Latest from Cortlynn Stark

As demand for solar energy grows, D.C. job training offers both employment and community results

Solar Works DC has two goals: provide job skills to participants and low-cost renewable energy to building owners by paying workers to learn to install solar panels in low-income neighborhoods.
  • Aug 30, 2019

School gardens thrive with summer volunteer program

Instead of wilting away, plants in Washington get help from Shared Roots.
  • Aug 25, 2019

New tour app seeks to correct the Native American narrative in the nation’s capital

The Guide to Indigenous DC app offers a 17-stop tour around the District, with a history lesson tourists probably haven’t heard before.
  • Aug 21, 2019

U.S. Women’s World Cup champions inspire Washington region’s young soccer players

“It’s really cool for all of us girls who play soccer to see the U.S. women win because it’s like we’re winning too.”
  • Aug 19, 2019

Marriott was warned about misleading pricing in 2012. Millions of dollars later, a D.C. lawsuit seeks to force the hotel chain to stop.

Bethesda-based Marriott International faces a lawsuit from the D.C. attorney general and a multimillion-dollar fine for violating data protection law in Britain.
  • Aug 19, 2019

While stadium rusts away, newly opened Fields at RFK offers a glimpse into site’s future

The complex is in limbo as District officials battle over the future of the site.
  • Aug 17, 2019

Amid a violent summer, Southeast D.C. children visit Six Flags for a day to just be kids

The trip was organized after 11-year-old Karon Brown was fatally shot last month.
  • Aug 11, 2019

More than 5 million gallons of wastewater overflow into Broad Creek

Utility officials say drinking water was not affected.
  • Aug 10, 2019

A Trump-supporting customer at a D.C. cafe claimed a server discriminated against her. The server said she just answered the woman’s question.

The July 26 incident at the Open City Cafe on the grounds of the National Cathedral is the latest political disagreement in a D.C. restaurant to play out on social media. The server was fired three days later.
  • Aug 7, 2019

Elijah Cummings defends Baltimore in wake of Trump’s Twitter assault

The congressman spoke publicly for the first time about the president’s declaration that the city is a “rodent infested mess.” Cummings also told reporters he would like for the president to visit Baltimore.
  • Aug 3, 2019