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Bill Seeks to Make Puerto Rico 51st State by 2025

'We are treated as second-class American citizens': prominent pol

(Newser) - Puerto Rico's new rep to the US Congress filed a bill Wednesday that would turn the island into the 51st US state by 2025. The bill is the first step in a renewed quest for statehood that's to include a referendum letting Puerto Rico voters choose between independence... More »

Secession Gets Green Light in 6 Colorado Counties

5 say no, but backers say movement will reverberate

(Newser) - Of 11 Colorado counties voting on the question, six—Cheyenne, Kit Carson, Phillips, Sedgwick , Washington, and Yuma—voted "yes" to consider becoming the 51st state. The ballot measure asked whether county commissioners should "pursue becoming the 51st state of the United States of America." The most populous... More »

51st State Takes a Step Forward

4 rural Colorado counties will include ballot measure, 7 others considering it

(Newser) - At least four rural Colorado counties will vote Nov. 5 on whether to make "Northern Colorado" the 51st state . Fed up with what they see as a lack of representation in Denver, Weld County this week became the largest county to get on board, after its commissioners voted to... More »

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