Breakfast links: Second term approaches
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Obama takes one step for DC rights:
President Obama has agreed to place "Taxation Without Representation"
plates on the presidential limousine for his second term. President Clinton used them, but Bush removed them; Obama did not restore them during his first term. (DCist)
Norton asks for statehood, again:
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton has introduced a DC statehood bill
in the House of Representatives, as she has several times before. Her bill reached a vote only once, in 1993, when it lost 153-277. (Post)
Better biking past the White House:
The Secret Service has agreed to better accommodate cyclists
going through the White House area, including storing temporary barriers more consistently and parking vehicles out of the way. (CCCT)
New housing won't have free parking:
A new affordable apartment complex in Alexandria will not provide free parking
, but a paid parking lot. Neighbors worry they will park on the street, and the 2 new councilmembers voted against the plan. (WAMU)
Maryland will consider bottle bill:
Maryland Delegate Maggie McIntosh wants to create a refundable deposit
for cans and bottles. Supporters say it will significantly reduce litter in the Anacostia and Baltimore Harbor. (Trash Free Maryland)
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