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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 02/29/2012

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Members of the Prince George’s County Council, in November. (Marvin Joseph - WASHINGTON POST)
They went to New Hampshire to no avail. Florida didn’t work out so well, either. But city leaders’ efforts to gain support for District statehood paid off closer to home — a lot closer to home. Andrea Noble reports in the Washington Times that the Prince George’s County Council adopted a pro-D.C. statehood resolution Tuesday. City officials didn't even have to cross the District line to lobby for it, Council Vice Chairman Eric Olson told Noble. “It’s the right thing to do,” he said. “We want to be supportive of our neighbors and colleagues and try to help their efforts.”

In other news:

Ward 4 advisory neighborhood commissioner appears to have been recalled, though some ballots are still to be counted (Brightwoodian)

They turned off the traffic lights in Dupont Circle. Somehow humanity survived. (WRC-TV)

Freedom Plaza will remain occupied through April (AP)

Let’s talk about whether we need a D.C. streetcar authority (GGW)

Tom Sherwood: “Marion Barry really does know how to tweet.” (WRC-TV)

Jonetta Rose Barras backs Jacque Patterson in Ward 8 (Examiner)

Bruce Johnson profiles the Ward 8 council race (WUSA-TV)

How parking space minimums in D.C. regulations make it tough for charter high schools to find facilities (Education Week via Yglesias)

Youth job training contract at issue in procurement office oversight hearing (WAMU-FM)

What Vincent Gray won’t stand for (DCentric)

”A Synonym for the D.C. Democratic State Committee: Dysfunctional” (G’town Dish)

Michael Brown honored by his law school alma mater (WHYY)

Gray administration finally moves to replace security contractor (WAMU-FM)

Are D.C. officials “cheerleaders for Walmart”? (The FightBack)

Petworth — now more foreign-born, more Hispanic, more white — deals with change (Post)

Tuesday morning collision is Bikeshare’s 17th reported crash in 1.6 million rides (@timcraigpost)

Working breathalyzers still months away (WTTG-TV)

A rave review for Mary Cheh’s hearing on pesticides (SafeLawns)

A plea to the D.C. Council for more arts support (HuffPo)

Emily Miller got her gun. Now to get her ammo. (WaTimes)

Metro crash trials delayed till October (AP, Legal Times)

House is set to vote Wednesday on special election scheduling matter (AP, DCist)

Constitution Avenue: “river of slime” (GGW)

John Thompson signs off (Post)

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