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In Maryland, economic angst breaks
through the veneer of a wealthy state

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan. (AP)

In a new poll, Hogan voters especially said the
state’s wealth doesn’t reflect their struggles
to make ends meet.

Latest local news

Wintry mix makes for an icy mess
of a Sunday; warmer days on the way

Wintry mix makes for an icy mess <br>of a Sunday; warmer days on the way

WEATHER GANG | March roars in with the gamut of snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain.

Freshman lifts Clinton Christian

Freshman lifts Clinton Christian

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Matt Webber’s pull-up jumper caps an upset over No. 5 National Christian in the Capital Beltway final.

Sunday wintry mix likely to create slippery roads and sidewalks

Sunday wintry mix likely to create slippery roads and sidewalks

Cold air firmly in place and moisture moving in create the perfect recipe for a wintry mix tomorrow across the D.C. area.

Spartans win with urgency

Spartans win with urgency

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | A night after avoiding an upset, No. 9 West Springfield beats No. 20 Langley in the Va. 6A North region quarterfinals.

Bowles’s 38 points lift W.T. Woodson

Bowles’s 38 points lift W.T. Woodson

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Eric Bowles and the Cavaliers advance to the Virginia 6A North semifinals with an overtime win over Hayfield.

District closes books on icy February, but March forecast holds little cheer

February was Washington’s coldest in 36 years, with Feb. 20 breaking a 119-year-old record.

Virginia Senate Republicans were set to sink ethics bill

Virginia Senate Republicans were set to sink ethics bill

They said it was flawed, but the House speaker threatened to shame them publicly if they passed nothing.

Assisted-living complex in Silver Spring to close

The Springhouse of Silver Spring apartments are up for sale. The property is set to close in June.

Paul VI girls, Middleburg boys take titles

Paul VI girls, Middleburg boys take titles

BASKETBALL | The top-ranked Panthers girls win a VISAA state title game against O’Connell. The Dragons’ boys top Christ Chapel.

Earl Lloyd, the first African American player in the NBA, dies at 86

Earl Lloyd, the first African American player in the NBA, dies at 86

Mr. Lloyd, who grew up in segregated Alexandria, Va., entered the NBA in 1950 and later was a head coach.

D.C. tax revenue rises, but mayor keeps spending expectations low

D.C. tax revenue rises, but mayor keeps spending expectations low

Muriel Bowser completes listening tour on city budget, with residents calling for higher taxes on the rich.

The snow conundrum: How a school system decides whether to open

The snow conundrum: How a school system decides whether to open

Analysis, networking, guesswork and gut checks reveal the complexity of snow day decision-making.

In Maryland, economic angst breaks
through the veneer of a wealthy state

In Maryland, economic angst breaks <br>through the veneer of a wealthy state

In a new poll, Hogan voters especially said the
state’s wealth doesn’t reflect their struggles
to make ends meet.

John B. Fairchild, Women’s Wear Daily publisher, dies at 87

John B. Fairchild, Women’s Wear Daily publisher, dies at 87

Mr. Fairchild presided over the daily newspaper considered the “bible of the fashion industry.”

Monroe H. Freedman, scholar of legal ethics and civil liberties, dies at 86

Monroe H. Freedman, scholar of legal ethics and civil liberties, dies at 86

Mr. Freedman, a longtime law professor, was considered the founder of the study of legal ethics.

Column

Metro riders hanker for information, while they’re still riding

Metro riders hanker for information, while they’re still riding

They don’t need to know how the train works. They just need to know what to do when it doesn’t.

Skywatch: Venus and Jupiter continue to accentuate the night heavens

What to watch for in March.

Concerns about air traffic safety are heightened in developing College Park

Concerns about air traffic safety are heightened in developing College Park

Plans for high-rise apartments, a science building and a hotel may affect a historic airport’s viability.

Column

With help from Howard Hughes, scientists push the limits of mortality

With help from Howard Hughes, scientists push the limits of mortality

Is Howard Hughes awaiting resurrection in Ashburn? No, but funny you should mention it.

D.C.’s pot expo: Less Cheech and Chong, more Berkshire Hathaway

D.C.’s pot expo: Less Cheech and Chong, more Berkshire Hathaway

Those paying up to $300 to attend the expo’s “Cannabis Academy” are looking to get rich, not high.

Man waiting for his child is carjacked outside school

The driver was leaning against his car near Ludlow Taylor Elementary when the suspects struck, police said.

Two pedestrians struck by motorist who appeared intoxicated, police say

Two pedestrians struck by motorist who appeared intoxicated, police say

After the accident in Kensington, an 18-year-old was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Contentious teacher-related policies moving from legislatures to the courts

Contentious teacher-related policies moving from legislatures to the courts

As union foes use courts to roll back tenure laws, unions try the same tactic to stop test-based teacher evaluations.

Another storm possible Sunday, bringing a mix of rain and sleet

Another storm possible Sunday, bringing a mix of rain and sleet

The storm ahead won't be big but might bring enough freezing rain to cause problems.

H.D. Woodson boys, Anacostia girls claim DCIAA basketball titles

H.D. Woodson boys, Anacostia girls claim DCIAA basketball titles

BASKETBALL | The Warriors use a furious rally to get past Coolidge while the Indians roll past Wilson in the girls’ championship.

D.C.-area news briefs

A roundup of D.C.-area news briefs.

Deals on ethics rules, reporting of sexual assaults wrap up Va. session

Bills will cap gifts to public officials at $100 and require police to be informed of more crimes at colleges.

Churchill trounces Marriotts Ridge to win MSHL championship

Churchill trounces Marriotts Ridge to win MSHL championship

ICE HOCKEY | Ross Allen leads the Bulldogs to a dominant 10-0 victory in the 2A final; Annapolis/Old Mill repeats as 1A champs.

Stone Bridge storms back to top O’Connell for NVSHL title

Stone Bridge storms back to top O’Connell for NVSHL title

ICE HOCKEY | The Bulldogs score four unanswered goals in the third period to stun the Knights and hoist the school’s sixth NVSHL trophy.

Bowser announces ‘tweaks’ to D.C. school boundary plan

Bowser announces ‘tweaks’ to D.C. school boundary plan

Boundary changes come in the midst of a lottery in which families are choosing their preferred schools.

 

Fairfax County considers new information policy in police shootings

After long delay in John Geer case, Fairfax ponders proposal for release of names, monthly updates.

‘You coward,’ top House Democrat tells GOP counterpart

Republicans and Democrats snipe back and forth over the impending lapse of funding for the Department of Homeland Security

Metro riders hanker for information, while they’re still riding

They don’t need to know how the train works. They just need to know what to do when it doesn’t.

Where are Metro’s fancy new railcars?

There is still no set date for the release of new railcars that are promised to revolutionize area transit.

Concerns about air traffic safety are heightened in developing College Park

Plans for high-rise apartments, a science building and a hotel may affect a historic airport’s viability.

Metro’s search for general manager set back by finalists’ withdrawals

They feared their names would be known after a TV reporter learned where they work, officials said.

Delays on Metro’s Green and Yellow lines

Brief delays on Metro’s Yellow and Green lines. Metro’s had an especially tough time making trains run without problems lately.

Part of Rock Creek Parkway in D.C. reopened

Part of Rock Creek Parkway in NW DC has reopened after earlier crash

Metro board says no fare increases or major service cuts next fiscal year

The transit agency will try to balance its budget without raising prices or reducing the frequency of trains.

Pedestrians killed at about the same rate last year as they were in 2013

D.C., Virginia and Maryland see slight declines in such fatalities.

Maryland panel settles with Uber

Uber has agreed to operate as a common carrier in Maryland, which means it’s UberBlack and UberSUV services are subjected to state regulations.

Snow makes dangerous and messy Thursday morning commute, many schools closed and delayed

Snow in the morning rush hour promises messy roads, slow down officials warn. School closings and delays throughout the region.

Plan to shift transportation burden to states seems doomed

Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) makes clear that an idea he fathered 25 years ago “didn’t work.”

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Is Howard Hughes awaiting resurrection in Ashburn? No, but funny you should mention it.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Is the nation’s capital too uptight to toke up after legalization?

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Yes, kids are getting chunkier. But school bake sales aren’t the problem. In fact, they can teach key lessons.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

“I have no one to blame but myself,” the former first lady of Virginia told the judge.

Photo Galleries

It’s all business at D.C.’s ‘Cannabis Academy’

City hosts a two-day expo to teach attendees how to make greenbacks from pot’s legalization.

A snowy Saturday for the Washington area

The cold ground was allowing snow to stick faster, making it difficult for road clearing crews to keep up.

Sentencing of Maureen McDonnell

Former first lady has been convicted of conspiring to sell the prestige of the governor’s office in exchange for loans.

The polar vortex makes a comeback

Washington-area residents prepare for more cold weather, as Friday’s temperatures promise to be extreme.

Obama chooses Joseph Clancy as new Secret Service chief

Obama has named his acting director and trusted former detail leader as the new permanent leader of the Secret Service.

Snowstorm Octavia hits Washington area

The nation’s capital clears out from another round of snow.

14 couples say ‘I do’ on Feb. 14 in D.C. court

Superior Court opens its doors on a weekend to perform weddings for the first time in decades.

Great Dane, or greatest?

A Prince William County couple’s dog will compete at the famed Westminster show.

Our Washington

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

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