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East Coast hit by snowfall on busy travel day

(Katherine Frey / The Washington Post)

As snow fell on the Washington region, roads got slick and airports reported delays and cancellations.

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Street Smart: What to do in Penn Quarter

Street Smart: What to do in Penn Quarter

Walk Score ranks PennQuarter the fifth most walkable community in the District. That’s good, since there are plenty of excuses for slowing your pace.

Larry Hogan meets with Pr. George’s county executive

Larry Hogan meets with Pr. George’s county executive

The meeting is the latest sign of outreach from the state’s new Republican governor.

Authors promote D.C. bookstores in Indies First campaign

Authors promote D.C. bookstores in Indies First campaign

Many will volunteer at Barstons Child’s Play, Politics and Prose for Small Business Saturday.

Male is stabbed in Chinatown near the Metro, police say

D.C. police searching for two females seen fleeing the scene.

For Rep. Dave Brat, a tricky balance

For Rep. Dave Brat, a tricky balance

New congressman must navigate between grass-roots supporters and lawmakers needed to have impact.

For a returning Ebola aid worker, 21 days of uneasiness

For a returning Ebola aid worker, 21 days of uneasiness

Brett Sedgewick supervised Ebola burial teams in Liberia before coming home to his pregnant wife.

‘Taking the waters’ at Virginia’s luxe Homestead Resort

‘Taking the waters’ at Virginia’s luxe Homestead Resort

The Hot Springs hotel is a destination in and of itself, as past presidents seeking rejuvenation have proved.

Teacher’s aide at D.C. school charged with sexual abuse

A roundup of news from across the Washington region.

Washington-area obituaries of note

Washington-area obituaries of note

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

Police search for gunman in shooting of 7-year-old girl

The victim was playing tag outside her apartment when she was wounded in the leg.

Patchy icy spots overnight before a chilly Thanksgiving; D.C. region snow totals

Patchy icy spots overnight before a chilly Thanksgiving; D.C. region snow totals

The storm is getting out of here, but cold air sticks around for Thanksgiving. A few turkey-day snowflakes as well?

Alexandria and Arlington crime report

Among incidents reported by police in Alexandria and Arlington.

Arlington-Alexandria volunteer opportunities

Arlington Neighborhood Villages, VeloCity, Travelers Aid, Bikes for the World need volunteers.

Alexandria-Arlington community events, Nov. 28-Dec. 4

Tree lighting ceremony, tree sale, exhibits, children’s magic show, recitals, plays, citrus sale and more.

Sabah, renowned entertainer of the Arab world, dies at 87

Sabah, renowned entertainer of the Arab world, dies at 87

Singer, actress and entertainer, Sabah titillated and scandalized the Arab world.

Updates: Rain-snow line advancing east, but may hit a wall near I-95 corridor

Updates: Rain-snow line advancing east, but may hit a wall near I-95 corridor

Snow is making a move into D.C.’s north and west suburbs but may have a tough time penetrating into the I-95 corridor, where accumulation prospects are very iffy.

Riverdale Park official convicted of beating homeless man with bat

Council member Raymond Rivas resigned after his conviction. He also threatened the victim with a handgun.

Column

For one District family, what a difference a year makes

For one District family, what a difference a year makes

Last year, she spent Thanksgiving in a D.C. homeless shelter. Now, her family has a place to call its own.

Barry memorial events to culminate in Dec. 6 service

Barry memorial events to culminate in Dec. 6 service

The former four-term D.C. mayor died Sunday at 78; plans may include a public memorial and church service.

Winter storm brings heavy rain, snow on the eve of Thanksgiving

Winter storm brings heavy rain, snow on the eve of Thanksgiving

This storm is packing rain and heavy snow, though it will clear out of the Mid-Atlantic by Wednesday night.

Pierce is Northwest’s on-field coach

Pierce is Northwest’s on-field coach

FOOTBALL | Still only a junior, Northwest quarterback Mark Pierce has mastered a sophisticated offense, and the Jaguars depend on his good decision-making.

Southern Maryland deaths

Obituaries reported by funeral homes in Charles County.

Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

Nonprofit organizations seeks short- and long-term help in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties

Coyote, hit by car in Arlington, is first in area since 2012

Coyote, hit by car in Arlington, is first in area since 2012

Most Arlingtonians who think they have seen a coyote have actually spotted a fox, expert said.

Southern Maryland crime report

Reports from the Maryland State Police and the Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties sheriff’s offices.

Southern Maryland community calendar, Nov. 27-Dec. 4

A holiday bazaar, “Babes in Toyland” musical, learning Kwanzaa traditions, and a “Shop La Plata” promotion.

Man found asleep in House office building faces charges

John Taddei was charged with unlawful entry after being found in Cannon building at 6:26 a.m.

Holiday happenings: Our critics pick the best events of the season

Holiday happenings: Our critics pick the best events of the season

From stage to cinema and bar to boat, our critics pick the best holiday events around D.C.

Going Out Guide

Going Out Guide

Events in the District of Columbia, Nov. 27-Dec. 3

‘Horrible Bosses 2’ and other new movies, reviewed

Our critics review four new films this week.

 

Fairfax County hires former Mark McGwire lawyer in John Geer police shooting case

Attorney Mark Bierbower specializes in handling clients who face Congressional investigations.

Public is invited to share Barry condolences

Remembrance books have been placed in the lobby of the John A. Wilson Building.

East Coast hit by snowfall on busy travel day

As snow fell on the Washington region, roads got slick and airports reported delays and cancellations.

Federal regulator demands recall of deadly air bags

NHTSA threatens $7,000 per vehicle fine in taking first formal step to force the recall of millions of vehicles.

Scenes -- and comments -- on holiday travel

As many travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, they share their photos and comments on social media of travel conditions.

Can you guess what the busiest travel day of the year is?

It’s the busiest travel week of the year, but do you know what is the busiest travel day?

Rain and wet roads for Wednesday morning travels, no major crashes or road closures

Busiest travel day of the year for Thanksgiving holiday off to rough start with weather, but so far traffic is ok.

Riders on Metro should expect delays

A disabled train at the Columbia Heights stop caused a problem earlier this morning.

Travel tips for Thanksgiving eve getaways

Know before you go: Some last-minute tips on the roads ahead.

Wintry mix messes with Thanksgiving getaway timing.

The good times to escape have passed. Now it’s time to choose the lesser evil.

With snow, when to go? Weather may complicate travel.

Threat of a Wednesday snowstorm complicates Thanksgiving plans.

D.C. Council proposal to protect bicylists, pedestrians dies in committee

Council committee votes to table proprosal, essentially killing it in this legislative session and upsetting the D.C. bike community

Express lanes still a mystery to many drivers

As opening day approaches for I-95 HOT lanes, many potential users are unprepared.

Some tips for Thanksgiving flyers

Some tips for Thanksgiving fliers headed to Grandma’s (or someone else’s) for their Turkey Day fix

New speed cameras being activated this week in the District

D.C. Police announced that 11 new speed cameras will be activated this week

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Last year, she spent Thanksgiving in a D.C. homeless shelter. Now, her family has a place to call its own.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Chocolate City has given way to Two Washingtons and worsening disparities.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

The former mayor was known for being honest about his shortcomings, even his own dishonesty.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

My fifth annual ‘Turkeys of the Year’ recognize foolishness and ineptitude in the Washington region.

Photo Galleries

D.C.’s first snowfall of the winter

Travelers probably aren’t too thankful for the storm that hit the day before Thanksgiving.

Free turkeys thanks to Marion Barry, Redskins

Former D.C. mayor’s annual tradition of providing food for the needy goes on just two days after his death.

Warner optimistic about next six years in Senate

He has a history of working with Republicans and will be courted by both parties.

Washington grieves over Marion Barry’s death

Mourning from the White House to city hall, in church and on the street.

Marion Barry, 4-term D.C. mayor, dies at 78

The most powerful local politician of his generation, he was a national symbol of self-governance and home rule for urban blacks, even as his personal and public life was fraught with the high drama of a drug arrest and jail sentence.

After 30 years, a farmers market pioneer retires

Eddie Rankin gets a heartfelt send-off at a Washington market.

A moving and spiritual Men’s Season at Ebenezer AME Church with nationally known recording artists.

The music flowed with the spirit of “brotherly love” as top recording artists rocked the church and 3,000 attendees Sunday.

Streetcars in Washington

Historical images from The Washington Post’s archive.

Our Washington

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

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