Health & Human Services

Most Hospital ERs Won’t Treat Your Addiction. These Will.

In most places across the country, opioid addicts can't get addiction medication in ERs. But some have started to do things differently.

Smart Cities

The Interstate Corridors Most Primed for Autonomous Trucks

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Massachusetts State Police indictments … Boise’s renewable energy goal … and Vermont EMT apprenticeships.

Management

Revitalize Your City By Helping Retrain Workers

COMMENTARY | Leaders need to focus on cultivating and supporting startup growth, while also helping people get the skills to work in new environments.

Management

Drop in Mexican-Born Immigrants Attributed to Hostility Here, Opportunity There

The number of U.S. residents—legal and undocumented—born in Mexico has dropped slowly since a peak of 11.7 million before the Great Recession, to 11.3 million in 2017, but the decline of 300,000 between 2016 and 2017 is rare.

Finance

Deficit Laden Federal Finances Stir Uncertainty for Future State Aid

Low Federal Reserve interest rates are a concern as well when it comes to how the nation will respond to the next recession.

Tech & Data

Predicting Obesity From a City's Infrastructure

An artificial intelligence algorithm found a correlation between green space and obesity in several cities.

Management

Pentagon Declares War on Scooters

After seven rental scooters were abandoned at the Pentagon following this year’s September 11 remembrances, police say they will begin impounding the unauthorized rides. Bikes, too.

Infrastructure

A N.C. City’s Last-Ditch Effort to Fill 5,000 Sand Bags in 5 Hours

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Michigan mayor wants state of emergency for traffic … Bay Area workers living in RVs get designated parking … and a Texas mayor kills alligator with one shot.

Tech & Data

Navigator Award Finalists: The Tech Innovators

Route Fifty's Tech Innovator Navigator Award finalists is an impressive group that is revolutionizing how communities handle everything from sewage to voting. We're excited to share the efforts of this impressive class of technologists with our readers.

Smart Cities

Introducing Resident-Centered Autonomous Vehicle Pilots

The Knight Foundation aims to take projects out of the hands of car companies in five cities.

Infrastructure

During Hurricanes, Solar Proves to Be Resilient

During Hurricane Florence, as in past storms, solar-power installations fared well.

Management

Towns Pick Up the Tab for U.S. Forest Service Staff

Some town governments in Colorado's mountains are setting aside money to pay for U.S. Forest Service employees, hoping the extra staff can better maintain national forests that are crowded with tourists each summer.

Management

Mitigating Flood Impacts With Resiliency Parks

How a New Jersey city is combating flood risks with comprehensive parks planning

Tech & Data

North Carolina Warns of Post-Storm Waze Errors

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Flea infestation in a Maryland state office building … New Orleans surveillance camera expansion … and a mayor’s unlawful city stationery use.

Management

Navigator Award Finalists: The Leaders

The leaders we are celebrating in 2018 have developed unique jobs programs, honed advanced management techniques and implemented preventative in-home healthcare that saves money and lives.

Finance

State Lawmakers to Congress: Butt Out of Online Sales Taxes

The National Conference of State Legislatures is asking leaders on Capitol Hill to refrain from legislating around the recent South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. Supreme Court decision.