Daily Archives: June 5, 2020

Legislation Would Give Mayor Direct Control of DC National Guard

Congress will consider whether to give D.C.’s mayor more control of the D.C. National Guard. New legislation in the works could be formally debated as early this month. Nationwide, governors have the power to call up their state’s National Guard, but in the District, the president and the secretaries of the Army and Air Force do so. Before the D.C….

Virginia Community Rallies Around Pastor Whose Son Drowned

Residents across Loudoun County, Virginia, are mourning the teenage son of a prominent pastor. Fitz Thomas drowned Thursday evening in the Lansdowne area where Goose Creek flows into the Potomac River. Fitz Thomas and his friends were crossing Goose Creek before 6 p.m. when he disappeared underwater, investigators said. His friends called 911 and began searching for him, but it…