Local officials in D.C. recently convened a convention to draft a constitution that would put the city on the path to statehood. Under the plan, the District would adopt a new name: "New Columbia." But some of those who've been on the front lines of the fight for statehood aren't thrilled about how the process has worked so far - and where it might be going.
It’s the part of the newspaper where we recall lives lived — from global leaders who wielded massive influence to quirky locals who captivated their communities. In 2009, the obituary pages included a prolific television pitchman, a giant of American news broadcasting and a sharp-tongued political leader who doubled as a celebrity chef. We celebrate the stories of those who who left us in 2009.
- Adam Bernstein Obituaries Editor, Washington Post
- Ann Wroe Obituaries Editor, The Economist
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