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Beneath all that snow is spring,
if you know where to look for it

(John McDonnell / The Washington Post)

Enough about winter. We’re searching for spring wherever we can. Let’s face it: Frustrated gardeners, sandal shoppers and miniature schnauzers all long for a change of season.

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Van Hollen defends progressive record on politics radio show

Van Hollen defends progressive record on politics radio show

As Md. congressman eyes Mikulski’s Senate seat, he also picks up endorsement from Harry Reid.

Six Northern Va. students charged for possessing LSD and prescription drugs

The investigation started when a staff member at Patriot High School overheard students talking in class.

An expansion of Route 29 could make things worse

A planned expansion of Rte. 29 could make things worse for pedestrians.

Revised area basketball schedule

Revised area basketball schedule

BASKETBALL | After the postponements from the most recent snowstorm, here’s where the playoff schedule stands.

Maryland Senate confirms Pete Rahn as transportation secretary

Maryland Senate confirms Pete Rahn as transportation secretary

Other secretaries confirmed: Rona Kramer for aging, Ben Grumbles for environment, Kenneth Holt for housing.

PSA: Daylight saving time could affect your Saturday night

PSA: Daylight saving time could affect your Saturday night

Metro will close an hour an hour earlier than usual, and some bars may have last call sooner than you’d like.

D.C. mayor names commission to honor Marion Barry

D.C. mayor names commission to honor Marion Barry

Officials, friends and family gathered Friday as Bowser announced commission, unveiled Barry mural.

Metro has come a long way regarding sexual harassment in its system

Metro has come a long way regarding sexual harassment in its system

It took time, but Metro has moved from callous to understanding in regards to street harassment.

‘I thought he was just a great kid, and had real potential’

Teen’s arrest in terrorism case sparks interest on Capitol Hill, and skepticism from those who know him.

Richard Beeston, correspondent in Cold War hotspots, dies at 88

Richard Beeston, correspondent in Cold War hotspots, dies at 88

Mr. Beeston covered conflict in Africa and the Middle East and scooped the world on a Kim Philby interview.

Warrant obtained in Pr. George’s serial rape case

Bladensburg man faces 1st-degree rape charge in March 4 case and is a “person of interest” in 3 other cases.

Repeated Va. gymnastics meet postponements cause headaches

Repeated Va. gymnastics meet postponements cause headaches

GYMNASTICS | The VHSL individual open meet has been postponed three times due to inclement weather, causing problems for the competitors.

Randy Wittman says the Wizards need to work harder to win

Randy Wittman says the Wizards need to work harder to win

It’s safe to say that pretty much everything that can go wrong has done so for the Washington Wizards over the past month.

Which D.C. United will emerge in 2015?

Which D.C. United will emerge in 2015?

Heading into 2015, D.C. United is coming off back-to-back shocking seasons.

Wizards: Kevin Seraphin is still looking to break out

Wizards: Kevin Seraphin is still looking to break out

If there’s one thing the Wizards have in surplus, it’s big men.

FXX’s surreal ‘Man Seeking Woman’ is the best comedy that no one is watching

FXX’s surreal ‘Man Seeking Woman’ is the best comedy that no one is watching

No, I’m not just saying that: The Feb. 11 episode of the half-hour series drew just over 98,000 viewers — a paltry number for any TV show.

10 soups that aren’t pho or chicken noodle to help you get through our forever winter

10 soups that aren’t pho or chicken noodle to help you get through our forever winter

Here’s where you can find some comfort and warmth to get you though this latest bout of snow.

Survey: How can we improve our forecasts?

Survey: How can we improve our forecasts?

We considered a few things when trying to come up with a survey you (and we) would find useful. Thanks for any time you can spend giving us feedback! We want to hear what you think!

Ben Jealous, former NAACP president, considering run for U.S. Senate

Ben Jealous, former NAACP president, considering run for U.S. Senate

Jealous is calling supporters and donors to discuss a possible run for Sen. Mikulski’s seat, sources say.

Icy road conditions, bitter cold temperatures in wake of storm

Icy road conditions, bitter cold temperatures in wake of storm

D.C. region hit with significant snowfall. Two killed while plowing snow from Thursday storm.

Normal Metro bus service restored

Metro bus service is expected to be restored to full service by 10:30 a.m. Friday. But riders may experience delays as buses may face detours due to road conditions.

Two people killed while plowing snow in Maryland on Thursday night

Two people killed while plowing snow in Maryland on Thursday night

One was struck by a hit-and-run driver, and another was pinned under his tractor.

Pro tip: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day before St. Patrick’s Day

Pro tip: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day before St. Patrick’s Day

Why deal with the craziness at pubs on March 17? Enjoy Irish music, parades, pints and pub quizzes before the holiday arrives.

‘Polar’ meets ‘Pineapple’: The meteorology behind a unique winter storm

‘Polar’ meets ‘Pineapple’: The meteorology behind a unique winter storm

An arctic front and tropical moisture conspired to dump heavy snow across the D.C. region on Thursday.

Traffic, transit tips for the weekend

Traffic, transit tips for the weekend

On spring forward weekend, the weather will warm, helping clear streets. Metrorail crews will be busy with maintenance, but all stations are open.

Buying New | 5Q townhouses mix modern and industrial styles

Buying New | 5Q townhouses mix  modern and industrial styles

The four units in D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood are priced from $1.425 million to $1.58 million.

Where We Live: King Farm rises from rural beginnings in Rockville

Where We Live: King Farm rises from rural beginnings in Rockville

The 430-acre planned community features a diverse mix of people, housing types and transit options.

Blistering wind chill smacks D.C. area early Friday as the frigid air lingers

Blistering wind chill smacks D.C. area early Friday as the frigid air lingers

Yes, it's cold. But think positively. This may be our last extremely cold day this winter.

A record-breaking cold morning in Washington and across the Northeast

A record-breaking cold morning in Washington and across the Northeast

If yesterday’s snow wasn’t enough to make one yearn for spring, this morning’s deep freeze might have been.

 

The John Geer case: 18 months and still no decision on charges

The Justice Department’s ruling in Ferguson case offers possible insights into fate of Geer case at federal level.

Rep. Andy Harris, considering Senate run, floats defunding the White House

As he ponders statewide office, Maryland’s only congressional Republican adopts a hard-line conservative talking point.

Normal Metro bus service restored

Metro bus service is expected to be restored to full service by 10:30 a.m. Friday. But riders may experience delays as buses may face detours due to road conditions.

Traffic, transit tips for the weekend

On spring forward weekend, the weather will warm, helping clear streets. Metrorail crews will be busy with maintenance, but all stations are open.

Part of Interstate 95 in Woodbridge briefly closed after big crash

Part of I-95 briefly closed in Woodbridge because of 10 vehicles and tractor trailer involved in crash. Not immediately known if injuries involved.

Crash, car fire in Northern Virginia

The shutdown follows a crash that is causing a two-mile backup.

Metro trains on Orange Line sharing a track, other transportation problems on Friday

Delays on Metro’s Orange Line. Trains are sharing a track.

Winter refuses to surrender as region braces for another snowy blast

A common refrain begins again: Federal offices shut; schools cancelled; travel disrupted.

Metrobus, Fairfax Connector, others suspending service due to poor road conditions

Most local bus systems have suspended service or are operating limited service Thursday because of the weather conditions.

New WSSC pipe in massive tunnel will keep water flowing to Pr. George’s

As the county grows, the new pipe also will maintain water pressure in Montgomery, the utility says.

WSSC opens 5-mile tunnel in Montgomery to keep water flowing to Prince George’s

New pipe will ensure water pressure remains high throughout the Maryland suburbs as Prince George’s continues to grow, utility says.

Maryland bill would allow Uber to operate legally in the state

Lawmakers could also give the service temporary permission to operate pending new regulations.

George Washington Parkway’s northbound lanes are open again

Several vehicles became stuck in the snow.

Capital Bikeshare will raise membership prices

This is the bike network’s first price increase since its 2010 launch.

All Metrobuses will stop running at 9 p.m. tonight

Metrobus service is canceled tonight due to the weather.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

When everybody was kung fu fighting, this little girl took a liking to a foreign language.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

But the fight against tyranny would, ultimately, take a back seat to nap time.

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.

Photo Galleries

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.

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.

Our Washington

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

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