Michael Quander, wusa9

Michael Quander


Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Michael:

What is ABLE training? A look at the new program mandated for DC Police

DC Police have mandated ABLE training for all officers, so they will intervene if they see a fellow officer doing something they shouldn't. → Read More

DC offers gun violence prevention grants to residents, organizations

The program allows almost anyone in the community to apply for money that would go toward keeping their neighborhoods safe. → Read More

Community holds peace walk to remember Nyiah Courtney, other children killed in DC

Family and community members are holding a peace walk to remember Nyiah Courtney and other child victims killed in D.C. → Read More

It's been 3 years since 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson was killed in DC

The family is continuing to honor Makiyah through the Makiyah Wilson Foundation and a mentorship group for young girls called Makiyah Scouts. → Read More

Company with gunshot tracking technology opens new satellite office in DC

More than 100 police departments are using the technology all over the country. → Read More

New ad campaign aims to prevent carjackings in Prince George’s County

A local task force is not only focusing on prosecution but also prevention by using more targeted and community-focused tactics to get the crimes under control. → Read More

100 blocks in 100 days | DC police initiative aims to build better relationships with community

One of the ways the police department is trying to get a handle on the crimes is by getting back to the basics of community policing. → Read More

Carjackings in Prince George’s County up more than 100% from same time last year

PGPD dedicated 27 detectives to investigating the crimes when they occur and has a covert task force within its own agency to help prevent carjackings. → Read More

Scientists predict cicadas will disappear by July leaving behind knowledge, memories

Many people were dreading the cicadas, but they came, partied, and now it is almost time to say goodbye. → Read More

National Sun Safety Week aims to raise awareness, keep families safe while outdoors

WUSA9 spoke with Dr. Korin Hudson who said people need to be concerned about sun exposure and exposure to heat. → Read More

Building Blocks DC using first-of-its-kind approach to preventing gun violence, moves to next phase

It is a new initiative, announced in February, that uses an emergency operations center (EOC) to pull recourses across city government to address co-community needs. → Read More

Swimming pools open in DC without reduced capacity limits, mask requirements

DPR Director Hunter said social distancing will be required in the pools and on the pool deck when possible, but the facilities will be open at full capacity. → Read More

Here's why businesses can mandate you to wear your mask in the DMV

While D.C., Maryland and Virginia have given the green light to take off masks in most cases, some businesses are not ready to take that step. → Read More

‘Revenge Travel’ expected to revive tourism amid COVID-19 pandemic

Travel experts are expecting a surge in people booking trips this summer and in the following years. → Read More

3 Smithsonian museums reopen on Friday

The American Art Museum, National Portrait Gallery, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) opened their doors after shutting down. → Read More

Fairfax City Police using ID pouches to proactively prevent traffic stops from escalating

The Fairfax City pouch was made by the same folks who made the ‘Not Reaching’ pouch. → Read More

Brood X cicadas invade the DC area. Here’s how to protect your trees, garden.

While the bugs are harmless to you and your pets, here's how they can impact your plants and garden. → Read More

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Virginia reopens on 60th anniversary of first US spaceflight

The museum reopened operations seven days a week between 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with new health and safety measures in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Community activist critical of DC summer crime prevention plan as homicides rise

DC ended 2020 with a 19% increase in homicides. So far this year, killings are up nearly 40%. → Read More

Are you scared of cicadas? Here’s expert advice on how to cope with entomophobia

WUSA9 asked if there are things someone can do if they find themselves having a negative reaction to either the sight or the sound of swarms of cicadas. → Read More