‘Puppy Mills’ Targeted by One State, Activists Seek Others

States and cities move to ban retail sales of “puppy mill” dogs.

Ed Lee's Legacy in San Francisco

The city's first Asian American mayor died Tuesday, leaving behind a broad legacy of liberalism—and fraught compromises with the tech industry—on housing, education, the environment, and immigration.

Wild Turkeys Drawn to Their Reflection Highlight an Unusual Human Policy Challenge

Building design can easily confuse avian creatures. Here are steps to keep birds of various feathers from flocking together where you don’t want them.

8 Ways to Improve Communication In Your Office

There is nothing more important to master than our ability to effectively communicate with each other in pursuit of advancing organizational and individual goals.

U.S. Mayors Push for Dream Act by Year’s End

Democratic senators signaled they’re willing to increase border security to get a deal done, so long as a “pathway to citizenship” is assured and additional immigration enforcement provisions tabled.

How to Avoid a Sexual Harassment Claim

Not only do you not engage in unwelcome behaviors, you understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that no one else engages in them.

Trump Shrinks Two National Monuments in Utah

The decision significantly reduces public land designated by prior presidents.

Supreme Court Will Hear 2 Cases Impacting State Government This Week

From the Tenth Amendment to the First, civil rights to states rights, a lot is at stake for state and local governments.

Gig Economy Gives Child Support Scofflaws a Place to Hide

Even in states where employers are required to report contractors, companies such as Uber and Lyft still aren’t following the rules, and state officials have few ways to make them comply.

Justice Department, Chicago Continue Their Immigration Compliance Dance

A month after the Trump administration was stopped from withholding public safety funds from the city for its “sanctuary” policies, it’s now targeting a different law enforcement grant.

The Red-State Revolt Spreads to Oklahoma

Republican voters soured on tax cuts in Kansas. Now a similar budget crisis is playing out in Oklahoma, and in a string of special-election wins, Democrats are taking advantage.

Fresno Officials Offer Amazon an Unusual Set of Keys to the City

As Chicago dangles $1.32 billion in personal income tax diversions in hopes to land the HQ2, a bid from California's fifth-largest city promises something very different.

Is America’s ‘Best Idea’ at Stake?

Republicans and the Trump administration are trying to reduce the number of national monuments, which would put once-protected land up for commercial use.

Public Defenders Fight Back Against Budget Cuts, Growing Caseloads

Public defenders say the funding problem they’ve been shouting about for years is at a crisis point.