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04h35 28  février
Man slain Saturday in Prince George’s, police say
Martin Weil
Victim was found in the Hillcrest Heights area, according to police.
Virginia lawmakers reach deal on marijuana legalization as General Assembly winds down ambitious session
Gregory S. Schneider, Laura Vozzella
But the compromise drew opposition from legalization advocates, who said the deal was worse than the status quo.
There’s a full moon the snow moon but with clouds, it’s no moon
Martin Weil
But Saturday’s morning clouds were good for sleeping.
Sheila Washington, founder of Alabama civil rights museum, dies at 61
Matt Schudel
She led efforts to commemorate the Scottsboro Boys, nine Black youths unjustly charged with crimes in the 1930s.
23h53 27  février
In the numbers game of the 1950s, one man was on top: Whitetop’ Simkins
John Kelly
Thousands across D.C. played the illegal lottery. Simkins bribed the cops to keep it going.
School leaders warn that not every student will be able to get an in-person slot this academic year
Perry Stein
Parents and teachers are calling on the city to vaccinate teachers who are working remotely.
Bruce Meyers, creator of the first fiberglass dune buggy, dies at 94
Harrison Smith
He created the Meyers Manx, a two-seater that helped turn the dune buggy into an emblem of California cool.
PM Update: Rain redevelops overnight and persists through Sunday
Greg Porter
The wet weekend continues with more rain arriving overnight.
Help (desperately) wanted: One low-wage job has become harder to fill during the pandemic, despite the nation’s high unemployment rate
Theresa Vargas
The job is not well-known, but it is critical to helping people with disabilities maintain their independence.
D.C. man shot by police, charged with assaulting officer while carrying knife
Spencer Hsu
Police said the man ignored orders to drop a knife and back away. In response, an officer fired, police said.
Body found along Kenilworth Avenue in Northeast Washington
Spencer Hsu
The body was discovered on an ambulance call near the Prince George’s County line.
U-Md. lifts sequester order for campus residents as coronavirus cases appear contained
Nick Anderson
The university will resume in-person teaching Monday.
Joseph Duffey, educator and antiwar activist behind influential Senate campaign, dies at 88
Harrison Smith
He ran for the Senate in 1970 as a Connecticut Democrat and later led the National Endowment for the Humanities and the U.S. Information Agency.
Surge in demand again overwhelms D.C. covid vaccination sign-up portal
Nick Anderson
After delays, 3,500 appointments for high-priority Zip codes got filled.
Why can’t a company unleash irrepressible undergraduates as campus guides?
Jay Mathews
Because it’s too much fun and freaks out university lawyers.
More biking, fewer trains: Survey examines the pandemic’s effects on mobility in the D.C. region
Lori Aratani
Residents say they are likely to keep walking and biking more, while driving and taking public transportation less.
D.C.-area forecast: Wet weather lasts through the weekend
Ian Livingston
Our pattern is stuck in a rainy mode the next few days.
Remains found in park were those of homicide victim, D.C. police say
Martin Weil
Skeletal remains were those of man who had been shot, according to police.
Weapons charge filed in gunfire at Secret Service facility, officials say
Martin Weil, Clarence Williams
A driver fired shots at guards, federal prosecutor says.
Panda cub: Did he just say applesauce and what did he mean?
Martin Weil
Observers find response to new dietary item on the tepid side.
Friday appeared poised to end string of days that touched 32 degrees
Martin Weil
Can failure to touch freezing mark be another sign of arriving spring?
23h16 26  février
Ruling overturning CDC eviction moratorium injects confusion into housing market
Kyle Swenson
After a federal judge in Texas struck down the CDC eviction moratorium as unconstitutional, advocates for landlords and for tenants disagree over what it means for tenants.
Maryland grants stimulus aid to undocumented immigrants, other noncitizens
Erin Cox
Gov. Larry Hogan will not veto three-year payments to low-income workers who don’t have Social Security numbers.
Virginia joins a movement to change state laws criminalizing HIV exposure
Samantha Schmidt
Health officials and advocates say these laws are causing more harm than good, fueling stigma and discouraging people living with HIV from getting tested for the virus.
Bowser offers marijuana sales bill as Democratic control of Congress boosts hopes
Steve Thompson
The District legalized recreational marijuana years ago but Congress barred retail sales of the drug.
Weekend rain to eat away at stellar Mid-Atlantic ski conditions
John Hopewell, Jason Samenow
Still, it looks like we will be skiing easily into the middle of March and longer for some of the high-country resorts.
Virginia legislature approves paid sick leave for home health care workers under Medicaid
Gregory S. Schneider
About 30,000 caregivers would benefit if the bill is signed by Northam; bill on workers comp for health care providers also advances.
Vaccine lotteries and personal appeals: The medically vulnerable find their priority status slipping away
Lena H. Sun, Isaac Stanley-Becker
Federal guidelines recommend that people with underlying conditions putting them at increased risk from the coronavirus be prioritized for vaccination. But states are charting their own paths, and access to a shot comes down to where you live.
PM Update: Rain likely tonight, and it’s wet at times through the weekend
Ian Livingston
A widespread inch or more falls through Sunday. But there may be some drier moments, as well.
U-Va. eases restrictions, including ban on in-person gatherings, after coronavirus cases fall
Lauren Lumpkin
Campus facilities will reopen and students will be permitted to gather in groups of six, officials said.
Glitches, errors, a nonworking number: D.C. residents still struggle to get vaccine appointments
Julie Zauzmer, Meagan Flynn, Antonio Olivo
For the second day in a row, D.C.’s registration website was full of glitches and error messages.
Marijuana bills in flux as Virginia’s legislative session nears end
Laura Vozzella, Rachel Weiner
House and Senate negotiators continue to work out differences in legalization bills.
Northern Virginia schools unveil budgets focused on repairing pandemic harm
Hannah Natanson
School leaders aim to offer summer instruction and boost students’ academics and mental health.
Maryland weighs reform for long-term care facilities, where covid-19 has killed nearly 3,500
Rebecca Tan, Rachel Chason
Following a Washington Post investigation, lawmakers want to increase inspections of newly bought facilities.
Security guard at Chick-fil-A shoots armed robbery suspect in Northeast Washington, police say
Peter Hermann
In a separate shooting, a D.C. police officer shot a man whom authorities said brandished a knife.
Capitol riot defendants facing jail have regrets. Judges aren’t buying it.
Rachel Weiner, Spencer Hsu
Some accused in the insurrection have blamed Donald Trump, downplayed their actions or expressed remorse.
In faraway state houses, a battle brews over making D.C. the 51st state
Meagan Flynn
A growing number of state legislators have filed resolutions supporting, or opposing, D.C. statehood.
Digital health passports promise to simplify travel, but come with a lack of standards
Lori Aratani
There are growing concerns that number of options could complicate matters.
As fractures emerge among Proud Boys, experts warn of a shift toward extremist violence
Marissa Lang
Reports of Enrique Tarrio’s past life sparked suspicion in the ranks, with some members taking to social media to denounce the chairman.
Man dies in crash in Clinton, Md.
Dana Hedgpeth
The crash, which involved a van and a car, happened along Kirby Road.
09h00 24  février
1 in 6 Gen Z adults are LGBT. And this number could continue to grow.
Samantha Schmidt
More than half of LGBT adults identify as bisexual, and women are more likely than men to be bisexual, new Gallup survey data shows.
20h29 23  février
The Great Migration becomes a great subject for District high school students
John Kelly
A class called Real World History pairs students with seniors for oral histories.