Health & Human Services

More U.S. Women Dying From Childbirth. How One State Bucks the Trend.

California has focused on maternal health, including targeting problems that arise during labor and delivery and using data collection to quickly identify deficiencies.

Management

Good Reminders for Any Manager Leading a Team

Retaining top talent isn’t just about salary. It can also hinge on excitement and boredom.

Management

San Diego City Council Does an About-Face on Airbnb Rules

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Hep A jump in Florida county … calls for “forensic audit” of Philly’s IT infrastructure … and should corrupt lawmakers have names stripped from roads?

Sponsor Content

Critical Infrastructure: Securing Election Systems

As state governments ramp up to secure voting infrastructure for the 2018 midterm elections and the 2020 elections, many government officials are faced with the challenge of securing a breadth of systems and process, such as voting registration, voter capture devices, and tabulation of results.

Finance

A New Look at Seattle's Minimum Wage Hike

A new update by researchers re-examines Seattle's increase to a $15 minimum wage over a three-year period.

Public Safety

Support for N.D. Marijuana Initiative Outweighs Opposition, Poll Finds

Ballot Measure 3 includes an unusual provision that would automatically seal criminal records for marijuana offenses.

Management

Few People Want to Be Poll Workers, and That’s a Problem

A 2016 survey showed that the poll worker shortage faced by local elections officials has gotten worse, while current workers skew older. How can jurisdictions hire younger people to sign up for these gigs?

Management

Election Day Security Chat Room Will Be Open to More Than 3,000 County-Level Officials

The chat room will operate on an unclassified level and invite participation from across U.S. counties, a federal official said.

Health & Human Services

‘Nightmare Bacteria’ Brings Worries in Kansas

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Struggling to recover after Hurricane Michael … firefighter overtime pay in L.A. County … and a growing trash rebellion in St. Paul, Minn.

Health & Human Services

Snapshots of America’s Homelessness Crisis in 4 Cities

From Seattle to Akron to Los Angeles and Minneapolis, here’s how local leaders and others are trying to provide shelter—or deny shelter—to those who desperately need stable housing.

Infrastructure

A World-Class Airport for the End of the World

New Orleans is building a state-of-the-art, billion-dollar terminal. But is it planning for a future doomed by climate change?

Tech & Data

Eliminating Tech Tribalism in Government

Are public sector agencies ready take tech collaboration to the next level? Our survey says government officials want to, but don’t know where to start.

Management

News Deserts Widen as Newspapers Shut Down

Researchers identified nearly 200 counties without any paper, weekly or daily, “creating a news vacuum for about 3.2 million residents and public officials.”

Management

Tough New DUI Law Brings Controversy

Later this year, Utah will become the first state to make it illegal to drive with a blood alcohol level of .05 or higher, rather than the .08 standard all the other states use.

Finance

‘Opportunity Zones’ Rules Help Bring Program Into Sharper Focus

Proponents of the initiative believe it could attract billions of dollars of new investment to struggling communities.

Finance

Marijuana Retail Sales See Biggest Month to Date in Colorado

But experts caution pot tax revenue doesn’t necessarily solve state budget problems.

Health & Human Services

Feeling Heat From Anti-Vaccine Parents, State Pulls Immunization Education Program

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | N.Y. Gov. Cuomo heads into deteriorating tunnel … San Francisco accounting errors … and ACLU sues judge over countywide homeless camp ban.

Management

FEMA Wants a New Way to Verify Survivors After Disasters

The new system will need to handle up to 750,000 cases at the same time to ensure survivors get what they need while fraudsters get shut out.

Public Safety

Ohio Town Debuts Smart Intersection Technology

The technology, a pilot project, debuted in Marysville, Ohio earlier this month.