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Metro, MWAA reach agreement they say moves Silver Line toward summer opening

(Matt McClain / Post)

Metro will allow MWAA more time to complete certain parts of the project after it is turned over to Metro, but before the start of passenger service.


Students all about computers, not computer science

(Katherine Frey / The Washington Post)

The subject is not a staple of the nation’s high schools and is especially rare for girls and minorities.


Fairfax school board approves options for later bell times

The push for later high school start times moves forward with the Fairfax school board approving four options.


Fairfax County volunteer opportunities

Therapeutic riding programs, science literacy activities, animal welfare, food pantry help and more.


Fairfax County adopt a pet

(Mary O'Malley / Mary O'Malley)

Diggs, a Labrador retriever mix, Fannie, a cat, and Chunk, a guinea pig, are available.


Fairfax County Animal Watch

Incidents reported by the animal control divisions of police in Fairfax County, Fairfax City and Vienna.


Price of time subject to inflation for express lanes drivers

(Dayna Smith / FOR THE WASHINGTON POST Both the top and average tolls have been rising along with the traffic volume since the 495 Express Lanes opened in November 2012 . A spokesman said toll peaks usually tie in with extraordinary circumstances.)

Bad weather or accidents that slow traffic can drive Beltway tolls above $11 for 14-mile trip.


Why Falls Church High is doing so well

The Fairfax County school has a rare designation as a demonstration school for college preparation.


Fairfax spending plan includes tax increases, pay raises

Homeowners would see average tax increase of $352 next year; schools funding would increase 3 percent.


A growing heroin problem, even in the affluent D.C. suburbs: ‘We had no clue’

Two mothers’ stories — of a son who died and of a son who is trying to live — highlight a growing scourge in Virginia.


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Va. Supreme Court rules for U-Va. in global warming FOIA case

The high court decision rejects an argument by global warming skeptics who wanted to see the work of a climate researcher.

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Fairfax City police chief Rick Rappoport to retire, join Amtrak police

After 13 years in the city, and 24 years in the county, will become a regional deputy chief for Amtrak.

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The death of John Geer: Now seven months of silence on Fairfax police shooting

Still, no one is talking in the police killing of an unarmed man in August.

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Bart Giamatti’s son, others weigh in on Pete Rose suspension after 25 years

Marcus Giamatti feels his father would support Rose’s continued ban. A respected writer on the case thinks Rose should be reinstated.

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Singer Chris Brown charged with assault

Brown and his bodyguard were arrested and charged in the assault of a man outside the W Hotel in the District.

In Fairfax, Va., heroin rips families apart

Parents’ stories — one of a son who died, another of a son trying to live — highlight a growing problem in D.C.’s suburbs.

The 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll

Thousands of children gather at the White House for the Easter Egg Roll.

Autistic boy defends girls accused of assaulting him

A Md. teen says he wants to resume a friendship with his schoolmates, but his parents say the case must be pursued.

Holy Week in the Washington area

Starting Palm Sunday and continuing through Good Friday and beyond, locals observed the rituals leading up to Easter.

T. rex at Smithsonian

The bones come from Montana and will be displayed for 50 years.

Cherry blossoms reach peak bloom in D.C.

It’s prime viewing time for Washington’s famous trees from Japan.

Amateur gets a seat at the poker table

A new TV show gives Reisterstown, Md., man chance to play with pros.

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