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With Morrissey’s vow to run again, Va. braces for new political spectacle

(P.Kevin Morley / AP)

Del. Joseph Morrissey (D) resigned after being convicted of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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    Health advisories in District as water tests expand

    Health advisories in District as water tests expand

    Three schools remained closed as crews try to flush petroleum-based substance from water lines.

    Is McAuliffe crying wolf on the economy?

    The commonwealth’s economic picture may be looking up.

    Robert Simpson, co-developer of hurricane scale, dies at 102

    Robert Simpson, co-developer of hurricane scale, dies at 102

    Robert Simpson, a giant in the field of meteorology, died peacefully in his sleep last night at the age of 102.

    Arlington board approves plan for new middle school

    Arlington board approves plan for new middle school

    The board voted to move the H-B Woodlawn program in five years to make room for a new middle school.

    Mandy Rice-Davies, figure in Profumo sex scandal, dies

    Mandy Rice-Davies, figure in Profumo sex scandal, dies

    Ms. Rice-Davies, 70, played a role in the British sex scandal that nearly toppled the Macmillan government.

    Tommy Wells to be named D.C. environmental director

    Tommy Wells to be named D.C. environmental director

    Wells, 57, had run against Muriel Bowser for the Democratic mayoral nomination but later supported her.

    Highway-turned-ice skating rink causes car pileup in Canada (Video)

    Some of the cars end up colliding on the freeway with a cringe-worthy crunch.

    ‘Annie’ and other new movies, reviewed

    Our critics review three new films this week.

    Vigorous Christmas storm forecast comes into clearer view, holiday travel disruption likely in Great Lakes, Northeast

    Vigorous Christmas storm forecast comes into clearer view, holiday travel disruption likely in Great Lakes, Northeast

    Weather models suggest the storm could constitute a meteorological “bomb” cyclone -- or one that drops at least 24 millibars in 24 hours -- as it pushes north into the Great Lakes.

    Traffic, transit tips for the weekend

    Traffic, transit tips for the weekend

    It’s the last weekend for holiday shoppers and the start of the December getaway season.

    Luck takes over when District voters can’t pick winners

    Random draws of envelopes dictated the results for two neighborhood elections.

    Police: $8,500 in gift cards bought fraudulently at Target

    Police: $8,500 in gift cards bought fraudulently at Target

    The purchases were made using credit cards from a missing wallet, Montgomery investigators say.

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    Surveillance video shows gift card purchase suspects

    Surveillance video shows gift card purchase suspects

    Surveillance video released by the Montgomery County police shows two suspects in fraudulent purchase of $8,500 in gift cards leaving a Rockville area Target store on Dec. 5.

    Scaling the highest peaks in search of authentic Nepali cooking

    Scaling the highest peaks in search of authentic Nepali cooking

    The $20 Diner samples the complex joys of Namaste in Alexandria.

    Washington Monument reopens

    Washington Monument reopens

    The iconic building was closed Thursday because of electrical problems that affected the elevator.

    Va. lawmaker Morrissey no longer allowed out of jail

    Va. lawmaker Morrissey no longer allowed out of jail

    The lawmaker violated his work release by holding a press conference at a mall Thursday.

    Virginia open houses Dec. 20-21

    Virginia open houses Dec. 20-21

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

    D.C. open houses Dec. 20-21

    D.C. open houses Dec. 20-21

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

    Maryland open houses Dec. 20-21

    Maryland open houses Dec. 20-21

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

    Style and affordability at MetroWest condos in Fairfax

    Style and affordability at MetroWest condos in Fairfax

    The development is near the Vienna station, on Metro’s Blue Line — nine stops from Washington.

    Where We Live | Foggy Bottom

    Where We Live | Foggy Bottom

    The D.C. neighborhood is home to George Washington University, the Watergate and the Kennedy Center.

    Jingle all the way: Reasons for cyclists, pedestrians and bus riders to cheer

    Jingle all the way: Reasons for cyclists, pedestrians and bus riders to cheer

    Despite the occasional flooded Metro station, D.C.-area commuters have lots to cheer this month. In honor of Santa, here’s a list. (Feel free to check it twice.)

    In Gaithersburg, a house gone to the dogs

    In Gaithersburg, a house gone to the dogs

    Sher Polvinale’s sanctuary for senior and ailing dogs gives them the chance to live out their days in peace

    House of the Week | Robert Gurney-designed Spring Valley house for $4.99M

    House of the Week | Robert Gurney-designed Spring Valley house for $4.99M

    The D.C. architect cleverly integrated the bones of the post-World War II spec house into his modern design.

    A chilly, breezy weekend of typical December weather ahead

    A chilly, breezy weekend of typical December weather ahead

    Expect to see the sun more than clouds in the next few days with temps in the 40s.

    U.S. plans to rate colleges on access, affordability and student outcomes

    U.S. plans to rate colleges on access, affordability and student outcomes

    The Obama administration is releasing a “draft framework” of the ratings plan today.

    E. Roosevelt hangs on to beat Bowie, 61-54

    E. Roosevelt hangs on to beat Bowie, 61-54

    BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Despite some missed free throws, Eleanor Roosevelt’s defense secured the win against Bowie.

    Baltimore man is charged in fatal shooting in D.C.

    D.C. police announce arrest in July 13 killing of 22-year-old man.

    Top Va. Republican announces reelection, faces challenge

    Top Va. Republican announces reelection, faces challenge

    House speaker’s announcement shows he’s taking his first-ever challenge from the right seriously.

    Vote delayed on new D.C. high school grad requirements

    Vote delayed on new D.C. high school grad requirements

    The state education board opts not to shorten the comment period on a plan for a more flexible route to a diploma.

     

    Grassley now seeks answers from Fairfax prosecutor on John Geer police slaying

    After getting little new information from Fairfax police or the Justice Department, Grassley asks why the case moved to the feds.

    Tommy Wells to be named D.C. environmental director

    Wells, 57, had run against Muriel Bowser for the Democratic mayoral nomination but later supported her.

    Traffic, transit tips for the weekend

    It’s the last weekend for holiday shoppers and the start of the December getaway season.

    As faulty air bags cause millions of auto recalls, who pays?

    Car owners won’t, but automakers may want air bag manufacturer to foot the bill.

    40 percent say they’ll bail out of D.C. area for holidays

    AAA forecast says it will be a record number of departures for the region.

    Tricky gun owner gets nabbed by TSA

    TSA says he took handgun apart and hid it in a PlayStation in hope of eluding security officers.

    South Capitol Street SE reopens after fire

    A fire in the basement of an apartment building led to the road closure.

    Metro delays on the Orange, Blue and Silver lines

    Riders should expect delays because of an earlier train malfunction

    D.C. Metro stops with the highest name recognition

    Remember Spring Hill? How about Naylor Road? Quiz tests how many Metro stops you can name

    Drive a cab? Hollywood wants to make you a star!

    Better hurry. Auditions will be held via Skype Wednesday and Thursday.

    Road closed in Arlington for water main repair

    The westbound lanes of Four Mile Run Drive are closed.

    It didn’t take politicians to kill idea of closing I-395

    The amount of study needed to shut the commuter artery rendered the proposal impractical.

    D.C. plans experiment for downtown parking

    The pilot program, set for 2015, targets the busy Gallery Place, Chinatown, Penn Quarter area.

    AAA: 98.6 million plan holiday travel

    With the economy looking up and gas prices down, more people plan December travel.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    COLUMN | Homestretch provided a helping hand and a place to live for a mom on hard times. You can help.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    E-mails to Santa Claus are shoving aside letters scrawled on paper by hopeful children.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    It’s troubling that local officials can push a city to host the Olympics without public debate.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Del. Joseph D. Morrissey needs to take pity on Virginia voters and resign.

    Photo Galleries

    Mayor Vincent Gray’s parting words

    The one-term mayor exhaustively detailed his achievements in a two-hour speech at Dunbar High School.

    Candles for justice

    Friday’s candlelight vigil on 16th Street NW protested grand juries not indicting white police officers who killed unarmed black men.

    Rejoicing in their roles, if only for the holidays

    Holiday shows give talented locals their chance to shine.

    Succeeding despite setbacks

    Even as her home life imploded, Sareana Kimia continued her work, going to meetings, testifying, working and networking.

    D.C. mourns its ‘mayor for life’

    A public farewell for Marion Barry was held Saturday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

    Washington takes to the streets to mourn Barry

    The community residents who knew the former mayor pay their respects during a funeral procession.

    Marion Barry lies in repose

    The four-term D.C. mayor died Nov. 23 at 78. The public can pay their respects all day Thursday and Friday morning.

    Local Ferguson protests

    People formed a chain across I-395 on Sunday, and a die-in was staged in front of the Justice Dept. on Monday.

    Our Washington

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

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