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D.C. mayor appoints commission to honor Marion Barry’s legacy

(Ricky Carioti / The Washington Post)

Officials, friends and family gather for the event within sight of a mural of the city’s “Mayor for Life.”

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    Maryland weighs “Death With Dignity” legislation

    Maryland weighs “Death With Dignity” legislation

    Terminally-ill patients could receive a lethal dose of medicine to end life, similar to an Oregon law.

    D.C. streetcar project could be abandoned

    A roundup of news from the Washington region.

    Katherine Godwin, two-time first lady of Virginia, dies at 98

    Mrs. Godwin was a low-key presence who said she preferred to leave the talking to her husband.

    D.C. mayor orders audit of crime lab amid dispute over DNA testing

    Prosecutors have questioned the lab’s analysis of evidence, but officials there stand by their work.

    ‘I thought he was just a great kid, and had real potential’

    Teen’s arrest in terrorism case sparks interest on Capitol Hill, and skepticism from those who know him.

    Refreezing possible tonight; Partly sunny weekend and a well-deserved warm-up

    Refreezing possible tonight; Partly sunny weekend and a well-deserved warm-up

    It’s going to be cold tonight, but Saturday and Sunday will feel magical compared to this week.

    Bladensburg man arrested in connection with sexual assaults

    James W. Diggs, 48, to be charged in 2 sexual assault cases, is a ‘person of interest’ in 2 other cases, police say.

    Sinkhole in Arlington reportedly swallows dog

    Sinkhole in Arlington reportedly swallows dog

    The pet was unhurt, a neighbor said.

    Slew of postponed games has athletes itching to return to playoff action

    Slew of postponed games has athletes itching to return to playoff action

    After many area school districts cancelled games four out of nights this week, players, coaches and organizers are facing a postseason cram session with no time to prepare.

    Police arrest man in a fatal shooting in Northeast Washington

    Kalif Brown arrested three weeks after a 25-year-old was killed in February.

    D.C. mayor appoints commission to honor Marion Barry’s legacy

    D.C. mayor appoints commission to honor Marion Barry’s legacy

    Officials, friends and family gather for the event within sight of a mural of the city’s “Mayor for Life.”

    Reid endorses Van Hollen in Md. Senate race

    Reid endorses Van Hollen in Md. Senate race

    As Md. congressman eyes Mikulski’s Senate seat, he defends his progressive record.

    Six Northern Va. students charged for possessing LSD and prescription drugs

    The investigation started when a staff member at Patriot High School overheard students talking in class.

    An expansion of Route 29 could make things worse

    A planned expansion of Rte. 29 could make things worse for pedestrians.

    Revised area basketball schedule

    Revised area basketball schedule

    BASKETBALL | After the postponements from the most recent snowstorm, here’s where the playoff schedule stands.

    Maryland Senate confirms Pete Rahn as transportation secretary

    Maryland Senate confirms Pete Rahn as transportation secretary

    Other secretaries confirmed: Rona Kramer for aging, Ben Grumbles for environment, Kenneth Holt for housing.

    PSA: Daylight saving time could affect your Saturday night

    PSA: Daylight saving time could affect your Saturday night

    Metro will close an hour an hour earlier than usual, and some bars may have last call sooner than you’d like.

    Metro has come a long way regarding sexual harassment in its system

    Metro has come a long way regarding sexual harassment in its system

    It took time, but Metro has moved from callous to understanding in regards to street harassment.

    Richard Beeston, correspondent in Cold War hotspots, dies at 88

    Richard Beeston, correspondent in Cold War hotspots, dies at 88

    Mr. Beeston covered conflict in Africa and the Middle East and scooped the world on a Kim Philby interview.

    Repeated Va. gymnastics meet postponements cause headaches

    Repeated Va. gymnastics meet postponements cause headaches

    GYMNASTICS | The VHSL individual open meet has been postponed three times due to inclement weather, causing problems for the competitors.

    Randy Wittman says the Wizards need to work harder to win

    Randy Wittman says the Wizards need to work harder to win

    It’s safe to say that pretty much everything that can go wrong has done so for the Washington Wizards over the past month.

    Which D.C. United will emerge in 2015?

    Which D.C. United will emerge in 2015?

    Heading into 2015, D.C. United is coming off back-to-back shocking seasons.

    Wizards: Kevin Seraphin is still looking to break out

    Wizards: Kevin Seraphin is still looking to break out

    If there’s one thing the Wizards have in surplus, it’s big men.

    FXX’s surreal ‘Man Seeking Woman’ is the best comedy that no one is watching

    FXX’s surreal ‘Man Seeking Woman’ is the best comedy that no one is watching

    No, I’m not just saying that: The Feb. 11 episode of the half-hour series drew just over 98,000 viewers — a paltry number for any TV show.

    10 soups that aren’t pho or chicken noodle to help you get through our forever winter

    10 soups that aren’t pho or chicken noodle to help you get through our forever winter

    Here’s where you can find some comfort and warmth to get you though this latest bout of snow.

    Survey: How can we improve our forecasts?

    Survey: How can we improve our forecasts?

    We considered a few things when trying to come up with a survey you (and we) would find useful. Thanks for any time you can spend giving us feedback! We want to hear what you think!

    Ben Jealous, former NAACP president, considering run for U.S. Senate

    Ben Jealous, former NAACP president, considering run for U.S. Senate

    Jealous is calling supporters and donors to discuss a possible run for Sen. Mikulski’s seat, sources say.

    Icy road conditions, bitter cold temperatures in wake of storm

    Icy road conditions, bitter cold temperatures in wake of storm

    D.C. region hit with significant snowfall. Two killed while plowing snow from Thursday storm.

    Normal Metro bus service restored

    Metro bus service is expected to be restored to full service by 10:30 a.m. Friday. But riders may experience delays as buses may face detours due to road conditions.

     

    The John Geer case: 18 months and still no decision on charges

    The Justice Department’s ruling in Ferguson case offers possible insights into fate of Geer case at federal level.

    Rep. Andy Harris, considering Senate run, floats defunding the White House

    As he ponders statewide office, Maryland’s only congressional Republican adopts a hard-line conservative talking point.

    Normal Metro bus service restored

    Metro bus service is expected to be restored to full service by 10:30 a.m. Friday. But riders may experience delays as buses may face detours due to road conditions.

    Traffic, transit tips for the weekend

    On spring forward weekend, the weather will warm, helping clear streets. Metrorail crews will be busy with maintenance, but all stations are open.

    Part of Interstate 95 in Woodbridge briefly closed after big crash

    Part of I-95 briefly closed in Woodbridge because of 10 vehicles and tractor trailer involved in crash. Not immediately known if injuries involved.

    Crash, car fire in Northern Virginia

    The shutdown follows a crash that is causing a two-mile backup.

    Metro trains on Orange Line sharing a track, other transportation problems on Friday

    Delays on Metro’s Orange Line. Trains are sharing a track.

    Winter refuses to surrender as region braces for another snowy blast

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

    Metrobus, Fairfax Connector, others suspending service due to poor road conditions

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

    New WSSC pipe in massive tunnel will keep water flowing to Pr. George’s

    As the county grows, the new pipe also will maintain water pressure in Montgomery, the utility says.

    WSSC opens 5-mile tunnel in Montgomery to keep water flowing to Prince George’s

    New pipe will ensure water pressure remains high throughout the Maryland suburbs as Prince George’s continues to grow, utility says.

    Maryland bill would allow Uber to operate legally in the state

    Lawmakers could also give the service temporary permission to operate pending new regulations.

    George Washington Parkway’s northbound lanes are open again

    Several vehicles became stuck in the snow.

    Capital Bikeshare will raise membership prices

    This is the bike network’s first price increase since its 2010 launch.

    All Metrobuses will stop running at 9 p.m. tonight

    Metrobus service is canceled tonight due to the weather.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

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

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    But the fight against tyranny would, ultimately, take a back seat to nap time.

    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.

    Photo Galleries

    The fine art of making maple syrup

    Find the right tree, tap in your spile, hang up your bucket and wait for the sap to run.

    Heavy snow throughout the East Coast

    Winter refuses to surrender as D.C., New York and more endure another snowy blast.

    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.

    Our Washington

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

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