A Supreme Court Case That Will Affect Every Aspect of National Life

COMMENTARY | Can the federal census form ask whether each member of a household is a U.S. citizen?

Union Doesn't Need to Refund Fees to Local Government Workers, Federal Judge Rules

The lawsuits against a California union local are just two of many being filed against public sector unions across the country.

America’s Tech Hubs Still Dominate, But Some Smaller Cities Are Rising

Despite established urban tech hubs, some smaller cities are attracting high-tech jobs with lower living costs, unique talent pools, and geographic diversity.

Trump Alters Electoral College Debate in States

Since the 2016 election, Democrats in a number of states have been pushing lawmakers to adopt a compact to give a state's electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote. Will Republicans join the cause?

Southern, Western Counties Growing Fastest, Census Says

Four of the top 10 fastest-growing counties are in Texas, according to new population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

This State Could Require Public Employees to Live Where They Work

Lawmakers in Illinois are debating a residency requirement for all new state employees.

Basing Laws on Nothing Is Easier Than Using Evidence

COMMENTARY | Partnerships between policy makers and researchers could improve the lives of millions—but they’re harder than you think.

Abandoning a Dog During a Hurricane Would Become Illegal Under State Proposal

A Florida bill proposes possible jail time or fines for leaving a dog tethered outside in a storm.

Midwest Farmers Suffer After Floods: ‘I Got My Life in This Ground’

Levee breaches along the Missouri River mean that farmers' fields not only flooded in March, but could be vulnerable for months to come.

For One City’s Public Housing Work Requirements, Study Reveals High Compliance, Low Wages

Work requirements for public assistance have recently attracted attention from the Trump administration and others.

ICE Enforcement Numbers Show States Where Deportation Most Likely

Lower priority is assigned to states and cities that offer sanctuary to undocumented immigrants, study finds.

The Utter Inadequacy of America’s Efforts to Desegregate Schools

In 1966, a group of Boston-area parents and administrators created a busing program called METCO to help desegregate schools. They thought of it as a quick fix to a passing problem. But the problem hasn’t passed, and METCO isn’t enough to fix it.

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.

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.

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.