Strike averted as thousands of janitors in the D.C. area agree to labor deal

The Service Employees International Union and commercial cleaning companies who help maintain more than 1,200 office buildings reached a tentative agreement just hours before their existing contract lapsed.
(Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)
(Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

Washington’s latest tell-all memoir: The secrets of a preschool girl gone viral

A photo of Parker Curry gazing at Michelle Obama’s portrait captivated the Internet. Now the 4-year-old has co-authored a children’s book with her mom about that moment.
Perspective

Stiffer traffic penalties sought by bicyclists won’t make streets safer. But they might get them.

There’s a slew of bicycle-related proposals coming before the D.C. Council. The goal is to improve safety, but the impact on drivers could be costly.

Montgomery County officer shot himself, police say

The gunshot that killed an on-duty officer in Silver Spring was determined to be self-inflicted, Montgomery County police said. Officer Thomas J. Bomba was wearing his body-camera, but it had not been activated, police said.

Md. panel approves new school funding formula that calls for more money from governments

Local governments, starting in 2030, would pay a total of $1.2 billion more a year for schools under the proposed formula proposed by a panel charged with ensuring that every child can get a world-class education. It also calls on the state to raise its education spending by 37 percent.

In wealthy D.C. areas, praise and criticism for mayor’s call to increase affordable housing

Several community leaders and residents in wealthy parts of the District said it’s easier to support the plan of Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) in principle than specific projects, programs or zoning changes that would make it a reality.

People ask the executive director of Lost Dog and Cat Rescue why her volunteers are so committed. "I don't always know how to answer," she said.

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It's a drought-denter, not a drought-buster. But at least it's a start.

The victim was found in parked car in Fairmount Heights, town police chief says.


The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit agreed to rehear the lawsuit in December over whether the president is illegally profiting from foreign and state government visitors.

They were hit in the Temple Hills area of the county.

This evening is pleasant and rain tries to hold off through the morning commute.

The bill would allow residents who face discrimination based on their hair to seek a civil penalty of up to $5,000

The goal, officials say, is to correct a history of “racially discriminatory” housing policy.

BUYING NEW | At the Sage, near Meridian Hill Park, six of eight units have already been sold.

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The man was taken to a hospital with cuts and bruises; normal rail service resumed.

Montgomery students of color are more likely to have novice teachers and less rigor, study finds.

Jaquar McNair was the 10th person between the ages of 11 and 17 killed in the city this year.

With seed money from GWU, Carleigh Berryman founded Viva Vita, which uses virtual-reality goggles for its treks.

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