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Sarah Konsmo


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Past articles by Sarah:

DCPS and Teacher's Union reach tentative deal over safe return to school

DC’s Teachers Union and DC Public Schools are one step closer to making it possible for teachers to go back to school. → Read More

Two shootings, hours apart in Brightwood Park has neighborhood on edge

Two shootings on Friday and early Saturday morning- within blocks of each other- have neighbors in the Brightwood Park neighborhood on edge. → Read More

'COVID fatigue' causing increase in cases, health experts say

COVID-19 rates in the area have been on a steady rise, leading local experts to believe the second wave is here, driven by people letting their guard down. → Read More

Speeding and red-light cameras are doubling in Montgomery County

Montgomery County has seen 30 fatal crashes this year, which is on pace to exceed last year’s fatal toll. → Read More

15,000 people have moved out of DC since the start of 2020. Here's why

According to data collected by Long and Foster, the number of units sold in Capitol Hill Southeast nearly tripled this Sept. compared to 2019. → Read More

Woodbridge community helps kids of woman who died in DUI crash

The driver, Ronai Guillen, 26, is currently being held without bond as he faces a preliminary hearing on January 19, 2021. → Read More

A 23-year-old mother was the 160th person murdered in DC this year

By the time police arrived, officers said they found 23-year-old Cyhneil Smith in her car with several gunshot wounds and no signs of life. → Read More

DCPS teachers given deadline to commit to in-person learning

DC teachers were given until Oct. 5 to decide if they’re willing to teach in person, but union officials say they need better safety plans before they can commit. → Read More

Ruth Bader Ginsburg mural becomes focal point of grief and gratitude

"People like her put in so much work, so that people like me could have it easy- relatively." Hundreds write notes and leave flowers for late Ginsburg. → Read More

DC restaurants and businesses push for more streetery space

Popularity paves the way for post-pandemic car-free patio space that has moved dining into some streets in the DMV. → Read More

Restaurant advocates say they need DC Council's help to collect insurance

A group of restaurant advocates is asking the DC Council to make insurance providers treat a public health emergency the same as they would a natural disaster. → Read More

‘Our tests are very accurate’ | Rockville-based AdvaGenix says lab results are sound

Dr. William Kearns said Montgomery County’s decision to cancel testing sites and urging people to re-test has tarnished his reputation. → Read More

food relief in DC intensifies amid COVID-19 pandemic

As the need for food relief intensifies, area charities are working to meet the persistent needs during a global pandemic. → Read More

Montgomery County Public Schools releases draft plan for 100% virtual learning

Here's what 100% virtual learning will look like for Montgomery County students, based on grade level. → Read More

'We simply must educate our kids': NoVa parents protest virtual-only school reopening decision

Dozens of parents gathered to protest and exclaim their frustrations at a virtual start. → Read More

Floods trapped diners, employees in cars as they left VA restaurant

Two employees barely escaped out of their car windows, and one employee said she waited on her car roof for hours in order to rescued by boat. → Read More

DC Tenant Advocate wants to prevent 'big avalanche' of COVID-19 eviction proceedings

D.C.'s Office of the Tenant Advocate said their office has been flooded with calls from landlords and renters worried about the moratorium on evictions being lifted. → Read More

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