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Deal with pot advocates lighted way to D.C. law

(Marvin Joseph / The Washington Post)

After staring down congressional Republicans who had threatened her with prison, Mayor Muriel Bowser helped usher in legal pot in the District this week with minimal fuss. But the work actually began 11 months ago, when she struck a deal with marijuana advocates.

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Is DCPS focus on boys of color illegal?

Some are wondering whether the Empowering Males of Color initiative is unfair.

Md. First Lady Yumi Hogan serves her own kimchi at Lunar New Year celebration

Md. First Lady Yumi Hogan serves her own kimchi at Lunar New Year celebration

The traditional celebration at the governor’s mansion marked a milestone with the state’s first Asian-American first lady. She served her own kimchi.

Bowser announces ‘tweaks’ to D.C. school boundary plan

Bowser announces ‘tweaks’ to D.C. school boundary plan

Boundary changes come in the midst of a lottery in which families are choosing their preferred schools.

Passenger killed in fatal crash in Frederick area, police say

Alcohol said to play a role in fatal crash in Frederick area that killed female passenger

Virginia 6A/5A North region girls’ basketball preview

Virginia 6A/5A North region girls’ basketball preview

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | Top seeds Oakton, West Springfield, Madison, Stonewall Jackson, Edison, Tuscarora and Potomac headline two loaded regions.

Russia to D.C.: You’re all doomed to be drug addicts

Russia to D.C.: You’re all doomed to be drug addicts

The Russian Health ministry warns D.C. of the dangers of pot.

Man charged in Chantilly Wal-Mart fire

Brenton Carter is facing multiple counts in connection with setting a small blaze.

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Kayakers plunge over Great Falls after snowstorm

Kayakers plunge over Great Falls after snowstorm

Kayakers paddle down the Potomac River's icy waters, before plunging over the Great Falls.

Polar plunge: Kayakers brave ice-coated Great Falls after snow storm

Polar plunge: Kayakers brave ice-coated Great Falls after snow storm

Kayaking Great Falls in the summer is terrifying. Kayaking over Great Falls in February -- when water is high and roaring over ice-coated rocks -- seems downright crazy.

Delays on Metro’s Green and Yellow lines

Brief delays on Metro’s Yellow and Green lines. Metro’s had an especially tough time making trains run without problems lately.

Owner of popular restaurant ‘humiliated’ by bathroom camera charges

Owner of popular restaurant ‘humiliated’ by bathroom camera charges

Owner of Rams Head Tavern in Savage charged with secretly videotaping women in bathroom

Virginia open houses Feb. 28-March 1

Virginia open houses Feb. 28-March 1

A list of properties in Virginia that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

D.C. open houses Feb. 28-March 1

D.C. open houses Feb. 28-March 1

A list of properties in the District that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

Maryland open houses Feb. 28-March 1

Maryland open houses Feb. 28-March 1

A list of properties in Maryland that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

Forget the Oscars: Choose your best picture on your own

Forget the Oscars: Choose your best picture on your own

It seems that being validated in our choices has become more important than being enthusiastic about them.

Moms weave math, science and robots into girls’ dresses

Moms weave math, science and robots into girls’ dresses

Have you seen many science-themed or robot-printed dresses? Neither had two Washington-area moms.

Discovery Square provides options for all types of residents

Discovery Square provides options for all types of residents

The 805-home development in Oak Hill, Va., includes townhouses, condos and rentals.

Where We Live | Fairlawn

Where We Live | Fairlawn

Some of the 6,000 or so people who live on the streets south of Anacostia Park are hearing from house hunters.

The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, ex-Notre Dame president, dies at 97

The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, ex-Notre Dame president, dies at 97

He was a transformative figure in Catholic higher education who led the university for 35 years.

D.C. apologizes for lousy trash collection after snow storms

D.C. apologizes for lousy trash collection after snow storms

Muriel Bowser’s administration promises 72-hour “all hands on deck” to get back on top of pileup.

D.C. mayor ratchets down marijuana fight with leaders in Congress

D.C. mayor ratchets down marijuana fight with leaders in Congress

Muriel Bowser casts blame on a familiar bogeyman in D.C. politics: Maryland Rep. Andy Harris.

Part of Rock Creek Parkway in D.C. reopened

Part of Rock Creek Parkway in NW DC has reopened after earlier crash

At home with her memory

At home with her memory

His late first wife inspired the work of his second, an award-winning poet. Then he lost her, too.

House of the Week | Art deco duplex in Brightwood for $599K

House of the Week | Art deco duplex in Brightwood for $599K

Described in a 1935 Washington Post Real Estate section article as “homes ahead of their times,” this semi-detached duplex in the Brightwood neighborhood was revolutionary in that era.

Another chilly day ahead with a 40 percent chance of snow

Another chilly day ahead with a 40 percent chance of snow

It won’t be as cold as last Friday, but cold enough to still feel like winter.

The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, ex-Notre Dame president, dies

The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, ex-Notre Dame president, dies

He was a transformative figure in Catholic higher education who led the university for 35 years.

Gonzaga tops DeMatha for WCAC title

Gonzaga tops DeMatha for WCAC title

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Sam Miller scores 15 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and two overtime periods to help the Eagles lay claim to the championship.

Va. Republican Party spokesman to announce departure

Garren Shipley says he’s taken another job that will allow him to spend more time with his family.

Cole comes up big as Paul VI wins 2nd straight WCAC title

Cole comes up big as Paul VI wins 2nd straight WCAC title

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | The N.C. State recruit scores 16 points, grabs 14 rebounds and sinks a clutch hook shot for the Panthers.

Weather-related delays and closings for Feb. 27

Weather-related delays and closings for Feb. 27

Which schools have closed or delayed because of the weather?

 

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.

‘You coward,’ top House Democrat tells GOP counterpart

Republicans and Democrats snipe back and forth over the impending lapse of funding for the Department of Homeland Security

Delays on Metro’s Green and Yellow lines

Brief delays on Metro’s Yellow and Green lines. Metro’s had an especially tough time making trains run without problems lately.

Part of Rock Creek Parkway in D.C. reopened

Part of Rock Creek Parkway in NW DC has reopened after earlier crash

Metro board says no fare increases or major service cuts next fiscal year

The transit agency will try to balance its budget without raising prices or reducing the frequency of trains.

Pedestrians killed at about the same rate last year as they were in 2013

D.C., Virginia and Maryland see slight declines in such fatalities.

Maryland panel settles with Uber

Uber has agreed to operate as a common carrier in Maryland, which means it’s UberBlack and UberSUV services are subjected to state regulations.

Snow makes dangerous and messy Thursday morning commute, many schools closed and delayed

Snow in the morning rush hour promises messy roads, slow down officials warn. School closings and delays throughout the region.

Plan to shift transportation burden to states seems doomed

Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) makes clear that an idea he fathered 25 years ago “didn’t work.”

Nearly half of NYC walkers ignoring ‘Don’t Walk’ signals were distracted, study finds

Put down the cell phone and pay attention, new study says.

State audit finds Md. transit agency didn’t verify Purple Line design firm payments

The findings pertain to nearly $233 million in contract payments, according to the report.

Hogan’s decision on light-rail Purple Line expected by mid-May

The Maryland governor will decide the transit proposal’s fate before bidding continues, the state says.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Part 3: Romance schemers harvest U.S. military photographs to create fake dating profiles.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Is the nation’s capital too uptight to toke up after legalization?

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Yes, kids are getting chunkier. But school bake sales aren’t the problem. In fact, they can teach key lessons.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

“I have no one to blame but myself,” the former first lady of Virginia told the judge.

Photo Galleries

Falling snow once again made a precarious morning commute

The Washington area shovels out from yet another snow leading to closed schools and slippery streets.

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.

Great Dane, or greatest?

A Prince William County couple’s dog will compete at the famed Westminster show.

Our Washington

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

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