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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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    AccuWeather rips Weather Service for dismissing tornado threat in Oklahoma Wednesday and delayed warning

    AccuWeather rips Weather Service for dismissing  tornado threat in Oklahoma Wednesday and delayed warning

    AccuWeather is promoting its superior forecast to demonstrate the edge its services provide but some feel it is unfairly throwing the Weather Service under the bus.

    News viewer’s tip leads to arrest of man wanted for shooting veteran

    Rakeem “Killa” Solomon is under arrest in the November robbery and assault.

    The end of war

    The end of war

    After a Union breakthrough, the Rebel capital falls, Lee surrenders, and slaves cheer their freedom.

    Arlington, Alexandria Democrats line up for local, state races this spring

    Alexandria mayor, Arlington County Board and a delegate’s race draw multiple contenders.

    Sexual abuse investigation at controversial Loudoun County church

    Sheriff’s office says it is investigating abuse at church previously criticized for controlling members’ lives.

    Roads closed in NE Washington because of person barricaded in attic

    Roads around 4900 block of Meade Street NE closed because of a barricade situation in DC

    Traffic, transit tips for second weekend of blossom festival

    Traffic, transit tips for second weekend of blossom festival

    The kite competition is a weekend highlight. See tips for getting around throughout the festival, including the Metrorail schedule.

    Black towns, established by freed slaves after the Civil War, are dying out

    Black towns, established by freed slaves after the Civil War, are dying out

    Residents and researchers are racing to document communities before they disappear.

    Man identified in Greenbelt slaying

    Man from Texas killed at a home in Greenbelt. Police found him with stab wounds to his neck.

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    D.C. hosts largest pot giveaway

    D.C. hosts largest pot giveaway

    Residents gathered in Adams Morgan to receive free marijuana seeds in a massive, legal drug deal.

    Delays for Friday morning on Metro

    Metro’s Silver Line has delays following a signal problem.

    Hundreds of D.C. residents now have marijuana seeds. But can they grow it?

    Hundreds of D.C. residents now have marijuana seeds. But can they grow it?

    The seed holders are hoping their green thumbs will extend to pot.

    Tennessee school districts sue state over what they say is inadequate funding

    Tennessee school districts sue state over what they say is inadequate funding

    They say the state has “breached its duty under the Tennessee Constitution to provide a system of free public education.“

    The funk and the fury of Turnstile’s ‘Nonstop Feeling’

    The funk and the fury of Turnstile’s ‘Nonstop Feeling’

    The young Maryland hardcore band hits the Fillmore on Thursday with New Found Glory.

    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.

    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.

    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.

     

    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.

    GOP congressman: Ted Cruz backers are making boorish phone calls to my office

    Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) says the Cruz supporters ringing his office “suffer from severe cases of arrested development.“

    Roads closed in NE Washington because of person barricaded in attic

    Roads around 4900 block of Meade Street NE closed because of a barricade situation in DC

    Traffic, transit tips for second weekend of blossom festival

    The kite competition is a weekend highlight. See tips for getting around throughout the festival, including the Metrorail schedule.

    Delays for Friday morning on Metro

    Metro’s Silver Line has delays following a signal problem.

    High water closes some lanes of Connecticut Avenue in Montgomery County

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

    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.

    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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