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Who Were The Economic Winners And Losers During Snowzilla?

Early estimates say the costs for the nor'easter over the weekend could be as much as $1 billion, but while local governments and some local businesses were hurting, surely somebody was making out well from all this snow?

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Conservative Lawmaker Responds To Transgender Protections In Fairfax County

The Fairfax County School Board voted last year to include transgender people in their non-discrimination policy — a move a conservative delegate in Virginia is trying to undo with a bill defining gender.

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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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Bed Tax Or Provider Assessment? Different Sides Use Different Language In Virginia

A plan to help fund care for people without health insurance in Virginia by charging fees on hospitals has gained an important new ally.

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Gov. McAuliffe Says He Might Not Block Attempts To Stop I-66 Toll Lanes

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is indicating he may not oppose state legislators' efforts to block tolls on I-66, which are supposed to begin charging motorists on the inside-the-Beltway portion of the highway in 2017, if they send such legislation to his desk.

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