Public Safety

L.A. Metro Will Deploy Millimeter Wave Scanners in Stations

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | W.Va. governor visits his state’s capital city … breaking ground on the Digital Crossroads of America Data Center … and a mayor’s Twitter tattoo bet.

Management

Where Black Homeownership Is the Norm

“We wanted our kids to grow up in a place where there are African-American role models other than their parents,” said one resident of community with a high black homeownership rate.

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. 

Management

Will Washington State Voters Make History on Climate Change?

The state could be the first in the union to adopt a carbon price by ballot.

Infrastructure

Thousands of Miles of Internet Cables Could Be Underwater by 2033

Rising sea levels could threaten internet access for millions of people, according to a recent study.

Smart Cities

Bridging the Public-Private Divide

COMMENTARY | The former smart cities manager for Redlands, California believes there’s an opportunity to accelerate public sector innovation—he just moved to the private sector to help make it happen.

Tech & Data

Verizon Names Indianapolis Its Final 5G Pilot City

Mayor Joe Hogsett welcomed the increased connectivity for residents, but just where it will occur hasn’t been made public.

Management

Contract Recommendation Prompts ‘Day Without Scooters’ in Santa Monica

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Albuquerque mayor goes undercover ... Mass. city’s missing parking meter money … and Neb. uses fentanyl in an execution.

Tech & Data

Tracking the Blanket of Unhealthy Air in the Pacific Northwest

While real-time data can’t clear the air of wildfire smoke, it can help people and agencies make smarter decisions.

Infrastructure

More Bridges Will Collapse

Two disasters in Europe are the latest examples of the decline of infrastructure—as an idea as much as a physical thing.

Management

Report: Many Cities Are Not Equipped to Go It Alone in the Trump Era

Despite calls for local control, communities are only given a limited set of tools and are facing historic fiscal pressures. That could be a looming problem for many cities, according to a new report.

Health & Human Services

For Addicted Women, the Year After Childbirth Is the Deadliest

In a study published this month, researchers tracked 4,000 Massachusetts women with opioid addictions for a year before and a year after delivery.

Management

In North Carolina, Voters Help Choose Design for Voting Stickers

A design contest in Durham County attracted 30 submissions for a new "I Voted" sticker.

Management

5 Former N.C. Governors: Proposed Constitutional Amendments ‘Must Be Stopped’

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | N.J. Supreme Court rules on police video access … stunning images of Carr Fire’s destruction … and why Fort Worth doesn’t envy Dallas.

Management

N.Y. State Wants to Help Its Municipalities With Recycling Strategy

Amid China’s new restrictions on recycling imports, Gov. Cuomo wants a better game plan for waste management in the Empire State.

Management

Despite Drop in Black Unemployment, Significant Disparities Remain

Fourteen states had black unemployment rates above 6 percent at a time when the national unemployment rate was 4 percent in June, according to a new Economic Policy Institute report.

Management

Instead of Razing Buildings, Some Cities Want to Reuse Their Bones

Cities across the country are looking at whether blighted buildings can be "deconstructed" instead of demolished, and whether this can help to create local jobs.

Infrastructure

Transit Advocates Question If Trump Administration Withholding $1.4B in Local Grants

The Federal Transit Administration said most projects haven’t met the grant requirements for consideration yet.

Tech & Data

Governments Need to Re-tool the IT Workforce (Again)

Leaders should encourage change agents, and those government workers will need to develop and maintain certain skills and capabilities.