The number of pedestrians killed on U.S. roadways is up—by a lot.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Seattle City Council OKs employee head tax … prosecutor drops charges against Mo. governor … and Detroit sues downtown’s largest landowner.
Health & Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration has traced the outbreak to a farm in Hyde County, North Carolina.
Tech & Data
The Georgia Army National Guard has a cyber readiness inspection coming up and wants a contractor to spend the summer helping it get ready.
Whether it’s in high schools or vocational training, “we’ve got to find a better pipeline, and the federal government needs to be part of that partnership,” said National League of Cities president Mark Stodola.
Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long highlighted some of his agency's limits when it comes to preparing communities for natural disasters.
The public-private partnership wants one up and running in the next six months.
The high court made clear that state legislatures have a “dual sovereignty” with their federal counterparts.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Possible early season tropical system … S.C. bag tax preemption … Minneapolis may increase age to purchase tobacco … and Baltimore’s incinerator reliance.
The proposals would have required American Water to make new disclosures on political contributions and lobbying.
Officials in Hawaii, for good reason, want you to steer clear of the danger zone on the Big Island. But a location on the mainland shows what can happen when lava oozes across the landscape.
Already hit by falling agricultural commodity prices, retaliatory tariffs would effectively kick producers while they’re down.
Health & Human Services
In Arkansas and other states, city and county associations have led a full-out charge against the pharmaceutical industry.
The bill, passed by committee, requires that the offenses be somehow related to an individual’s public employment.
All three major components of personal income—work earnings, transfers such as Social Security benefits, and property income—rose over the past 10 years. Among the factors that shape personal income, effects vary by state.
To be eligible for the matching grant program, employers must be recruiting for “quality jobs,” paying at or above the state’s median wage.
The prospect of making changes to federally-backed drinking water and sewer lending programs is proving to be controversial.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | CVS move surprises transit agency … Philly jury’s $10 million award … a ‘breakthrough compromise’ in Alaska … and Idaho's new grizzly bear season.
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