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DC Mayor Wants to Revive Campaign for Statehood

Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser has announced a plan to allow local residents to vote in November on whether the nation’s capital should try to become the country’s 51st state. Speaking at a breakfast Friday to commemorate the end of slavery in the District of Columbia in 1862, Bowser said the ballot initiative would “send a bold message to the Congress and the rest of the country that we demand not only a vote in the House of Representatives. We demand two senators — the full rights of...

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