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Fairfax County facing budget shortfall, officials say

The projection is $179 million over the next two years because of a slow recovery and office vacancies.

Wintry mix messes with Thanksgiving getaway timing.

The good times to escape have passed. Now it’s time to choose the lesser evil.


Fairfax County adopt a pet

(Mary O'Malley / Mary O'Malley)

Three cats, Peishe, Gibbs and Eddie, are available.


Fairfax County Animal Watch

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


Express lanes still a mystery to many drivers


As opening day approaches for I-95 HOT lanes, many potential users are unprepared.

Fairfax County hires former Mark McGwire lawyer in John Geer police shooting case

Attorney Mark Bierbower specializes in handling clients who face Congressional investigations.


Westfield earns a rematch with Bruins

(Richard A. Lipski / For the Washington Post)

FOOTBALL | The No. 2 Bulldogs held down Chantilly to advance to a Virginia 6A North region semifinal against Lake Braddock.

Study options for Thanksgiving getaways

Wednesday’s forecast remains uncertain, but it’s time to develop escape plans B and C.

Town Square | New model home opens in Clarksburg

DC Design House chosen for 2015.

How storm potential could affect Thanksgiving getaways

If you leave early, you won’t be sneaking out of town.


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Fairfax County hires former Mark McGwire lawyer in John Geer police shooting case

Attorney Mark Bierbower specializes in handling clients who face Congressional investigations.

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Loudoun schools again reject football-helmet sensors

Parents pushed for the devices, but officials say they are not yet scientifically and medically proven.

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U.S. senator seeks answers in Fairfax Co. police shooting of unarmed man

John Geer was killed by an officer 14 months ago, but authorities have offered little information.

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Manassas City detective in teen ‘sexting’ case sues teen’s lawyer for defamation

Detective who led case against 17-year-old says attorney’s comments in The Post harmed him, forced him into counseling.

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Free turkeys thanks to Marion Barry, Redskins

Former D.C. mayor’s annual tradition of providing food for the needy goes on just two days after his death.

Warner optimistic about next six years in Senate

He has a history of working with Republicans and will be courted by both parties.

Washington grieves over Marion Barry’s death

Mourning from the White House to city hall, in church and on the street.

Marion Barry, 4-term D.C. mayor, dies at 78

The most powerful local politician of his generation, he was a national symbol of self-governance and home rule for urban blacks, even as his personal and public life was fraught with the high drama of a drug arrest and jail sentence.

After 30 years, a farmers market pioneer retires

Eddie Rankin gets a heartfelt send-off at a Washington market.

A moving and spiritual Men’s Season at Ebenezer AME Church with nationally known recording artists.

The music flowed with the spirit of “brotherly love” as top recording artists rocked the church and 3,000 attendees Sunday.

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Va. home day cares anxious about laws

Compliance at the local level can be a confusing and frustrating experience.

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