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Seeding the District’s era of legal pot: Hundreds turn out for giveaway

(Matt McClain / The Washington Post)

The line for free seeds at the event, which was intended to promote home growing, snaked through Adams Morgan.

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    Virginia open houses March 28-29

    Virginia open houses March 28-29

    A list of properties in Virginia that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

    High water closes some lanes of Connecticut Avenue in Montgomery County

    Some lanes closed on part of Connecticut Avenue in Montgomery County.

    D.C. open houses March 28-29

    D.C. open houses March 28-29

    A list of properties in the District that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

    Maryland open houses March 28-29

    Maryland open houses March 28-29

    A list of properties in Maryland that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

    D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton explains bad parking job

    D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton explains bad parking job

    Norton’s botched parking attempt on Capitol Hill was caught on tape.

    Pepco power outage affects about 2,200 in Northeast D.C.

    Pepco power outage affects about 2,200 in Northeast D.C.

    The incident was in the area of Tennessee and Maryland avenues NE and was reported around 2 a.m.

    New laws next year mandate bicycle storage, training for board officials

    New laws next year mandate bicycle storage, training for board officials

    Community association board members in Montgomery County will be required to take basic training.

    New-home opportunities available for buyers willing to wait

    New-home opportunities available for buyers willing to wait

    Caution on the builders’ part means there may be few move-in-ready options this spring.

    Designer tricks that will let you see your home in a whole new light

    Designer tricks that will let you see your home in a whole new light

    Good lighting can create any number of moods, from energizing to relaxing, while also disguising a home’s flaws.

    Low-cost condominiums in the trendy H Street corridor

    Low-cost condominiums in the trendy H Street corridor

    The building’s 16 units, aimed at first-time buyers, each sell for less than $400,000.

    Delays for Friday morning on Metro

    Delays on Metro’s Silver Line.

    Riding high after 55

    Riding high after 55

    For seniors, staying physically and socially active is easier than ever in these communities.

    Movie quotes are more than just funny — they’re how we connect

    Movie quotes are more than just funny — they’re how we connect

    When I quote a movie it’s not about showing off how many times I’ve seen it. For me — and for a lot of people — it’s an easy way to establish a level of conversational intimacy.

    Can rural America be saved? A new national ‘challenge’ tries to see.

    Can rural America be saved? A new national ‘challenge’ tries to see.

    You can go home again, country ex-pats learn, as their innovative new businesses take root in Virginia.

    Street Smart: Rockville Pike

    Street Smart: Rockville Pike

    What’s new and old on the Rockville Pike: Theaters, restaurants, music and graveyards.

    Metroway will get more dedicated bus lanes this summer

    Metroway will get more dedicated bus lanes this summer

    While ridership is strong on the new bus route between the Braddock Road and Crystal City Metro stations, Arlington is preparing to open its portion of transitway this summer.

    Ideas for boosting affordable housing in Arlington to be aired on Saturday

    Three-year study is almost finished; public meeting to be held at Washington Lee High School.

    Survivalist and eco-friendly underground house in Maryland

    Survivalist and eco-friendly underground house in Maryland

    HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The Clinton, Md., home burrows into a mound of dirt, using the earth as insulation.

    A damp Friday as winter returns

    A damp Friday as winter returns

    It’s almost April but we’re still talking about wind chills and snow flakes.

    Local digest: March 26, 2015

    A roundup of news from across the Washington region.

    Boys’ lacrosse: Robinson overcomes elements, Chantilly for 7-4 victory

    Boys’ lacrosse: Robinson overcomes elements, Chantilly for 7-4 victory

    BOYS’ LACROSSE | The reigning Virginia 6A state champion Rams beat the Chargers after Chapman Jasien leads them to a fast start.

    Man found shot and seriously wounded in Fairfax County home

    Police search for four suspects seen fleeing the scene in the Mount Vernon area in a sedan

    Seeding the District’s era of legal pot: Hundreds turn out for giveaway

    Seeding the District’s era of legal pot: Hundreds turn out for giveaway

    The line for free seeds at the event, which was intended to promote home growing, snaked through Adams Morgan.

    At U-Va., a price hike for some will fund a price cut for others

    At U-Va., a price hike for some will fund a price cut for others

    New tuition and financial aid plan, including an 11 percent tuition raise, has winners and losers.

    Maryland Democratic Party chairwoman announces resignation

    Maryland Democratic Party chairwoman announces resignation

    Yvette Lewis said she will resign on April 2 so she can spend more time with her family.

    PM Update: Evening showers and storms cut short taste of spring; a damp and dreary chill on Friday

    PM Update: Evening showers and storms cut short taste of spring; a damp and dreary chill on Friday

    The taste of spring vanishes in a flash. A cold front plows through the region this evening, with showers and storms and then falling temperatures.

    Prosecutors urge appeals court to uphold McDonnell conviction

    Prosecutors urge appeals court to uphold McDonnell conviction

    Federal prosecutors filed their first public response to the former governor's appeal Thursday.

    Roadway delivery: Breech baby born along Interstate 270 in Montgomery

    Roadway delivery: Breech baby born along Interstate 270 in Montgomery

    The baby boy was delivered by his father, a helicopter mechanic. The mother and child are doing well.

    Virginia lawmakers break from party on budget

    Both Democrats and Republicans vote outside partisan lines.

    U-Va. student involved in violent arrest makes brief court appearance

    U-Va. student involved in violent arrest makes brief court appearance

    Martese Johnson did not enter a plea. His lawyer asked for a May court date so criminal probe of arrest can finish.

     

    PNC Bank loses Vienna man’s $100,000 check for 10 months, then ‘finds’ it

    The bank appeared uninterested in restoring a longtime customer’s money. Then The Washington Post called.

    Ted Cruz could go on Obamacare. What about Congress’s other potential 2016 candidates?

    Lindsey Graham, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio have reconciled their ideology and the family obligations in different ways.

    High water closes some lanes of Connecticut Avenue in Montgomery County

    Some lanes closed on part of Connecticut Avenue in Montgomery County.

    Delays for Friday morning on Metro

    Delays on Metro’s Silver Line.

    Metroway will get more dedicated bus lanes this summer

    While ridership is strong on the new bus route between the Braddock Road and Crystal City Metro stations, Arlington is preparing to open its portion of transitway this summer.

    Metro’s long-awaited new subway cars set for April 14 debut

    The 7000-series cars, with advanced technology, will appear first on the Blue Line.

    Metro workers say safety culture doesn’t exist

    A union meeting grew heated as Metro workers accused the transit agency of neglecting safety.

    Security experts say U.S. rules aim to prevent lone-pilot scenario

    U.S. airlines require that two crew members are in the cockpit at all times.

    Last-minute drill for 16th Street Bridge commuters

    Drivers and bus riders should give themselves extra commuting time starting Friday morning.

    Metro police plan crackdown on fare evaders

    Station managers and bus drivers say they fear confrontations when attempting to collect fares.

    Metro unveils new safety videos

    The new safety videos come in the wake of a Jan. 12 smoke incident in which one passenger died and more than 80 were injured.

    Vehicle fire causes backups on Fairfax Parkway

    Traffic is getting by in one lane but the backups stretch for nearly three miles.

    At casino progress event, MGM says it’s meeting local contracting goals

    Prince George’s groups dispute the company’s efforts to recruit black-owned companies for the project.

    If it’s spring, it must be time for Potholepalooza

    The District has declared a “War on Potholes” with the kickoff of its 7th annual Potholepalooza campaign.

    In the District, brace for a tougher commute

    The 16th Street Bridge rebuilding is entering a high-impact phase for drivers and bus riders.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    Do you know how to get rid of an unwanted piano? I don’t know, but hum a few bars.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Zakiya James is studying civil engineering at Drexel University.

    Courtland Milloy

    Courtland Milloy

    He asked “How could this happen?” as he was violently arrested. But he needed to have known before then.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    No university is generating more sensation and scandal than Thomas Jefferson’s “academical village.”

    Photo Galleries

    Andean bear cubs romp at National Zoo

    The brother bears get ready to meet the public.

    A Virginia tribe seeks federal recognition amid casino fears

    The bid by the Pamunkey — the tribe of Pocahontas — is opposed by MGM and 11 black lawmakers.

    From snow to rain

    In the D.C. area, a morning wintry mix turns to snow, which turns back to rain.

    Changing perceptions, one bullet at a time

    The firearms industry has poured millions of dollars into college shooting clubs, and many students’ views about guns have evolved.

    The fine art of making maple syrup

    Find the right tree, tap in your spile, hang up your bucket and wait for the sap to run.

    Heavy snow throughout the East Coast

    Winter refuses to surrender as D.C., New York and more endure another snowy blast.

    Remnants of the war

    Experts are combing through items that have been left at the Vietnam Wall over the years for a planned education display.

    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.

    Our Washington

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

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