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Deal with pot advocates lighted way to D.C. law

(Marvin Joseph / The Washington Post)

After staring down congressional Republicans who had threatened her with prison, Mayor Muriel Bowser helped usher in legal pot in the District this week with minimal fuss. But the work actually began 11 months ago, when she struck a deal with marijuana advocates.

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Part of Rock Creek Parkway in DC reopened

Part of Rock Creek Parkway in NW DC is closed because of earlier crash

At home with her memory

At home with her memory

His late first wife inspired the work of his second, an award-winning poet. Then he lost her, too.

Another chilly day ahead with a 40 percent chance of snow

Another chilly day ahead with a 40 percent chance of snow

It won’t be as cold as last Friday, but cold enough to still feel like winter.

The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, ex-Notre Dame president, dies

The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, ex-Notre Dame president, dies

He was a transformative figure in Catholic higher education who led the university for 35 years.

Gonzaga tops DeMatha for WCAC title

Gonzaga tops DeMatha for WCAC title

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Va. Republican Party spokesman to announce departure

Garren Shipley says he’s taken another job that will allow him to spend more time with his family.

Cole comes up big as Paul VI wins 2nd straight WCAC title

Cole comes up big as Paul VI wins 2nd straight WCAC title

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | The N.C. State recruit scores 16 points, grabs 14 rebounds and sunk a clutch hook shot for the Panthers.

Weather-related delays and closings for Feb. 27

Weather-related delays and closings for Feb. 27

Which schools have closed or delayed because of the weather?

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A mom in a minivan goes in search of a D.C. pot party

A mom in a minivan goes in search of a D.C. pot party

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

At Horseshoe, the stakes are high during a World Series of Poker event

At Horseshoe, the stakes are high during a World Series of Poker event

During the tour’s first visit to Maryland, 2,000 to 3,000 players will vie for a chance to win and advance.

Irving Kahn, Wall Street’s oldest stockbroker, dies at 109

Irving Kahn, Wall Street’s oldest stockbroker, dies at 109

He started as a runner on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, months before the 1929 crash.

Deal with pot advocates lighted way to D.C. law

Deal with pot advocates lighted way to D.C. law

After staring down congressional Republicans who had threatened her with prison, Mayor Muriel Bowser helped usher in legal pot in the District this week with minimal fuss. But the work actually began 11 months ago, when she struck a deal with marijuana advocates.

Fairfax prosecutor asked state police to investigate Fairfax police shooting

Fairfax prosecutor asked state police to investigate Fairfax police shooting

Frustrated by obstruction from the county attorney Raymond F. Morrogh asked outside agency to investigate.

Hogan pushes tax credits to businesses that donate to scholarship programs

The Maryland governor urges a floor vote on a bill that provides funds for private and public school attendance.

Anthony B. Herbert, key figure in Vietnam war-crimes controversy, dies

Anthony B. Herbert, key figure in Vietnam war-crimes controversy, dies

Dr. Herbert, 84, was a combat officer who alleged a war-crimes coverup, then sued “60 Minutes” for libel.

With time to spare, Va. lawmakers finish work on proposed budget

The plan rejects Medicaid expansion but provides millions sought for mental-health services.

On Day 1 of legalization, Bowser submits bill to prevent ‘pot clubs’

On Day 1 of legalization, Bowser submits bill to prevent ‘pot clubs’

Current laws banning public use are still in effect, but area police report no marijuana-related arrests.

D.C.’s medical marijuana shortage: A little noticed crisis amid legalization

D.C.’s medical marijuana shortage: A little noticed crisis amid legalization

The number of medical users has soared past the ability of the city’s three official growers to meet it.

D.C. vs. Amsterdam: The Dutch strike back!

D.C. vs. Amsterdam: The Dutch strike back!

The Dutch aren’t happy that Mayor Bowser snubbed them when declaring D.C. pot legal.

Patient transported from Clarendon apartment does not have Ebola

Patient transported from Clarendon apartment does not have Ebola

Officials say the sick person had traveled to an Ebola-affected country, so they handled case with caution.

Thomas L. Farmer, D.C. lawyer and civic activist, dies at 91

Thomas L. Farmer, D.C. lawyer and civic activist, dies at 91

Mr. Farmer was a leader in the battle to block freeway construction through the nation’s capital.

Chance of light snow tonight and flurries on Friday

Chance of light snow tonight and flurries on Friday

You can see the light snow moving into our region from the northwest on radar -- this will keep our chances elevated through Friday morning.

Maryland panel settles with Uber

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.

D.C.’s ‘Martha Stewart of Marijuana’ plants his first seeds

D.C.’s ‘Martha Stewart of Marijuana’ plants his first seeds

D.C.’s chief pot activist puts on a smoky show

Seriously, these are some of the best English muffins we’ve ever tried

Seriously, these are some of the best English muffins we’ve ever tried

You may never have tasted an English muffin as good as this before.

Man exposes himself, then tries to rape second woman in Silver Spring

Montgomery police said the woman fought off the attempted assault on Wednesday night.

Sizing up the Va. 6A/5A North region

Sizing up the Va. 6A/5A North region

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | A look at the brackets, featuring top seeds Westfield, S. County, Hayfield, Battlefield, Wakefield, Potomac and Stone Bridge.

Thursday’s snowfall totals and forecast review

Thursday’s snowfall totals and forecast review

Our forecast of 1-3 inches around D.C. nicely matched reality, and thus emerges as a particularly successful prediction.

9 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Feb. 27-Mar. 1

9 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Feb. 27-Mar. 1

See a new Mingering Mike exhibition; a wave of UK bands invade our shores.

 

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

Part of Rock Creek Parkway in DC reopened

Part of Rock Creek Parkway in NW DC is closed because of 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.”

Nearly half of NYC walkers ignoring ‘Don’t Walk’ signals were distracted, study finds

Put down the cell phone and pay attention, new study says.

State audit finds Md. transit agency didn’t verify Purple Line design firm payments

The findings pertain to nearly $233 million in contract payments, according to the report.

Hogan’s decision on light-rail Purple Line expected by mid-May

The Maryland governor will decide the transit proposal’s fate before bidding continues, the state says.

Wednesday morning Metro delays

Delays from two earlier train malfunctions on Metro’s Silver and Green lines.

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

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

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Petula Dvorak

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

Photo Galleries

Falling snow once again made a precarious morning commute

The Washington area shovels out from yet another snow leading to closed schools and slippery streets.

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.

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