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Secession Plans Pop Up In Florida

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harvard | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

South Miami officials have passed a proposal that would divide Florida into two states, the Sun Sentinel reports. Vice Mayor Walter Harris said he ...

GAO Confirms Statehood Too Costly for Puerto Rico and the U.S.

Adrian Brito | Posted 06.02.2014 | Latino Voices
Adrian Brito

Granting statehood to Puerto Rico would set back the island's economy, cost American companies billions of dollars and decrease sources of federal revenues.

D.C. Statehood Movement Gets Cory Booker's Support

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

Cory Booker won some friends in Washington on Friday. After some prodding, the New Jersey Democrat tweeted his support for making D.C. the 51st st...

Colorado Governor: Secession Attempt Will Strengthen State

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

A failed secession attempt by 11 Colorado counties generated conversations that will make the state stronger, Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) said Tuesday....

Secession Idea Approved By State's Rural Voters

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

DENVER -- DENVER (AP) — The nation's newest state, if rural Colorado residents had their way, would be about the size of Vermont but with the popula...

East Colorado Reservations

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Putting secession on the ballot in a county is, pretty obviously, nothing more than a political stunt. It brings to mind those who launch efforts to amend the Constitution even though they know they're never going to succeed. I appreciate the value of a good political stunt, though.

51st State Of 'North Colorado' May Not Be Legal: Lawyers

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

Voting in 11 rural Colorado counties on whether or not they want to split off from proper Colorado and form the 51st state of "New Colorado" or "North...

Attorneys Question Legality Of 51st State Push By Weld Leaders

The Greeley Tribune | Analisa Romano | Posted 12.09.2013 | Denver

Three Greeley attorneys are questioning whether Weld County commissioners have the authority to initiate the 51st state movement, calling on the Weld ...

The 51st State? Rural Counties To Vote On 'North Colorado' Secession

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

In November, 11 of Colorado's rural counties will vote on whether or not they should secede from the state and form the 51st state, dubbed "North Colo...

Opposition Against North Colorado Secession Surfaces

The Greeley Tribune | Whitney Phillips | Posted 09.30.2013 | Denver

Weld County commissioners on Tuesday evening met the most opposition they've seen thus far in a series of public meetings on the topic of their 51st s...

Northern Colo. Secession: Most In Favor Of 51st State At Meeting

The Greeley Tribune | Whitney Phillips | Posted 09.25.2013 | Denver

Of the roughly 50 people who attended the first public meeting about a proposal to form the 51st state, nearly all indicated they are in support of se...

Rural-Urban Tensions Are Real In Colo., But Few Want 51st State

The Greeley Tribune | Analisa Romano | Posted 09.14.2013 | Denver

Jannely Portillo, 17, was at work when she heard on the radio that 10 northeastern Colorado counties were mulling the creation of their own state, Nor...

Northern Counties Favor More Representation Instead Of Secession From Colo.

The Greeley Tribune | Analisa Romano | Posted 09.08.2013 | Denver

Officials with the 10 most northeastern counties on Monday shifted talks of secession to talks of how to increase their representation in the state Le...

State Of North Colorado? Area Leaders Moving Plan Forward

The Greeley Tribune | Analisa Romano | Posted 08.27.2013 | Denver

Following the Weld County commissioners' proposal to secede from Colorado and form a 51st state, commissioners say they will meet with counties from w...

North Colorado? Local Lawmakers Favor Secession Talk

Greeley Tribune, Colo. | Analisa Romano | Posted 08.11.2013 | Denver

With a few days under their belts to absorb the news that Weld County commissioners are serious about forming a new state with other northeastern Colo...

Rural Counties Threaten Secession From Colorado, Want New State

Posted 06.10.2013 | Denver

Several of the rural, predominantly Republican counties of North and and Northeastern Colorado are fed up with the left-leaning laws that Democrats pa...

5 Reasons Why Puerto Rico Won't Become The 51st State

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.08.2012 | Latino Voices

This week’s vote on Puerto Rico’s status, in which the largest share of votes supported statehood, got a lot of people wondering whether the islan...

What Would The American Flag Look Like With 51 States?

Posted 11.08.2012 | Latino Voices

On Tuesday, Puerto Ricans voted on their preferred relationship with the United States. The largest share of voters elected to become a U.S. state. ...

D.C. Leaders Testify In N.H. On 'New Columbia' Statehood

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia's official push to attain full and equal voting rights in Congress has now arrived in New Hampshire. Granite St...

The Great State Of Baja Arizona? "Not Everyone In Arizona Is An Extremist"

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marlene H. Phillips

It seems the Grand Canyon State has lately become as famous for its extremist politics as for its famous national park. Some Arizona residents say they've had enough, they're ready to leave Arizona. But they're not talking about moving to another state. They want to start a state of their own.