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Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

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The Fight for D.C.'s Budget Freedom

Last week, a House committee with oversight of the District passed legislation that would block the ability of the Council to spend its own tax dollars.

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D.C. Leaders Remain Defiant As Congress Exerts Authority Over City Budget

D.C. leaders on Tuesday defiantly claimed the right to spend local funds with less congressional interference, just as Republicans on Capitol Hill passed a bill re-exerting their authority over the city's finances.
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Clinton Pledges To Be 'Vocal Champion For D.C. Statehood' If Elected President

Presidential contender Hillary Clinton has joined her opponent in the Democratic primaries, Sen. Bernie Sanders, in backing statehood for Washington, D.C. She pledged her support just as city officials plan to petition Congress for admission to the union as the 51st state.
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Taking The Statehood Fight To The Streets

Tax Day has special meaning for those fighting to get representation in Congress for D.C.'s citizens.

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Why Did A Congressman From Iowa Tweet That D.C. "Needs A Recession?"

National stereotypes portray D.C. as a corrupt city that profits off everyday Americans. Today, we'll see how those impressions hold up to reality.

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Local Autonomy And The Prosecution of Crimes In D.C.

The attorney general under former District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray argues that local officials in th nation's capital should be able to prosecute local crimes - just the same as local prosecutors can in every city across the country besides the District.

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What Business Do D.C.’s Elected Officials Have Going To The Iowa Caucuses?

Most Washington residents will be observing the Iowa caucuses from afar, but a group of public officials from the District are traveling there to generate support for D.C. statehood: Sens. Michael Brown and Paul Strauss and Rep. Franklin Garcia.

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What D.C. Residents Now Have In Common With Kurdish, Hmong People

D.C. is the now newest member of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization — which represents groups whose human rights are being violated by their government.

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Bill To Make D.C. The 51st State Introduced Again In U.S. Senate

Fancy living in a state called New Columbia? A bill that would make the District the 51st state has been introduced once again the U.S. Senate, though with Republicans in control, the odds of passage are slim.

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