Still No Suspect in NYC Explosion; FBI Investigating Minnesota Knife Attack as Possibly Terror-Related

Also in our State and Local Weekend Digest: Alabama and Georgia declare states of emergency after gasoline spill; PennDOT credits app with $11M savings; Illinois governor may veto Chicago mayor's pension plan

Mayors From 70 Cities Try to Solve the World’s Problems

Do municipalities hold the answers to climate change, terrorism and the global refugee crisis?

What Are License-Plate Readers Good For?

Automatic plate-readers catch few terrorists or violent criminals, but do plenty of harm to low-income communities of color.

Emergency Management Lessons Learned From the San Bernardino Attack

Social media helped spread misinformation during the crisis, necessitating the establishment of points of contact.

Push for ‘No Fly List’ Gun Sales Ban in California; Chicago Awash in Police Misconduct Stories

Also: Twin Cities Star Tribune takes on the rural-urban political divide and helping out drought-plagued New Mexican farmers by making hemp legal.

California Weighs Stricter Gun Laws

The state’s regulations are already among the tightest in the country. But whether more regulation can stop terror or mass shootings is another question entirely.

In Wake of Paris, How Prepared Are U.S. States, Cities?

Experts say that smaller U.S. cities may lack the resources needed to prevent or react to an attack.