He’s 14. He’s been to five funerals. Can he avoid his own?

In D.C., where teens are increasingly getting shot and killed, Rashad Bates knows he could be next. So do the adults trying to keep him alive.

By Emily DaviesJanuary 20, 2024

As snow piles up in D.C., residents celebrate, sled and grumble

School closures, work delays, and treacherous roads won’t stop some residents from enjoying this week’s snowfall.

By Kyle SwensonJanuary 19, 2024

D.C. Lottery seeking new platform for troubled sports betting app

Lottery officials said Thursday they were seeking to replace its gambling platform, which has generally underperformed and is marred with repetitional issues.

By Michael Brice-SaddlerJanuary 19, 2024

Michael Berman, political strategist who revealed private struggles, dies at 84

An eclectic Washington insider whose career included senior White House aide, lobbying firm founder and a book about his battles with his weight

By Brian MurphyJanuary 18, 2024

Chevy Chase’s most divisive project advances: a new library with housing

There have been fiery public meetings. Petitions. Mailers. Threats of legal action. And the development process for affordable housing in Chevy Chase is just getting started.

By Meagan FlynnJanuary 18, 2024

D.C. SNAP recipients will get temporary boost in February, city says

The boost follows a months-long disagreement between the D.C. mayor and council on whether implementing the boost was viable.

By Michael Brice-SaddlerJanuary 12, 2024

D.C.’s first-time home buyer program runs out of funds after three months

While the $26 million in HPAP money, which became available last October, was supposed to last through September, the program ran out of money on Thursday.

By Meagan FlynnJanuary 12, 2024

A pair of penthouse condos near D.C.'s lively U Street corridor

Buying New | Two units remain in Aperture DC

By Hope Hodge SeckJanuary 10, 2024

Two lawyers barred from D.C. jail over drug-tainted paperwork, officials say

D.C. jail has banned two defense attorneys after they were found to be carrying paperwork containing trace amounts of illegal drugs.

By Keith L. Alexander and Nate JonesJanuary 9, 2024

Bowser launches effort to reimagine Chinatown as loss of Caps, Wizards looms

The D.C. mayor launched a new task force after Wizards and Capitals owner Ted Leonsis announced plans to move the teams from Capital One to a new arena in Alexandria.

By Meagan FlynnJanuary 8, 2024

D.C. Housing Authority wrongly omitted from city financials, auditor says

D.C.’s auditor said omitting information about the housing authority from the city’s financial reports exposes the District to legal risks.

By Steve ThompsonJanuary 5, 2024

In reversal, Bowser administration will implement temporary SNAP boost

Facing an imminent legal challenge, D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s administration reversed course late Wednesday and said it would administer the D.C. Council’s policy.

By Michael Brice-SaddlerJanuary 4, 2024

Half of Black D.C. residents lack easy access to health care, analysis shows

The numbers underscore the troubled state of health outcomes for Black residents in the nation’s capital, who for decades have been disproportionately affected by illness.

By Michael Brice-Saddler, Jenna Portnoy, John D. Harden and Janice Kai ChenJanuary 3, 2024

D.C. Council may sue Bowser administration over food assistance benefits

The council has asserted that the administration of Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) has ignored city law by declining to boost SNAP benefits.

By Michael Brice-SaddlerJanuary 2, 2024

D.C. Council proposal would create new fund for Nationals Park maintenance

The proposal from Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) would fulfill longstanding requests from the Nationals for a dedicated stream of funds for repairs and improvements.

By Meagan Flynn and Andrew GoldenJanuary 2, 2024

Woman found slain in D.C. hotel room, in city’s first homicide of 2024

D.C. homicide detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman found in a hotel room at the Embassy Suites in Chevy Chase Pavilion.

By Keith L. AlexanderJanuary 1, 2024

D.C.’s poorest ward aims anger at Leonsis as Mystics eye move downtown

Mystics owner Ted Leonsis is seeking to remove a key attraction that D.C. officials are counting on to help fuel investment and propel Congress Heights’ renaissance.

By Paul SchwartzmanJanuary 1, 2024

Wages and health care: New Year’s Day brings new laws to the DMV

Though little is changing in the District, lawmakers in Maryland and Virginia passed more than a dozen new laws that take effect Monday.

By Katie Shepherd, Laura Vozzella and Michael Brice-SaddlerDecember 31, 2023

A stolen D.C. Mercedes nearly paralyzed her — and left a year of questions

Rachel Ryan underwent countless surgeries in a 37-day hospital stay. Her story illustrated the chain reaction of crime in a violent year in the nation’s capital.

By Ian ShapiraDecember 30, 2023

We told their stories in 2023. Here’s what happened after we published.

As 2023 came to a close, Washington Post reporters revisited some of the people (and animals) in D.C., Maryland and Virginia who made headlines this year.

By Sydney Page, Peter Hermann, Olivia Diaz, Gregory S. Schneider and Ellie SilvermanDecember 30, 2023