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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 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 02:05 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Mini-apartments for Georgetown

What can you do with 250 square feet?

By Topher Mathews  |  02:05 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, The District

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Federal prosecutors seek hugely reduced sentence for Mark Dain, oversaw massive fraud

Facing a possible sentence of seven to nine years in prison, federal prosecutors seek massive reduction for ringleader’s sentence.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:30 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mark Dain, real estate fraud, Total Realty Management, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III, Woodbridge

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 09/10/2013

D.C. leads nation in unintended pregnancies, report says

Seventy percent of D.C. pregnancies in 2008 were unplanned, according to a new report.

By Mark Berman  |  01:52 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The District

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 09/06/2013

Four suggestions for a new Franklin Square

The right design could transform the underused park into one of America’s best public spaces.

By Dan Malouff  |  11:02 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DC, hpcolumnists, The District

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 09/03/2013

The Ike memorial: Is a nice park enough?

Ironically, a classical alternative would be more daring.

By Dan Malouff  |  08:37 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DC, hpcolumnists, The District

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Yes, D.C. should want to host the Olympics

It's true the Games are bad deal financially, but sometimes that's not what matters most.

By Dan Malouff  |  12:18 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MD; hpcolumnists, The District

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Eyesore at Wisconsin and M

Historical preservation laws -- rightly -- are silent on hideous paint jobs.

By Topher Mathews  |  11:58 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DC, hpcolumnists, The District

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/19/2013

A one-block break in the M Street cycletrack

Did DDOT planners make the right call in a conflict over limited street space?

By David Alpert  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DC, hpcolumnists, The District

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 08/09/2013

DDOT adopts idiotic visitor parking policy

A perfectly good approach was on the table, but the city opts for a system that's ripe for abuse and will make things worse.

By Topher Mathews  |  05:31 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, The District

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 08/08/2013

What the zoning draft means for Georgetown

The changes are modest in scope, but they have the potential to change a lot of things for the better.

By Topher Mathews  |  12:11 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, The District