An Alexandria generating station, long criticized as a source of pollution, is turning off the lights — allowing cleanup of its waterfront site to begin.
September 26, 2012Ken Bobo, control room operator, walks through the GenOn plant in Alexandria. After years of conflict, the GenOn coal-fired power plant is closing Oct. 1. The last day to produce power is Sept. 30.Katherine Frey/The Washington Post
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.