Elizabeth Koh

Washington, D.C.

Local politics

Elizabeth Koh reported on local politics for The Washington Post. She left The Post in August 2015.
Latest from Elizabeth Koh

Skateboard diplomacy: A D.C. group’s plan to help thaw relations with Cuba

Cuba Skate hopes the freewheeling sport can ignite youth interest and strengthen diplomatic ties.

August 24, 2015

National Zoo’s giant panda Mei Xiang gives birth to two cubs hours apart

A second cub was born less than five hours after its sibling, launching a new chapter in the public romance with the bears.

August 23, 2015

D.C. tallies 101 homicides after spate of violence

Between Friday night and early Saturday, six people were shot — three fatally.

August 22, 2015

Canine lovers hot under the collar over a public dog park for residents only

After a recent rule change, residents near the Gaithersburg park have urged city leaders to reconsider.

August 22, 2015

Montgomery County housing application moves online

The new system is designed to more quickly and efficiently help match housing with the people who need it.

August 20, 2015

Frederick County Council votes for bill repealing English-only ordinance

In a 4-to-3 vote, the lawmakers say the measure passed in 2012 “is sending the wrong message.”

August 18, 2015

For widow of slain missionary, ‘It’s a broken plan now’

The couple from South Korea cooked and cleaned at churches and dreamed of living in the U.S. Then a man with a knife changed everything.

August 17, 2015

Man fatally shot in Northwest Saturday morning

The shooting was reported around 1 a.m. on First Street NW.

August 15, 2015

Parents charged with murder in death of 2-year-old son in Silver Spring

Police say the couple did not seek medical treatment for their child as he suffered injuries for weeks.

August 14, 2015

Water main breaks shut down busy roads in Silver Spring, Riverdale

The water has also flooded several businesses, after a 12-inch pipe broke this morning.

August 12, 2015