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Hundreds Flock To Adams Morgan To Get Free Weed Seeds

The turnout for yesterday's seed exchange was, uh, massive. [ more › ]

Survivalist and eco-friendly underground house in Maryland

Worried about a cyberattack on the power grid? Fearful of a nuclear explosion? Anxious about a catastrophic terrorist event? Or maybe you’re concerned about the environment and want to rely less on fossil fuels. Perhaps you are looking for a spacious house with low upkeep costs. Then this may be the home for you.Read full article >>

A grandmother’s trove of Civil War photos goes to Library of Congress

Abraham Lincoln’s home in Springfield, Ill., draped in black-and-white mourning cloth, following his assassination. ¶ African American mothers holding their babies, likely the first generation born into freedom. ¶ A battlefield in the Virginia wilderness a year after the war, with trees stripped of bark by musket fire. Show More Summary

It snowed Saturday, with flakes falling by the dozens, hundreds and thousands

Snowflakes by the millions of millions may provoke exasperation and even annoyance. But snowflakes in the seeming hundreds, such as fell in Washington on Saturday, produce curiosity and perhaps a sense of wonder and enchantment. Read full article >>

Nan Tucker McEvoy, media executive and philanthropist, dies at 95

Nan Tucker McEvoy, a newspaper heiress who headed the parent company of the San Francisco Chronicle in the 1980s and 1990s and who, as a longtime Washington resident, became the first woman to chair the governing board of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, died March 26 at her home in San Francisco. She was 95.Read full article >>

‘No Limits’: Quadriplegics sweat and strain in a tailor-made athletic contest

In a crowded gym Saturday afternoon, 31-year-old Mikey Taylor hoisted a sandbag into the air, over and over again, until his biceps burned with fatigue. Judges counted his repetitions and kept time with stopwatches. Onlookers cheered, counted along and shouted, “Let’s go Mikey!”Read full article >>

Can volunteers help kids read more proficiently? New research says yes.

Public schools have long relied on volunteers to manage bake sales and to chaperone field trips. But what if schools could harness and organize volunteers to do something bigger and more difficult?They can, according to new research that suggests that volunteers could be instrumental in helping millions of American children to read proficiently.Read full article >>

Carley Kastner’s homer sparks South County softball to road win at Northern

Carley Kastner’s goal when she toed the righty batter’s box to lead off the fifth inning at Northern was to simply reach base, to avail herself as RBI fodder for a batter to be named later. But by the time the Stallions next hitter, Jade Williams, dug in, Kastner was back inside South County’s dugout. Show More Summary

C.L. Long, pastor of the District’s Scripture Cathedral, dies at 74

Bishop C.L. Long, a charismatic District pastor who was a dominant voice on radio and television for nearly four decades and was known for his high-octane preaching and gospel concerts at his Scripture Cathedral church, died March 21 at a hospital in Baltimore. He was 74.Read full article >>

Lew Newmyer, founder of Armand’s Chicago Pizzeria, dies at 92

Lew Newmyer, a Washington restaurateur and entrepreneur who founded and brought Armand’s Chicago Pizzeria to more than a dozen locations in the capital area, died March 16 at a rehabilitation facility in Rockville, Md. He was 92. Read full article >>

In District, a mixed view of legalization where pot arrests once soared

Jamal Vaughn, a mechanical engineering student, was on his aunt’s stoop in northeast Washington on a recent afternoon, his long fingers curled around a half-smoked marijuana joint.“It used to be, ‘Let me see who’s around,’?” Vaughn,Show More Summary

Kelly: Driven to fail: Here’s the story of the demise of the District’s streetcars

If streetcars were so great, how come Washington got rid of them? And if streetcars were so awful, how come Washington is bringing them — well, one — back?Answer Man will let others fight over the second question. The first one is what interests him: What were the circumstances that led to the District’s very last streetcar journey, on Jan. 28, 1962?Read full article >>

Rowing: Cold, wind and waves derail season-opening Regional Park Regatta

The Regional Park Regatta, the first event of the 2015 Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association season, was cancelled two hours after it began on Saturday when adverse weather conditions threatened the rowers’ safety.Read full article...

In Virginia ABC arrest numbers, tilt is toward buyers rather than sellers

Agents working for Virginia’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control issued more arrest warrants to minors for buying or having alcohol than to stores for selling to underage drinkers in 2014, agency records show. Read full articl...

Five University of Maryland students robbed at off-campus apartment

Five University of Maryland students were robbed with a knife and a BB gun at an off-campus apartment early Saturday, prompting the university police department to issue a campus-wide warning. Three men, one armed with a knife and another...Show More Summary

Tomas Tranströmer, Swedish poet and Nobel laureate, dies at 83

Tomas Tranströmer, a Swedish poet who received the Nobel Prize in literature in 2011 for a body of work that made him known as a “master of metaphor,” died March 26. He was 83.His death was announced on the Nobel Prize’s Web site. The announcement did not report where or how he died. Show More Summary

RightRides DC serves the entire city with safe spaces in cars

Chris McVicker’s Friday night marked his third time volunteering behind the wheel of a car.He’s not a cabbie or an Uber driver. He lent his time to RightRides DC, the program that gives safe rides to women and the LGBTQ community —  because for those most often harassed, the simple act of getting a ride from a stranger can be a horrible experience.Read full article >>

Man stabbed in parking lot of Leesburg 7-Eleven dies

A man was found stabbed and mortally wounded in the parking lot of a Leesburg 7-Eleven early Saturday morning, and police are questioning people they located in and around the store, authorities said.The incident occurred just before 3 a.m. Show More Summary

Weather Gang: D.C. area forecast: A wind-chilled Saturday, and cold tonight before improvement Sunday

Moving on from winter can be tough, as today will remind us. After that, we’re climbing toward more sustained springlike weather.

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