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Sarah Konsmo


Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Sarah:

Home-based medical testing now allowed in Maryland

The law covers a wide range of services, from STD, food sensitivity and fertility testing. → Read More

Neighbors continue to fight against a halal butcher opening in Alexandria

Owners of neighboring businesses say they're worried about foul smells and increased traffic when live butcher moves in. → Read More

DC charter schools put up fight against legislation that would make them more accountable to the public

The new rules would make charter schools subject to freedom of information requests, and require them to hold public board meetings like DCPS counterparts. → Read More

National Park Service weighs plans for future of historic Claude Moore Colonial Farm

After being shut down last December, Friends of Claude Moore Colonial Farm want to see the park's history revived. → Read More

One year after DC senior complex fire, residents still look for answers

Today marks one year since a fire tore through the Arthur Capper Senior Public Housing complex, leaving more than 150 people without homes and their possessions. → Read More

Pot rules: DC mayor changes how the district handles marijuana use among employees

ACLU and advocates say the rules don't go far enough to protect workers who smoke marijuana for recreational or medicinal reasons. → Read More

Hundreds in Montgomery County turn out for dueling rallies over immigration

At issue: How Montgomery County works with federal ICE officials. → Read More

Northeast neighborhood goes up against tow-truck company in court

In Northeast DC, some neighbors say their streets have turned into a dumping ground for abandoned cars. They think nuisance tow trucks are behind the problem. → Read More

Northeast residents say their neighborhood has become a dumping ground for abandoned cars

Some say they’ve been complaining to the city -- in some cases for years -- and the problem only seems to be getting worse. → Read More

Mother searches for answers after her son was shot by DC police

'It’s a nightmare, and we’re just trying to find answers,' Kenithia Alson says. → Read More

'We're losing our soul in the process'

As DC prepares to raze a housing development in Southeast, community organizers are fighting to preserve what they say is an important site in DC history. → Read More

Weeks after having a baby, this DC mom found a rare tumor

A new mother from DC is lucky to be alive, but is learning to walk again after discovering a rare tumor in her spine. → Read More

In Arlington Schools: Gender-neutral uniforms, plus bathrooms and pronouns, according to the student’s choosing

The new guidelines aims to make everyone feel safe and included at Arlington County Schools. → Read More

Neighbor rushed to help, but couldn't save 27-year-old stabbing victim

Christopher Chambers heard her screams just before 9 p.m. Tuesday night. He says she died in a matter of minutes. → Read More

Planning a day at the beach? Getting to DC-area beaches isn't exactly a breeze

The beach is out of reach for many DC residents, but it didn't used to be that way. → Read More

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