Explore Route Fifty's 2017 Newsmap

Along the Seward Highway near Portage, Alaska

Along the Seward Highway near Portage, Alaska Michael Grass / Route Fifty


Connecting state and local government leaders

We have a big country to cover. Take a look at what we wrote about this past year via our interactive map.

As 2017 winds down and a new year starts, we here at Route Fifty, like many publications, have been taking a look back at the year that was, the stories we wrote and the issues we’ve been following.

As has been a Route Fifty tradition since we launched in 2015, we’ve plotted our state and local stories on a map allowing you to explore our national editorial footprint.

The United States is a large place and while the Route Fifty editorial team is small, we can still cover a lot of ground in year. What you see on the map below is not everything Route Fifty published in 2017. As our loyal readers know, we feature stories from our partners at Atlantic Media and organizations doing work in the state and local government space. Those stories are not plotted, nor are news roundups and some other Route Fifty stories where we couldn’t necessarily pinpoint a location associated with the story, like a city hall, agency office, state government building or the bridge in Ulster County, New York, that Gov. Andrew Cuomo demolished back in January.

While our team was regularly out on the road covering stories, Route Fifty physically didn’t get to all the locations on the map, but the miracle of modern telecommunications helps us cover more territory.

So, explore the United States via our 2017 editorial coverage, from the small town of Morton, Washington, to the halls of power in Washington, D.C. Below the map, you can also scroll down through our coverage alphabetically by location.

Onward to 2018! Thanks for reading.

Aberdeen, South Dakota

Ada County, Idaho

Albany, New York

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Alexandria, Virginia

Alpena, Michigan

Alpine, California

Altamonte Springs, Florida

Ames, Iowa

Ammon, Idaho

Anchorage, Alaska

Annapolis, Maryland

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Arlington, Virginia

Atlanta, Georgia

Augusta, Maine

Austin, Texas

Avon, Colorado

Avra Valley, Arizona

Baltimore, Maryland

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Bears Ears National Monument, Utah

Beaumont, Texas

Bend, Oregon

Bismarck, North Dakota

Boise, Idaho

The Massachusetts State House in Boston (Michael Grass / Route Fifty)

Boston, Massachusetts

Boulder, Colorado

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Buffalo, New York

Butte County, California

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Campbell County, Tennessee

Carmel, Indiana

Carson City, Nevada

Cary, North Carolina

Casper, Wyoming

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Charlottesville, Virginia

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Chicago, Illinois

Cincinnati, Ohio

Coalwood, West Virginia

College Park, Maryland

Collier County, Florida

Columbia, South Carolina

Columbus, Ohio

Concord, New Hampshire

Cook County, Illinois

Cortez, Colorado

Covington, Kentucky

Cumberland, Maryland

Dallas, Texas

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Davenport, Florida

Dayton, Ohio

Denver, Colorado

Depoe Bay, Oregon

Detroit, Michigan

Des Moines, Iowa

Douglas County, Oregon

Dover, Delaware

Flying overhead a wildfire near the California-Nevada border (Michael Grass / Route Fifty)

Doyle, California

Du Pont, Washington

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Erie County, New York

Erie County, Pennsylvania

Flagstaff, Arizona

Frankfort, Kentucky

Frederick, Maryland

Fremont, California

Fresno, California

Gardiner, Maine

Gary, Indiana

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Gresham, Oregon

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Hartford, Connecticut

Helena, Montana

Hennepin County, Minnesota

Honolulu, Hawaii

Houston, Texas

Humboldt County, California

Humboldt County, Nevada

Huntington, West Virginia

Hysham, Montana

Igloo, South Dakota

Independence, Kansas

Indianapolis, Indiana

Iowa City, Iowa

Ironwood, Michigan

Jacksonville, Florida

Jefferson City, Missouri

Jerome, Arizona

Juneau, Alaska

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kanawha County, West Virginia

Kansas City, Kansas

Key West, Florida

Knoxville, Tennessee

Lake Mille Lacs, Minnesota

Lake County, Florida

Lansing, Michigan

La Porte, Indiana

Las Vegas, Nevada

Little Rock, Arkansas

Long Beach, California

Longmont, Colorado

The Los Angeles River (Michael Grass / Route Fifty)

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles County, California

Loudoun County, Virginia

Louisville, Kentucky

Macomb County, Michigan

Madison, Wisconsin

Madras, Oregon

Malaspina Glacier, Alaska

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

Memphis, Tennessee

Mesa, Arizona

Miami-Dade County, Florida

Miami Beach, Florida

The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine's North Woods (Timothy B. Clark / Route Fifty)

Millinocket, Maine

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minot, North Dakota

Montgomery, Alabama

Montgomery County, Maryland

Morton, Washington

Mount Desert Island, Maine

Multnomah County, Oregon

Muscatine, Iowa

Napa County, California

Nashville, Tennessee

New Bedford, Mass. (Timothy B. Clark / Route Fifty)

New Bedford, Massachusetts

New Orleans, Louisiana

New York City, New York

Nogales, Arizona

Northeast Harbor, Maine

Oakland County, Michigan

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Orange County, California

Orlando, Florida

Orrick, Missouri

Olympia, Washington

Paintsville, Kentucky

Palm Beach County, Florida

Pennington County, South Dakota

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Phoenix, Arizona

Pikeville, Kentucky

Pineville, Kentucky

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Portage, Alaska

Portland, Oregon

Providence, Rhode Island

Puyallup, Washington

Raleigh, North Carolina

Richmond, Virginia

Riverside, California

Rochester, New York

Rochester Hills, Michigan

Sacramento, California

Sacramento County, California

Salem, Oregon

Salt Lake City, Utah

San Antonio, Texas

San Bernardino County, California

San Diego, California

San Diego County, California

San Francisco, California

San José, California

San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Mateo County, California

Santa Cruz, California

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Monica, California

Santa Rosa, California

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Scott County, Indiana

Seattle, Washington

Sedro-Wooley, Washington:

Shelby County, Tennessee

Show Low, Arizona

Snoqualmie, Washington

Snoqualmie Pass, Washington

Sonoma County, California

Springfield, Illinois

St. Augustine, Florida

St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis County, Missouri

St. Louis Park, Minnesota

St. Paul, Minnesota

Stockton, California

Stowe, Vermont

Syracuse, New York

Tallahassee, Florida

Tamarac, Florida

Tampa, Florida

Topeka, Kansas

Trenton, New Jersey

Tucson, Arizona

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Ulster County, New York

Vail, Colorado

Ventura County, California

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Washington County, Oregon

Washington, D.C. (Local Stories)

Washington, D.C. (Federal / Intergovernmental Stories)

Washington County, Wisconsin

West Sacramento, California

Westchester County, New York

Wise County, Virginia

Wyoming, Minnesota

York, Pennsylvania

Yuba County, California

Michael Grass is Executive Editor of Government Executive's Route Fifty and is based in Seattle.

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