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Sarah Konsmo


Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Sarah:

DC residents divided on renaming Southeast street

DC’s 'Mayor For Life,' Marion Barry, may soon get another special honor: a road named after him. A new proposal would see the road renamed Marion Barry Way. → Read More

DC startup delivers world's best food and jobs for immigrants, refugees

A D.C.-based startup is bringing the best home-cooking in the world to your doorstep. Foodhini is a collective of immigrants and refugees who are building new lives → Read More

Taking a stand with lemonade: Moms and kids raise money to help families separated at the border

As of noon Sunday, the ‘Take a Stand’ Campaign had raised more than $28,000 for families affected by President Trump's family separation policy. → Read More

Virginia brothers save 6-year-old girl from drowning while in Ireland

The brothers were at a beach when they heard the screams of a young girl who was swept out into the current. They decided to jump in and help. → Read More

WANDA nutrition program teaches DC communities about food, culture and identity

This is a collaboration between Sibley Hospital in the District and grassroots organizations in Wards 7 and 8, aiming to innovate health care in those communities. → Read More

Sankofa bookstore on track for tax relief as it fights to stay alive

Sankofa bookstore near Howard University has been a cultural hub through decades of DC history -- now it's struggling to survive the rising tide of property values. → Read More

'Sack Jack' | DC residents call for Ward 2 Councillor Jack Evan's to resign

As Evans officially steps down from role as WMATA board chair Thursday, a group says he's 'too corrupt to serve.' → Read More

To vaccinate or not? DC bill would allow minors to choose for themselves

Councilor Mary Cheh says she’s pushing for the bill so children who are mature enough to make up their own minds can get the care they want. → Read More

Parents furious after non-profit fires beloved special needs teachers

A major Montgomery County non-profit appears to be in financial trouble. The Arc provides services to people with special needs, including children and seniors. → Read More

Charter schools launch fight for DC buildings as waitlists to get in grow

As charter schools see success grow, so do the waitlists to get into them. → Read More

Amazon donates $3 million to affordable housing near planned HQ2

'Data will show you that over 50 percent of the region is rent burdened, so that means they’re paying more than 50 percent of their income.' → Read More

DC’s diplomatic community rocked by the death of two of their own

Lola Gulomova and her husband, Jason Rieff were both career foreign service officers — but on Friday, their difficult divorce turned deadly. → Read More

Ten years later: After deadly Metro crash, Fort Totten resident wants to collect memories of that day

He said a plaque at the station bearing the names of all nine who died made him wonder how other people look back on the day. → Read More

Walking tour gives a closer look at DC's sapphic side

'Getting that heritage told is very important,' one of the tour organizers says. → Read More

'In November, we will remember' | Protesters renew calls for Gov. Northam's resignation

'Northam makes me want to Ralph', among the sentiments on placards at a protest Saturday, as Governor Ralph Northam hits the campaign circuit in advance of November elections. → Read More

Dozens dislocated by plans to widen beltway, public sessions offer few answers

"It sucks," one Maryland resident says. → Read More

Washington Auto Show features self-driving cars, truck built with LEGOs

This year's highlights: Test drive a fleet of the latest and greatest in electric car technology. → Read More

Taking flight | Blossom Kite Festival on National Mall, Saturday

Over 35,000 people are expected to participate in the annual festival, including professionals → Read More

Virginia cancer survivor gets emotional welcome back to work

US Customs and Border Protection Officer Carlos Marquez was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2018 → Read More

Funeral service held for 5 kids killed in Bowie crash

Police are still investigating what caused the van they were in to leave the road → Read More