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Va. 6A North: Eric Bowles scores 38 points to lead W.T. Woodson over Hayfield
WashingtonPost.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 02:55:00 GMT
Eric Bowles’s lonely traipse to the visitors’ locker room at Hayfield was almost complete when he stripped off his navy blue No. 20 W.T. Woodson road jersey and wadded it into a fist in his left hand. Based almost entirely upon the merits of his 38-point performance in the Cavaliers’ 69-62 overtime win over the Hawks in the 6A North region quarterfinals — the senior guard now has at least one more occasion to don it. Read full article >>

The snow conundrum: How a school system decides whether to open
WashingtonPost.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:35:23 GMT
Todd Watkins had been following the snow forecasts closely. By the time he climbed out of bed in the darkness of 2 a.m., he didn’t think a storm would wallop the Washington region. But he thought it was possible that Montgomery’s schools would open after a delay.Read full article >>

Weather Gang: D.C. area forecast: Wintry mix makes for a slick and messy Sunday
WashingtonPost.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMT
WEATHER GANG | March roars in with the gamut of snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain.

VISAA basketball: Paul VI girls, Middleburg boys capture state championships
WashingtonPost.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 01:06:00 GMT
Of the nine consecutive appearances the Paul VI girls’ basketball team has made in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association title game, this year’s was perhaps the toughest. Not only did Saturday’s contest mark the Panthers’ sixth game in nine days, it capped a season in which they wore a large target with both a national ranking and multiple championships to defend.Read full article >>

D.C. tax revenue rises, but mayor keeps spending expectations low
WashingtonPost.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:04:27 GMT
The District’s budget gap is not as dire as originally expected. Nearly half of the current shortfall was wiped away by a rise in tax revenue from year-end holiday sales and bonuses handed out by employers, the District’s independent financial officer reported late Friday. Read full article >>

Weather Gang: Sunday wintry mix likely to create slippery roads and sidewalks
WashingtonPost.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 03:40:27 GMT
Cold air firmly in place and moisture moving in create the perfect recipe for a wintry mix tomorrow across the D.C. area.

In Maryland, economic angst breaks through the veneer of a wealthy state
WashingtonPost.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:32:59 GMT
To understand the economic angst that helped elect a Republican governor in heavily Democratic Maryland, venture beyond the tony, millionaire-saturated suburbs to the working-class neighborhoods and rural towns where many people are struggling.Read full article >>

Va. 6A North girls’ basketball quarterfinals: No. 9 West Springfield tops No. 20 Langley
WashingtonPost.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 03:29:39 GMT
The West Springfield girls’ basketball team gathered in the corner of the court ahead of a 6A North region quarterfinal matchup with Langley, just like it always does before tip-off. But this pep talk, only 24 hours after barely escaping an upset bid by Centreville, carried far more urgency than the rest.Read full article >>

District closes books on icy February, but March forecast holds little cheer
WashingtonPost.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 02:19:06 GMT
The books closed Saturday night on Washington’s frigid February, which might have provided more satisfaction if not for the dread aroused by the forecast for Sunday.Rather than look back with relief at what is gone, it appears that Washington will likely turn its meteorological awareness to what is expected to arrive: a good-size dollop of congealed unpleasantness.Read full article >>

Virginia Senate Republicans were set to sink ethics bill
WashingtonPost.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 02:12:00 GMT
RICHMOND — Senate Republicans were ready to sink an ethics reform bill they thought was flawed until House Speaker William J. Howell threatened to shame them publicly if they passed nothing, participants in Friday’s last-minute negotiations said.Read full article >>

Earl Lloyd, the first African American player in the NBA, dies at 86
WashingtonPost.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:30:29 GMT
Earl Lloyd, who became the first African American player in the NBA with the old Washington Capitols in 1950 and who later became the league’s first non-playing black head coach, died Feb. 26 in Crossville, Tenn., where he lived. He was 86.Read full article >>

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