Indiana County Returns Artifacts Taken From Tribal Graves

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Kentucky’s AG threatens lawsuit over education board reorganization; an obscure Texas election code; and Minnesota’s meth problem.

A Republican Mayor’s Efforts to Tame Suburban Sprawl in His Community

Carmel, Indiana, Mayor Jim Brainard, who has built a lot of traffic roundabouts, has reservations about the Trump administration’s infrastructure proposal.

Why Some States Are Making Short-Term Training Free

Officials in Indiana and Kentucky say college scholarships for occupational training programs will help fill open jobs.

What South Bend’s Mayor Discussed With Facebook’s CEO During a Special Driving Tour

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Minneapolis mayor vs. police chief; Texas pension disagreement; and venomous spiders move north into Michigan.

Redefining the First Responder: Reducing Readmission with Proactive Paramedicine

In a guest article, the fire and emergency services chief in Fishers, Ind., discusses how his department is “at the crossroads of public safety, public health and public service.”

Making It Easier for Public Fleets to Adopt Use of Alternative Fuel Vehicles

So long as state and local governments are willing to get creative with funding mechanisms, a two-to-three year return on investment is easily attainable, National Association of Regional Councils environment committee members discussed on Monday.

A Cautionary Case Study for Governors Looking to Defund Planned Parenthood

What are state governments doing to prevent a repeat of a public health crisis like the one that’s hobbled Scott County, Indiana?

Indiana’s Medicaid Experiment May Reveal Obamacare’s Future

The state’s health-care system was expanded under the Affordable Care Act. Now, it may serve as a model nationwide.

GOP Has Strong Showing in Gubernatorial Races

Republican candidates win in Ind., Mo., N.H., Utah and Vt.; Democrats win in W.Va. and Wash.; N.C. too close to call.

Navigator Award Finalists: Jim Sparks and Team, Indiana Geographic Information Office

Leading a state effort to successfully aggregate datasets from all of Indiana’s 92 counties.

Navigator Award Finalists: Jim Landers and Team, Indiana Legislative Service Agency

Leading the way to evaluate the costs and benefits of economic development tax credits.

Can Public Art Solve Pressing Urban Issues?

Mayors are using an unusual tool to address issues like environmental stewardship and public safety: public art.

3 Characteristics of a 21st Century Government

According to the mayor of Fishers, Indiana, “internal alignment around core values” is important to reduce tensions between the legislative and executive branches.

What Happens When You Warn Students About Their Loan Debt?

Research suggests that students say no to loans when they’re told how loans could weigh on them in the future. Yet in some cases, borrowing less may make it harder for students to graduate.

London Mayor Invited to Speak at U.S. Mayors’ Annual Meeting

Sadiq Khan will likely have something to say about the Islamophobia and the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign if he accepts.

Rural Indiana Town Battles HIV Epidemic; North Dakota ‘Man Camps’ Face Closure

Also in our State and Local weekend news digest: Oregon’s $6.5 billion website lawsuit; Uber’s big settlement with L.A., S.F.; and Rhode Island’s DOT consulting fees.

Why States Want Skills-Based Job Markets Amid Globalization and Digitalization

During a panel discussion in D.C., Colorado’s governor and Indiana’s former governor show why states are often better than the feds at adapting policies to fit the changing digital economy.

Are States Obligated to Provide Expensive Hepatitis C Drugs?

New hepatitis C drugs boast cure rates of at least 95 percent. But states are restricting their use for Medicaid patients and prisoners because the cost is so high.

3 Qualities Government Leaders Should Learn From Millennials

The mayor of Fishers, Indiana, thinks government has a lot to learn about pursuit of passion, risk-taking and staying connected from this oft-maligned generation.