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

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

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    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.

    Washington Monument reopens

    Washington Monument reopens

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

    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.

    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.)

    Handling holidays with Alzheimer’s: Experts give advice

    Holidays pose challenges for families whose loved ones have Alzheimer’s, other age-related disabilities

    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.

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    Yes, Virginia, the Christmas list has gone digital

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

    Luck takes over when District voters can’t pick winners

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

    D.C. Water expands do-not-drink advisory

    D.C. Water expands do-not-drink advisory

    Three schools closed because of the water problems in the Shaw and Logan Circle neighborhoods.

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

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

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

    The sales of century in Purcellville

    The sales of century in Purcellville

    In the heart of a fast-growing community, the store has remained a constant sanctuary.

    ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’ writer dies at 77

    Before his songwriting career, Mr. Henley was known for his raucous falsetto on “Bread and Butter.”

    Local digest

    Local digest

    Wind gusts taper off this evening ahead of a dry, mostly sunny Friday

    Wind gusts taper off this evening ahead of a dry, mostly sunny Friday

    If you’ve been feeling the urge to apply extra moisturizer today, you’re not alone -- dew points below 20 degrees this morning meant the air was extra winter-dry.

    Flying Dog plans experimental brewery for Loudoun farm

    Farmworks Brewing will produce sour and barrel-aged beers with products grown on the farm.

    Two week outlook: No white Christmas likely for D.C., but turning colder for the New Year

    Two week outlook: No white Christmas likely for D.C., but turning colder for the New Year

    Colder air is likely to pour into the region leading up to the New Year, when snow chances may tick up to slightly above normal levels.

    FCC dismisses petition against Dan Snyder’s radio station

    FCC dismisses petition against Dan Snyder’s radio station

    Activists had filed a petition against 94.3 FM, arguing its use of the term ‘Redskins’ was a racial slur.

     

    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.

    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!

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    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.

    Water main break closes part of 15th Street NW in DC

    Water main break has part of 15th Street NW near R Street closed. Drivers should avoid the area.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

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    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

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