Here are our picks for the local stories you should read today.

View Photo Gallery: Demonstrators have entrenched themselves in Freedom Plaza and McPherson Square downtown. Patience with the protests seems to be wearing thin for some officials, and the National Park Service director says Park Police soon will begin to enforce the ban on camping in McPherson Square.

Occupy D.C. eviction: Tensions are running high at McPherson Square this morning as the noon deadline to enforce a ban on overnight camping approaches. Our live blog is here.

Body found in well identified: Police say the body found in a Prince George’s County well last week is that of Alexandria community activist Lenwood “Lenny” Harris.

Saying farewell: As a nursing home special unit in Reston prepares to close, the future of its last resident remains uncertain.

Coming up today on

Live updates from the Occupy D.C. camp in McPherson Square, where demonstrators are facing eviction.

Chat with Dr. Gridlock at noon about Metrorail disruptions and other traffic, transportation issues.

— First lady Michelle Obama will announce new proposed rules to help caregivers of wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans.

View Photo Gallery: The District celebrated the lunar new year with a parade and festival in Chinatown on Sunday.