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Sarah Konsmo


Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Sarah:

Chevy Chase, Maryland considers banning gas-powered leaf blowers

If passed, the proposed ban would come into effect gradually, affecting Sundays only at first and gradually moving towards a 7-day ban. → Read More

Fredericksburg's mayor issues apology for how city handled protests

The apology came with a three-phase plan for addressing racial inequality and discrimination. → Read More

Montgomery and Prince George's Counties the final holdouts in DMV for re-openign.

The final two counties in the DMV will enter Phase 1 of reopening Monday, while the rest of Maryland begin s making plans to enter Phase 2. → Read More

Memorial Day Weekend: Here's what's canceled, what's virtual and what you can still do

Parades, ceremonies and large gatherings certainly won't be happening as usual this Memorial Day weekend, as the coronavirus continues to linger. → Read More

'I'm very excited to see the downtown come alive again'

Some parts of Maryland began easing coronavirus restrictions as of 5 p.m. Friday. → Read More

Why essential workers of color could be more at risk during pandemic

According to a new study, workers of color are much more likely than their white counterparts to have serious underlying medical conditions that make COVID-19 deadly. → Read More

Face Masks: When to wear them outside.

George Washington University Associate Professor of Medicine Dr. Micheal Knight. If you’re going outside- anywhere near people- it’s best to play it safe. → Read More

Grieving UMD student says she was told to attend class, get work done the day of father's funeral

Saige Kratenstein tweeted the exchanges with her UMD professor after losing her father to COVID-19. → Read More

2 million chickens had to be killed without being processed. Hogs could be next

Coronavirus-related processing shortages have meant farmers in Maryland and Virginia are faced with animal backups on their farms – and tough decisions. → Read More

DC-area food banks slammed by need during coronavirus pandemic

Donations and supplies are down, while demand keeps growing by the day. → Read More

Grocery store clerks should be considered 'first responders' says UFCW local 400

DMV's largest grocery store employee union calls on increased safety measures in stores- to protect workers and customers. → Read More

Cherry blossoms are at peak bloom: Here's how to enjoy them without putting yourself at risk

Some tips for practicing social distancing while still enjoying D.C.'s cherry blossoms. → Read More

Shoppers head to stores to stock up due to coronavirus closings

In a report released this week, Nielsen found sales of medical supplies have jumped 85% in response to public health announcements related to coronavirus. → Read More

Star violinist drops by a Prince George's County middle school to give a special performance

The musical performance was a chance for students to learn from solo violinist Melissa White. → Read More

Bethesda teen needs bone marrow donor to save his life

The Walt Whitman High School senior and track star was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Leukemia last month. He's been in an Intensive Care Unit ever since. → Read More

Buy some art, get some cannabis: a DC couple's creative new local business

The founders of District Derp offer a gift of cannabis with the purchase of their dog's original artwork. → Read More

Employees and union feel blindsided by shut down of Safeway distribution center

The sudden closure affects 600 workers in Prince George's County. → Read More

VA may pass legislation to fine people who steal and abandon shopping carts

State Sen. Scott Surovell has proposed a bill allowing local governments to fine shopping cart thieves $500 and require stores to cover the costs of picking them up. → Read More

Why some women are sitting out of this years Women's March

Millions have attended the March, which is now in its fourth year, but some women said they now choose to participate in smaller, action-oriented demonstrations. → Read More

DC homeless shelter without heat for a week

The temperatures are about to drop down to the 30s and 20s, with snow possible on Saturday, and a shelter in SE DC for families hasn't had heat for a week. → Read More