Coming up today in the D.C. region:

Death penalty debate: Gov. Martin O’Malley will be among those testifying before senate and house committees on a measure to repeal Maryland’s death penalty.

Gun control: Also in Maryland, lawmakers will meet with prosecutors to consider a strict gun-control bill, the latest in a series of closed-door meetings on the measure.

End of a rich basketball tradition: As D.C.’s Spingarn High School prepares to close, the boys’ basketball team will play its final home game Thursday night.

Valentine’s Day: Looking for last-minute date ideas? Going Out Guide has you covered.