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Winter storm warning: Snow, heavy at times, throughout the day (LIVE UPDATES)

Snow accumulations of 4-7 inches are likely from downtown and to the south and east, and 5-10 inches north and west of downtown. Difficult travel is expected.

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    Winter refuses to surrender as region braces for another snowy blast

    Winter refuses to surrender as region braces for another snowy blast

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

    Winter storm warning: Snow, heavy at times, throughout the day (LIVE UPDATES)

    Winter storm warning: Snow, heavy at times, throughout the day (LIVE UPDATES)

    Snow accumulations of 4-7 inches are likely from downtown and to the south and east, and 5-10 inches north and west of downtown. Difficult travel is expected.

    Jerome Kurtz, IRS commissioner under Carter, dies at 83

    Jerome Kurtz, IRS commissioner under Carter, dies at 83

    Mr. Kurtz sought to reverse policies that he considered disproportionately beneficial to the rich.

    Wintry mix to change to substantial snow, record cold likely to follow

    Wintry mix to change to substantial snow, record cold likely to follow

    Up to 7 inches could fall in The District; substantially more in the suburbs.

    The view of the snowfall from planes, trains, automobiles and sidewalks

    The view of the snowfall from planes, trains, automobiles and sidewalks

    Snow begins to fall, sticking to roadways. Here are some pictures, and tips for being safe.

    Roads turning messy as snow hits D.C. region, minor crashes reported

    Roads turning messy as snow hits D.C. region, minor crashes reported

    The crash occurred along Route 15 and Montresor Road in Leesburg.

    At center of storm(s), D.C.’s snow plow chief manages to keep his job

    At center of storm(s), D.C.’s snow plow chief manages to keep his job

    Public works chief William O. Howland Jr. is in charge of heavily criticized snow and garbage removal.

    Kennedy Center festival ‘Iberian Suite: Global Arts Remix’ brings D.C. Spanish- and Portuguese-infused arts

    Kennedy Center festival ‘Iberian Suite: Global Arts Remix’ brings D.C. Spanish- and Portuguese-infused arts

    The Iberian peninsula’s world dominance didn’t last long, but it had long-lasting effects.

    Man fatally shot in Southeast Washington

    Police say shooting occurred shortly after 1 a.m. on Cedar Street Southeast.

    Police arrest two suspects in stabbing, robbery in Capitol Hill area

    The victim was critically injured in the February attack, according to D.C. police.

    Buses are running on limited service as snow begins to fall in the D.C. region

    Buses are running on limited service as snow begins to fall in the D.C. region

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

    Delays on Metro

    There were delays on Metro’s Green Line because of earlier train malfunction.

    D.C. loses its Capitol Hill sledding battle, for now

    D.C. loses its Capitol Hill sledding battle, for now

    Not even Harry Reid could help bring sledding to Capitol Hill during Thursday’s snowstorm.

    Black Iron Pizza’s pizza al taglio is our dish of the week

    Black Iron Pizza’s pizza al taglio is our dish of the week

    The just-opened spot offers you a choice of wheat, 00 flour or gluten-free crust, which gets topped with pesto sauce, mushroom slices, hunks of roasted eggplant, artichokes, tomatoes and ricotta cheese.

    D.C.-based label Carpark celebrates 16 years as a driving force in sound

    D.C.-based label Carpark celebrates 16 years as a driving force in sound

    For a label based solely on the musical taste and vision of one man, Carpark Records has had quite a 16-year run, helping break the careers of indie mainstays like Beach House, Toro y Moi and Dan Deacon.

    Weather-related delays and closings for March 5

    Weather-related delays and closings for March 5

    Prince William County’s schools are among those that will be closed on Thursday.

    Aging in place concept has been oversold, professor argues

    Aging in place concept has been oversold, professor argues

    Aging in place is promoted as a possibility for everyone -- but it’s not a good idea for many older Americans, a University of Florida gerontology professor asserts.

    Freer and Sackler mark Nowruz, the start of the Persian year 1394

    Freer and Sackler mark Nowruz, the start of the Persian year 1394

    Leaping over open fires, feasting on foods rich with symbolism, and general merrymaking — these are all aspects of Nowruz, the springtime holiday that heralds the start of the Persian new year.

    Reggae producer Doctor Dread shares the music that changed his life in ‘The Half That’s Never Been Told’

    Reggae producer Doctor Dread shares the music that changed his life in ‘The Half That’s Never Been Told’

    There are two records that D.C. native Gary Himelfarb, 60, credits with turning him on to the music that would become his life’s work.

    Rob Delaney moved to England to make a TV show; now he’s on tour in America

    Rob Delaney moved to England to make a TV show; now he’s on tour in America

    The comedy, about a couple who have an unexpected pregnancy after a brief affair, just finished its first season on the U.K.’s Channel 4 and will arrive in the U.S. via Amazon Prime this spring.

    Commuter trains canceled with bad weather expected

    Commuter rail lines - VRE and MARC - canceled service for Thursday because of coming winter weather.

    International exams show persistent achievement gaps between boys and girls

    International exams show persistent achievement gaps between boys and girls

    Boys are more likely to be low achievers than girls, especially in reading, but among the highest performing students, girls trail boys, especially in math.

    D.C. community calendar, March 5 to 12, 2015

    German photography, seniors driver safety, orchid events and advice, Cuban dance, Persian New Year.

    Scanlon’s jumper sends Westfield into region final

    Scanlon’s jumper sends Westfield into region final

    BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Tyler Scanlon’s late jumper lifts Westfield past Fairfax; Matt Ayoub and Eric Bowles help send W.T. Woodson back to the 6A North region final.

    Winter storm could dump 4 to 10 inches

    Winter storm could dump 4 to 10 inches

    WEATHER GANG | Our forecast confidence remains at a medium level and not higher, because we believe there are still legitimate “bust” and “boom” chances with this storm.

    Simpson helps DuVal hold off Parkdale after Polite’s injury

    Simpson helps DuVal hold off Parkdale after Polite’s injury

    BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Kevin Simpson scores 14 points as the Tigers overcome Edward Polite’s ankle injury to advance in Md. 4A.

    Ice melt flies off the shelves as road crews, schools prepare for snowstorm

    Ice melt flies off the shelves as road crews, schools prepare for snowstorm

    Four to 10 inches of snow expected across the region.

    Northern Va. teen thought to have helped man join Islamic State

    The 17-year-old student at Osbourn Park High School was taken into custody last week.

    Va. House speaker accused of using hardball tactics to rush ethics measure

    Va. House speaker accused of using hardball tactics to rush ethics measure

    Six Democratic delegates say the bill might have failed had they been given more time on “glaring deficiencies.”

    Va. school boards’ anti-discrimination stands can mention sexual orientation

    The attorney general’s profile concerning gay rights may be helped by his reversal of a 2002 decision.

     

    Fairfax County considers new information policy in police shootings

    After long delay in John Geer case, Fairfax ponders proposal for release of names, monthly updates.

    Obama’s Keystone veto will stand after Senate vote fails

    Eight Democrats vote to override veto, but bid falls short.

    Winter refuses to surrender as region braces for another snowy blast

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

    The view of the snowfall from planes, trains, automobiles and sidewalks

    Snow begins to fall, sticking to roadways. Here are some pictures, and tips for being safe.

    Roads turning messy as snow hits D.C. region, minor crashes reported

    The crash occurred along Route 15 and Montresor Road in Leesburg.

    Buses are running on limited service as snow begins to fall in the D.C. region

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

    Delays on Metro

    There were delays on Metro’s Green Line because of earlier train malfunction.

    Commuter trains canceled with bad weather expected

    Commuter rail lines - VRE and MARC - canceled service for Thursday because of coming winter weather.

    Major rift in Metro’s board disrupted search for new chief executive

    Some Metro directors want a turnaround expert as CEO because of concerns over financial woes.

    Metro warns of service changes for Thursday

    Metro warned customers on Wednesday that several service changes are planned for Thursday, when a winter storm could bring several inches of snow to the area.

    NTSB gets petition to reopen plane crash that killed Buddy Holly

    “The day the music died” was 56 years ago, but petitioner thinks the 21-year-old pilot was blamed unfairly.

    Tips on when to expect the snow plow

    Thursday’s forecast is flat-out awful, which should be good for your planning.

    Drivers a bit too eager to declare personal emergencies

    Consider why four-way flashers are called “hazard lights.”

    Earlier crash temporarily closed part of US-29 in Fairfax

    US-29 in Fairfax closed in part because of crash. Drivers should avoid the area.

    Killing Purple Line would be radical step

    Big highway and transit projects are always controversial, always over budget and always built.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

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

    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.

    Courtland Milloy

    Courtland Milloy

    A school for boys of color would ease a dialogue about the world around them, of which the playwright wrote.

    Photo Galleries

    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.

    14 couples say ‘I do’ on Feb. 14 in D.C. court

    Superior Court opens its doors on a weekend to perform weddings for the first time in decades.

    Our Washington

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

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