Supporters of D.C. voting rights posing with a Metrobus featuring a pro-D.C. statehood slogan. (Maggie Fazeli Fard/The Washington Post)

This week, we continue with #DMVReads, a feature designed to help readers share the best local stories with one another. It’s simple: Share your favorite local story of the day with the hashtag #DMVReads and we’ll feature the best in a lunchtime blog post.

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To get you started, here are a few of today’s worthwhile local reads:

The 51st state...Mayor Vince Gray will lead a local delegation before a New Hampshire legislative committee as the start of a new effort to get the District statehood, the Los Angeles Times reports..

The rat population has exploded around the Occupy DC camps since protesters began their vigils there, according to the District’s Department of Health.

When the team is winless, anything is a possibility...Wizards Extreme analyzes trades and firings the team needs to make in the wake of an 0-8 start.