Washington D.C. jumped six spots in this year's America's Best Cities rankings, which judge cities on 23 metrics sorted into six categories.
Internal communications shed new light on the Rockefeller Foundation’s decision to stop funding the global climate nonprofit, and hint at what might come next.
COMMENTARY | Instead of giving cash assistance to poor families, states are widening the racial divide.
“Jobs need beds,” so tech workers moved to cheaper towns.
A new report estimates state expenditures will grow to $883 billion and rainy day funds will reach $68.2 billion in fiscal 2019.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | New Jersey mandates panic buttons for hotel housekeepers … Florida allows paramedics to carry firearms … Mayor in Maryland resigns amid racist bullying.
Bosses who reject suggestions harshly can shut up their employees, research suggests.
Along the East Coast, states and companies are joining to make big investments in port upgrades, as the region eyes a decade of job growth tied to renewable energy.
The findings come as more Americans are working longer into old age.
Baltimore Mayor Jack Young suggested that letting young people settle their differences in a boxing ring might stop people from shooting each other. But would an intervention like that really make a dent in the murder rate?
COMMENTARY | Americans are hypochondriacs, yet we skip our checkups. We demand drugs we don’t need, and fail to take the ones we do. No wonder the U.S. leads the world in health spending.
Based on census boundaries, ways of life, and physical characteristics, respectively, three new definitions offer a composite portrait of American suburbia.
Only a handful of people have started investment funds that focus on operating businesses.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Alabama may eliminate an elected state school board … Oregon tries to manage a growing wolf population … A men-only retreat stirs controversy.
Taxpayers won't be able to write off contributions they make as charitable donations, if they receive tax credits in return.
Travel from China to the U.S. fell for the first time in over a decade. That could mean money lost for big cities as well as smaller places near national parks.
The state launched the iKan app as a way to make it easier for residents to renew driver’s licenses or vehicle registrations. A state official said it also ended up generating new revenue.
A new online tool compiles NOAA water-level data and storm forecasts to help coastal residents prepare for floods.
Homes have gotten bigger, but Americans aren’t any more pleased with the extra space.
COMMENTARY | A future with driverless cars means people will have more options to avoid driving on their own, beyond trains, planes, and buses.
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