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: February, 2014

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 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 06:03 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Virginia, Maryland declare states of emergency

With potentially a foot of snow looming for the Washington region, Maryland and Virginia have declared states of emergency.

By Mark Berman  |  06:03 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  snow

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 02/11/2014

Arlington sets special election for April 8

At least six candidates are vying to fill Arlington County Board seat that was vacated by Chris Zimmerman.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  11:50 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington, arlington county board, Democrats, independents, republicans, special election

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/11/2014

14 things to love about Washington

People ask me all the time what’s to love in “This Town.’’ Here are a few things I tell them.

By David Beard  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/11/2014

‘They were the first really loud European band I ever heard’

Opening act bassist recalls a night to remember

By Clinton Yates  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Education or Enforcement? Ward 7 decides

By Clinton Yates  |  04:29 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 02/07/2014

Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, W.V., feels the squeeze from Maryland

With regional monopoly gone, W.V. casino’s revenues are plunging.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  10:07 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland casinos

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/07/2014

Five months after Fairfax police killed John Geer, more delays ahead in resolving case

As case moves to federal level, witness provides first detailed recounting of police shooting.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County police, Jeff Stewart, John Geer, Raymond Morrogh, Springfield

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 02/06/2014

How much time do D.C. Public Schools spend testing?

Not as much as some other urban districts, according to new report.

By Emma Brown  |  01:43 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 02/06/2014

Fairfax schools’ strategic plan diagram evokes another complex PowerPoint slide

A Fairfax schools presentation slide evokes another complex slide ... from the war in Afghanistan.

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  01:39 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/06/2014

Two Northern Virginians, Ashley Caldwell and Ashley Wagner, to compete in Winter Olympics

Both are underdogs trying to overcome adversity, injury to win medals in Sochi.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ashburn, Ashley Caldwell, Ashley Wagner, Fairfax County, Sochi, West Potomac High School, Winter Olympics

Posted at 06:49 PM ET, 02/05/2014

College Signing Day in Upper Marlboro has special meaning

By Hamil R. Harris  |  06:49 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Meet the new year, same as the old year at Maryland Live Casino

Hot streak continues as casino generates $53.7 million in gambling revenue in January.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  05:25 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 02/05/2014

Broadway to dim lights to honor memory of Philip Seymour Hoffman

In New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio called Hoffman a quintessential New Yorker.

By DeNeen L. Brown  |  11:38 AM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  broadway, heroin, philip seymour hoffman

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Losing bidders won’t sue over Prince George’s casino decision

Decision clears the way for Maryland’s sixth casino, MGM National Harbor.

By J. Freedom du Lac and John Wagner  |  04:31 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Tweet of the Week, Vol. 5

In today’s Tweet of the Week, Paul Zuckerberg raises an interesting point worth exploring.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:19 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Vihstadt picks up Arlington GOP endorsement

By Patricia Sullivan  |  12:13 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alan howze, Arlington, arlington county board, john vihstadt, special election

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Long-shot Va. casino bill put on hold until 2015 [updated]

Proposal to allow Hampton Roads casino passes 7-5.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  11:34 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia casinos

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 02/03/2014

New trailer for ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

A new trailer provides more information about Washington’s very own superhero movie, which is set (and was partially filmed) in the nation’s capital.

By Mark Berman  |  12:32 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  captain america, captain america: the winter soldier

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Women’s boxing pioneer Diane ‘Dynamite’ Clark finds new home in Prince George’s

After her story ran in The Washington Post, Ring 10, a nonprofit foundation that helps boxers “who have fallen on hard times,” reached out to her.

By DeNeen L. Brown  |  12:22 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  deneen brown, deneen brown and washington, diane dynamite clark, womens boxing

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 02/03/2014

From the woods to surgery and back again: Deer spaying begins in Fairfax City

A deer expert, with two vets and a team of volunteers, begins sterilizing and tagging deer to see if it reduces the population.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:17 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony DeNicola, deer sterilization, Fairfax City, White Buffalo

 

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