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Ward 8 vigil mourns, then celebrates Barry

(Matt McClain / The Washington Post)

At an impromptu candlelight vigil in Anacostia, speakers talked about Marion Barry’s influence and about their desire to fight gentrification and aid the empowerment of blacks.

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Arlington students recognized for video about district

Six students in an Arlington Career Center video class won first prize for a 30-second video about the district.

‘Iron Curtain’ powers Howard

‘Iron Curtain’ powers Howard

FOOTBALL | Defensive history aficionados led the Lions to 12 sacks in a 39-7 win over Paint Branch for the Maryland 4A North region title.

Bicyclist dead after being struck by truck in Germantown

Bicyclist was struck and killed by a water utility truck on Route 28. Part of the road is now closed.

Guilty plea in January hit-and-run death of U-Md. student

Guilty plea in January hit-and-run death of U-Md. student

Liam Adepo pleaded guilty in the College Park crash that killed Cory Hubbard, 22.

Wednesday’s East Coast winter storm promises major mess -- timing and impacts

Wednesday’s East Coast winter storm promises major mess -- timing and impacts

Most of the East Coast, and in particular the I-95 corridor, can expect at least rain, possibly mixing with or changing to snow during the later half of Wednesday.

Damascus holds off Linganore to move on

Damascus holds off Linganore to move on

FOOTBALL | The Swarmin’ Hornets survived two power outages and a Linganore comeback to win the Maryland 3A West region.

Westfield earns a rematch with Bruins

Westfield earns a rematch with Bruins

FOOTBALL | The No. 2 Bulldogs held down Chantilly to advance to a Virginia 6A North region semifinal against Lake Braddock — the team responsible for their lone loss this fall.

Study highlights rapid growth of craft breweries in Virginia

Burgeoning industry could soon make Loudoun as popular for ales and lagers as it has become for wine.

Loudoun County community calendar, Nov. 23-30, 2014

Events include a 1940s Christmas at Oatlands, “Once Upon a Mattress” and “A Christmas Carol.”

Wildlife Conservancy hires its first executive director

Nicole Hamilton, former president of the Loudoun nonprofit group, has assumed a paid role.

U-Va. student leaders hoping to foster culture change

U-Va. student leaders hoping to foster culture change

After allegations of a gang rape at a fraternity, students advocate for major changes regarding sexual assault.

A look at the front pages on former mayor Marion Barry’s death

A look at the front pages on former mayor Marion Barry’s death

Newspapers across the Mid-Atlantic carried stories of the longtime D.C. politician’s death.

Pr. George’s school board approves its legislative agenda

Positions taken on more than a dozen topics, including charters, construction and safety.

Any snow accumulation in November is unusual in the D.C. area

Any snow accumulation in November is unusual in the D.C. area

If the city officially measures snow this week, it will be the first time in November in almost two decades.

Old Mill takes 10-game win streak into state semis

Old Mill takes 10-game win streak into state semis

FOOTBALL | After starting 0-2, the Patriots needed help to get into the playoffs as the No. 4 seed. Now, Old Mill is the 4A East region champion.

Surrattsville stays grounded

Surrattsville stays grounded

FOOTBALL | The Swarmin’ Hornets did not need to attempt a pass in Saturday’s rout of FAET, but they’ll need their full arsenal on Friday in a Maryland 1A semifinal at Fort Hill.

Study options for Thanksgiving getaways

Study options for Thanksgiving getaways

Wednesday’s forecast remains uncertain, but it’s time to develop escape plans B and C.

Snow predictions all over the map
with 0 to 14 inches forecast for D.C.

Snow predictions all over the map <br>with 0 to 14 inches forecast for D.C.

Forecasters can’t yet get more specific on what will happen on Wednesday.

Free and Easy: Thanksgiving Day swing dancing and ZooLights

Free and Easy: Thanksgiving Day swing dancing and ZooLights

The Going Out Guide recommends free things to do for every day of the week.

Water main break closes road in Alexandria

Water main break closes road in Alexandria. Unclear how long closure could last.

‘Sons of Anarchy’ is hard to watch, and not in a good way

‘Sons of Anarchy’ is hard to watch, and not in a good way

“Sons of Anarchy” is a show I’ve heard about but never watched. So I tuned in to a recent episode on demand.

Town Square | New model home opens in Clarksburg

Town Square | New model home opens in Clarksburg

DC Design House chosen for 2015.

It will hit the 70s today, but heavy, wet snow may pummel D.C. Wednesday

It will hit the 70s today, but heavy, wet snow may pummel D.C. Wednesday

This week’s forecast is not for the faint of heart: Hot, cold, dry, wet. Then snow?

Marion Barry, 4-time mayor of D.C., dies at 78

Marion Barry, 4-time mayor of D.C.,  dies at 78

The most powerful local politician of his generation, he was a national symbol of self-governance and home rule for urban blacks, even as his personal and public life was fraught with the high drama of a drug arrest and jail sentence.

Are there two Arlingtons? And will only the richer survive?

Are there two Arlingtons? And will only the richer survive?

Some blamed a north-south split for the collapse of a planned streetcar system along Columbia Pike.

‘Blended-learning’ programs growing in D.C.

‘Blended-learning’ programs growing in D.C.

Some schools are having success by sharing traditional class time with computer-based learning.

‘He was the ultimate provisional politician’

‘He was the ultimate provisional politician’

Despite a mixed legacy, Marion Barry was the everyman’s champion, his staunch supporters proudly proclaim.

On Capitol Hill, Sen. Mark Warner has a spring in his step

On Capitol Hill, Sen. Mark Warner has a spring in his step

Although his party lost control of the Senate, he sees opportunities to pass legislation.

Column

The envelope, please: How to write a Christmas card

The envelope, please: How to write a Christmas card

A pretty holiday card is nice, but it would be even nicer if you included some actual information with it.

Prince George’s County development projects

Here is information on planned development throughout the county.

 

Manassas City detective in teen ‘sexting’ case sues teen’s lawyer for defamation

Detective who led case against 17-year-old says attorney’s comments in The Post harmed him, forced him into counseling.

Anger over TMZ’s ‘Crack Mayor’ headline

Social media exploded in anger after entertainment web site focuses on Marion Barry’s drug arrest in obituary post.

FAA says airlines will save fuel, time at D.C. area airports

Parts of new NextGen system allow planes to glide to the runway.

Power outage temporarily delays security screenings at BWI

The outage came during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year.

Study options for Thanksgiving getaways

Wednesday’s forecast remains uncertain, but it’s time to develop escape plans B and C.

Water main break closes road in Alexandria

Water main break closes road in Alexandria. Unclear how long closure could last.

‘He was the ultimate provisional politician’

Despite a mixed legacy, Marion Barry was the everyman’s champion, his staunch supporters proudly proclaim.

How storm potential could affect Thanksgiving getaways

If you leave early, you won’t be sneaking out of town.

Water main break closes all lanes of Georgia Avenue in Wheaton area

Police said all lanes remain closed as crews work to repair the water main break.

D.C. streetcar supporters want to see some movement

Council members want more information from transportation officials about repeated delays

Several Orange Line stations shut this weekend

Track work also will affect service on the Red and Blue lines.

Before the getaways, prepare yourself as well as your car

An AARP study on holiday travelers offers tips on planning routes and considering risk factors.

Workers still active in 95 Express Lanes zone

Weekend lane closings continue as HOT lanes’ December opening approaches.

Part of Silver Hill Road in Suitland still closed

Water main break repaired but work continues in Suitland

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

A pretty holiday card is nice, but it would be even nicer if you included some actual information with it.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

The former mayor was known for being honest about his shortcomings, even his own dishonesty.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

My fifth annual ‘Turkeys of the Year’ recognize foolishness and ineptitude in the Washington region.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

My dad waited on Bill Cosby and adored him. He’s heartbroken now.

Photo Galleries

Warner optimistic about next six years in Senate

He has a history of working with Republicans and will be courted by both parties.

Washington grieves over Marion Barry’s death

Mourning from the White House to city hall, in church and on the street.

Marion Barry, 4-term D.C. mayor, dies at 78

The most powerful local politician of his generation, he was a national symbol of self-governance and home rule for urban blacks, even as his personal and public life was fraught with the high drama of a drug arrest and jail sentence.

After 30 years, a farmers market pioneer retires

Eddie Rankin gets a heartfelt send-off at a Washington market.

A moving and spiritual Men’s Season at Ebenezer AME Church with nationally known recording artists.

The music flowed with the spirit of “brotherly love” as top recording artists rocked the church and 3,000 attendees Sunday.

Streetcars in Washington

Historical images from The Washington Post’s archive.

Va. home day cares anxious about laws

Compliance at the local level can be a confusing and frustrating experience.

In sickness and in health

For D.C. couple, a genetic disorder is rewriting the final chapters of a journey more than three and a half decades in the making.

Our Washington

From waterfronts to monuments, Post photographers share their favorite D.C. spots.

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