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Arlington, Alexandria Democrats line up for local, state races this spring

Alexandria mayor, Arlington County Board and a delegate’s race draw multiple contenders.

Traffic, transit tips for second weekend of blossom festival

The kite competition is a weekend highlight. See tips for getting around throughout the festival, including the Metrorail schedule.

Virginia open houses March 28-29

A list of properties in Virginia that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.


New-home opportunities available for buyers willing to wait

(Tony Dejak / AP)

Caution on the builders’ part means there may be few move-in-ready options this spring.


Riding high after 55

(Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

For seniors, staying physically and socially active is easier than ever in these communities.


Boys’ lacrosse: Robinson overcomes elements, Chantilly for 7-4 victory

(John McDonnell / The Washington Post)

BOYS’ LACROSSE | The reigning Virginia 6A state champion Rams beat the Chargers after Chapman Jasien leads them to a fast start.


Man found shot and seriously wounded in Fairfax County home

Police search for four suspects seen fleeing the scene in the Mount Vernon area in a sedan

Metro police plan crackdown on fare evaders

Station managers and bus drivers say they fear confrontations when attempting to collect fares.

Vehicle fire causes backups on Fairfax Parkway

Traffic is getting by in one lane but the backups stretch for nearly three miles.


D.C. community calendar, March 26-April 1, 2015

Environmental Film Festival, Cherry Blossom Festival, Easter egg hunts, live music, dancing.


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When it comes to putting out fire, GMU students show it’s all about that bass

The two seniors used low-frequency sound waves to disrupt oxygen fueling fires.

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PNC Bank loses Vienna man’s $100,000 check for 10 months, then ‘finds’ it

The bank appeared uninterested in restoring a longtime customer’s money. Then The Washington Post called.

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The John Geer case: 18 months and still no decision on charges

The Justice Department’s ruling in Ferguson case offers possible insights into fate of Geer case at federal level.

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Fairfax deputy county attorney could lose job over handling of Geer case

Officials are trying to oust the person who advised police to withhold records in the deadly shooting.

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Andean bear cubs romp at National Zoo

The brother bears get ready to meet the public.

A Virginia tribe seeks federal recognition amid casino fears

The bid by the Pamunkey — the tribe of Pocahontas — is opposed by MGM and 11 black lawmakers.

From snow to rain

In the D.C. area, a morning wintry mix turns to snow, which turns back to rain.

Changing perceptions, one bullet at a time

The firearms industry has poured millions of dollars into college shooting clubs, and many students’ views about guns have evolved.

The fine art of making maple syrup

Find the right tree, tap in your spile, hang up your bucket and wait for the sap to run.

Heavy snow throughout the East Coast

Winter refuses to surrender as D.C., New York and more endure another snowy blast.

Remnants of the war

Experts are combing through items that have been left at the Vietnam Wall over the years for a planned education display.

It’s all business at D.C.’s ‘Cannabis Academy’

City hosts a two-day expo to teach attendees how to make greenbacks from pot’s legalization.

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