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Head of Silver Line project stepping down

The extension is behind schedule. (Matt McClain/Post)

Pat Nowakowski had led the effort to build the rail line since construction began in 2009, and the Metro board acknowledges that attempts to fix a key component of the new line have failed.

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Virginia doing away with E-ZPass fee

Virginia doing away with E-ZPass fee

Transportation department has till Sept. 1 to eliminate monthly charge.

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

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.

Prince George’s County development projects

Here is information on planned development throughout the county.

Another morning of near record cold

Another morning of near record cold

For a second straight morning, some regional airports narrowly missed setting record low temperatures.

Gansler picks up backing of Asian Pacific American group

Gansler picks up backing of Asian Pacific American group

The Democratic candidate for Maryland governor says he will address language barriers.

Meridian Pint losing key staff members

Meridian Pint losing key staff members

Beer Director Sam Fitz is among the employees leaving the influential beer bar at the end of April.

Duke Street and ramp from I-395 closed in Alexandria

A vehicle fire has closed part of Duke Street in Alexandria.

Men found dead near D.C. highway likely died from cold

Men found dead near D.C. highway likely died from cold

Police say men’s bodies were found 50 feet apart in a homeless encampment.

Police arrest man in double killing in Southeast

Men shot execution style by gunmen wearing mask, T-shirt covering faces.

Budget autonomy goes to court

Budget autonomy goes to court

Council chairman will file a lawsuit Wednesday against the mayor and CFO, challenging their refusal to recognize referendum.

Capital Weather Gang snowfall forecast contest results, 2013-2014

Capital Weather Gang snowfall forecast contest results, 2013-2014

The winner, who came 0.1 inches away from getting it exactly right, was Brandi Erickson who predicted 32.1 inches would fall.

Fatal crash causes closure, then restricted traffic, on Route 28

Part of Route 28 in Montgomery County closed this morning after a car flipped over, killing one person inside.

What you can rent in Logan Circle

What you can rent in Logan Circle

We highlight three apartments for rent at three price ranges in the Northwest Washington neighborhood.

Some sun today but spring warmth waits for weekend

Some sun today but spring warmth waits for weekend

The last gasp of winter gives it up and, in general, a fine Easter weekend is on tap.

NatCast: Brrring on the hot cocoa, a chilly night game

NatCast: Brrring on the hot cocoa, a chilly night game

At least rain is not in the cards even if the Cards are on the field.

Local digest: D.C. area news briefs

A roundup of D.C. area news briefs.

Prepared remarks by Dartmouth College’s president

Prepared remarks by Dartmouth College’s president

Philip J. Hanlon says that the school’s promise “is being hijacked by extreme behavior.”

Behavior at Dartmouth tarnishing image, its president says

Behavior at Dartmouth tarnishing image, its president says

Philip J. Hanlon says his school’s promising future is “being hijacked by extreme behavior.”

Arlington’s newest board member attacks streetcar funds

Only a week after election, Vihstadt seeks to halt streetcar funds

Bipartisanship, bluegrass, bony fish at Va. shad planking

Bipartisanship, bluegrass, bony fish at Va. shad planking

Sen. Mark Warner and other Va. politicians of all stripes gather at the annual political meet-and-greet.

Man found fatally shot inside Northeast Washington home

The incident happened in the Queens Chapel area of Northeast DC.

Bodies of two men found under I-295

Bodies of two men found under I-295

D.C. police find no signs of foul play. Cause of death has yet to be determined, but hypothermia is being considered.

Veterans, unclaimed for 25 years, laid to rest at Quantico

Veterans, unclaimed for 25 years, laid to rest at Quantico

The Missing in America Project helped confirm the men’s service and arrange their burial.

Emancipation Day crowd is thin but mostly enthusiastic

Emancipation Day crowd is thin but mostly enthusiastic

For the ninth year, D.C. celebrated with a morning parade.

Going Out Guide

Going Out Guide

Going Out Guide for the District of Columbia, April 17-23

D.C. Council to sue mayor over budget spending law

D.C. Council to sue mayor over budget spending law

Council says Vincent Gray is violating voter-approved budget measure.

Zoning code puts few limits on what can be built on NE property

Zoning code puts few limits on what can be built on NE property

Residential neighborhoods from Union Station to the D.C. Armory have pockets that can be zoned for commercial use.

Little Hoyas take down Eagles

Little Hoyas take down Eagles

BOYS’ LACROSSE | Top-ranked Georgetown Prep makes halftime adjustment to open the scoring and put away No. 4 Gonzaga.

Kriewald pumps up Northeast

Kriewald pumps up Northeast

SOFTBALL | Sarah Kriewald delivers a speech and a spark for the Eagles in a 4-0 win over Chesapeake.

Armando Peraza, world-recognized drummer, dies at 89

Armando Peraza, world-recognized drummer, dies at 89

The Cuban-born musician performed with Carlos Santana for nearly two decades.

 

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.

Budget autonomy goes to court

Council chairman will file a lawsuit Wednesday against the mayor and CFO, challenging their refusal to recognize referendum.

Virginia doing away with E-ZPass fee

Transportation department has till Sept. 1 to eliminate monthly charge.

Duke Street and ramp from I-395 closed in Alexandria

A vehicle fire has closed part of Duke Street in Alexandria.

Fatal crash causes closure, then restricted traffic, on Route 28

Part of Route 28 in Montgomery County closed this morning after a car flipped over, killing one person inside.

Head of Silver Line project stepping down

Pat Nowakowski had led the effort to build the rail line since construction began in 2009, and the Metro board acknowledges that attempts to fix a key component of the new line have failed.

D.C. HOT lanes plan will bump into reality

Virginia’s experience showed complexity of creating managed lanes.

D.C. rider won over by ease, convenience of Bikeshare

Average guy finds price is right, and you can skip the Spandex shorts.

Cargo ship grounded in windy Chesapeake Bay

An evening thunderstorm with wind gusts of more than 70 mph caused a cargo ship to run aground.

Silver Line project director and Metro chief financial officer resign

Resignations come as both agencies are under fire for delays and financial practices.

A morning of troubles on Metro’s lines

Earlier delays on Metro’s Red Line follows other problems on Blue and Yellow lines. The problems are resolved (for now)

D.C. might add carpool, toll lanes to part of 14th St. bridge

A council member says the city wants to speed commutes and get financial help maintaining roads and bridges.

U-Md. pursues plan for hotel-conference center on Route 1

The 11-story hotel and conference center is part of the university’s vision to create a livelier College Park.

USDOT: Highway fund almost too low to pay bills

With gas tax revenue continuing to decline, highway trust fund will run low on cash in July.

Riding Metro while pregnant, some advice on offering -- and getting -- a seat

One basic rule: When offering a seat, don’t blurt out, “because you’re pregnant“; the person may not be.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

A new book explores the history of Woodward & Lothrop, once one of Washington’s favorite stores.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Don’t let tobacco industry’s alluring ads for e-cigarettes hook new generation of Americans on nicotine.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy: It’s oxymoronic to be dependent on government to celebrate this day of liberation

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

It’s time to talk about such deaths and make sure youths let people know how they feel.

Photo Galleries

T. rex at Smithsonian

The bones come from Montana and will be displayed for 50 years.

Cherry blossoms reach peak bloom in D.C.

It’s prime viewing time for Washington’s famous trees from Japan.

Amateur gets a seat at the poker table

A new TV show gives Reisterstown, Md., man chance to play with pros.

Driving for dollars with UberX

Single mothers, translators and students are among those turning the family ride into a profit center.

Last call at D.C. lounge for black professionals

With a waterfront transformation planned, the Channel Inn is closing.

Through their eyes

The InFocus project teaches photography to people with autism and opens windows into their worlds.

On the trail of bushy tails

Nearly 400 readers entered the inaugural Washington Post Squirrel Week Photo Contest. Here are our favorites.

Pillow fight on the Mall

Hundreds gathered on the Mall on Saturday to participate in International Pillow Fight Day.

Our Washington

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

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