• Panel discussion tackles possibility of D.C. statehood

    WASHINGTON — On the same day a bill was reintroduced in the U.S. Senate that would turn most of D.C. into the State of New Columbia, statehood for the District was the topic of a…

  • Carper reintroduces bill to make DC nation’s 51st state

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware has reintroduced a bill that would transform the District of Columbia into the nation’s 51st state. Carper is a Democrat and a longtime supporter of statehood for…

  • D.C. statehood gets Senate committee hearing

    For the first time in more than two decades, Congress will hear testimony Monday, Sept. 15 on whether the District of Columbia should become the 51st state in the country.

  • Quest for statehood may go up Pennsylvania Avenue

    A street fight for statehood may go right to the White House.

  • Gray: Support for statehood reaching a peak

    The argument for D.C. statehood is decades old, but Mayor Vincent Gray says that local support for the idea is reaching new heights, and got a national boost this week.

  • D.C. makes plea for statehood at convention

    The call for D.C. statehood will greet thousands
    of Democrat delegates en route to the convention
    events in Charlotte, N.C., this week.

  • Puerto Rico vote on statehood could embolden D.C.

    \”Statehood for the District would require shrinking the federal district down to the White House, the Capitol and the federal buildings, and ceding the (remaining) land to a new state,\” Md. Sen. Jamie Raskin said. \”That would be the same process as retroceding the District to Maryland.\”