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Arlington, Alexandria Democrats line up for local, state races this spring

The Alexandria mayoral race, the Arlington County Board races and the fight to succeed Rob Krupicka (D-Alexandria) in the Virginia House of Delegates will be among the liveliest campaigns of the season.Read full article >>

Go Home Already: Gelato

End-of-day news: Piratz Tavern is set to close, emails show 15 Metro employees were treated after the January smoke incident, and more. [ more › ]

At U-Va., a price hike for some will fund a price cut for others

For Virginians in financial need, leaders of the state’s flagship university just approved what amounts to a cut of up to $10,000 in the price of a bachelor’s degree.To engineer this feat, the University of Virginia will raise annual tuition an extra $1,000 for in-state students beginning at Charlottesville this year. Show More Summary

Weather Gang: PM Update: Evening showers and storms cut short taste of spring; a damp and dreary chill on Friday

The taste of spring vanishes in a flash. A cold front plows through the region this evening, with showers and storms and then falling temperatures.

The best concerts in D.C. this weekend: Father John Misty and Jason Moran

Father John Misty at the 9:30 ClubBefore he became Father John Misty, Josh Tillman played drums for the Fleet Foxes, the successful Seattle-based folk rock band that often draws comparisons to Simon & Garfunkel. Misty’s songs as a solo...Show More Summary

Weather Gang: More frequent big storms behind increasing rain amounts in tropics

Scientists have observed an increase in heavy rainfall in the tropics.  Now they know the source.

Who's Going After D.C.'s Gun Laws? Marco Rubio Edition.

In which Marco Rubio and Jim Jordan introduce the "The Second Amendment Enforcement Act of 2015." [ more › ]

Quarry House Staff Gets Some Help From The Silver Spring Community

Patrons have started an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for employees. [ more › ]

Popcorn & Candy: Team Bunzo Edition

The leading ladies of Hollywood light up the AFI Silver, and more film picks for the week. [ more › ]

Fairfax County supervisor race heats up over ‘troll’ remark on Twitter

The general election for a new supervisor in Fairfax County’s Braddock District is eight months away, but already it has taken on a toxicity that signifies how close it may be.Shortly after Democrat Janet Oleszek attacked RepublicanShow More Summary

Fairfax County supervisor race heats up over ‘troll’ remark on Twitter

The general election for a new supervisor in Fairfax County’s Braddock District is eight months away, but already it has taken on a toxicity that signifies how close it may be.Shortly after Democrat Janet Oleszek attacked RepublicanShow More Summary

Photos: Toasting Local Gin at Roofers Union

        Both noobs and cocktail aficionados will find something to appreciate at this gin dinner. [ more › ]

Sen. Rubio, Rep. Jordan propose repealing D.C. gun control laws

Two high-profile Republicans in Congress, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), have introduced legislation that would undo gun laws in the District of Columbia, some of the strictest in the nation.Read full articl...

City charge dropped in Hannah Graham case to facilitate murder trial

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. — City prosecutors here have dropped abduction charges against the man accused of killing U-Va. sophomore Hannah Graham, a move that will allow more serious charges against him to move forward in neighboring Albemarle County.Read full article >>

Pirate-themed Piratz Tavern will hoist its last tankard on April 4

Tracy Rebelo is going down like a pirate: She's taking no prisoners.The co-owner of Piratz Tavern, Silver Spring's grog-gy bar and grill dedicated to the urban pirate life, announced on Facebook this morning that she would not renew the pub's lease. Show More Summary

Maryland Senate unanimously approves budget

The Maryland Senate voted to unanimously approve a $40.4 billion state budget that wipes out 75 percent of the state’s structural deficit and restores funding cuts made by Gov. Larry Hogan (R) to education and state employees’ salaries.Read full article >>

Street Wise: Audience Impressions of D.C. Bands at SXSW

The D.C. bands at SXSW had an opportunity to gain new followers from all over the place. We asked some of these previously unconverted people their thoughts on what they'd just seen. [ more › ]

Maryland Senate committee approves budget plan

A budget plan by the Maryland House of Delegates, which made significant changes to Gov. Larry Hogan’s $40.7 billion budget, received bipartisan support on Thursday night.The 129-to-10 vote came just hours after the Maryland Senate Budget...Show More Summary

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