Wild West of DC’s Unregulated Cannabis Dealers
Independent journalist Sarah Payne and longtime DC observer and columnist Ken Cummings used a SpotlightDC award to shed new light on DC’s Illegal Gray Market Cannabis Economy.
Potomac River Rapist Podcast
WRC-TV true crime reporter Paul Wagner benefitted from a SpotlightDC award to create a multi-part investigative podcast reporting on how police tracked down the Potomac River Rapist.
DC’s Failed Forensic Lab
Funded by SpotlightDC, veteran investigative reporter Sloane Airey joined with Washington City Paper columnist Alex Koma to penetrate DC’s Failed Forensic Lab —
Podcast on DC’s Heat Islands from Hola Cultura
Following its ground-breaking reporting on DC’s Heat Islands, Hola Cultura used a SpotlightDC award to create a multi-part podcast giving voice to DC residents surviving in the
Recycling in DC Is A Myth – And It’s Going Down Hill
In hopes of aiding the environment, we separate trash our into bins: garbage and refuse in one; cardboard, newspaper, glass and plastic in another – and we feel better, expecting stuff in one bin destined for reuse, perhaps even wearing shoes one day re-manufactured from our plastic bottles. But an investigation funded by SpotlightDC shows that DC fails to recycle, from collection and separation to monitoring and enforcing rules.
Recycling: From Blue Bins to Uncertainty
“Funded by Spotlight DC, this four-part investigation of recycling will demonstrate how the District has failed to meet its own stated recycling objectives by sending