Management

A 51st State? The District of Columbia Aims for its Star

Washington, D.C. leaders made their case for statehood at the first U.S. House of Representatives hearing on the issue in 25 years, while Republicans raised concerns about corruption and fiscal stability.

Management

Why Isn’t Trump Helping the Autoworkers?

COMMENTARY | The president has been happy to stand up for manufacturing employees on the campaign trail, but has done conspicuously little as GM workers go on strike.

Management

How City Failures Affect Trust in Climate Planning

Cities may struggle to gain support for climate action plans because they haven’t dealt with infrastructure issues that regularly afflict residents.

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Public Safety

State Attorneys General Combat At-Home Rape Testing Kits

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Connecticut governor plans to end religious vaccine exemptions … Undercover cop in St. Louis sues city … New Mexico moves to make college free for residents.

Infrastructure

Transit to the Trailhead: Bus Service in a Recreation Corridor Takes Off

Oregon’s Department of Transportation has seen strong demand among riders for buses that run between Portland and the Columbia River Gorge.

Public Safety

Dispatching a 'Battle Buddy' to Help Distressed Veterans

An initiative in Joliet, Illinois, sends police officers with military experience to respond to calls for service involving veterans who need help.

Public Safety

Six U.S. Cities Make the List of Most Surveilled Places in the World

A new report found that CCTV surveillance is increasing in certain areas of the U.S., with one city government watching its citizens from 35,000 cameras.

Management

As Trump Moves to Revoke California Emissions Authority, State Leaders Poised to Challenge

President Trump announced his plan Wednesday to strip California of its ability to set vehicle emissions standards, which have become the defacto national standard.

Management

As Texas Cracks Down On Abortion, Austin Votes To Help Women Defray Costs

The Austin City Council is setting aside $150,000 in city funds to help local women seeking an abortion pay for related costs, such as transportation or child care.

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Reparations Are Essential to Eliminating the Substantial Wealth Gap Between Black and White Americans

COMMENTARY | The average white family owned more than nine times as much total wealth as a black one in 2016.

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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.

Management

Kansas Eases Rules for Adults to Get Technical Training

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | California bans state travel to Iowa … Muslim mayor detained at airport … County in Virginia fuels EMS vehicles with wrong gas.

Management

Eight Ideas to Help You Regain Control at Work

It’s great to be busy, but excessive busyness comes from a flawed approach to your situation.

Health & Human Services

Advocates Push Back on Trump Administration Call for 'Humane Policing' of Homeless People

Ahead of President Trump’s trip to California this week, the administration has outlined strategies including housing deregulation and increased law enforcement involvement.

Management

High School Students are Less Likely to Attempt Suicide if They Trust Adults, Study Says

New research about rural high school students found that suicide prevention should involve fostering strong connections to adult staff members.

Public Safety

Money for Silence: A Gag Order Policy with Legal Settlements Divides a Local Government

An executive order signed by Baltimore Mayor Jack Young says the city can’t offer “unreasonable” nondisclosure agreements to people who sue the city and work out agreements—but the city council might try to ban them outright.

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.