To get a permit for Potomac project, you must first understand the process

Government regulations are aimed at preventing escalation of waste problem in the Bay.

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Autistic Md. boy defends girls accused of assaulting him

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Cellphone videos furnish a chronicle of alleged assaults that authorities are using to prosecute the teens.


Calvert propels La Plata

(Doug Kapustin / For The Washington Post)

BASEBALL | Alex Calvert, a South Carolina commit, strikes out 10 in a complete game shutout as the Warriors beat Arundel.

Maryland open houses April 19-20

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


Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

Nonprofit groups and county agencies seek assistance in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.


Southern Maryland community calendar, April 17-24, 2014

Events include a golf tournament, an archaeology talk, fish dinners and a St. Mary’s County candidates forum.


Southern Maryland home sales

A listing of residential properties sold recently in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.


Southern Maryland crime report

Reports from the Maryland State Police and the Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties sheriff’s offices


Maryland a ‘leader’ on health care? Only in Brown’s spin.

COLUMN | Lt. Gov. Brown’s allies protect his reputation by avoiding quick probe of Md. health site woes.

Maryland open houses April 12-13

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


Michael S. Rosenwald

Cherry blossoms bring crowds, tons of trash to the Mall

National Park Service says it should have had more employees to handle cleanup from the mammoth turnout.

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Michael Laris

Mounds of trash take the bloom off cherry blossoms

They came for the cherry blossoms, but crowds also wound up photographing trash heaps

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Did readers actually read a story about reading?

A technical analysis of a viral story about reading in the digital age reveals an interesting truth.

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Michael S. Rosenwald

Craig Ferguson weighs in on reading: ‘It will be Oprah’s Tweet Club’

The late night host devoted his entire monologue last night to a Washington Post story about how the internet is messing with our ability to read long texts.

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Michael S. Rosenwald

Maryland & regional photo galleries

Our Washington

Post photographers are sharing their favorite area locations.

Amateur gets a seat at the poker table

A new TV show gives Reisterstown, Md., man chance to play with pros.

Inside a casino’s surveillance operation

A security force and state-of-the-art surveillance operation protects Maryland Live Casino from thieves.

Worst storm of season hits D.C. area

The biggest storm of the season has closed airport runways, stretches of parkways, schools and offices across the region.

Takoma Park comes to the rescue of its VFW

Non-vets are flocking to the town’s VFW post for concerts and parties, giving it an injection of new life.

Local ballerinas take the stage for auditions

Dozens of local ballerinas auditioned for a chance to gain acceptance into one of the most selective summer ballet programs.

Maryland State of the State address

Gov. Martin O’Malley laid out a case that he has made Maryland stronger during “difficult and important days.”

Snowfall hits D.C. region

A winter storm sweeps into the area, bringing cold temperatures and gusty winds.

Snow falls on D.C. area

Although the sleet and snow didn’t quite stick in the urban core, snow accumulated in the suburbs.

Teens find hope at International Burn Camp

Forty-four young burn survivors were selected to attend the event, now in its 18th year, in Anne Arundel County.

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