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Thursday winter storm: Snow map, timeline, and answers to frequent questions

Snow may be heavy at times during the day Thursday, with substantial accumulations expected - ranging from about 4-10 inches depending on where you live.

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    Kennedy Townsend considering run for U.S. Senate seat in 2016

    Kennedy Townsend considering run for U.S. Senate seat in 2016

    The former Md. lieutenant governor said she is thinking about running for seat left open by Mikulski retirement.

    Orrin Keepnews, producer of milestone jazz albums, dies at 91

    Orrin Keepnews, producer of milestone jazz albums, dies at 91

    Mr. Keepnews, who won four Grammy Awards, produced albums by Monk, Evans and Adderley.

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    Drivers a bit too eager to declare personal emergencies

    Drivers a bit too eager to declare personal emergencies

    Consider why four-way flashers are called “hazard lights.”

    Thursday winter storm: Snow map, timeline, and answers to frequent questions

    Thursday winter storm: Snow map, timeline, and answers to frequent questions

    Snow may be heavy at times during the day Thursday, with substantial accumulations expected - ranging from about 4-10 inches depending on where you live.

    Two D.C. teens win Spirit of Community Awards

    Two D.C. teens win Spirit of Community Awards

    The local girls were honored by Prudential Financial for their commitment to volunteering.

    D.C. adopt a pet

    D.C. adopt a pet

    Smoke, a 1-year-old American Staffordshire terrier mix, is available for adoption.

    D.C. Animal Watch

    Among cases handled by the Washington Humane Society and the Washington Animal Rescue League.

    Road crews, schools getting ready for snowstorm to hit D.C. region

    Road crews, schools getting ready for snowstorm to hit D.C. region

    School delays, closures possible, and road crews are prepared.

    Fairfax County Animal Watch

    Incidents reported by the animal control divisions of police in Fairfax County, Fairfax City and Vienna.

    Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch

    Incidents involving pets and wildlife reported by Alexandria and Arlington animal welfare leagues.

    Alexandria museum of slave trade damaged by winter storms

    Alexandria museum of slave trade damaged by winter storms

    Urban League seeks help repairing damage to Freedom House offices.

    Arlington and Alexandria news in brief

    Arlington summer school registration now open; Yorktown ensembles to perform in festival; more news

    Murder trial in U-Va. student Hannah Graham’s slaying delayed

    Murder trial in U-Va. student Hannah Graham’s slaying delayed

    Jesse L. Matthew Jr., 33, appeared in person in an Albemarle County courtroom on Wednesday.

    D.C.’s neediest kids are less likely to attend charters

    D.C.’s public schools educate more at-risk students than do charters.

    Prince William County crime report

    A listing of incidents reported by police in Prince William County and Manassas.

    Going Out Guide

    Going Out Guide

    Going Out Guide, Northern Virginia

    D.C. meteorologists agree on substantial snow Thursday

    D.C. meteorologists agree on substantial snow Thursday

    Local meteorologists agree -- this snowstorm could be a substantial one.

    Another American high school battles over its Redskins nickname

    Another American high school battles over its Redskins nickname

    Prompted by the national debate over the Washington Redskins name, a New York school held a community meeting Tuesday night to debate whether it should change its mascot.

    Northern Va. teen thought to have helped man join Islamic State

    The 17-year-old student at Osbourn Park High School was taken into custody last week.

    Bill to limit marijuana screening by D.C. employers advancing in council

    Measure would prevent drug tests until after a job offer has been made.

    Southern Maryland crime report

    Reports from the Maryland State Police and the Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties sheriff’s offices.

    Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

    Nonprofit groups and county agencies seek help in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties

    At-risk funds will follow students; chancellor will have say in spending

    At-risk funds will follow students; chancellor will have say in spending

    Henderson: “I fully understand the intent of the law, and will adhere to its requirements.”

    Southern Maryland community calendar, March 5-12, 2015

    A Fossil Club lecture, freshman orientation nights, book discussions and a “Downton Abbey” tea.

    Southern Maryland home sales

    Listings of homes sold recently in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.

    Anne Arundel County and Howard County crime report

    Listings of incidents reported recently by police in Anne Arundel and Howard counties and in Annapolis.

    Going Out Guide, March 5-11, 2015

    Going Out Guide, March 5-11, 2015

    What’s happening in Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland

    Prince George’s County crime report

    Among incidents reported by police in Prince George’s County, Greenbelt, Hyattsville and Laurel.

    Prince George’s County Animal Watch

    Cases received by the Department of Environmental Resources’ Animal Management Group.

    New ‘Consumer Reports’ for Common Core finds learning materials lacking

    New ‘Consumer Reports’ for Common Core finds learning materials lacking

    Non-profit analyzes first batch of Common Core math textbooks and finds just one series properly aligned.

     

    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.

    Bipartisan bill to review Iran deal is now looking a lot less bipartisan

    Key Democratic senators drop support for bill after Mitch McConnell takes bill to Senate floor.

    Drivers a bit too eager to declare personal emergencies

    Consider why four-way flashers are called “hazard lights.”

    Earlier crash temporarily closed part of US-29 in Fairfax

    US-29 in Fairfax closed in part because of crash. Drivers should avoid the area.

    Killing Purple Line would be radical step

    Big highway and transit projects are always controversial, always over budget and always built.

    MARC train delays because of ice

    MARC trains are likely to run late, officials said because of icy conditions

    Some drivers beat the boot by illegal means

    They use saws, tools and other tricks to escape its grasp; authorities do not like this.

    Freezing temperatures means potholes popping up on area roads

    Use the Post’s pothole tracker to report a problem on your street.

    Drivers, walkers feeling weight of winter

    Blurred pavement markings and snow-covered sidewalks add to travel hazards.

    Rahn wins Md. Senate committee vote to lead Transportation Department

    The panel grilled Pete K. Rahn over the future of the state’s Purple and Red Line light-rail projects.

    Man falls between two Metro cars and escapes unharmed

    On Sunday night, Marco Pieri witnessed a near-disaster at the Mt. Vernon Square Metro stop. But the experience left him wondering: what is a bystander supposed to do if another passenger falls into the path of a moving train?

    Smoky conditions at Metro Center caused by light fixture problem

    Bad light fixture at Metro Center stop creates smoky conditions.

    Netanyahu, protesters on Capitol Hill could create traffic woes

    The Israeli prime minister’s motorcade could create temporary delays.

    Public transit on the ropes

    Will Hogan and Bowser follow Arlington County in cutting transit expansion?

    Some Metro board members want to refocus search for new system chief

    Officials say a recent setback in the hunt for a general manager could be a blessing in disguise.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    This clothes-shopping advice from 1960 is as useful today as it was 50 years ago.

    Courtland Milloy

    Courtland Milloy

    COLUMN | The D.C. Council’s approval of emergency legislation “is nonsense,” says one advocate.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    A year after the 8-year-old vanished, the old D.C. General Hospital where she lived is still a shameful place for families.

    Courtland Milloy

    Courtland Milloy

    A school for boys of color would ease a dialogue about the world around them, of which the playwright wrote.

    Photo Galleries

    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.

    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.

    Our Washington

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

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