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Feds Announce Monday Closure In Wake Of Blizzard, Limited Metro Service

No schools will be open, Metro will be running reduced service and snow still blankets the region. It's not a surprise that the federal government opted to let workers stay home on Monday.
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School Closings Rolling In As D.C. Region Digs Out From Snowzilla

This weekend's big snowstorm dropped up to 3 feet of snow in places. Attention turns to Monday, when many schools will be closed and Metro will offer only limited underground service.

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LISTEN: Apologies And Preparations In D.C. As Storm Heads In

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney talks with WAMU 88.5's Matt McCleskey about D.C.'s reaction to a storm on Jan. 20, and how it set the table for the city's response to the weekend's incoming blizzard.

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Bowser Warns D.C. About 'Life Or Death' Stakes With This Storm

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is warning residents that the blizzard bearing down on the region could have "life and death implications," and is urging residents to be off the streets by 3 p.m. and ready to hunker down for up to 72 hours.
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With Blizzard Bearing Down On Region, Metro Suspends All Weekend Service

No Metro trains or buses will run from Friday night to Monday morning, further immobilizing the region as it deals with a blizzard expected to bring two feet of snow.
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Overscared and Overprepared? The Sense In Snow Panic

For many weather-wary Washingtonians, this week's pending snowstorm is eliciting groans about over-hyped winter weather. We find out why pressing the panic button during storms can be a good thing, and how it helps communities stay safe.

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Maryland And Virginia Go To The Courts Over Voting Districts

Maryland is notorious for its misshapen, gerrymandered congressional districts, which some liken to blood spatters at a crime scene, or even a menacing dragon. Virginia's districts - both local and congressional - receive similar reviews. Residents in both states say they've had enough - they're taking the matter to the courts.

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Overriding Hogan's Vetoes An Early Focus For Maryland General Assembly

The Maryland General Assembly voted Wednesday to override three of the vetoes handed down by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, including provisions on voting rights for felons and decriminalizing marijuana paraphernalia.
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As D.C. Braces, Kentucky And Tennessee Feeling Effects Of Winter Weather

As the South and East prepared for a nor'easter with the potential for significant snowfall by week's end, snow began to blanket much of Kentucky and Tennessee and contributed to at least one traffic-related death Wednesday.

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Just Who Can Save A Pet From A Hot Car? Maryland Bill Expands Power To Everyone

Even though it's illegal to leave a cat or dog unattended in a car in Maryland, only law enforcement and first responders have immunity from damages caused by breaking in to save an animal. That could soon change.

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