Daily Archives: May 29, 2020

Protesters Outraged Over George Floyd’s Death March on White House

Thousands of people protested in front of the White House Friday night after the death of George Floyd sparked outrage across the nation. Some protesters said President Donald Trump’s tweet calling Minneapolis protesters thugs fanned the flames. Protesters chanted “I can’t breathe,†“black lives matter†and “no justice, no peace.†“We are human beings that want justice for our people, 

Spike in Car Break-ins in DC Area During Stay-at-Home Orders

The Washington, D.C., region has suffered a surge of car break-ins during the monthslong stay-at-home order. The News4 I-Team collected and analyzed police reports in the District and seven suburban counties. The review found large increases in thefts from cars between mid-March and late-May in most communities, in some cases an increase of up to 50 percent.  In some of…

Top Mistakes to Avoid When Filing for Unemployment

The number of people filing for unemployment has started to slow, but states are still seeing a record number of claims. There are tens of thousands of people in the D.C. metro region who filed for unemployment benefits weeks, and even months, ago who are still waiting for their benefits.  Mistakes on applications or weekly certifications can delay the process….

Kindergarten Enrollment Uncertain Due to COVID-19

Kindergarten registration has been impacted – and in some cases delayed – by the emergency school closures amid the coronavirus pandemic. Public records reviewed by the News-4 I-Team show a decline in kindergarten sign-ups by parents in Washington, D.C. and neighboring Montgomery County this year compared to the same time period in May 2019.  Kindergarten orientation was delayed by nearly…