The First Step to Safer Schools Is Funding Them

“There’s going to need to be more resources down the road,” according to West Palm Beach, Florida Police Chief Sarah Mooney.

‘Considerable Dysfunction’ Roils Disney World’s Local Government

There’s been massive turnover in the tech department that serves a heavily-visited Florida locality few tourists have ever heard of.

Justice Dept. Reaches Deal With West Palm Beach on Its ‘Welcoming City’ Resolution

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Emergency quarantine on Louisiana’s fragile coast ... Nashville to scale-back free school lunches ... N.Y.C. launches new bicycle-safety pilot project ... and recent storms won’t help Turlock, Calif.’s water supply woes.

Treating Disaster Response Like a Trauma Patient

“We begin recovery the minute we start response,” according to the Maryland Emergency Management Agency's executive director.

In White House Meeting With Governors, Trump Emphasizes Preference for Arming School Staff

The president at one point had a tense exchange with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee over the issue. Mental health and background checks also came up during the discussion.

Stalled Effort to Ban ‘Bump Stocks’ Illustrates Challenge of Changing State Gun Laws

The debate over the past few months illustrates how difficult it will be for gun-control advocates to enact other changes state by state.

Florida Sheriff: 'We Need to Defeat Every Threat on Campus'

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Santa Monica's 'whack-a-mole' game with Airbnb violators; South Carolina attorney general asked to investigate 'out of state imposters'; a new regional crisis stabilization unit in Arkansas; and Detroit's awful potholes.

The Rush to Replenish Blood Supplies After Mass-Casualty Events

An estimated 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood. Less than 10 percent of that population actually do.

Governors Press for Exemptions From Expanded Offshore Drilling

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has gone silent after excluding Florida from a draft lease sales plan, but letters criticizing that decision’s “arbitrary” nature keep coming in.

Florida Is Off the Offshore Drilling Expansion Table. Now Other States Want Off Too.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s new exemption for the Sunshine State will likely lead to lawsuits over its arbitrary nature.

Trump Administration Eyes as ‘Much as Possible’ for Expanded Offshore Drilling

A number of state and local officials are opposing the leasing of previously protected waters.

These Cities Have the Nation’s Top-Ranked Real Estate Markets

A new report from the Urban Land Institute and PwC shows that compared to the biggest markets, smaller-sized cities are surging.

U.S. Senate Passes $36.5 Billion Disaster Aid Bill

The legislation will next go to the White House for President Trump's signature.

Two City Leaders Reflect on Hurricane Response and Recovery

“You can complain about government 364 days of the year,” according to Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said. “But on that one day that you need us to be at our best, we better be at our best.”

How Tech and Data Boosted Florida’s Response to Irma

Some of the tools and strategies the Sunshine State used to prepare for and recover from a big hurricane.

Why It’s Hard to Punish ‘Bad Samaritans’

Thousands attended a funeral for Jamel Dunn, a Florida man who drowned in a pond while teens recorded and mocked him. Lawmakers in Florida and Arizona now want to make it illegal to not try to help someone in an emergency.

Florida’s Largest City Faces ‘Trifecta’ of Problems as Irma Exits the State

The hurricane swamped Jacksonville with flooding said to be the worst in 100 years.

More Than 10 Million People Lost Power in Florida

Thanks to Hurricane Irma, the electrical grid in the southwest part of the state will need a “wholesale rebuild.”