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These Two Places Could Be the 51st and 52nd States of America

BY  August 10 2017

Could we add two more stars to the American flag in the near future? Experts say yes.

This unconventional proposal for D.C. statehood could use some Trumpian dealmaking

By Kris Hammond  February 17 2017

The District is facing the most hostile Congress in decades as some Republican congressional leaders are threatening to repeal or otherwise meddle with D.C. laws. 

DC Statehood Champions Honored At Holiday Party

By Franklin Garcia 

Elected officials, community leaders, and others came together to celebrate the overwhelming support a DC Statehood Referendum received at the ballot on November 8th, 2016. 

D.C. Statehood Resolution Will Be Considered By Eight Iowa Counties

BY RACHEL KURZIUS IN ON FEB 18, 2016 1:00 PM 

The rest of the country may have turned its eyes from Iowa after the caucuses on February 1, but D.C. statehood advocates are still focused on the Hawkeye State, where eight counties will deliberate on including a resolution in support of statehood in their party platforms. 

D.C.’s ‘shadow senator’ will take statehood cause to Des Moines this weekend

By Mike DeBonis February 11, 2015 

It’s not uncommon, with less than two years until presidential caucuses take place, to see sitting U.S. senators running around central Iowa.But “shadow” senators?