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Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 at 5:02 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: The Race Is On

Sherwood's Notebook: The Race Is On

Fourteen months ahead of the Democratic primary, the race for D.C. mayor begins. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 25, 2012 at 1:06 PM
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By Perry Stein

Former D.C. Reporter Joins At-Large Race

Former D.C. Reporter Joins At-Large Race

Elissa Silverman, a former Washington City Paper and Washington Post reporter, announced she will run in April's at-large special election. Read »

Thursday, Dec 20, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Lieberman Introduces Statehood Bill in Senate

Lieberman Introduces Statehood Bill in Senate

Joe Lieberman is leaving the U.S. Senate with a parting gift for the District. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 at 1:23 PM
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By Shani O. Hilton

Surprise: D.C. Statehood Not a GOP Priority

Surprise: D.C. Statehood Not a GOP Priority

Maybe it's time the D.C. Council sent the GOP a fruit basket or something? Read »

Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 7:50 AM
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By Associated Press

D.C. Leaders Pushing for Statehood in New Hampshire

D.C. Leaders Pushing for Statehood in New Hampshire

District of Columbia leaders are heading to New Hampshire to make their case that the district should become the nation's 51st state. Read »

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