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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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Going Out Guide

Going Out Guide

Police search Charlottesville for missing U-Va. student

Police search Charlottesville for missing U-Va. student

Hannah Graham,18, was last seen on surveillance video walking alone in the early morning hours Saturday.

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.

D.C. adopt a pet

D.C. adopt a pet

Aisha, an English Staffordshire terrier mix, is available for adoption.

D.C. Animal Watch

Among cases handled by the Washington Humane Society and the Washington Animal Rescue League.

New principal announced for Hayfield Secondary

Centreville High principal Martin Grimm will take over at Hayfield on Oct. 1.

Southern Maryland deaths

Recent obituaries reported by funeral homes in Charles County.

A survivor supports others with kidney disease

A survivor supports others with kidney disease

Meshia Adams is living with kidney disease, and trying to help other patients cope.

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.

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‘Move Over’ laws still surprising highway drivers

‘Move Over’ laws still surprising highway drivers

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

Prince William County crime report

A listing of incidents reported by police in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park.

Maryland to smooth rough ride on I-95

Maryland to smooth rough ride on I-95

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

Muralist takes on Takoma, now ready to tackle the rest of the country with his art

Muralist takes on Takoma, now ready to tackle the rest of the country with his art

An artist creates beauty during his last days in the District.

Catania calls for improved school quality

But he says he would not change school boundaries.

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Relive school days at your reunion

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

Loudoun County and Fauquier County home sales

Listings of homes sold recently in Loudoun and Fauquier counties.

Loudoun County crime report

Reports from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Leesburg, Middleburg and Purcellville police.

 

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.

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.

More money being sought for Silver Spring Transit Center

The unspecified sum will fund repairs to the over-budget, still-unopened and structurally defective project.

Advisory for MARC Penn Line riders

Due to the ongoing repairs to the track area between MARC’s Aberdeen and Perryville stations, Penn Line trains will continue to originate or terminate from the Edgewood station throughout the evening and Wednesday morning.

Blue and Silver Lines single-tracking

The final two stops are affected.

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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