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Reservoirs open for boating and fishing season Saturday

The season starts two weeks late this year, because the water was still icy on March 15.


Montgomery, Prince George’s up for part of $20 million in school funding

Two state legislative committees passed a bill to give five Maryland counties more construction money.

Traffic, transit tips for second weekend of blossom festival

The kite competition is a weekend highlight. See tips for getting around throughout the festival, including the Metrorail schedule.

High water closes some lanes of Connecticut Avenue in Montgomery County

Some lanes closed on part of Connecticut Avenue in Montgomery County.

Maryland open houses March 28-29

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


New laws next year mandate bicycle storage, training for board officials

(Bill O'Leary / The Washington Post)

Community association board members in Montgomery County will be required to take basic training.

Last-minute drill for 16th Street Bridge commuters

Drivers and bus riders should give themselves extra commuting time starting Friday morning.

Metro police plan crackdown on fare evaders

Station managers and bus drivers say they fear confrontations when attempting to collect fares.


Landon boys’ lacrosse aims to return to the top

(Toni L. Sandys / The Washington Post)

BOYS’ LACROSSE | After a series of frustrating losses to fellow top private school contenders Georgetown Prep and Gonzaga, the Bears are eager to retake the top spot in the area’s ranks.


Md. school leader needs vision, collaborative style, report says

(Astrid Riecken / For The Washington Post)

Many in Montgomery cite achievement gap, transparency, diversity and testing as concerns.


Forget Kentucky, meet the real March Madness dominator

West Virginia University won its third straight NCAA rifle title this weekend. The Mountaineers have won 17 titles overall, giving the school an unmatched rifle dynasty.

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Gun industry’s helping hand triggers a surge in college shooting teams

The clubs are thriving at a diverse range of schools — Harvard, Maryland, Yale, George Mason and MIT — and leading some students to change their perceptions about guns.

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After criticism, Diane Rehm scales back her role in right-to-die debate

NPR’s ombudsman raised ethical concerns about her participation in fundraising efforts for the cause.

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A fountain pen show — and famous pen doctor — coming to D.C. area this weekend

One the country’s preeminent pen doctors will be at the Baltimore-Washington Pen Show this weekend. He’s training the next generation of nib docs as fountain pen sales increase in a digital world.

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Maryland & regional photo galleries

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From snow to rain

In the D.C. area, a morning wintry mix turns to snow, which turns back to rain.

Heavy snow throughout the East Coast

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

Sinkhole swallows car in Bladensburg area

A 12-inch water-main break caused a residential street to give way and swallow a car in the Bladensburg area.

Maryland’s inauguration day

New Gov. Larry Hogan and his lieutenant, Boyd Rutherford, are sworn in after an interfaith prayer service.

D.C.’s first snowfall of the winter

Travelers probably aren’t too thankful for the storm that hit the day before Thanksgiving.

Frederick, Md., is part of a small-city boom

Walkable, urban mini-D.C.s are popping up nationwide, with Frederick, Md., a notable example.

Larry Hogan, riding an anti-tax wave

Maryland’s GOP nominee for governor on the campaign trail, bringing a familiar face along.

From Annapolis to Fallujah and back again

Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown served two terms in the House of Delegates, spending some of his tenure deployed in Iraq.

Horseshoe Baltimore casino’s opening night

Throngs of people showed up to try their luck at the city’s first casino.

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