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Posted at 7:45 AM ET, 02/ 3/2010

Wednesday news roundup

By Washington Post editors

Good morning. Yes, it’s messy out there – but hey, at least the snow has stopped falling. Looks like at least some kids are getting a much anticipated snow day. Capital Weather Gang says temperatures will be near the 40's today (note we said near) and skies should be clear. We’ll get a break from the white stuff for a couple of days and then another storm (yes, another storm) is expected to blow through town and bring with it, yes – snow! C’mon, it’s not Buffalo, it could be a lot worse. For your amusement, WUSA has fun bit on D.C.'s snow season by the numbers .

Panda mania. Yes, we know he’s just an animal, but for those who can’t get enough of our little Butterstick, today's your last chance to see Tai Shan at the National Zoo. He leaves tomorrow via custom FedEx plane for China.

More prompt notification? Metro officials are re-examining their accident notification policies following a track accident that took place Saturday evening but was not reported to authorities until Monday, the Examiner reports.

Maryland news. Gov. Martin O’Malley’s emphasized jobs in his State of the State address yesterday. The Maryland governor was upbeat despite a pretty grim budget picture. The Maryland State Police have been ordered to turn over thousands of pages of documents related to a long-standing racial profiling case brought by the NAACP. Also, The Associated Press.

No smiling here. Maryland's speed camera wars continue with a group of Maryland drivers filing a class-action lawsuit against Montgomery County and several smaller jurisdictions. A hearing in the matter is set for June 30. (The Gazette)

In short. Some residents are concerned about an uptick of violent crime in Dupont Circle: (Fox 5). Fumes from a landfill in Anne Arundel County are making neighbors nauseous. Vice President Joe Biden and others remember Maryland Sen. Charles McC. Mathias at a memorial service yesterday.

That's it for now. Thanks for reading. Have a good day and check back with us for more headlines.

By Washington Post editors  | February 3, 2010; 7:45 AM ET
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