Infrastructure

Air Ambulances Woo Rural Consumers With Memberships That May Leave Them Hanging

Nationwide, state insurance leaders and politicians have raised alarms about the slickly marketed membership campaigns.

Infrastructure

Why Do City Dwellers Love to Hate Scooters?

COMMENTARY | Electric scooters draw a lot of hate, but if supported well by cities, they have the potential to provide a widespread and beneficial mode of transportation.

Management

To Rein in Cities, Texas Tries to Ban Their Lobbying

Anti-lobbying efforts illustrate the chasm between statehouses and cities.

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Application Monitoring for On-premises, Hybrid, & Multi-cloud Environments

How can you successfully monitor all your applications, no matter where they are?

Management

Federal Spending on Kids Falls, as More Dollars Flow Toward Older Adults and Debt

The findings are included in the latest edition of an annual report. “In a sense in our budget, we’re treating kids worse and worse,” said one of its authors.

Management

First Auto Workers Strike in 12 Years Affects Plants in Nine States

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | New York considers combining IDs and credit cards with smart chips … Kentucky governor won’t provide details on plane trips … Boston debates ban on protester masks.

Infrastructure

Report: Federal Flood Program Takes Years to Complete Home Buyouts

The five years it takes to complete a buyout of homes damaged by floods is too lengthy for many homeowners to endure, a new Natural Defense Resources Council study says.

Health & Human Services

Tightening Requirements for Vaccine Exemptions

Under a new law in California, state public health officials will have final authority over the validity of children's medical exemptions for vaccinations.

Health & Human Services

Purveyors Of Black-Market Pharmaceuticals Target Immigrants

Immigrants are purchasing a wide array of illegal medications in black markets that are common in California, Arizona, Maryland, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.

Management

Dreaming Big for a Risky Hemp Crop

Many first-time hemp growers don’t have buyers.

Management

Un-Corrupting City Hall

These cities all suffered notorious municipal scandals. What have officials and voters done to tackle corruption and keep it from happening again?

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Management

Virginia AG Says Couples No Longer Need to Disclose Race on Marriage Licenses

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Florida legal marijuana push raises more than $1.2 million ... Gun rights protests in Columbus, Ohio ... Drugstores and drug distributors ask for a new judge in opioid lawsuit.

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Cyber Threats and Elections: What You Need to Know

While cyber-enabled interference and election tampering continues to make headlines, coverage of the root cause can seem unclear due to the wide range of differing threats facing entities within an election’s ecosystem.

Tech & Data

A City Looks at Wastewater for Clues in the Opioid Fight

Tempe, Arizona tests the waters to glean data about the spread of dangerous drugs.

Health & Human Services

The Private Option

One company has become the biggest provider of jail health care. Sheriffs are worried: “If you’re the only dance in town, you can pretty much call your own shots.”

Health & Human Services

How This State Is Using a 'Netflix Model' to Treat More People for Hepatitis C

Louisiana partnered with a pharmaceutical company to provide hepatitis C treatment to Medicaid and incarcerated patients at a fixed cost.

Health & Human Services

Obesity Rates Are Highest in These Nine States

Obesity rates continue to grow, particularly in the South and Midwest, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Management

Don't Move People Out of Distressed Places. Instead, Revitalize Them

A new study shows that place-based policies are key to helping people in distressed cities, where investments should be tailored to local economic conditions.

Management

Southern States Have Shuttered 1,200 Polling Places Since 2013

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | States brace for Trump clean-water-regulation rollback … Michigan teacher pay stagnates … Alaska’s summer of warning-bell warming.

Management

Free Preschool, Longer School Days and Affordable Day Care Help Keep Moms in the Paid Workforce

COMMENTARY | Mothers are more likely to be full-time employees in states where child care is more affordable. In states with more expensive child care, more mothers worked part-time.