Southern States Slowly Embracing Harm Reduction to Curb Opioid Epidemic

Activists are convincing conservative Southerners to buy in to needle exchanges.

President Trump Suggests 'Sanctuary Cities' Take Migrants

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Ohio passes fetal heartbeat abortion ban ... A proposal to move lobbyists in St. Louis ... Legal challenge to the tax for homeless services in San Francisco.

The Uncertain Future of D.C.’s Cherry Blossoms

The cherry trees at the Tidal Basin look beautiful, but daily flooding at high tide and crumbling infrastructure are threatening their survival.

FCC Announces $20 Billion Rural Broadband Fund

At a briefing with President Trump, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai also said the agency will move forward with a 5G wireless spectrum auction at the end of the year.

Factories, Coal Mines Bring Income Relief to Some States

New per capita income numbers show how national policies and international markets directly affect state and local pocketbooks.

State's Denial of Custom License Plate Triggers Free Speech Lawsuit

At issue is the phrase “come on you whites,” an English soccer team motto California's DMV says has possible racial connotations.

Texas Can Keep Secret Execution Drug Supplier, Court Rules

The Texas Supreme Court found that disclosing where the state has obtained the drugs "would create a substantial threat of physical harm" to the companies.

'Phone Addicts' Are the New Drunk Drivers, Report Says

An analysis of driver behavior data found that drivers are growing more distracted by their devices.

Arizona Now Recognizes All Out-Of-State Professional Licenses

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Man arrested in Louisiana church fires ... Officials still digging into a Durham, North Carolina explosion that killed one man ... A spring snow blankets much of the Midwest.

U.S. Education Dept. Sued Over Blocking Access to Advocacy Group’s Website From Within Office Building

Alleged Wi-Fi block violates the First Amendment and the Administrative Procedure Act, complaint argues.

How American Mothers Balance Work and Family

COMMENTARY | For many working women, motherhood is a major interruption to their career. Some eventually work their way back up to full-time work, but there are many other paths that women might follow.

Mapping the Digital Curb

A data mobility company released an open-data initiative that maps the physical features of curbs in six cities, with the goal of reducing congestion and improving accessibility.

Opioid Treatment Programs Gear Up to Provide Suicide Care

Increasing evidence shows the nation’s suicide and opioid epidemics are entwined.

This City's New Bike Lane Law is ‘Bikelash’-Proof

A Boston suburb now mandates the addition of protected bike lanes on all streets due for planned street upgrades.

Chicago Mayor-Elect Steps Back in Battle Over Massive Real Estate Deals

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Ohio lawmakers pick sides on how best to run sports gambling … Connecticut launches interactive campaign to cut red tape … Georgia to provide $1.5 million in free menstrual products.

Solar Power More Than Doubled in Many Cities, Report Finds

Los Angeles topped the list of cities leading in solar power installation.

Trump Order Puts State Power Over Pipeline Approvals in Crosshairs

The president charges that there’s “state level abuse” with a certain Clean Water Act certification needed for natural gas pipelines and other energy projects.

Federal Lawmakers Want to Fund Cyber Upgrades for State and Local Governments

A bill introduced Monday would create a grant program for cash-strapped states that want to bolster their digital defenses.

Solving for Unproductive Workplace Conversations

These are the conversations where everyone talks and no one listens.