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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/30/2014

Va. Rep. Griffith introduces federal ‘Legitimate Use of Medicinal Marijuana Act’

The bill would allow doctors to prescribe it and patients to possess it in states where it’s legal, such as Virginia.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beth Collins, LUMMA, medical marijuana, Morgan Griffith

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 04/28/2014

Politicians who have battled depression

Only a few U.S. politicians have been elected after disclosing depression or some other psychological ailment.

By Bill Turque  |  06:34 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 04/28/2014

Baltimore casino cooks up restaurant concept with John Besh, Aaron Sanchez

Horseshoe taps celebrity chefs for tacqueria Johnny Sanchez

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  01:28 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/28/2014

The ‘Biggest Baby Ever’? I gotta cover that!

A press release promises a wondrous, ponderous infant.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Big City Moms, biggest baby ever, Knocked Up

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 04/26/2014

Capital Area Food Bank offers partners a taste of poverty

Soldiers from the front lines of compassion attended the food bank’s 2014 Hunger Summit on Friday.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  11:48 AM ET, 04/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 04/25/2014

Idle hands and future plans

How did this even happen, where the zoo became the nightclub of Easter Monday?

By Clinton Yates  |  03:22 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 04/25/2014

Smithsonian’s dinosaur hall to close Monday for five-year, $48M renovation

Natural History Museum’s popular exhibition scheduled to reopen in 2019.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  12:06 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 04/24/2014

Grand theft auto, toddlers in tow and other true tales from Md. casinos

Highlights from the monthly casino compliance report.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  11:41 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 04/23/2014

What professional players see at the poker table. (Hint: More than you.)

Insights from inside the Maryland Live poker room.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  03:09 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 04/22/2014

“Dr. Jazz” shows theology and style at Jericho

By Hamil R. Harris  |  10:01 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/20/2014

President Obama to attend Easter services at Nineteenth Street Baptist Church

By Hamil R. Harris  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:34 PM ET, 04/18/2014

Area ministers preach “Seven Last Cries of Christ,” on Good Friday

Good Friday and Maundy Thursday bring out worshipers

By Hamil R. Harris  |  07:34 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 04/18/2014

The D.C. taxicab double-cross

Nothing can prevent taxicab drivers from scanning both the street and their iPhones at the same time for Uber fares. It’s a gray area worth fixing.

By Clinton Yates  |  09:30 AM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Va. Supreme Court rules for U-Va. in global warming FOIA case

The high court decision rejects an argument by global warming skeptics who wanted to see the work of a climate researcher.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:44 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American Tradition Institute, Bob Marshall, David Schnare, global warming, Michael Mann, University of Virginia

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 04/16/2014

On the road with the ‘Nation’s T. rex’

Documenting a dead dinosaur’s journey from Montana to the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  03:45 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Fun times at the Emancipation Day parade

Fave moment from D.C. Emancipation Day parade. McGruff in the sidecar.

By Clinton Yates  |  03:40 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 04/16/2014

SAT quiz results: Can you do better than other readers?

More than 2,000 readers have completed The Washington Post’s quiz on SAT sample questions. How would you do?

By The Washington Post  |  03:27 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Maryland Live owner teaming with rival operator in bid for N.Y. casino license

Cordish and Penn want to build a $750 million Live-branded casino resort.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  02:49 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/16/2014

Fairfax City police chief Rick Rappoport to retire, join Amtrak police

After 13 years in the city, and 24 years in the county, will become a regional deputy chief for Amtrak.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Amtrak police, Fairfax City, Fairfax City police, Rick Rappoport

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 04/16/2014

Quiz: How would you do on the new SAT?

The College Board released its test specifications for the redesigned SAT exam, which current high school freshmen will take in two years. How would you do?

By The Washington Post  |  12:01 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Tweet of the Week, Vol. 12 -- Tony Lewis Jr. thinks of his dad

Today’s Tweet of the Week explores the 25th anniversary of an auspicious day in D.C. history

By Clinton Yates  |  05:05 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Md. church gives Easter story urban twist

By Hamil R. Harris  |  10:45 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 04/14/2014

‘The Nation’s T. rex’ is en route to Washington’s most-visited museum

Fossil from Montana scheduled to arrive at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum on Tuesday.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  02:47 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 04/11/2014

From house church to 1,000-seat solar-powered sanctuary

The Fisherman of Men Church in the District celebrates its $2 million renovation of its 1,000-seat sanctuary.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  06:39 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 04/11/2014

N Street Village celebrates 40 years of service to homeless women

N Street Village, a shelter in Northwest Washington that calls itself a “community of empowerment and recovery for women,” celebrated its 40th anniversary.

By DeNeen L. Brown  |  04:41 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable housing, deneen brown and washington, homelessness

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Baby squirrel joins kitten family

In California, a baby squirrel has a new surrogate mom: a cat that’s added the critter to her brood of kittens.

By John Kelly  |  10:57 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Did readers actually read a story about reading?

A technical analysis of a viral story about reading in the digital age reveals an interesting truth.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  10:34 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Maryland water utility offices lose water -- yes, water -- after pipe breaks

Broken water pipe leaves WSSC without water for half the day.

By Katherine Shaver  |  02:18 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Another Va. couple charged with passing fake chips at Maryland Live Casino

Boyfriend and girlfriend turned white casino chips black, adding $99 in value, authorities say.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  12:30 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Craig Ferguson weighs in on reading: ‘It will be Oprah’s Tweet Club’

The late night host devoted his entire monologue last night to a Washington Post story about how the internet is messing with our ability to read long texts.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  10:28 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Celebrating squirrels and other bushy-tailed mascots

We can’t all be the Wildcats or the Fighting Irish. Meet some schools with squirrelly mascots.

By John Kelly  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Pretty pictures of squirrels

Ready for a cuteness overload? Take a look at the finalists in our Squirrel Week Squirrel Photo Contest.

By John Kelly  |  04:08 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Crooked dealers, brawling poker players and other true tales from Md. casinos

Highlights from the monthly casino compliance report.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  11:52 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:17 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Video: Pentagon’s Stiletto a technological marvel

The science-fiction craft the Navy showed off Tuesday at National Harbor isn’t designed to fire death rays.

By Michael E. Ruane  |  06:17 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 04/08/2014

How the Field Museum played dead before the auction of the T. rex Sue

Art dealer advised museum to feign disinterest; even Sotheby’s was fooled.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  01:51 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:21 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Prisons and jails: the not-so-new asylums

By Annys Shin  |  06:21 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Md.’s casinos score new revenue records

Statewide casino revenues reach nearly $78 million; Maryland Live sets a record, too.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  11:46 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 04/07/2014

More than 6,500 take part in ‘Good Deeds’ Day

More than 6,500 people at 60 locations across the District, Maryland and Virginia took part.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  11:12 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Webster University wins (chess) Final Four

Webster University, the new powerhouse of college chess, won its second straight Final Four. The University of Maryland Baltimore County finished second.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  10:25 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 04/04/2014

In D.C., state of black America is a ‘tale of two cities’

Urban League President Marc Morial, Sen Ben Cardin and local pastors talk about homeless and housing

By Hamil R. Harris  |  06:27 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 04/04/2014

The other Final Four — of chess

The University of Maryland Baltimore County joins the nation’s other top chess teams at this weekend’s Final Four.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  10:19 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/02/2014

The death of John Geer: Now seven months of silence on Fairfax police shooting

Still, no one is talking in the police killing of an unarmed man in August.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chief Edwin Roessler, Dana Boente, Fairfax County Police Department, John Geer, police shootings, Raymond Morrogh

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 04/01/2014

10 prom outfits -- made of Duck brand duct tape -- that won scholarship money

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  06:14 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Bart Giamatti’s son, others weigh in on Pete Rose suspension after 25 years

Marcus Giamatti feels his father would support Rose’s continued ban. A respected writer on the case thinks Rose should be reinstated.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bart Giamatti, baseball, John Dowd, Marcus Giamatti, Pete Rose

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 03/31/2014

D.C. releases school lottery results

It’s one of the most anxiety-ridden times of the year for D.C. families.

By Emma Brown  |  12:03 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:19 PM ET, 03/28/2014

21 year-old mother talks about life at DC shelter

A 21 year-old mother talks about the struggles of living in the DC shelter where 8-year-old Relisha Rudd was abducted.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  08:19 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Inspired by Vanilla Ice, Jefferson Academy gets pumped for city tests

D.C. middle school premieres music video parody.

By Emma Brown  |  03:11 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Serious crime rose slightly in Fairfax County in 2013, but homicides plummeted

Only eight homicides last year, the second-lowest total ever, and another record for fewest stolen autos.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County, Fairfax County crime, Fairfax County Police Department

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 03/24/2014

In 2006, a former child soldier from Uganda urged senator Obama to help the Stolen Children of Uganda

Grace Akallo was one of those children who was stolen from her village and forced into captivity by the Lord’s Resistance Army.

By DeNeen L. Brown  |  12:21 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 03/24/2014

After verdict in Navy sexual assault case, four midshipmen try to move on

The verdict ends a two-year ordeal for the four young people at the center of the case, who now face the task of putting it behind them, and moving on.

By Annys Shin  |  08:54 AM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 03/22/2014

Kevin Spacey whips votes for Maryland film tax credits

“House of Cards” promised Maryland lawmakers “an evening of Annapolis, D.C. and Hollywood” at a wine bar with Kevin Spacey.

By Jenna Johnson and John Wagner  |  01:29 PM ET, 03/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Naked woman shows up to visit husband in Arlington jail, joins him, police say

She had to see her husband. What’s more romantic than that?

By Tom Jackman  |  06:30 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington County, Arlington County jail, Maura Fussell

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 03/19/2014

NTSB pins blame on truck driver in Chesapeake Bay Bridge car plunge

Car fell 27 feet into the bay in terrifying July accident, but the driver survived.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  11:46 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Tweet of the Week, Vol. 11

Marion Barry’s public support of Mayor Gray offers a window into the state of the city Democratic machine.

By Clinton Yates  |  02:08 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Meet the Montgomery County students who really, really wanted a 2-hour delay

10 snow days just were not enough.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  12:41 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:10 AM ET, 03/18/2014

Oak Hill man’s phone app compares booze prices, value at Virginia ABC stores

All sorts of information about alcohol and its nearest location in Virginia, now at your fingertips.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:10 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alcohol, Ben Katz, VABC app, Virginia ABC

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/18/2014

Loudoun County hosts real estate firms, architects in its $2 million Redskins suite

Revenues intended for tourism uses instead used to promote development, critics say.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  loudoun, Loudoun Board of Supervisors, Loudoun County, loudoun county supervisors, Washington Redskins

Posted at 09:29 PM ET, 03/17/2014

D.C. wishes you a happy #SnowPatricksDay

The district took to the warmth of their Instagram feeds to celebrate a chilly St. Patrick’s Day.

By Casey Capachi  |  09:29 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Snow days are adding up at Washington area schools this winter

A breakdown of how many days have been taken so far and the impact on the academic calendar.

By The Washington Post  |  03:30 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexandria, Arlington, Education, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Montgomery County, prince george's county, Prince William County, Schools, snow, The District, Virginia

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Grandson charged with stabbing grandparents to death

Authorities say 19 year old stabbed each his grandparents multiple times in Keedysville, a small town in Washington County.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  12:06 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/17/2014

Hal Douglas, renowned voice-over artist from Lovettsville, leaves this world at 89

Though he was an icon in Hollywood, he did much of his work from his home studio in Loudoun County.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Casimir Nozkowski, Hal Douglas, Loudoun County, Lovettsville, voice-overs

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Prince George’s County executive proposes more Sunday hours for libraries

Prince George’s County Executive proposes $27 million for the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System.

By DeNeen L. Brown  |  02:55 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  prince george's county; rushern baker; public libraries

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 03/14/2014

Chips in focus as Maryland Live Casino’s million-dollar poker series kicks off

New chip-protection procedures in place at region’s busiest poker room.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  10:22 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/14/2014

Gray makes priority obvious in State of D.C. address

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray made one thing clear when he addressed the city this week: The state of the District is selfish.

By Clinton Yates  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/14/2014

Exactly how much have property tax rates gone up in the State of NoVa? This much

A chart showing how much each jurisdiction’s rates have risen since 2007.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Loudoun County, Manassas Park City, Northern Virginia, property tax rates

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 03/13/2014

DCPS outlines baseline courses for all middle-school students

DCPS has promised stronger offerings at all middle schools. But what does that mean, exactly?

By Emma Brown  |  10:12 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Maya Angelou honored for her first job as a street car conductor in San Francisco

The poet received a lifetime-achievement award from the Conference of Minority Transportation.

By DeNeen L. Brown  |  02:58 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  maya angelou; transportation

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Maryland House approves fines on underage casino gamblers

Under the bill, violators caught in a casino would face fines; a Senate version already passed.

By J. Freedom du Lac and John Wagner  |  02:26 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/12/2014

In Vienna, Stroke Comeback Center helps brain injury victims like Patrick Horan

The clinic is one of the few in U.S. to focus on brain injury recovery, Horan continues remarkable comeback.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Darlene Williamson, Patrick Horan, Patty Horan, Stroke Comeback Center, traumatic brain injury, Vienna

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Overlooked after Va. Tech shooting, children’s mental health gets attention

But Virginia lawmakers left Richmond, at least for now, without approving money for mental health services for children and adolescents.

By Annys Shin  |  10:52 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Tweet of the Week, Vol. 10

In order to keep the details of their relationship secret, Mayor Gray and Jeffrey Thompson used an alias to keep Thompson’s identity secret: Uncle Earl.

By Clinton Yates  |  09:11 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/11/2014

VIDEO: Prince William County honors first police officer killed in line of duty

Pete White, died in a car crash in 1973, is remembered for his dedication to police work and family.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Officer Pete White, police line of duty deaths, Prince William County Police Department, Stephan Hudson

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Is Jack Evans really who D.C. needs?

If there were such a thing as a Vice Mayor, Jack Evans would be perfect for it.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:52 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/10/2014

Fairfax’s John Dowd, investigated Pete Rose in 1989, responds to Sports Illustrated push for Rose

The local lawyer still feels strongly that Rose should be kept out of baseball and Hall of Fame.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bud Selig, Dowd Report, Fairfax County, John Dowd, Pete Rose

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 03/07/2014

Chief Fairfax County spokeswoman Merni Fitzgerald steps down after 14 years

The longtime spokeswoman operated professionally and efficiently behind the scenes.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:55 PM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County, Merni Fitzgerald

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 03/06/2014

The smart-gun controversy at Oak Tree Gun Club

The Oak Tree Gun Club is enduring severe backlash for offering the nation’s first smart gun.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  12:38 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Ben’s Chili Bowl comes to Rosslyn, Bill Cosby gets first half-smoke

Large crowd greets opening of second Ben’s outpost, as Cosby jokes and then heckles others.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:13 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington, Ben's Chili Bowl, Bill Cosby, Rosslyn

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/06/2014

Oak Hill’s Eddie Timanus, first blind ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant, returns for champions tournament

An update on the 1999 winner, his return trips to the show and his growing celebrity in the trivia world.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eddie Timanus, Jeopardy!, Ken Jennings, Oak Hill, trivia

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Maryland Live’s gambling revenues strong, despite calendar, Old Man Winter

The state’s largest casino continues to live above the $50 million-a-month line.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  05:29 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Test yourself: Sample questions from the current SAT

Nine questions from the SAT college admission test, which is poised to undergo some major changes.

By Nick Anderson  |  02:18 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 03/05/2014

‘Poker Night in America’ coming to Maryland Live to film

TV show will film tournament final table and invite-only cash game featuring high-profile players.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  01:50 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 03/05/2014

Could a psychiatric bed registry have saved Gus Deeds?

By Annys Shin  |  11:05 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 03/05/2014

Budget battle over mental health reform

Lawmakers in Richmond will soon decide which parts of the mental health-care system will receive a funding boost.

By Annys Shin  |  11:03 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Obama announces budget at D.C.’s Powell Elementary

It was a presidential day for kids at the District’s Powell Elementary and Washington Yu Ying Public Charter.

By Emma Brown  |  05:07 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Tweet of the Week, Vol. 9

By Clinton Yates  |  03:00 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Arlington appoints acting economic development chief

Cynthia Richmond will temporarily replace Terry Holzheimer as chief, after Holzheimer’s death Saturday.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  04:53 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington County, arlington economic development, business development, economic development

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 03/02/2014

Hundreds of Keystone XL pipeline opponents arrested at White House

More than 200 protesters demanding that President Obama stop the Keystone XL pipeline extension were arrested Sunday at the White House.

By DeNeen L. Brown  |  06:42 PM ET, 03/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  keystone xl pipeline, protesters arrested at white house, deneen l. brown

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Helping young men of color is not a priority in D.C.

For the most part, we’re not even trying to help young black men in D.C. Admit it.

By Clinton Yates  |  05:00 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/28/2014

DNC unveils voter-expansion project

Nine months before the midterm elections, the leaders of the Democratic National Committee are meeting in Washington this week to mobilize the “ground troops” they say are needed to turn out the base for the party in November.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Should Loudoun County still be paying the Redskins $500,000 per year?

Hotel tax money pays for the partnership, but when that fund is short, taxpayer money makes up the difference.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ashburn, Loudoun County, Redskins marketing, Washington Redskins

Posted at 07:16 AM ET, 02/27/2014

‘Changing the Face of a County: The Wayne Curry Story’

“Changing the Face of a County: The Wayne K. Curry Story,” an exhibit celebrating the 20th anniversary of the election of Curry to the office of Prince George’s County executive, opened this week in Fort Washington.

By DeNeen L. Brown  |  07:16 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  deneen brown and washington post, prince george's county, rushern baker; wayne curry

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014

In Sterling, Hans Fex raises $750,000 in eight days to build his ‘Mini Museum’ dream

One man’s idea of placing small specimens of historic rock, bone and other esoterica is enthusiastically adopted by the public.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hans Fex, Kickstarter, Loudoun County, Mini Museum, Sterling

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Can you recognize these Washington treasures?

Click through pixels to see six Washington treasures.

By Duncan Graham  |  05:19 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 02/26/2014

What would health-care expansion in Virginia mean for mental-health-care access?

Medicaid accounts for about half of state controlled mental health funds.

By Annys Shin  |  03:47 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 02/26/2014

In New Jersey, a call for more video surveillance at Atlantic City casinos

Legislator proposes required coverage in parking lots, other non-gaming areas. What’s in Maryland’s code?

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  12:16 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland casinos

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Md. prison escapee returns after 33 years on the run

Anthony Rackley, who turned himself in in Oklahoma City following a bizarre Lions Club dispute, faces a parole hearing within 90 days.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  11:41 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Winners and losers in D.C. school renovation funding shift

Mayor Vincent Gray’s proposal would accelerate renovations at some schools and delay expected work at others.

By Emma Brown  |  03:05 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Two charged, two others sought for passing fake chips at Maryland casino

Suspects allegedly purchased $150,000 worth of counterfeit casino chips online. Charges against two others sought.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  12:35 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland casinos

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Tweet of the Week, Vol. 8

Baldwin is on the short list to get an honorary doctorate at George Washington University. But from a PR standpoint Baldwin should be removed from consideration.

By Clinton Yates  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Virginia House panel again shoots down bill to protect cyclists from ‘dooring’

The move to give police the ability to assess fault, and cyclists the ability to file insurance claims, is rejected for second time.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chap Petersen, cycling, dooring, Scott Garrett, Virginia Bicycling Federation

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 02/24/2014

How’s the view through all those eyes in the sky at Maryland Live Casino?

Casino offers a rare glimpse of its closed-circuit surveillance system.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  03:05 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Bloody cards, false robbery reports and other true tales from Md. casinos

Highlights from the monthly casino compliance report, including counterfeit cash and a parking lot robbery.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  10:01 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland casinos

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 02/21/2014

National Weather Service confirms tornado in Southern Md., no injuries reported

High winds came amid a tornado warning in Southern Maryland as a storm passed through the Washington area Friday afternoon.

By Lynh Bui  |  05:50 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/21/2014

At Corcoran, a tumultuous week takes its toll

News about the Corcoran is devastating because for years the museum has been the people’s gallery.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Vienna’s Community Coalition for Haiti builds clinic, business, hope for Haitians

The group opened a state-of-the-art clinic, but also is building schools and helping start businesses.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Hays, Community Coalition for Haiti, Haiti, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Jacmel, Jim Wilmot, Wayne Reichman

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/20/2014

NoVa legislators, stunned by license plate data collection, form privacy caucus

The bipartisan group outlines goals of preventing state from collecting private information without specific need.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Franklin Liberty Caucus, Chap Petersen, license plate readers, privacy, Rich Anderson

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Very few D.C. students attend assigned schools, data show

The fact that many students are traveling in search of better schools makes the city’s effort to overhaul school boundaries and student-assignment policies more complicated.

By Emma Brown  |  01:54 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 02/19/2014

For Chris Christie, a smart gun problem?

A new smart gun might trigger a new gun mandate in New Jersey.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  11:08 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 02/18/2014

We’re with the band

In the mid-1960s, dozens of bands played throughout the Washington area. These business cards illustrate the variety of music at the time.

By John Kelly  |  03:49 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Voters to choose between four Arlington County Board candidates

The four are: Democrat Alan Howze, Independent John Vihstadt, Independent Green Janet Murphy and Independent Stephen Holbrook.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  12:24 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington, arlington county board, special election

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 02/18/2014

Tweet of the Week, Vol. 7

Today’s Tweet of the Week highlights a sentiment that has continually plagued the the District’s school system.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:32 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 02/17/2014

Young lives lost in the District — Cynthia Wright’s recent cases

D.C. prosecutor Cynthia Wright handles some of the city’s most difficult prosecutions: cases involving slain children. Here are few of the cases she has handled, and some that are moving through the courts now. “Someone has to be the voice for these children who now, can’t speak for themselves,” Wright said.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  05:36 PM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/17/2014

Fairfax City deer spaying update: 18 does sterilized, more next year

The first phase of an experimental program is the first in Virginia, has many critics.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony DeNicola, deer sterilization, Fairfax City, White Buffalo, Wildlife Rescue

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 02/14/2014

Washington ranks near bottom on list of best cities for entering relationships

Where should you live if you’re single and want to be in a relationship? Not Washington, D.C., according to an analysis of Facebook data.

By Mark Berman  |  05:11 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 02/14/2014

Duncan to play in celebrity basketball game

Education Secretary Arne Duncan, a former NCAA basketball player, hopes for an MVP award at this weekend’s NBA All-Star game festivities, when he’ll play with other celebrities.

By Lyndsey Layton  |  02:31 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 02/14/2014

Has your street been plowed?

You can report streets that still need plowing here.

By Mark Berman  |  12:01 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 02/14/2014

Has your street been plowed?

You can report streets that still need plowing here.

By Mark Berman  |  12:01 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 02/14/2014

Alleged military sex assault victims seek to block use of counseling records

A sexual assault case at the U.S. Naval Academy has turned a microscope on aspects of military legal procedure.

By Annys Shin  |  08:03 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  military justice; U.S. Naval Academy

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 02/14/2014

For one homeless man, a snow day is a low day

Empty streets because of a snow day in D.C. means the hustle of the homeless is even harder than normal.

By Clinton Yates  |  06:30 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/14/2014

Ronnie Lee Durham Johnson, Fairfax byline thief, pleads guilty to federal crimes in Philadelphia

Fairfax man who fled to avoid $1.3 million judgment admits identity theft, Social Security fraud.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bucks County, Fairfax County, identity theft, Ronnie Lee Durham, Ronnie Lee Johnson, Terri Harley

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 02/13/2014

Why do Arlington and Alexandria wait?

While almost all governments declared themselves closed to business Wednesday night, the two inside-the-Beltway suburbs waited until 5 a.m. or so on Thursday to surrender to the snow.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  02:54 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexandria, Arlington County, closings, snow, snow days

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 02/13/2014

Cold Snaps: Photos from the snow storm

Snapchat photos shared by readers

By Local Staff  |  08:11 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Forecasts prompt deluge of D.C. haiku

Readers work snowstorm fears into three-line, 17-syllable commentaries.

By David Beard  |  11:25 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Snow days are adding up at Washington area schools this winter

A breakdown of how many days have been taken so far and the impact on the academic calendar.

By The Washington Post  |  09:00 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexandria, Arlington, Education, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Montgomery County, prince george's county, Prince William County, Schools, snow, The District, Virginia

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Cold Snaps: Send us your snow photos on Snapchat

With the oncoming snow storm, here’s how to share your Snaps with us.

By Local Staff  |  02:56 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 02/12/2014

Tweet of the Week, Vol. 6

Marion Barry’s tweets are a perfect indicator of the candor, honesty and direct approach that have made him so popular over the decades.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:26 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/12/2014

The six times snow fell this winter in Washington

A look at the snow events of the 2013/2014 winter season. Region is expecting its sixth snow event of the winter season. So far, 8.2 inches has fallen.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  snow, winter weather

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/12/2014

Another snowy owl lands in Fairfax County, perches atop Springfield Mall

After one Arctic visitor had a D.C. misadventure, another checks out the parking in Springfield.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County, Larry Meade, Northern Virginia Bird Club, snowy owl, Springfield, Springfield Mall

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 01/23/2014

The cost of a local campaign among Arlington Democrats

The numbers are in for the upcoming County Board primary race, and they’re pretty daunting.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  05:28 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington

Posted at 06:36 AM ET, 12/20/2013

The Top 10 local stories of the year

2013 was an eventful one in the city-- with quite a few changes that could affect our lives for many years to come.

By Clinton Yates  |  06:36 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Haitian actor Jimmy Jean-Louis wins local Caribbean arts award

The Caribbean American Heritage Awards celebrates the contributions Caribbean immigrants have made to the United States.

By DeNeen L. Brown  |  04:37 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 10/24/2013

Why did some charters opt out of D.C.’s enrollment lottery?

By Natalie Wexler  |  04:40 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 10/16/2013

What I learned when a Reston man with Alzheimer’s disease went missing

An all-out police search, and the inability of financial or phone technology to help, opened a family’s eyes.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alzheimer's disease, Fairfax County, Fairfax County Police Department, Project Lifesaver, Reston

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 10/15/2013

A roundup of local beer news

Local brews have won national awards and made their way to the Verizon Center recently.

By Mark Berman  |  02:55 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 10/02/2013

For many communities, federal shutdown has a local impact

The government shutdown is having a major impact on the D.C. region, but it is also touching communities across the country.

By Mark Berman  |  03:06 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Shutdown

Posted at 05:03 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Fairfax judge allows cameras in a trial for the first time since 1994, and that's a good thing

A video and a still camera will be allowed in the trial of the man accused of killing 19-year-old Vanessa Pham.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:03 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cameras in courtroom, Fairfax County, Jane Marum Roush, Julio Blanco Garcia, Media, Vanessa Pham

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Wheels up for local choir headed to South Africa

Thanks to their hard work and the generosity of hundreds of Washington Post readers, 47 kids from Hyattsville will land in South Africa this week.

By Petula Dvorak  |  04:32 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 07/09/2013

John Kelly's Washingtonians: 1. Lee Schlorb

Hitting the bottle: Meet a local man who dresses up liquor store windows.

By John Kelly  |  03:14 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Kelly's Washingtonians

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 07/09/2013

New Takoma plan addresses residents’ concerns

Developer scales back after residents complained about open space and traffic.

By David Alpert  |  11:08 AM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  local

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Cuccinelli’s roads fix: Specifics, please

Is the Va. GOP gubernatorial candidate running against McDonnell or McAuliffe? It isn’t clear.

By Peter Galuszka  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 06/21/2013

Ready, set, skate

On the 10th anniversary of National Go Skateboarding Day, hundreds of D.C. skate boarders met at a local skateshop, waiting to take off toward Freedom Plaza for the annual ride called "Palace to Pulaski".

By Clinton Yates  |  04:41 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/20/2013

McAuliffe and the right to work

The Democrat know the votes aren’t there to overturn Virginia’s law.

By Norman Leahy  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Talking Cleveland Park Listserv on WTOP

Fridays, I discuss a local issue from the week on WTOP 103.5 FM. Today: Cleveland Park's controversial listserv.

By Clinton Yates  |  03:35 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Fishing for Cuccinelli-Jackson text messages

Liberal PAC makes mischief over a comment by the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor.

By Norman Leahy  |  01:00 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:11 AM ET, 04/29/2013

New Tysons Corner Wal-Mart features 'Thought'-ful art

A local developer commissions a large sculpture, to be placed outside a new Wal-Mart, and hopes to inspire more public art at Tysons Corner.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:11 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Thought, Tysons, Tysons art, Tysons Corner, Wal-Mart

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Walter Sullivan’s legacy

Liberal views of the former leader of the Richmond Catholic diocese grew out of step with his church.

By Peter Galuszka  |  03:08 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 12/05/2012

What’s more valuable: A Bikeshare station or three parking spots?

What helps more: A bike dock or space for three cars?

By Topher Mathews  |  02:00 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 11/28/2012

The dark side of Va.’s public-private road deals

Study shows the perils of throwing transparency out the window.

By Peter Galuszka  |  02:00 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Bikes or streetcars on M Street SE/SW?

The right plan for M Street SE/SW.

By David Alpert  |  02:00 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 09/12/2012

D.C. teachers asked to show solidarity with Chicago

D.C. teachers are asked to wear red in support of strikers.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  02:00 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 08/29/2012

In defense of schlepping

What’s so hard about grocery shopping without a car?

By Rob Pitingolo  |  02:30 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Taxicab smart meters arrive

But it’s still not clear who will pay to install them.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  03:00 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/02/2012

The most important infrastructure project you’ve never heard of

The most important infrastructure project you’ve never heard of.

By Rob Pitingolo  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 07/11/2012

McDonnell should refuse to expand Medicaid

How can the feds hope to pay for the commitments they want the states to make?

By Norman Leahy  |  03:00 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Ending gerrymanding for good

Md. referendum is on track, but we need a bigger fix.

By Todd Eberly  |  02:00 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:28 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Vincent Gray gets serious about campaign finance reform

Reform proposals outlined today by Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan are sweeping.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:28 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Youth killed in scooter crash

A youth was killed while operating a scooter

By Martin Weil  |  12:37 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 06/18/2012

O’Malley’s band plays with the Baltimore symphony

O’Malley’s March had a little more muscle than usual on Sunday night.

By John Wagner  |  10:34 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:08 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Furloughed employees likely to be paid in D.C.

Council vote Tuesday

By Tim Craig  |  08:08 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Skyrocketing college costs: (Brief) relief in Va.

State funding increase eases, but doesn’t eliminate, the pressure.

By Peter Galuszka  |  11:30 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:41 PM ET, 04/30/2012

DeEvening Links: Handsfree device

After a seven year wait, the clock atop Georgetown University’s Healy Hall is again missing its hands.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:41 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:06 PM ET, 04/18/2012

2 computers stolen from D.C. Auditor’s ofice

Officials would not comment on whether any sensitive information was contained in the computers

By Tim Craig  |  08:06 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 04/16/2012

In D.C. courtroom, possible Roger Clemens jurors questioned

The former baseball star is on trial for a second time, charged with lying to Congress about using performance-enhancing drugs.

By Anne E. Marimow  |  12:27 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Roger Clemens

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Gray, Brown recall efforts called off

Organizer says he may resume effort after federal probes run their course, but time would be tight.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 04/03/2012

Child pornography charges for former Md. police officer

The charges were filed against 67-year-old Charles Edward “Pete” Richter, who was earlier charged with murder.

By the Associated Press  |  08:19 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Rooting for the NoVa Nats

Why do the Nationals draw so much of their support from Virginia?

By Martin Austermuhle  |  02:00 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:22 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Workers unearth huge object in D.C.

It looks like a decades-old projectile for a big Navy gun, but it was unclear whether the apparent ordnance was explosive or inert.

By Paul Duggan  |  08:22 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 03/09/2012

Va. prosecutors drop child neglect charge in infant’s death

Prosecutors withdrew the charge against 33-year-old Lawrence Ray Smith Jr. on Thursday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:04 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Morgan Harrington still missing, parents return to Charlottesville

She was last seen in October 2009 after leaving a Metallica show outside the John Paul Jones Arena.

By the Associated Press  |  05:16 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Va. hearing for East Coast Rapist suspect postponed

Authorities believe that Aaron Thomas is responsible for rapes and other attacks on 17 women.

By the Associated Press  |  09:02 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  East Coast Rapist, Pr. William, From the Courthouse

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 01/17/2012

40 dead animals found at Columbia home

Four live animals were found in poor condition.

By the Associated Press  |  04:41 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Howard

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 01/17/2012

3 charged after alleged hit-and-run, thefts in Md.

Authorities say the incident happened Monday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. in the area of Forest Glen.

By the Associated Press  |  08:09 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Montgomery

Posted at 08:08 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Some in Bowie are without water

By Clarence Williams  |  08:08 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:03 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Almost 2,300 without power in NW D.C.

By Clarence Williams  |  08:03 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/07/2011

The Davis-Cuccinelli axis

Tom Davis is helping Ken Cuccinelli raise money.

By Norman Leahy  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Judge tosses suit bought by Va. U.S. Senate candidate

Democrat Julien Modica sued to be included in Richmond debate

By Laura Vozzella  |  11:16 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Virginia certifies election results

Pivotal Senate race won by 226 votes.

By Laura Vozzella  |  01:48 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 11/28/2011

Va. city struggles to fill jury pools

About 8,000 new Lynchburg voter cards mailed out over the summer were returned.

By the Associated Press  |  07:58 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 11/03/2011

No death sentence for man in 2010 Md. killing

A man convicted of killing a Towson gas station owner in a murder-for-hire plot got life in prison with the possibility of parole.

By the Associated Press  |  07:32 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Real-time bus tracking comes to Ride On

Alas, the system doesn’t let developers use the data in other applications.

By David Alpert  |  12:45 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 10/19/2011

Felony charges for Va. grandmother, mother after newborn’s death

A grand jury has indicted a Wythe County, Va., woman and her daughter in the death of a newborn whose body was found in a cave.

By the Associated Press  |  07:36 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 09:51 PM ET, 10/03/2011

By Martin Weil  |  09:51 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 09/27/2011

We’re game if you are, Mr. Milloy

We’re game if he is.

By Aaron Morrissey  |  12:45 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 09/20/2011

10 years for Md. man in abuse of blind baby

A Hagerstown man is serving a 10-year prison term for abusing a blind baby.

By the Associated Press  |  09:33 AM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 09/05/2011

D.C.’s ‘Third Place’ problem

High costs make it tough for coffee shops and other hangouts to hold their own.

By Rob Pitingolo  |  11:44 AM ET, 09/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:40 PM ET, 09/01/2011

New Gray appointee voted in D.C., lived in Md.

By Nikita Stewart  |  09:40 PM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Man on Va. death row discussed troubled childhood

It’s quiet in Greensville Correctional Center, steps away from the room where Jerry Terrell Jackson is set to take his last breaths Thursday night. Thoughts about what could have been are hard to avoid.

By the Associated Press  |  07:41 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Death Penalty, Virginia

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 08/15/2011

A new H.D. Woodson, at long last

The new H.D. Woodson High School in Ward 7 looks like any other American high school, and that’s a good thing.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:46 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors wrangles over affordable housing — again

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  07:45 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 06/25/2011

Triple shooting in Northwest D.C.

Three people were shot and wounded Saturday afternoon in Northwest Washington, D.C. police said.

By Clarence Williams  |  05:32 PM ET, 06/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clarence Williams, The District

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 06/20/2011

Pregnant D.C. firefighters face tough decisions thanks to new policy

The D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department in recent years has developed a bit of an overtime problem. And part of the solution has created an entirely different problem: angry, pregnant firefighters.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:25 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 06/08/2011

Thomas allegations ring familiar in annals of political corruption

As D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. (D-Ward 5) vows to fight charges that used hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayer and charity funds for his personal purposes, he joins a legion of politicians accused of enriching themselves in similar ways.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:33 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 06/07/2011

Montgomery judge invalidates part of collective bargaining law

Ruling shows there is a fundamental disconnect at the center of laws governing relations between Montgomery and its workers.

By Michael Laris  |  01:40 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 06/07/2011

A hearing for the history books

Sulaimon Brown’s theatrics may go down in local political lore.

By Martin Austermuhle  |  10:50 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 05/09/2011

Man, 71, honored after saving drowning boy

A 71-year-old New Market man is being honored as a hero for jumping into a creek to save a boy from drowning.

By The Frederick (Md.) News-Post  |  11:03 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Emergencies & Rescues

Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 04/27/2011

Possible tornado touchdown reported

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Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Former Maryland Gov. William Donald Schaefer has died

The former governor, Baltimore mayor dominated Maryland politics

By Adam Bernstein  |  07:06 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Police shoot, kill man outside Glenn Dale daycare

Three Prince George's County police officers shot and killed a man who was wielding an axe  Thursday outside an in-home daycare in the Glenn Dale area, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:41 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 03/10/2011

Budget dueling is back over Montgomery schools funding

It’s budget season in Montgomery, and that means it’s time for the yearly bout of brinksmanship between leaders of the Montgomery County public schools and county officials who decide how much money will go to education — at a time when many government departments are shrinking.

By Michael Laris  |  02:44 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 03/07/2011

Leggett proposes 5-cent bag tax for Montgomery County

County Executive Isiah Leggett’s plan would apply to all retail outlets, not just those that sell food.

By Michael Laris  |  02:31 PM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)