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: January, 2014

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 01/31/2014

Biking in frigid temps: Readers share tips for cold-weather cycling

A polar vortex won’t stop some D.C. area residents from biking to work. Here are some tips for staying warm and safe while biking in the cold.

By Julia Carpenter  |  02:58 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 01/31/2014

The girl scout vs. grizzled vet

Councilman Jim Graham and his challenger, Brianne Nadeau, are polar opposites in every way.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:55 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/31/2014

George Mason conducts massive recycling experiment at Patriot Center game

The university wanted to see how much trash was produced by, and could be recycled from, 7,700 people. Answer: a lot.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Mason University, Green Patriots, recycling, sustainability

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Rusty the red panda leaves D.C.

Because it was only a matter of time before he escaped again, Rusty has been sent off to another Smithsonian facility in Virginia (well, it’s actually for breeding).

By Mark Berman  |  05:02 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pandas

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Polar Bear Plunge rescheduled for March 8

Participants dive into the icy waters of the Chesapeake Bay to raise money for Maryland Special Olympics.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:17 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  polar bear plunge

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 01/28/2014

The State of NoVa still growing fast, Loudoun now Virginia’s third largest county

In the last three years, while Virginia’s population rose 3.2 percent, Northern Virginia’s population nearly doubled that.

By Tom Jackman  |  02:21 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Tweet of the Week, Vol. 4

Enough with the State of the Union response, already. Make it funny. Make it anything other than just another person in a suit talking.

By Clinton Yates  |  02:16 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 01/28/2014

Hear Pete Seeger and some of his best performances (Video)

Here Pete Seeger performing some of the songs associated with him, such as “Turn Turn Turn’’ and “This Land Is Your Land”

By David Beard  |  11:42 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 01/28/2014

From pork rinds to cheerleaders, the trademark office rejects the word ‘Redskins’

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has refused to register trademarks containing the word “Redskins” at least 11 times since 1992.

By Theresa Vargas  |  11:35 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/28/2014

Springfield’s Dave Grohl snubbed by Oscars and by Fairfax County, but not by Grammys

Musician’s film documentary doesn’t get an Academy Award nomination, and Fairfax still hasn’t honored its greatest musician.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Academy Awards, Dave Grohl, Fairfax County, Grammy Awards, Sound City

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 01/27/2014

Outdoor skating still not safe, people still doing it at Lake Barcroft in Fairfax County

It hasn’t been cold enough for ice to be sufficiently thick to support skaters, but skaters are out anyway.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:33 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County, Lake Barcroft, outdoor ice skating

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 01/27/2014

Coming to Maryland Live Casino in March: The $1 Million Live! Poker Classic

Maryland Live Casino announces state’s largest poker tournament.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  12:29 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Live updates: Columbia mall reopening

The Mall in Columbia is scheduled to reopen at 1 p.m. on Monday

By Mark Berman  |  10:33 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Haymarket police chief re-suspended, council overrides mayor’s veto

The mayor wanted the officers investigated independently, town council said no.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Leake, Gregory Breeden, Haymarket, Jacob Davis, James Roop, Jay Tobias

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 01/26/2014

Latest updates: Columbia mall shooting

A day after a shooting at the Mall in Columbia that left three people dead, new details are beginning to emerge. We’re bringing you the latest updates here.

By Mark Berman  |  01:53 PM ET, 01/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 01/25/2014

Shooting at the Mall in Columbia

Police have confirmed that a fatal shooting occurred at the Mall in Columbia on Saturday morning. We’re bringing you the latest updates here.

By Mark Berman  |  12:36 PM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 01/25/2014

Saturday too cold for even the Polar Bear Plunge

Organizers citing extremely cold temperatures canceled the 18th annual Polar Bear Plunge.

By Lori Aratani  |  11:29 AM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  polar bear plunge

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 01/24/2014

Oneida leader tells UN that ‘Redskins’ name is human rights issue

The New York tribe that has been pushing to change the football team’s name met meeting with United Nations officials.

By Theresa Vargas  |  02:09 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 01/24/2014

From Bosnian refugee to beneficent radio host

She’s holds down the 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekday timeslot for WPGC and is a Ciroc Vodka brand representative. But that’s just the beginning of Vildana Puric’s story.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:53 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 01/24/2014

Snowy owl arrives at The Post’s headquarters

BREAKING: The snowy owl that was spotted in downtown D.C. has arrived at The Post’s headquarters. This is not a drill.

By Mark Berman  |  01:28 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  owl, snowy owl

Posted at 05:15 AM ET, 01/24/2014

Haymarket police chief unsuspended (for now) as mayor vetoes council action

Three days after the chief and two others receive 60-day suspensions, the mayor reverses it. Council can override his veto.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:15 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Leake, Gregory Breeden, Haymarket, Jacob Davis, James Roop

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/24/2014

Falls Church police chief rips up parking tickets written on snowy Tuesday

Vehicles were in snow emergency route, but weren’t towed or obstructing anything.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 05:00 AM ET, 01/23/2014

Haymarket police chief suspended (again), state police now investigating

Hints of sexual harassment again trail chief of six-officer department.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Leake, Gregory Breeden, Haymarket, Haymarket Police Department, Jake Davis, James Roop, Prince William County

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 01/22/2014

How the McDonnell indictment played out on front pages

The indictments of former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, dominated headlines from the District to Richmond and beyond.

By Mark Berman  |  12:48 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob McDonnell

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 01/22/2014

Stolen hubcaps, concealed handguns and other true tales from Md. casinos

Highlights from the monthly casino compliance report, including , false theft charges and an unattended child.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  12:38 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland casinos

Posted at 09:37 PM ET, 01/21/2014

The January storm: Your photos

By David Beard  |  09:37 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Jim Cantore returns to D.C. along with the snow

The Weather Channel’s star meteorologist came to cover the snowstorm. And unlike his last two visits to the region, this time the storm actually lived up to some of the hype.

By Mark Berman  |  06:52 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Former Va. Gov. McDonnell and wife charged

Former Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell and his wife Maureen were charged in federal court Tuesday with illegally accepting gifts. We’re bringing you live updates here.

By Mark Berman  |  03:38 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  McDonnell

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Tweet of The Week, Vol. 3

The stories about Washington’s X2 bus have become legendary. Today’s Tweet of the Week adds to the lore.

By Clinton Yates  |  03:16 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Drone startup with D.C. area roots introduces ‘the Pocket Drone’

At under $500, the personal drone comes ready-to-fly. The company sees 2014 as the “Year of the Drone.“

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  02:42 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 01/20/2014

MLK’s driver on spending time with Dr. King

PostTV’s Gabe Silverman tours spots the civil rights leader frequented with his former driver.

By Natalie Jennings  |  11:03 AM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  civil rights, Martin Luther King, MLK

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/20/2014

King’s dream provides multiple realities in D.C.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s name now adorns three very distinct locations around the city. Each has its own story.

By Clinton Yates  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/20/2014

Fairfax City deer sterilization approved, Humane Society donates $3,000

The spaying program is being tried in four other places with apparent success.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  deer sterilization, Fairfax City, Humane Society, Scott Silverthorne, Wildlife Rescue

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 01/17/2014

When is a husband not a husband?

Arlington County Board chairman Jay Fisette and his spouse Bob Rosen are not married under Virginia law. Hence, no disclosure of Rosen’s finances is required.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  01:08 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington, bob rosen, jay fisette, virginia financial disclosure

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Death of World Star Hip Hop (D.O.WSHH)

‘World Star Hip-Hop’, the video aggregating site, could use some tough love from hip-hop artists and community activists.

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  03:36 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 01/15/2014

The District’s movie theater resurgence

New theaters will bring dozens of screens to parts of D.C. currently lacking in movie houses.

By Mark Berman  |  04:39 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Michelle Rhee asks for questions, people on Twitter readily comply

The former D.C. schools chancellor asked for questions. This went about as well as you might expect.

By Mark Berman  |  01:20 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michelle Rhee

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Va. Wireless Association donates $3,000 to Fairfax’s Project Lifesaver program

Program helps locate lost youth, seniors with GPS technology.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Donohue, Fairfax County Sheriff's Office, Project Lifesaver, Stacey Kincaid, Virginia Wireless Assocation

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 01/14/2014

Court martial in Naval Academy sexual assault case set for March

By Annys Shin  |  03:24 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  military justice; U.S. Naval Academy

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/14/2014

Tweet of the Week, Vol. 2

Giant supermarket is advertising to Howard University students in an interesting way

By Clinton Yates  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/14/2014

Alexandria non-profit Good360 wins national award, will do more good

The disaster relief nonprofit is developing a mobile app to connect donors and recipients more quickly.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexandria, Cindy Hallberlin, Good360, Verizon

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 01/13/2014

New photos of Bao Bao as her public debut approaches

As Bao Bao gets older and more mobile, the zoo animal care team is working to train her more and offer her a wider variety of toys.

By Mark Berman  |  05:52 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Andrew Beacham resigns from Loudoun library board

Anti-abortion protester averts possible legal tangle by resigning rather than having board remove him.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:32 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrew Beacham, Eugene Delgaudio, Loudoun County, Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, Loudoun library board of trustees

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 01/12/2014

Harry Belafonte challenges Phi Beta Sigma to join movement to stop oppression of women

Harry Belafonte Challenges Phi Beta Sigma to join movement to end violence against women.

By DeNeen L. Brown  |  06:33 PM ET, 01/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  deneen brown, harry belafonte; violence; oppression; racism, oppression against women, women

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 01/11/2014

Delgaudio says he will withdraw Andrew Beacham’s nomination to Loudoun library board

After learning of his nominee’s colorful past, the supervisor pulls him from the Loudoun library board.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:53 PM ET, 01/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrew Beacham, Eugene Delgaudio, Loudoun County, Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, Loudoun County library board of trustees

Posted at 06:12 AM ET, 01/10/2014

What’s in a sign? The visuals of D.C.’s mayor’s race

Since we’re going to be forced to look at political signs from mayoral candidates for months, let’s have some fun with them.

By Clinton Yates  |  06:12 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Loudoun names Andrew Beacham, who once tore pages out of Koran, to library board

The activist recently moved to Sterling, has disrupted Obama speeches, torn Koran pages in front of White House.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrew Beacham, Loudoun Board of Supervisors, Loudoun County, Loudoun County library board of trustees

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Arlington Dems sort through County Board wannabes

Arlington Democrats pondered the common conundrum of electoral politics Wednesday night.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  01:03 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington, Columbia Pike, Democrats, streetcar

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 01/09/2014

Casino gambling in the Old Dominion? The Roanoke Times is not impressed

Editorial: Casinos are a losing bet for Virginia.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  10:48 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland casinos, Virginia casinos

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/09/2014

Study: George Mason Board of Visitors members donated heavily to Republicans

Appointed by a Republican governor, the members gave 49 times more money to Republican candidates than Democratic.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob McDonnell, George Mason Board of Visitors, George Mason University, Koch brothers

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Maryland legislators document first day of #mdsession with tweets

By Jenna Johnson  |  05:10 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland Politics

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 01/07/2014

The unintentional beauty of the polar vortex

By David Beard  |  04:45 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Tweet of the Week, Vol. 1

On the surface, this week’s highlighted tweet appears to be pretty ignorant.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:21 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Maryland Live Casino had a very big 2013

State’s largest casino hauls in $586 million in gross gambling revenue.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  12:13 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland casinos, Maryland Live

Posted at 05:05 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Caleb Hymans adds another national title to Fairfax youth running program

The 8-year-old is the second straight FPYC runner to win the cross country championship.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:05 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caleb Hymans, cross country, Fairfax Police Youth Club, Rachael Wilson, Rheinhardt Harrison

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Bao Bao Sways One Panda Cynic

I’m switching from the ‘openly mocking of anyone who cares about this’ camp to the ‘I can understand why people like to look at cute animals and find some level of solace in that’ camp.

By Clinton Yates  |  03:33 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 01/06/2014

The Advocate says D.C. is the gayest city in America

The Advocate’s list of the gayest cities in the country is out, and this year the nation’s capital tops the rankings.

By Mark Berman  |  02:25 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lists

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 01/06/2014

National Zoo panda Bao Bao meets the press

The public’s first opportunity to see the real thing will be on Jan. 18.

By Natalie Jennings  |  01:53 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 01/06/2014

What to do if you see someone in need of shelter

If you see a homeless person or anyone else in need of shelter -- or if you need shelter yourself -- call one of these numbers.

By Mark Berman  |  01:39 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Weather

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Maryland Live heads to troubled Atlantic City to recruit

With Atlantic Club closing, Maryland casino bets on experience.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  12:41 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 01/04/2014

Post story of 14-year-old Wonder Kid powerlifter prompts reaction worldwide

Jake Schellenschlager’s family says media attention has been “awesome,” if overwhelming.

By DeNeen L. Brown  |  12:44 PM ET, 01/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Weather wusses? Not quite.

Despite its reputation, Washington area knows how to deal with snow, especially considering all the jurisdictions and logistics.

By Clinton Yates  |  06:02 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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