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Head of Silver Line project stepping down

The extension is behind schedule. (Matt McClain/Post)

Pat Nowakowski had led the effort to build the rail line since construction began in 2009, and the Metro board acknowledges that attempts to fix a key component of the new line have failed.

Latest local news

Part of Route 28 closed in Montgomery County

Part of Route 28 in Montgomery County is closed this morning after a car flipped over.

Some sun today but spring warmth waits for weekend

Some sun today but spring warmth waits for weekend

The last gasp of winter gives it up and, in general, a fine Easter weekend is on tap.

NatCast: Brrring on the hot cocoa, a chilly night game

NatCast: Brrring on the hot cocoa, a chilly night game

At least rain is not in the cards even if the Cards are on the field.

Local digest: D.C. area news briefs

A roundup of D.C. area news briefs.

Prepared remarks by Dartmouth College’s president

Prepared remarks by Dartmouth College’s president

Philip J. Hanlon says that the school’s promise “is being hijacked by extreme behavior.”

Behavior at Dartmouth tarnishing image, its president says

Behavior at Dartmouth tarnishing image, its president says

Philip J. Hanlon says his school’s promising future is “being hijacked by extreme behavior.”

Arlington’s newest board member attacks streetcar funds

Only a week after election, Vihstadt seeks to halt streetcar funds

Bipartisanship, bluegrass, bony fish at Va. shad planking

Bipartisanship, bluegrass, bony fish at Va. shad planking

Sen. Mark Warner and other Va. politicians of all stripes gather at the annual political meet-and-greet.

Man found fatally shot inside Northeast Washington home

The incident happened in the Queens Chapel area of Northeast DC.

Bodies of two men found under I-295

Bodies of two men found under I-295

D.C. police find no signs of foul play. Cause of death has yet to be determined, but hypothermia is being considered.

Veterans, unclaimed for 25 years, laid to rest at Quantico

Veterans, unclaimed for 25 years, laid to rest at Quantico

The Missing in America Project helped confirm the men’s service and arrange their burial.

Emancipation Day crowd is thin but mostly enthusiastic

Emancipation Day crowd is thin but mostly enthusiastic

For the ninth year, D.C. celebrated with a morning parade.

Going Out Guide

Going Out Guide

Going Out Guide for the District of Columbia, April 17-23

D.C. Council to sue mayor over budget spending law

D.C. Council to sue mayor over budget spending law

Council says Vincent Gray is violating voter-approved budget measure.

Zoning code puts few limits on what can be built on NE property

Zoning code puts few limits on what can be built on NE property

Residential neighborhoods from Union Station to the D.C. Armory have pockets that can be zoned for commercial use.

Little Hoyas take down Eagles

Little Hoyas take down Eagles

BOYS’ LACROSSE | Top-ranked Georgetown Prep makes halftime adjustment to open the scoring and put away No. 4 Gonzaga.

Kriewald pumps up Northeast

Kriewald pumps up Northeast

SOFTBALL | Sarah Kriewald delivers a speech and a spark for the Eagles in a 4-0 win over Chesapeake.

Armando Peraza, world-recognized drummer, dies at 89

Armando Peraza, world-recognized drummer, dies at 89

The Cuban-born musician performed with Carlos Santana for nearly two decades.

Virginia Tech pays fine for failure to warn during rampage

Virginia Tech pays fine for failure to warn during rampage

University pays federal fine of $32,500 for not alerting campus during 2007 mass shooting.

Notable deaths in the Washington area

Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Column

Vape if you want, but stop Big Tobacco from promoting it

Vape if you want, but stop Big Tobacco from promoting it

Don’t let tobacco industry’s alluring ads for e-cigarettes hook new generation of Americans on nicotine.

D.C. HOT lanes plan will bump into reality

D.C. HOT lanes plan will bump into reality

Virginia’s experience showed complexity of creating managed lanes.

Freeze warning tonight, turning milder Thursday; north central U.S. snow

Freeze warning tonight, turning milder Thursday; north central U.S. snow

Today’s temperatures were more reminiscent of late winter than mid-April. After another cold night, we begin a warming trend tomorrow.

Ellen M. Dombroski, educator in Virginia, dies at 100

Mrs. Dombroski established the library at Fairfax City’s Paul VI Catholic High School in 1983.

Alexandria-Arlington community events, April 17-24, 2014

Easter egg hunt, Easter services, gardening talk, living history tour, hikes, campfire with s’mores.

Alexandria and Arlington crime report

Among incidents reported by police in Alexandria and Arlington.

Gansler calls health care ‘a right’ in his latest TV ad

Gansler calls health care ‘a right’ in his latest TV ad

The Democratic candidate for governor has a new 15-second spot on Washington and Baltimore TV.

Column

Visiting the history department with Woodward & Lothrop

Visiting the history department with Woodward & Lothrop

A new book explores the history of Woodward & Lothrop, once one of Washington’s favorite stores.

Alexandria and Arlington home sales

Residential real estate transactions in Arlington County and Alexandria.

 

Fairfax City police chief Rick Rappoport to retire, join Amtrak police

After 13 years in the city, and 24 years in the county, will become a regional deputy chief for Amtrak.

The gay Democrat’s dilemma

David Catania’s independent bid to be D.C.’s first openly gay mayor presents hard choice to gay Democrats.

Part of Route 28 closed in Montgomery County

Part of Route 28 in Montgomery County is closed this morning after a car flipped over.

Head of Silver Line project stepping down

Pat Nowakowski had led the effort to build the rail line since construction began in 2009, and the Metro board acknowledges that attempts to fix a key component of the new line have failed.

D.C. HOT lanes plan will bump into reality

Virginia’s experience showed complexity of creating managed lanes.

D.C. rider won over by ease, convenience of Bikeshare

Average guy finds price is right, and you can skip the Spandex shorts.

Cargo ship grounded in windy Chesapeake Bay

An evening thunderstorm with wind gusts of more than 70 mph caused a cargo ship to run aground.

Silver Line project director and Metro chief financial officer resign

Resignations come as both agencies are under fire for delays and financial practices.

A morning of troubles on Metro’s lines

Earlier delays on Metro’s Red Line follows other problems on Blue and Yellow lines. The problems are resolved (for now)

D.C. might add carpool, toll lanes to part of 14th St. bridge

A council member says the city wants to speed commutes and get financial help maintaining roads and bridges.

U-Md. pursues plan for hotel-conference center on Route 1

The 11-story hotel and conference center is part of the university’s vision to create a livelier College Park.

USDOT: Highway fund almost too low to pay bills

With gas tax revenue continuing to decline, highway trust fund will run low on cash in July.

Riding Metro while pregnant, some advice on offering -- and getting -- a seat

One basic rule: When offering a seat, don’t blurt out, “because you’re pregnant“; the person may not be.

D.C. traffic rules adjust to Wednesday holiday

Rush hour restrictions in effect, but some other regulations suspended.

Express lanes get pricier at peak times

The top toll has exceeded $11 for a full, 14-mile trip at rush hour.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

A new book explores the history of Woodward & Lothrop, once one of Washington’s favorite stores.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Don’t let tobacco industry’s alluring ads for e-cigarettes hook new generation of Americans on nicotine.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy: It’s oxymoronic to be dependent on government to celebrate this day of liberation

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

It’s time to talk about such deaths and make sure youths let people know how they feel.

Photo Galleries

T. rex at Smithsonian

The bones come from Montana and will be displayed for 50 years.

Cherry blossoms reach peak bloom in D.C.

It’s prime viewing time for Washington’s famous trees from Japan.

Amateur gets a seat at the poker table

A new TV show gives Reisterstown, Md., man chance to play with pros.

Driving for dollars with UberX

Single mothers, translators and students are among those turning the family ride into a profit center.

Last call at D.C. lounge for black professionals

With a waterfront transformation planned, the Channel Inn is closing.

Through their eyes

The InFocus project teaches photography to people with autism and opens windows into their worlds.

On the trail of bushy tails

Nearly 400 readers entered the inaugural Washington Post Squirrel Week Photo Contest. Here are our favorites.

Pillow fight on the Mall

Hundreds gathered on the Mall on Saturday to participate in International Pillow Fight Day.

Our Washington

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

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