How D.C.’s Workforce System Ditched Its ‘High Risk’ Federal Designation

“Our turnaround has been focused on people,” said the director of the District of Columbia’s Department of Employment Services.

In an East-of-River Revitalization, D.C. Takes Lessons From Across the Country

In developing a key parcel in a historically underserved community, Mayor Muriel Bowser is working with experts from the Rose Center to ensure development supports current residents.

Route Fifty at SXSW: Our Interview With D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser

“People live there, people start businesses in Washington, D.C., and we want people to come check out what we have to offer,” Bowser told Route Fifty in an interview at SXSW.

DARPA Tests Dirty-Bomb Hunting Ambulances

The detectors in Washington, D.C., gathered about 100,000 hours of data and traveled a total of about 150,000 miles.

This Tool Helped D.C. Police Better Allocate Resources Throughout Inauguration Weekend

Geospatial data aggregation informs day-to-day police work and security for large events.

How D.C.'s Police Department Is Trying to Improve Data Analysis and Sharing

The Metropolitan Police Department is using a cloud-based records management and moving toward a computer-aided dispatch systems.

The Mayoral Optics of ‘Small Business Saturday’

The annual event is usually a great way to connect with the community. But was D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s choice of where to kick things off a good idea?

The Next Fight to Expand Voting Has Already Begun

Before the 2016 race ends, advocates for automatic registration are already eyeing new efforts in Illinois, Nevada, and elsewhere.

D.C.’s Foster Care App Illustrates the Importance of a Mobile-First Mentality

Many government agencies shy away from mobile apps, but the District of Columbia's Child and Family Services Agency recognized that’s just what it needed.

‘Resilient Cities’ Look to Address Social Inequality as a Function of Other Environmental, Economic Stresses

Louisville, Kentucky, sees a link between its most pressing problems and poorest neighborhoods, and it’s not alone.

Feds Issue Emergency Safety Directive for D.C. Metrorail

As the FTA continues to rebuke WMATA over safety, the transit agency lays out a difficult—but necessary—plan to make badly needed repairs.

Why Cities Need to Care About Native Plants

Across the U.S., groups are working to fend off invasive species by helping local ones take root.

As Denver Hits Transit High, D.C. Digests Its Metro ‘Death Spiral’

New rail lines spark excitement out west, but some aging systems back east are in big trouble.

D.C.’s New 51st State Push; Waco vs. Its Wildflowers

Also in our State and Local weekend news digest: Higher speed limit tradeoffs; Mississippi’s new church “protection” law; and Honolulu’s shopping cart containment proposal.

D.C. Takes Its War on Potholes Mobile

GIS mapping will be used in this year’s “Potholepalooza” to speed up repairs while keeping residents in the loop.

Turning Stormwater Runoff Into Everyone's Business

D.C.’s marketplace for stormwater retention credits wasn't taking off, but a new investment could change that.

D.C. Metro's New General Manager: Troubled Agency Must 'Confront Some Hard Truths'

Commuters in the nation's capital have lost confidence in their once-proud transit system. Can Paul Wiedefeld save WMATA from its death spiral?

When the Soft Power of Naming City Streets Sparks Conflict

From time to time, an ordinarily non-confrontational municipal function can become something very much out of the ordinary.

Online Repository Boasts Nearly 10,000 Federal, State and Local Criminal Justice Datasets

The Sunlight Foundation’s 'Hall of Justice' launched after 18 months of information gathering and programming.