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Winter storm watch will affect
D.C. region starting tomorrow night

At least 5 inches of snow could accumulate, and visibility will be greatly reduced.

    Latest local news

    Alexandria city manager proposes no tax rate increase

    Many homeowners are likely to see higher tax bills due to assessment increases but no new taxes or fees.

    Big snow or modest snow Thursday? Tracking tonight’s models (LIVE BLOG)

    Big snow or modest snow Thursday? Tracking tonight’s models (LIVE BLOG)

    Follow along as we track tonight’s latest model data and try to get a handle on the specifics for Thursday’s snow event.

    Woman charged with shooting at ticket writer in Northeast Washington

    Suspect tells police she’s a “special police” authorized to carry a gun.

    Montgomery County Council votes to ban e-cigarettes in public places

    Members also pass a measure barring pet stores from selling puppies or kittens from animal “mills.”

    Legislative session a mixed bag for McAuliffe

    Legislative session a mixed bag for McAuliffe

    The Democratic governor got some — but not all — of what he wanted from the GOP-controlled legislature.

    Natalia Revuelta, comrade and paramour of Fidel Castro, dies at 89

    Natalia Revuelta, comrade and paramour of Fidel Castro, dies at 89

    Ms. Revuelta was the mother of Castro’s daughter Alina, who defected to the United States.

    O’Malley will not run for Mikulski’s U.S. Senate seat

    O’Malley will not run for Mikulski’s U.S. Senate seat

    The Maryland Democrat is weighing a 2016 White House bid and has said he will decide by spring.

    Column

    Tighter restrictions on marijuana use harsh a D.C. pot advocate’s mellow

    Tighter restrictions on marijuana use harsh a D.C. pot advocate’s mellow

    COLUMN | The D.C. Council’s approval of emergency legislation “is nonsense,” says one advocate.

    Larry Scanlon, a union leader and force in Democratic politics, dies at 65

    Larry Scanlon, a union leader and force in Democratic politics, dies at 65

    Mr. Scanlon was a political director at the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

    D.C. police return marijuana to arrestee at District station

    If 2 ounces or less, police treat confiscated marijuana as any other property.

    Pepper spray in District school sends students to hospitals

    A roundup of news from the Washington region.

    GW opens massive science hall, aiming to rise in college research prominence

    GW opens massive science hall, aiming to rise in college research prominence

    The $275 million lab facility at Foggy Bottom becomes largest of its kind among Washington universities.

    D.C. schools chancellor gets first pay raise since her hire, earns $284,000

    D.C. schools chancellor gets first pay raise since her hire, earns $284,000

    D.C. Council also introduces measure to increase oversight of executive pay for charter leaders.

    Teaching teenagers is hard enough, imagine doing it blind

    Teaching teenagers is hard enough, imagine doing it blind

    Kathy Nimmer, a finalist for National Teacher of the Year, doesn’t let blindness stop her from doing what she loves.

    Washington-area obituaries of note

    Washington-area obituaries of note

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

    Huge sinkhole opens up in Northeast D.C.

    A water main broke, washing away the ground beneath the roadway until the pavement suddenly gave way.

    16 D.C. charter school students taken to hospital after pepper spray incident

    Police say someone sprayed a school classroom. None of the injuries appears serious.

    County attorney’s office in Fairfax will change as a result of John Geer case

    County attorney’s office in Fairfax will change as a result of John Geer case

    The office of County Attorney David P. Bobzien will be reorganized, but it’s not clear what changes will be made.

    Why Restaurant Eve decided to keep its Asian tasting menu

    Why Restaurant Eve decided to keep its Asian tasting menu

    Introduced as a short-term promotion, the nightly menu of Filipino, Korean and Thai cuisine has been a hit.

    Caregiving in U.S. to be focus of new congressional caucus

    Caregiving in U.S. to be focus of new congressional caucus

    The formation of a new caucus comes as demographic changes in the United States create an older society.

    Prosecutors proceed with charges against two in separate White House breaches

    Prosecutors proceed with charges against two in separate White House breaches

    Charge dropped against a third man who may have gotten lost when he went by a security line.

    PM Update: Areas of rain and freezing rain this evening; Warmer and wet Wednesday before Thursday winter storm

    PM Update: Areas of rain and freezing rain this evening; Warmer and wet Wednesday before Thursday winter storm

    Patchy iciness is possible north and east of downtown where a few slick spots could develop through 7 or 8 p.m. Much milder and showery on Wednesday.

    Winter poses a curbside conundrum for D.C. area food trucks

    Winter poses a curbside conundrum for D.C. area food trucks

    Why some food trucks tough it out in winter, while others decide to stay off the road.

    Precipitation expected to be light, short lived and not hazardous

    Precipitation expected to be light, short lived and not hazardous

    Many areas are likely to see only spotty sleet and a little plain rain with just a little ice.

    Virginia’s “chloroform of conformity” returns

    Why did the General Assembly ignore K-12 education?

    D.C. pot advocates threaten public smoke-in to protest ban on pot clubs

    D.C. pot advocates threaten public smoke-in to protest ban on pot clubs

    They call the new council legislation, which heads off private clubs, broad and unnecessary.

    Winter storm watch will affect
    D.C. region starting tomorrow night

    Winter storm watch will affect <br>D.C. region starting tomorrow night

    At least 5 inches of snow could accumulate, and visibility will be greatly reduced.

    Fairfax student, 17, takes part in Smithsonian art exhibition

    Fairfax student, 17, takes part in Smithsonian art exhibition

    Maya Chung is the youngest of the 56 artists to take part in the museum display.

     

    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.

    Split over ‘tactics’ is to blame for DHS funding impasse, House GOP leaders say

    The defeat of a House DHS bill is not a sign of a more profound rift between conservative and moderate Republican factions, they insist.

    Freezing temperatures means potholes popping up on area roads

    Use the Post’s pothole tracker to report a problem on your street.

    Drivers, walkers feeling weight of winter

    Blurred pavement markings and snow-covered sidewalks add to travel hazards.

    Rahn wins Md. Senate committee vote to lead Transportation Department

    The panel grilled Pete K. Rahn over the future of the state’s Purple and Red Line light-rail projects.

    Man falls between two Metro cars and escapes unharmed

    On Sunday night, Marco Pieri witnessed a near-disaster at the Mt. Vernon Square Metro stop. But the experience left him wondering: what is a bystander supposed to do if another passenger falls into the path of a moving train?

    Smoky conditions at Metro Center caused by light fixture problem

    Bad light fixture at Metro Center stop creates smoky conditions.

    Netanyahu, protesters on Capitol Hill could create traffic woes

    The Israeli prime minister’s motorcade could create temporary delays.

    Public transit on the ropes

    Will Hogan and Bowser follow Arlington County in cutting transit expansion?

    Some Metro board members want to refocus search for new system chief

    Officials say a recent setback in the hunt for a general manager could be a blessing in disguise.

    FAA computers vulnerable to hackers, GAO report says

    A system that controls thousands of planes in flight could be disrupted by terrorists, criminals or foreign nations.

    Monday morning Metro delays for riders

    Monday morning delays for Metro riders

    Some roads closed, authorities warn of icy side streets, sidewalks

    Icy road conditions and sidewalks make dangerous morning commute

    It’s icy out there. Here’s what area road crews are doing to clear things up.

    Here’s how area crews are working to treat those slippery roads for Monday’s commute.

    MGM officials: Casino construction is on track for anticipated 2016 opening

    While the $1.2 billion resort is being built, MGM crafts a hiring and traffic plan, and pledges a transit push.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    This clothes-shopping advice from 1960 is as useful today as it was 50 years ago.

    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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