Management

Gone, But Not Forgotten: Wisconsin City's Snow Pile Finally Melts

A snow pile in Appleton, Wisconsin lasted until July 9, attracting attention from residents and local media.

Public Safety

Protecting Waikiki From Future Flash-Flood Destruction

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | San Diego’s new Airbnb rules … a bizarre resignation in Oklahoma … and Denver’s big renewable energy pledge.

Management

California Isn’t Expecting Policy Changes Under the New EPA Head

The court battle over the state’s strong fuel economy standards is still on.

Sponsor Content

Governing at the Intersection of People and Technology

Despite the growth of state and local government budgets following a post-recession slump, many agencies still struggle to attract and retain skilled workers. Competition from the private sector and lingering technological shortcomings are a few of the pressure factors. Still, there is much that can be done even under the constraints faced by public sector organizations. 

Health & Human Services

Summer Food Programs Face Challenges in Rural Areas

Paperwork, administrative burdens and transportation issues can lead to lower participation among children in rural areas, experts said at a House subcommittee hearing.

Infrastructure

Returning Federal Funds Could Leave a Bitter Aftertaste

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Madison mayor says county is blackmailing his city … Pa. school security secrecy law … and some good news for Colo. firefighters amid bad news elsewhere.

Management

Plenty for Local Leaders to Consider as Opportunity Zones Ramp Up

National Association of Counties members are told now is the time to get involved in attracting investment.

Management

Labor Shortages Necessitate Local Investment in Immigrant Workers

Typically paid less and working worse hours, the foreign born struggle to “upskill” themselves.

Public Safety

Louisiana No Longer Leads Nation in Imprisonment Rate

COMMENTARY | New data show impact of 2017 criminal justice reforms.

Health & Human Services

Replenishing a Food Desert, One Store at a Time

In Dayton, a community-owned and operated grocery store will set up shop in the heart of one of Ohio's largest food deserts.

Tech & Data

Census Should Be More Transparent About Cyber Protections, Former Officials Say

The Census Bureau will conduct its first largely online decennial census in 2020 but hasn’t said how it will secure the process.

Tech & Data

Md. Investigating Contract of Software Vendor Bought by Russian Oligarch

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Alaska plastic bag bans … concerns over city’s disclosure of overdose address information … and an Ill. county’s mumps outbreak is over.

Management

Champion of '211' Call Centers Set to Lead National Counties Group

“I’ve become, maybe, a fanatic about 211,” says San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox, who's expected to be the next president of the National Association of Counties.

Public Safety

Police Are Changing Lineups to Avoid False IDs

Several state legislatures are moving toward mandated changes in how police conduct photo line-ups.

Management

$380 Million of Election Assistance Money Only Goes So Far

An official with the U.S. Election Assistance Commission on Friday acknowledged some of the limits to what the funding can achieve.

Infrastructure

A Federal Court Will Deal With the Latest Flashpoint in the E-Scooter Wars

As Bird and other companies feel local regulatory heat across the nation, a recent legal action in Milwaukee is worth watching.

Management

Measuring Diversity in Local Government Leadership

A new project from Engaging Local Government Leaders compiles self-reported diversity data from 2,000 local governments.

Management

FEMA Acknowledges Shortcomings In Puerto Rico Hurricane Response

A new report also suggests that states and territories should shoulder more of the burden after disasters.