Health & Human Services

Nation’s First Opioid Trial Promises Long Odds, High Drama

The public will finally hear the details in suits accusing Big Pharma of false marketing.

Infrastructure

$831 Million Project to Repel Invasive Fish From Great Lakes Gets Army Corps Greenlight

One advocate describes a “race against time” to block Asian carp, which pose a threat to native wildlife.

Public Safety

Lawmakers Take a Hard Look at Facial Recognition Technology

One expert estimates a quarter of American law enforcement agencies have facial recognition capabilities, but the technology remains largely unregulated.

Sponsor Content

Perils And Payoffs On The Path To Customer-Centric Digital Government

Digital interactions are an opportunity for governments to delight, add value, and strengthen the relationship with citizens. Read this study to learn government’s top priorities for digital CX in the next 12 months.

Management

State Prohibits Schools From Using Native American Mascots

Maine became the first state in the country to outright ban schools from using Native American mascots and imagery, though other states have passed similar, less strict measures.

Finance

The City That’s Giving People Money

COMMENTARY | Randomly selected Stockton residents are receiving $500 a month. The experiment might prove that guaranteed income works.

Finance

Senate Passes $19 Billion Disaster Aid Bill

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Code for America turns ten and looks for a new leader … New mayor says Chicago suburb’s bureaucracy in shambles … Louisiana braces as Midwest flood waters flow south.

Management

The Disparities In Investment Found Across One City’s Neighborhoods

A new study highlights sharp differences in capital flowing to poor and wealthy and minority and white areas in Chicago.

Management

Separated by Design: How Some of America’s Richest Towns Fight Affordable Housing

In southwest Connecticut, the gap between rich and poor is wider than anywhere else in the country. Invisible walls created by local zoning boards and the state government block affordable housing and, by extension, the people who need it.

Tech & Data

Are We Having The Right Privacy Conversations?

COMMENTARY | How we value our privacy has a lot to do with what we get in return. This is true in both the private and public sector.

Infrastructure

What We Fight About When We Fight About Parking

The urban economist Donald Shoup collects reports of violence that erupts over parking spaces. To him, disputes between drivers are signs of a bigger problem.

Management

Investigation Fails to Determine if Virginia Governor Was in Racist Photo

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Arizona prison whistleblower asks for more transparency … Idaho cuts one-third of its administrative code … California takes action on homelessness.

Management

Frigid Offices Might Be Killing Women’s Productivity

As their goosebumps have long suggested, women perform better on tests of cognitive function at toastier room temperatures.

Infrastructure

Ranking the Country's Parks

Washington, D.C. dethroned three-time defending champ Minneapolis in the latest version of the ParkScore index, released this week by the Trust for Public Land.

Management

It’s Not Just the Citizenship Question—the Digital Divide Could Hurt the Count of Latinos by the Census

Fear of government, a question about citizenship, and uncertain internet connections have created the perfect storm for an undercount of the Latino population, a new report argues.

Finance

Congress Must Give States The Tools To Rebuild America’s Infrastructure

COMMENTARY | The federal government hurt state and local governments’ ability to invest in our failing infrastructure last year; now they have a chance to correct that mistake.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure Talks Between Trump and Democrats Crumble

The two sides had planned to sit down Wednesday to talk about a possible $2 trillion package.

Management

How Rural Areas Like Florida’s Panhandle Can Become More Hurricane-Ready

COMMENTARY | Better preparation can help make communities more resilient in the face of major disasters.