Small Town Mayor Impeached, Kicked Out of Office, Then Reinstated and Reelected

It was a classic local political power struggle, in miniature perhaps, but still bruising.

Iowa Treasurer Wants Senate ‘Scoundrels’ to Pay $2.2M Sexual Harassment Settlement

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP: N.J. township nixes Jewish religious boundary; ACLU balks at Maine governor's Facebook use; remembering Talkeetna, Alaska's cat 'mayor'

Iowa City, Va. Beach and Tulsa Among Cloud Innovation Challenge Winners

Amazon Web Services’ “City on a Cloud” competition recognized 15 U.S.-based innovators among 19 awardees.

Losing Planned Parenthood

In Iowa, Republicans say women can go elsewhere for family-planning care. But are health-care facilities actually prepared to fill the gap?

Police Officers in Iowa Decry GOP Plan; Austin Mayor’s Open Letter on ICE’s ‘Secretive Raids’

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Florida’s Everglades are at an environmental “tipping point”; snowplow driver shortage in Maine; and Oklahoma governor’s sales tax expansion.

Iowa Gov. Supports State Preemption on Minimum Wage; Can Syracuse Block City-County Merger Plan?

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Winning and losing municipalities in Conn.; Pa. State Capitol vandalized; and Wash. state assesses data-sharing vulnerabilities.

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?

Iowa Gov. Details $110 Million in Budget Cuts; Hope vs. Reality in Olympia

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: More state legislative updates; L.A. legal settlements strain city finances; and Denver police horse euthanized after neglect.

Iowa Gov. Up for Raising Minimum Wage; Wyoming's Record-Low Local Revenue Capacity

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Expanding Baltimore's Howard Street Tunnel; a Michigan county bribery scandal; Dakota Access Pipeline arrests questioned.

Navigator Award Finalist: Jason Kemp and Team, Home Base Iowa

Helping military veterans and families advance their careers through government collaboration, while also shrinking the Hawkeye State’s skills gap.

Data Reveal Progress on Online Voter Registration in These States

Here's how states are trying to maximize efficiency for election officials and facilitate the registration process for voters.

Iowa's Data Center Appeal

The state has used tax incentives to make construction more attractive.

Is America's Deficient Bridge Problem Getting Better or Worse?

Federal data show the number of "structurally deficient" bridges in the nation has declined since 2005. But about 60,000 still need critical repairs.

Securing the Border in Texas With More Cameras; A Solution for Flint's Lead Problem?

Also: A one-person anti-bullying office in Iowa and a godly natural disaster-prevention plan in Tennessee

Seattle’s Rubber Antennas Spark Privacy Concerns; Dark Fiber Obligations in West Virginia?

Also: A new California state worker survey and Cedar Rapid’s hazardous materials highway.

Some States Focus on Residencies to Address Doctor Shortages

The positions help states that have spent millions of dollars to train medical students keep them.