Local Headlines: The untold story of Metro’s 29-hour emergency shutdown

D.C.-area forecast: Brief morning snow showers, then breezy and cool today; milder tomorrow and Tuesday; Secret Service: Driver of suspicious-looking car detained at checkpoint near White House; Equinox is on Monday, maybe spring will show up, too; PM Update: Wet snow possible late tonight into Sunday morning, then partly sunny; Trump wants to end funding of the Chesapeake Bay cleanup. Here’s who’s fighting back.; Md. House approves ‘yes means yes’ requirement for sex education; Trump’s budget would mean double whammy for Washington region; A place to vent: Stone towers were an attempt to reduce hot air in U.S. Capitol.; Your guide to navigating the annual Cherry Blossom Festival; Va. Democratic candidates mark St. Patrick’s Day with corned beef and Trump bashing; Va. Democrat Northam ramps up energy in bid for governor, calls Trump a ‘narcissistic maniac’; Meals on Wheels program in D.C. region braces for possible cuts; These first-generation Chinese Americans are vigorously opposing sanctuary laws;
 
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The untold story of Metro’s 29-hour emergency shutdown
An oral history of the behind-the-scenes events that shaped Metro’s future.
D.C.-area forecast: Brief morning snow showers, then breezy and cool today; milder tomorrow and Tuesday
We’ll rebound warmer tomorrow and Tuesday before cooling off again Wednesday.
 
Secret Service: Driver of suspicious-looking car detained at checkpoint near White House
An “on-going criminal investigation” was underway after a motorist drove a vehicle that appeared to be suspicious up to a checkpoint near the White House, authorities said.
 
Equinox is on Monday, maybe spring will show up, too
Last week was raw, but Saturday was warm; a sign?
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PM Update: Wet snow possible late tonight into Sunday morning, then partly sunny
There’s potential for some slushy accumulation and slippery travel early tomorrow morning.
 
Trump wants to end funding of the Chesapeake Bay cleanup. Here’s who’s fighting back.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers says the estuary is too important to end the program.
 
Md. House approves ‘yes means yes’ requirement for sex education
Measure would require public schools to teach a concept known as affirmative consent.
 
Trump’s budget would mean double whammy for Washington region
Proposed White House spending cuts would strain local budgets at the same time that the area economy suffers.
 
 
A place to vent: Stone towers were an attempt to reduce hot air in U.S. Capitol.
It’s always been hard to cool and heat the domed building.
 
Your guide to navigating the annual Cherry Blossom Festival
These tips should help commuters and visitors control their stress for weeks to come.
 
Va. Democratic candidates mark St. Patrick’s Day with corned beef and Trump bashing
Northam beats Perriello in Fairfax straw poll; supporters say Northam has been revved up by tough Democratic primary challenge.
 
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Va. Democrat Northam ramps up energy in bid for governor, calls Trump a ‘narcissistic maniac’
Northam beats Perriello in Fairfax straw poll; supporters say Northam has been revved up by tough Democratic primary challenge
 
Meals on Wheels program in D.C. region braces for possible cuts
President Trump’s proposed budget calls for cutting funding to Meals on Wheels, an organization that delivers meals to 2.4 million seniors nationwide. In Virginia, Maryland and D.C. about 70,000 seniors are served.
 
These first-generation Chinese Americans are vigorously opposing sanctuary laws
Some in the Maryland suburbs are the strongest voices against proposals to protect undocumented immigrants.
 
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