If the conditions are right, snow and ice can rip a path of destruction in Juneau, Alaska. This spring, Route Fifty explored an avalanche that came down Mount Juneau, which could have hit a neighborhood if circumstances were different.
Some prisons are rolling out new restrictions on inmates in an attempt to stem the flow of drugs. But critics say the policies may not be effective and unfairly target inmates and visitors while ignoring prison staff, who might also be to blame.
Also in our State and Local Memorial Day Weekend Digest: Near fisticuffs for lawmakers at the Texas State Capitol; Virginia may expand its DNA crime database; and Phoenix fixes its unenforceable lobbying rules.
In a guest article, the executive director of the National Association of State Procurement Officers shares how one state’s contracting improvements brought significant savings that materialized in multiple ways.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Why GE chose to relocate its HQ to Boston; ACLU pledges to fight Iowa’s new voter ID law; and this California city manager sweeps his city’s streets on weekends.