Tiana Pigford

Dispatches from the summer crime log

Assault 2112 F St. 5/9/14 – 11:18 a.m. Case closed A woman reported that a man had struck her with the butt of a pistol in an office building next to The Dakota. She suffered a gash to her forehead. The suspect fled the scene in a black BMW. – Referred to the Metropolitan Police […]

D.C. residents vote for city to control own budget

D.C. residents voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to give the District power to spend its own tax dollars without congressional approval – a victory for the city’s home-rule advocates. Eighty-three percent of residents voted in favor of the referendum for D.C. budget autonomy, which would give the city’s mayors control over 70 percent of its $9.6 billion […]

Alumna veteran takes on Congress

When the federal government was on the verge of a budget collapse in 2011, alumna Tammy Duckworth became increasingly dissatisfied with her congressman, a vocal proponent of a government shutdown.