Sunday Video: The Fight For America’s 51st State

The fight to make Washington, D.C. a state has been a long one. But the idea has been consistently brushed aside. Why do people in the district want statehood and what would it take to make it happen?

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.