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Silver Line: What to watch for on Monday

After the weekend’s joy-riding, commuting on the new Metro line gets serious.


Five things you wanted to know about the Silver Line

Why isn’t Metro offering free rides on the Silver Line? Answers to that and other questions.


Big transportation tasks for the area, post-Silver Line

(Bill O'Leary / Washington Post)

D.C. region needs to ante up for rail cars for Metro, and add at least one Potomac crossing to relieve traffic


These Metro users aren’t dazzled by Silver

While the transit agency celebrates, some riders will skip the dancing.


Religion events from across the Washington area

Labyrinth walks, church book and bake sale, Cathedral gargoyle tour, organ recital, Vacation Bible school.

Parking at Silver Line garage? Check your SmarTrip card.

If you use SmartBenefits program, be sure it covers parking.


The newbie guide: What you should know to ride Metrorail

(Bill O'Leary / The Washington Post)

Riders follow rules and traditions. These tips will help you get along.


Fairfax County volunteer opportunities

IT help for seniors, therapeutic riding programs, animal welfare, language and literacy instruction and more

Metro reboots faulty ‘next-train’ signs for Blue Line

Riders complained they didn’t have information to make travel decisions.

So we have Silver Line. What’s next?

Travelers want extensions to Centreville, Woodbridge, Baltimore and Southern Maryland. Don’t count on that.


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Leesburg chief defends police role in shoplifting case

He says that in an investigation taking six weeks there was no attempt to protect a Fairfax sheriff’s deputy.

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Woodbridge doctor arrested in narcotics investigation

Samad Oraee allegedly put pain pills onto the streets of Prince William County.

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P.Wm. prosecutors say they won’t use, seek explicit photos in Manassas City ‘sexting’ case

Photos taken of the teen last month will not be used, and a new search warrant will not be served, prosecutors said.

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Leesburg man charged in shoplifting case from Target

Leesburg police Tuesday announced that they have formally charged a former Fairfax County deputy in an alleged shoplifting case in which a Target security officer said he lost his job when he reported the incident

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Fairfax tries to address overcrowded housing

Dionicia Gomez and her two sons share a two-bedroom apartment with an unrelated married couple.

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam: Out of the shadows

Virginia’s low-profile second-in-command juggles pediatrics with politics

A family copes with their aging son’s autism

The transition to adulthood is filled with gut-wrenching choices for many parents like the Bucknams.

Remnants of original U-Va. dome found

Artifacts from a fire at the University of Virginia Rotunda have been discovered in a cavity of the historic building.

Come ride with me

A look back at D.C.’s Metro to commemorate the Silver Line opening.

Two dead after tornado strikes Va. campground

Two people are confirmed dead at the site near Cape Charles on the Delmarva Peninsula, authorities said.

Honors for the defiant POW

Before he was a rear admiral and senator, Jeremiah A. Denton Jr. was a prisoner who wouldn’t give up.

Robert E. Lee mansion renovation plan gets a boost

Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein is donating more than $12 million to restore the property.

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