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Police: Workplace dispute likely preceded murder-suicide

Montgomery County authorities investigate a death after responding to this house Tuesday on Great Elm Drive in Potomac.

Montgomery police believe that assailant killed woman, sped off in Mercedes and killed himself.

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    Even as some minimum wages increase, Maryland activists call for more sooner

    Even as some minimum wages increase, Maryland activists call for more sooner

    Wednesday marked the first increase in the minimum wage in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.

    Where to watch the Nationals in the NLDS

    Where to watch the Nationals in the NLDS

    No tickets to the game? Find somewhere to watch with big screens and drink specials.

    Audit begins of Prince George’s County school system

    Audit begins of Prince George’s County school system

    Investigation ordered after state said former CFO committed insurance fraud regarding wedding ring.

    Va. health official wants to amend abortion clinic rules

    Health commissioner says state should amend hospital-style regulations on abortion clinics.

    Poll: Brown has narrow lead over Hogan in governor’s race

    Poll: Brown has narrow lead over Hogan in governor’s race

    The survey by Gonzales Research gives the Democrat a lead of 4 percentage points in Maryland.

    Southern France trying to dry out after 10 inches of rain in three hours

    Southern France trying to dry out after 10 inches of rain in three hours

    The rain that fell in Montpellier on Monday is approximately half of the total annual rainfall accumulation the city normally sees.

    New poll: Bowser leads Catania by 8 points

    Survey commissioned by pro-business group finds closer D.C. mayor race than previous published polls.

    Going Out Guide

    Going Out Guide

    Events in the District of Columbia.

    D.C. adopt a pet

    D.C. adopt a pet

    Bran, a 3-year-old cat, is available for adoption.

    D.C. Animal Watch

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

    Prince George’s County Animal Watch

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

    U.S. Education Dept. issues guidance on racial disparity

    U.S. Education Dept. issues guidance on racial disparity

    Guidance issued Wednesday reminds U.S. schools of requirement for equity among nation’s students.

    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.

    Column

    Cyclist can’t understand driver’s indifference to safety

    Cyclist can’t understand driver’s indifference to safety

    Hit-and-run motorist had a blind eye for crash victim on rural road.

    Standing in 2016 polls ‘doesn’t terribly worry’ O’Malley

    Standing in 2016 polls ‘doesn’t terribly worry’ O’Malley

    The Maryland governor said in an interview that low rankings can still lead to victory in a presidential bid.

    Infant mortality ticks up in D.C. amid federal funding cut

    Infant mortality ticks up in D.C. amid federal funding cut

    Rate remains above most recent national average but still represents marked decrease for city historically.

    Second man arrested in 2011 homicide

    In the past two weeks, police have apprehended two suspected killers of Ronald Deacon Smith.

    Going Out Guide

    Going Out Guide

    U-Md. police make arrest in robbery of pizza delivery driver

    U-Md. police make arrest in robbery of pizza delivery driver

    Authorities filed armed robbery, other charges against 36-year-old Justin Jamal Lewis.

    Warm September was driest since 2007 in D.C.; 4th driest on record at Dulles

    Warm September was driest since 2007 in D.C.; 4th driest on record at Dulles

    The weather in Washington in 2014, on balance, has been cool and wet. But not this past September.

    Adams Morgan named one of nation’s 10 best neighborhoods

    Adams Morgan named one of nation’s 10 best neighborhoods

    The American Planning Association creates an annual list.

    Catania picks up endorsement of high-ranking Democrat

    Catania picks up endorsement of high-ranking Democrat

    Vermont Gov. Pete Shumlin is head of the DGA, but his endorsement does not speak for the organization.

    Nightlife Agenda: Seasonal beers, Animal Collective and a phone-free club

    Nightlife Agenda: Seasonal beers, Animal Collective and a phone-free club

    This week’s essential DJs, happy hours, dance nights and parties.

    Bowie man may have been killed while breaking up teen fight

    Mitchell White, 39, was fatally shot not far from Bowie High School and a swim club.

    DeMatha, Good Counsel meet again

    DeMatha, Good Counsel meet again

    Fresh off impressive wins over top-5 teams, DeMatha visits Good Counsel with the longtime rivals looking to remain atop the WCAC.

    Damascus QB Gibson finding his way

    Damascus QB Gibson finding his way

    Senior quarterback Derek Gibson provides an important balance to a Swarmin’ Hornets offense focused on the run game; Sherwood’s schedule has been taxing.

    ‘Need to know’ session on Va. transportation goals

    ‘Need to know’ session on Va. transportation goals

    Easing congestion on I-66 is a top priority in Northern Virginia. Leaders foresee adding HOT lanes.

    D.C. coalition pushes for stronger neighborhood schools

    Education activists urge better coordination with charter schools and more resources for poor schools.

    Damascus is young and hungry

    Damascus is young and hungry

    VOLLEYBALL | The Swarmin’ Hornets lost experience from last year’s Maryland 3A title team but return a strong desire to repeat; O’Connell knocked off Holy Cross.

     

    Popular Woodson High coach Derrick Pearson hired, then un-hired as baseball coach

    After the school principal overruled his athletic director, the school district reversed the decision and un-hired Pearson.

    New poll: Bowser leads Catania by 8 points

    Survey commissioned by pro-business group finds closer D.C. mayor race than previous published polls.

    Cyclist can’t understand driver’s indifference to safety

    Hit-and-run motorist had a blind eye for crash victim on rural road.

    ‘Need to know’ session on Va. transportation goals

    Easing congestion on I-66 is a top priority in Northern Virginia. Leaders foresee adding HOT lanes.

    UberX, Lyft, Sidecar may face new rules in D.C.

    D.C. Council member Mary Cheh is expected to unveil an updated proposal for regulating UberX, Lyft, Sidecar and other similar services

    Those other idiots are the distracted drivers you fear

    A survey finds people are quick to point the finger when it comes to driving distraction.

    Report: More traffic tickets, fewer crashes

    Research shows that when more tickets are issued, crash rates go down.

    Bike commuting is up in the District

    According to new Census Bureau data, 4.5 percent of D.C. working residents commuted by bicycle in 2013. That is up from 4.1 percent in 2012 and from 2.2 percent in 2009.

    The latest obstacle in D.C.’s bike wars? A porta-potty.

    The porta-potty was moved out of the street, and DDOT issued a fine of about $300.

    Suspect in U-Va. case was known as ‘an all-around good person’

    Jesse L. Matthew Jr.’s past includes a playful persona in high school and an abrupt departure from college.

    Purple Line planners say construction costs now at $2.45 billion

    Cost increase is less than 1 percent but latest for Maryland light-rail project

    Another Purple Line battle focuses on fears of ISIS

    In Bevery Hills, school officials have opposed tunneling subway beneath high school.

    Pearls for Lunch? Joshua Bell performs in Union Station

    Bell, a Grammy-winning violinist, will host a 30-minute impromptu concert at 12:30 p.m.

    Purple Line supporters draft “community compact” for route

    Agreement would define goals for economic development around new transit stations.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    Ninety-year-old pinups — boys and girls — pose for a new fundraising calendar.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    COLUMN | They made the pact when they came back for a 50-year reunion and saw their record stood firm.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    The rush to embrace natural gas and fracking is steamrolling valid worries about long-term risks to environment.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    The name, life and probable death of the missing 8-year-old are rarely invoked by the candidates.

    Photo Galleries

    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.

    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.

    Our Washington

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

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