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The Washington Post offers breaking local news, weather and traffic information for the DC, Maryland and Virginia metro areas, plus information about school districts, crime, government, religion, the lottery,restaurant reviews and obituaries.



 



Airbnb becomes flash point in a city’s hot debate over gentrification
A bill that would limit and regulate short-term rentals has caused disputes across Washington as it grapples with redevelopment’s effect on neighborhoods, housing costs, and economic and racial demographics.


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Va. again delays certification of elections, as Democrats file third lawsuit in disputed Va. House race
All the lawsuits claim that voters had been disenfranchised for various reasons; the first two were dismissed. Late Tuesday, the elections board decided to postpone a Wednesday meeting to certify results in the 28th District and in the adjacent 88th District.



After Roem’s election, Va. GOP leader wants to do away with ‘gentlewoman’ title for lawmakers
With Danica Roem, Virginia’s first openly transgender elected official, soon to take her seat, the state House majority leader said lawmakers will be referred to as “delegate” rather than “gentleman” or “gentlewoman.”


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New D.C. schools chancellor under scrutiny after overspending in California district he led
New findings about the cause of a severe budget deficit in Oakland point in part to Antwan Wilson, whom Mayor Muriel Bowser selected nine months ago because he was a “proven manager” who brought fiscal stability to that district.






FBI to investigate Friday shooting by Park Police in Fairfax County
A man was critically wounded in the Mount Vernon area.



Jury sides with Fairfax police officer who shot suspect in the back with a Taser
The officer said he feared the plaintiff was going to pull a knife on him. The plaintiff said he was cooperating fully.


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D.C. tuition aid program facing cut by federal lawmakers
The Senate Appropriations Committee are proposing to cut a quarter of the funding for a program that helps District of Columbia residents cover the cost of college.


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Silence again surrounds a police shooting in Fairfax County, this time by U.S. Park Police
Three days after Park Police shot a still unidentified man, no information has been released about why he was shot or even who is doing the investigation.


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