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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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PM Update: Weekend warming trend awaits after a wintry week

PM Update: Weekend warming trend awaits after a wintry week

Today proved a chilly end to a wintry week. Warmer times, in addition to that holiday shopping traffic, are just around the corner though.

What’s going on in Richmond?

University of Virginia’s existential crisis

New D.C. Wal-Mart stores attract labor protests

New D.C. Wal-Mart stores attract labor protests

Crowd of over 200 on Black Friday shows flash point on income inequality in nation’s capital

Leggett appoints new heads of housing, environment

Montgomery County executive taps Lisa Feldt, Charles Snuggs for agencies.

Basement fire damages Anacostia church

Fire officials say the fire started in the basement and was quickly brought under control.

The meteorology behind Wednesday’s pre-Thanksgiving winter storm

The meteorology behind Wednesday’s pre-Thanksgiving winter storm

What started as a rainy, coastal low quickly morphed into a snow event across portions of the D.C. metro area.

In Canada, O’Malley says U.S. Democrats were too negative

In Canada, O’Malley says U.S. Democrats were too negative

Maryland’s governor offered an assessment of what happened at the polls on Nov. 4.

Man dies after being struck by vehicle in Southeast

Police say the incident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. on Alabama Avenue on Thanksgiving.

Review: Solid forecast for season’s first winter storm

Review: Solid forecast for season’s first winter storm

Our general ideas for the storm played out as predicted - though the forecast wasn’t quite perfect.

Redskins Thanksgiving tweet draws widespread ire

A Redskins tweet wishing their followers a “Happy Thanksgiving” -- below the Indian head logo -- sparked widespread criticism.

Irish dancers are on their toes at local competition

Irish dancers are on their toes at local competition

Hundreds of kids compete in Maryland for chance to travel to national competition in Florida.

Where We Live | Barracks Row

Where We Live | Barracks Row

A five-block stretch of Eighth Street SE on Capitol Hill has become a destination.

Foreclosures offer another path to homeownership

Foreclosures offer another path to homeownership

Though challenging, they can be worth the extra effort.

There’s no need to run from ‘Crack Mayor’

Let’s be clear about something: nationally, Marion Barry is known as the mayor from D.C. who was caught on camera smoking crack with a prostitute

Woman robbed and sexually assaulted in Northeast D.C.

Police arrest one man and are looking for a second man in robbery and sexual assault case in Northeast D.C.

North Capitol Street reopened after car fire on Friday morning

Car fire closed part of North Capitol Street

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.

A brisk shopping day today; weekend will take a turn for the warmer

A brisk shopping day today; weekend will take a turn for the warmer

WEATHER GANG | One more chilly day before temperatures climb back into a more comfortable zone.

Va. gas tax set to increase after Congress fails to act on bill

Va. gas tax set to increase after Congress fails to act on bill

Some retailers have opted out of Black Friday events because it’s “simply not worth it” to compete.

Nightlife Agenda: What to do before, on and after Thanksgiving

Nightlife Agenda: What to do before, on and after Thanksgiving

Find out where to party on the night before Thanksgiving and the rest of the weekend.

Pr. George’s school board member wants special-ed audit

Parents and advocates say special education is lacking; officials are lukewarm about the idea.

A homeless man asks to share holiday with someone, and thousands step up

A homeless man asks to share holiday with someone, and thousands step up

A Virginia man didn’t want to spend Thanksgiving alone, and wound up creating a whole community.

County board split as it seeks common post-streetcar path

Arlington leaders have to overcome difficult relations to move ahead on non-streetcar issues.

Hogan won with public money, but fund’s future uncertain

Hogan won with public money, but fund’s future uncertain

In Maryland, the income-tax checkoff that used to build the fund was scrapped by lawmakers in 2010.

Montgomery officials concerned about slow vote count

On night of election, final tallies for the county weren’t available until after 2 a.m.

Karl Wagner, CIA officer with Watergate role, dies at 90

Karl Wagner, CIA officer with Watergate role, dies at 90

Mr. Wagner raised questions about the clandestine activities of White House operative E. Howard Hunt.

Little traffic on ICC leads to calls for lower tolls

Little traffic on ICC leads to calls for lower tolls

Some say Maryland toll highway could provide more traffic relief on local roads until usage grows.

Leak of school district employees’ data under review

More than 10,000 Pr. George’s school workers’ personal information may have been compromised.

Dulles in trouble as traffic shifts to Reagan National

Dulles in trouble as traffic shifts to Reagan National

Sometime next year, more fliers will travel through Reagan than Dulles — an airport 14 times its neighbor’s size.

H.D. Woodson repeats

H.D. Woodson repeats

FOOTBALL | Rashad Cooper and the No. 15 Warriors struggle early but make a big plays late to win a second straight Turkey Bowl and advance to the DCSAA title game.

 

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.

Readers weigh in on Dulles’ troubles

Post readers had plenty of opinions about a recent piece we did on the Dulles Airport as it grapples with dwindling passenger traffic.

North Capitol Street reopened after car fire on Friday morning

Car fire closed part of North Capitol Street

Little traffic on ICC leads to calls for lower tolls

Some say Maryland toll highway could provide more traffic relief on local roads until usage grows.

Metro riders lining up to try new fare-collection technology

“Near-field capability” allows fare payment with a wave of a smartphone or credit, debit or Metro card.

Dulles in trouble as traffic shifts to Reagan National

Sometime next year, more fliers will travel through Reagan than Dulles — an airport 14 times its neighbor’s size.

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.

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

The White House Christmas tree arrives

The white fir will be the focal point of the indoor decorations.

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.

Our Washington

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

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