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Rick Yarborough


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Past articles by Richard:

The Origins of DC's LGBTQIA+ Pride Parade: How It Started in 1975

The history of Capital Pride and the LGBTQIA pride parade in Washington, D.C., starts on June 22, 1975, the first officially recognized “Gay Pride Day” in the District. → Read More

Jan. 6 – One Year Later: Concerns Over Extremism Remain

Once mostly relegated to the dark corners of the internet, extreme views found a public spotlight one year ago this week on Jan. 6. → Read More

Thousands Still Waiting on Unemployment Status in Virginia

Good news for the thousands who have struggled getting unemployment benefits in Virginia since the pandemic began: plans to fix the Virginia Employment Commission. → Read More

Drivers Get Two-Week Grace Period for New Traffic Cameras in DC

New rules give drivers a break when they’re caught by some D.C. traffic cameras. New or upgraded cameras will now come with a two-week grace period before drivers are ticketed. → Read More

Man Fights for Custody of Late Wife's Service Dog

A heartbreaking court case in Montgomery County has a man fighting for custody of his late wife's service dog. → Read More

Private Citizens, Local Law Enforcement Facing Ammo Shortage

A surge in new gun purchases has triggered a shortage of ammunition, raising concern among local police departments. → Read More

Neighbors Question District Stop Sign Camera That Raised Nearly $1M in Two Months

Residents in one Northwest D.C. community are seeing red when it comes to a stop sign camera that’s been there for years. The News4 I-Team found a nearly... → Read More

Maryland Races to Curb Spread of COVID-19 Inside Prisons

Health officials are racing to try to contain the coronavirus inside some of the hardest hit spots in the D.C. area. Several Maryland correctional facilities... → Read More

Families, Inmates Concerned About Spike of COVID-19 Cases in Maryland Prisons

The Jessup Correctional Institution in Maryland is suffering a COVID-19 case spike, raising fears of a widespread outbreak among inmates and raising questions... → Read More

Hundreds of Thousands of Americans Targeted by Scammers During Pandemic

While many have been staying home the past six months, scammers have been hard at work. Like many other families, the COVID-19 crisis turned Wil Alveno’s... → Read More

Some Child Care Centers Closed Due to COVID-19 May Not Reopen

More than 5,000 Washington, D.C.-area child care centers remain closed, some of which will never reopen, according to a review of state records by the News4... → Read More

DC, Maryland and Virginia Employ Contact Tracers to Slow Spread of COVID-19; Are You Right for the Job?

As D.C., Maryland and Virginia continue through the phases of reopening, one key element to help make us safer is contact tracing. Each health department is... → Read More

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... → Read More

Coronavirus Tears Through Homeless Shelter in DC

At least five contract security officers have tested positive for the coronavirus at the New York Avenue homeless shelter in Northeast Washington, D.C. One of... → Read More

Blind Community Faces Shopping Challenges During Pandemic

New restrictions at restaurants and grocery stores are placing an increased burden on the blind, according to a review and a series of interviews by the News4... → Read More

March Sees Largest Year-Over-Year Drop in Pending DC Metro Home Sales Since 2011

This is usually the beginning of the busiest season for home sales in the D.C. metro area, but a new report shows March had the biggest year-over-year drop in... → Read More

Fear of Flying Among Flight Attendants During Coronavirus Pandemic

Amid the coronavirus pandemic there’s a fear of flying even among the flight crews themselves. One Maryland flight attendant told the News4 I-Team she loves... → Read More

2 Residents at DC Halfway House Die

Two residents at the Hope Village halfway house in D.C. have died in the past three days, officials said Sunday. According to a statement from the Federal... → Read More

Report: Social Media Platforms Fail to Stop Sellers Capitalizing on Coronavirus Fears

With most in-person social activities canceled, online social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook and Instagram have been a lifeline. But as many of us... → Read More

Gun Stores Report Increase in Sales

Curt Sebastian says he wasn’t expecting a rush of customers but, as a small business owner, he’ll take it. He says fear and uncertainty surrounding... → Read More