Public Safety

What We Can Learn From Tuesday’s Orderly Tsunami Evacuations

The 7.9 magnitude earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska didn’t cause major damage but the local response underscores some important lessons in emergency preparedness.

Management

The Leading Challenge Many U.S. Mayors Say Their Cities Are Facing

Based on the latest Menino Survey of Mayors, it’s “not just a coastal problem, but a problem everywhere.”

Health & Human Services

The CHIP Reauthorization Saga Is Over But the Damage Has Already Been Done

State officials aren’t likely to forget this episode of Congressional paralysis—and the precedent it set—any time soon.

Sponsor Content

Are You Really Agile?

What does it mean to be agile? What practices, patterns or approaches should organizations employ (or avoid) in their quest to become more agile?

Management

#MeToo Movement Has Lawmakers Talking About Consent

Many states will grapple with legislation to establish affirmative consent standards — known as “yes means yes” — and rewrite rape and sexual assault laws.

News

Has the Tide Turned Against Partisan Gerrymandering?

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday struck down the state’s maps as too heavily biased toward Republicans, the latest ruling in a new and contentious battle over legislative districts.

Finance

Route Fifty’s 2018 Management Survey Shows Different Attitudes on Budgeting Practices

Three-quarters of local government respondents said their organization would benefit from priorities-based budgeting.

Tech & Data

Montana Governor's Executive Order Ties Net Neutrality to State Contracts

STATE & LOCAL ROUNDUP: Louisiana governor’s “ugly” budget; explore Florida's unsolved homicide cases; and why Lincoln, Nebraska will see big benefits from New York's future subway cars.

Tech & Data

Oakland’s Website Overhaul Is Underway

A new Design League embedded with city departments is helping identify which services to digitize.

Health & Human Services

The Big Challenge Public Health Officials Face as ‘Flint Registry’ Launches

A new federally-funded initiative seeks to connect residents impacted by the drinking-water crisis to wellness and recovery programs and resources.

Management

Route Fifty’s 2018 Management Survey Results Are In

Among our takeaways: senior personnel need to open a dialogue with rank-and-file employees.

Finance

Craft Beer Is the Strangest, Happiest Economic Story in America

Corporate goliaths are taking over the U.S. economy. Yet small breweries are thriving. Why?

Management

Trump's Environmental Actions Spark Resistance in Many States

From pesticide regulations to land use policy, Democratic leaders in states across the country spent 2017 fighting President Trump on the environment, a conflict that shows no sign of letting up this year.

Finance

State and Local Jurisdictions Step Up to Fill Federal Void During Shutdown

As the impasse continues on Capitol Hill, some governors vow action to keep national parks open with their own resources.

Public Safety

What a Nuclear Missile Attack On Hawaii Would Look Like

A blast over Honolulu would be catastrophic. That doesn’t mean the government shouldn’t help the public prepare for one.

Management

Utah Mayor Accused of Using Physical Intimidation in Workplace

WEEKEND NEWS ROUNDUP: Baltimore mayor fires police chief; student loan forgiveness for volunteer firefighters; regional flu variations; and mixed reviews for Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota.

Tech & Data

Virginia Enters 2nd Year of On-Demand Traffic Intelligence Experiment

Standardized data is allowing the state to make more informed transportation decisions more often.

Tech & Data

Building Upon a Decade of Deploying Small-Cell Solutions to Improve Connectivity

After successes in Colorado ski towns and canyon dead zones, there’s a new push in Denver as the metro area moves toward 5G.

Management

Los Angeles City Hall Really Needs a New Graphics Designer

The job requirements surprisingly do not include experience with Microsoft Paint.

Management

Worker-Training Issue Leaves Show Me State Vulnerable This Winter

An important part of the snow-removal process: People to operate the plows.