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Metro says it now has up to 90 days to open the line to customers, but sources have told WTOP the line could open much sooner than that if all testing goes according to plan.
Tuesday - 05/27/2014, 02:31pm EDT
After hours-long waits during the 2012 presidential election, the
Fairfax County Electoral Board said Tuesday it has moved to follow all 57
recommendations from a bipartisan commission to keep the long lines from
Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 05:12am EDT
The married D.C. police officer accused of a felony for
threatening to kidnap or injure his 25-year-old girlfriend has been ordered
released from jail.
Saturday - 05/10/2014, 02:21am EDT
A woman was raped at knifepoint Monday afternoon on a popular Montgomery County jogging and biking trail, the third notable attack on a woman in the Washington area in less than 48 hours.
Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 06:53pm EDT
Everyone may soon know your name the next time you go shopping.
Thursday - 04/24/2014, 07:37am EDT
Going out to eat in Fairfax County could get a little bit more expensive if a county board task force recommends instituting a meals tax to help avoid repeating recent budget challenges.
Thursday - 04/24/2014, 07:28am EDT
Airport authority officials say they will announce this week whether the Silver Line meets key safety and construction benchmarks and the project can move into a testing and training phase.
Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 06:02pm EDT
Gov. Terry McAuliffe is looking for more details about Northern
Virginia's long-delayed Silver Line at a
meeting with leaders of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Tuesday.
Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 11:12am EDT
A 120-room hotel on the Alexandria waterfront faces another challenge from opponents of the city's plan for waterfront redevelopment.
Friday - 04/11/2014, 01:46pm EDT
The last day of school in Fairfax County will be Wednesday, June 25.
Friday - 04/11/2014, 12:31pm EDT
The Silver Line could be up and running by July 4. Sources familiar with the project tell WTOP that based on the progress othroughout the last few weeks, the contractor building the Silver Line could get approval to turn the project over to Metro within the next two weeks.
Friday - 04/04/2014, 10:10pm EDT
The District of Columbia will elect a new mayor in November, as Councilwoman Muriel Bowser beat Mayor Vincent Gray in the Democratic primary Tuesday.
Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 02:11pm EDT
Voters are getting a last look this weekend at the candidates for mayor in D.C.'s Democratic Primary.
Monday - 03/31/2014, 02:33pm EDT
Even as police continue to search for Relisha Rudd, D.C. Council heard pleas to improve conditions and reduce the numbers of families staying at the city's largest homeless shelter where Relisha lived with her family.
Friday - 03/28/2014, 06:36pm EDT
There are no signs of compromise in the fight over Medicaid in
Virginia after two days of a special session on the state budget.
Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 07:39am EDT
Nearly a month after she was last seen, there is no sign of eight-
year-old Relisha Rudd. But police released a new video on Tuesday that shows her in D.C. shortly after
the previous last-known sighting of her.
Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 06:58pm EDT
Angry and tired drivers on the Washington area's congested roads may be prime candidates for a new technology that could help curb road rage.
Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 07:35am EDT
There's a clearer picture of what laws may change and what laws won't in Maryland this year.
Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 04:13pm EDT
After several days of beautiful weather, the Washington area is about to get walloped by high winds and a return to winter temperatures, and that means it's time to tie down loose furniture and trash cans.
Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 12:09pm EDT
The races for mayor and D.C. Council are heating up, with the District's typically decisive primary just one month away.
Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 06:30pm EST