Regions

Explore more news from your area

Arrest in U-Va. case provides lead in ’09 slaying of student

(Courtesy of Harrington family / courtesy of Harrington family)

Va. Tech’s Morgan Harrington vanished from a concert.

Latest local news

It’s unanimous: D.C. is a double-A kind of town

It’s unanimous: D.C. is a double-A kind of town

Two Wall Street bond raters improve their opinion on city’s long-term debt.

The 10 richest people in the Washington area

The 10 richest people in the Washington area

The Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest people in the country includes 10 billionaires from the Washington region.

Md. wins $650M federal grant to state foster care system

Maryland is the first state this year to win federal block grant to fund foster care programs.

Another Purple Line battle focuses on fears of ISIS

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

Video

Timelapse: Construction of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial

Timelapse: Construction of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial

The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, built adjacent to the U.S. Botanic Garden and within view of the Capitol building is set to open Oct. 5, 2014.

This isn’t snow: Severe storms blanket Denver, Colorado area with hail

This isn’t snow: Severe storms blanket Denver, Colorado area with hail

Intense severe storms raked through eastern Colorado on Monday, laying down a blanket of hail that looked more like fresh snow.

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

Purple Line supporters draft “community compact” for route

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

Photos: Wonderful weather for a weekend in Williamsburg

Photos: Wonderful weather for a weekend in Williamsburg

I love the colonial activities, the tavern food, Busch Gardens, and the opportunities to shoot photos of the beautiful landscape and historic buildings.

Hillary Clinton to skip Brown fundraiser, sends Bill instead

Hillary Clinton to skip Brown fundraiser, sends Bill instead

Clinton is clearing her calendar to spend more time with her new granddaughter.

Gunman robs pizza delivery driver at U-Md.

Authorities said the robber fled toward Metzerott Road in College Park.

Arlington candidates tangle over streetcar again

John Vihstadt and Alan Howze reprised their spring election fight for an Arlington County Board seat.

‘Rapid refresh’ weather model to aid severe storm tracking

‘Rapid refresh’ weather model to aid severe storm tracking

A new weather model that helps meteorologists predict the track, timing and intensity of thunderstorms became operational today.

New ad attacks John Foust on ‘real job’ comment

The Republican ad suggests that the Democratic candidate in Virginia is hostile to working women.

Update: Single-tracking resolved on Metro’s Red Line, delays continue

Crews repaired a cracked rail outside the Dupont Circle station, a Metro spokesman said.

Romney fundraising for Comstock Tuesday

The 2012 presidential candidate is reemerging as a prominent national fundraiser.

New group fights cellphone towers on school property

The Maryland Coalition Against Celltowers on School Grounds is part of a coordinated grass-roots effort.

Lack of warning in Japan’s Mt. Ontake volcano eruption raises questions

Lack of warning in Japan’s Mt. Ontake volcano eruption raises questions

It’s a fair question: why was there no advanced warning of the Mount Ontake volcano eruption?

The big question about D.C.’s ‘yoga tax’: Should it apply to yoga?

The big question about D.C.’s ‘yoga tax’: Should it apply to yoga?

The D.C. yoga community is arguing that D.C.’s sales tax extension, which goes into effect Wednesday, shouldn’t apply to yoga studios. The tax is on facilities devoted to “physical exercise.” And yoga, they say, is much more than that.

My boyfriend’s mom gives us food because she thinks we can’t fend for ourselves.

My boyfriend’s mom gives us food because she thinks we can’t fend for ourselves.

Dr. Andrea advises a reader who wants to turn down the handouts, even though his mom is a good cook. Also: A friend’s marriage seems to be in trouble, but she won’t talk about it!

Vida at The Yards: Take a tour of D.C.’s newest gym

Vida at The Yards: Take a tour of D.C.’s newest gym

The sixth location of the D.C. gym chain is set to open this week in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. And the 30,000-square-foot facility boasts features hard to find anywhere else.

Market heats up in D.C. and Prince George’s, but cools in Northern Virginia

Market heats up in D.C. and Prince George’s, but cools in Northern Virginia

Overall, sales in the region will slow for the remainder of the year.

Warm days will be the rule until cold front makes its arrival Friday

Warm days will be the rule until cold front makes its arrival Friday

WEATHER GANG | A warm upper level pattern will keep October’s entrance on the mild side.

Zanellato, Madison top Stone Bridge

Zanellato, Madison top Stone Bridge

VOLLEYBALL | Natale Zanellato records a game-high 22 kills after missing time earlier this season with an injury as the Warhawks top the No. 1 Bulldogs.

The equinox enigma: Hours of darkness, light are unequal.

One significant sign of summer’s end came last weekend, when darkness finally exceeded daylight.

Declining traffic-camera revenue threatens D.C. budget

The city’s chief financial officer warns that the trend could force District leaders to cut $70 million in spending.

Mayor touts infant-mortality plan, but bureau eyed for cuts

Loss of federal grant threatens 38 city workers; officials say they hope services will continue for families.

Prince George’s County reduces printers in schools

Teachers complain about losing instructional time as number of printers decreases by 56 percent.

Arrest in U-Va. case provides lead in ’09 slaying of student

Arrest in U-Va. case provides lead in ’09 slaying of student

Va. Tech’s Morgan Harrington vanished from a concert.

Local digest: News of the Washington area

News from Washington, Maryland and Virginia.

 

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.

It’s unanimous: D.C. is a double-A kind of town

Two Wall Street bond raters improve their opinion on city’s long-term debt.

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.

Transparency sought on airline baggage fees

Two consumer groups ask USDOT to require more up-front disclosures.

Update: Single-tracking resolved on Metro’s Red Line, delays continue

Crews repaired a cracked rail outside the Dupont Circle station, a Metro spokesman said.

Declining traffic-camera revenue threatens D.C. budget

The city’s chief financial officer warns that the trend could force District leaders to cut $70 million in spending.

AU to cover extra Metro costs if Nats playoff games run late

American University since 2012 has been an exclusive higher ed ‘partner’ of the ballclub.

Hey, I’m driving here!

That “Don't Walk” sign? City streets would move more smoothly if pedestrians actually obeyed it.

Post recession, nation on the move again

There are more cars on the road, but public transit gains in popularity too.

What would fix your commute?

Show and tell how you would make the trip better.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx gets a sneak peek at Metro’s new railcars

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx gets a sneak peek at the new railcars, which Metro officials say will begin carrying passengers in January.

D.C. Lean no more: 10 commuter apps to get you where you need to go

We reviewed 10 traffic and transit-related apps - sit back, relax and download.

Seeking: I-66 commuters with a sense of humor

Got something to say about I-66? We want to hear from you. Sense of humor a must.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

That “Don't Walk” sign? City streets would move more smoothly if pedestrians actually obeyed it.

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.

More photos