bennett, is still recovering from her injuries.

Robert F. McDonnell found guilty

Former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were convicted of numerous corruption charges.

Bowser makes a bid for hotel workers’ loyalty

After she won a union’s backing, members wanted to show her their lives by adding her to the crew.

Our Washington

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

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