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D.C. mayor close to naming permanent police chief

Newsham’s work praised as interim as more than 100 applied for position.

New scrutiny on suspension rates in some well-known D.C. charter schools

Some wonder whether broadly worded discipline policies produce too many suspensions.

Democrat’s fix for Metro: $750 million from feds in exchange for governance, labor changes

A bill sponsored by Rep. John Delaney (Md.) proposes more federal cash for Metro if it improves its board and tweaks union contracts.

Eight weeks of paid leave for new parents about to become law in D.C.

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser had threatened veto over cost concerns, but decides against it

DC lab botched Zika tests involving pregnant women

409 tests sent for retesting, including 294 for pregnant women

ICE raids under Trump spark fear in Maryland, Virginia

From Baltimore to Centreville, immigrants and advocates describe raids and detentions and prepare for more.

Sound evidence: Hotel maid uses cellphone to record man beating prostitute

Marcus Lindsey was sentenced to 20 years in a Maryland human-trafficking case.

Fascination with Islamic State ‘stained my soul’

A Virginia man was given 81/2 years in prison for seeking to aid an extremist group.

Regional transit agencies get ‘caught in the middle’ with Metro safety commission penalties

Lawmakers and transit administrators say short-term funding penalties unfairly target smaller agencies in Maryland and Virginia.

For low-income communities, the Purple Line is an opportunity and a threat

Langley Park is eager for better public transit but fears redevelopment will push out residents.

For innovative sidewalk in Dupont Circle, a few stumbles

The project to harvest energy from pedestrians’ steps doesn’t always keep the lights on, but tweaks are being made.

McAuliffe seeks minor changes in budget, worries about impact of Trump

Virginia’s governor, chairman of the National Governors Association, plans to meet with the president next week.

Kaine has big lead in 2018 Senate race, early polling shows

Trump is under water in Virginia with a negative 38 – 56 percent job approval rating.

D.C. family leave act heads to Congress for OK

The District will soon offer the most generous paid family and medical leave in the country after Mayor Muriel Bowser on Thursday declined to veto legislation that was approved by the D.C. Council in December.

A mess of stress — our anxiety levels are ticking up, up, up

Stop hitting the recall button on your remote. Stop hitting the play button on online videos and music sites. Instead, hit your personal reset button.

D.C. Metro rail chief sees shift from safety to reliability as 2017 focus

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said system officials will turn to reliability for passengers this year after devoting much of 2016 trying to rebuild a crumbling subway.

Activists plan to hold town hall in Rep. Comstock’s Northern Virginia district — with or without her

The congresswoman has kept constituents at arm’s length, favoring telephone forums and small groups.

After assailing ‘obsolete’ airports and transportation system, Trump tells airline executives he’s here to help

President Trump cites insights from his personal pilot to critique the government’s approach.

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