“We’ve been basically building this airplane as we fly it,” said one local official as he discussed his county’s efforts to implement recreational marijuana legalization.
The Colorado State Patrol develops relationships with the community and grows its online presence by posting humorous topical videos, a project spearheaded by one of its public information officers.
Following in the path of lawsuits brought against tobacco companies in the 1990s, cities and states are seeking to use the courts to hold fossil fuel companies liable for damages caused by climate change.
Nevada City, California, used to advertise its “bargain” parking meters. Now they’re getting more expensive to protect the town against an existential threat.
COMMENTARY | When tens of millions of people all have the same problem, it’s not a failure of individual initiative.
Deportations will start with migrants who are under removal orders signed by an immigration judge.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | California fails to pass bill for clergy reporting sexual abuse … Potential hurricane to hit the Gulf Coast this week … Maine considers forming a public utility monopoly.
The decision ends weeks of turmoil over the census matter, with the president ordering government agencies to turn over records to the Department of Commerce that will enable the agency to count the number of non-citizens in the United States.
Lessons from early American colonies might provide best practices and cautionary lessons for future settlements on other planets.
But no one can agree on just how many. Now lawmakers are introducing a bill to change that.
The state has enough marijuana to satisfy buyers for more than six years.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Court rules former Missouri governor did not violate transparency laws … San Jose mayor calls for oversight of PG&E … Officials in Seattle’s King County violated state sanctuary law by sharing information with ICE.
We're mostly oblivious to how our actions are received, and that's a problem.
The East Coast suffered most from high-tide flooding, which can occur even on calm, sunny days, according to new data from the federal government.
COMMENTARY | The plan acknowledges that southwestern states need to make deep water use reductions to prevent Colorado River reservoirs from declining to critically low levels.
Election technology companies design voting machines. But are they secure?
A research partnership between the University of Arkansas and the state's Department of Transportation uses seismic imaging to help officials visualize the earth beneath the ground.
A new exhibition looks back at the period of grand urban design and social reform in New York City, Boston, and Chicago.
Federal authorities want more effective warnings about life-threatening disasters.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Asking for federal help after California earthquakes … Oregon legislature funds SNAP benefits for farmers’ markets … Connecticut considers construction funding.
Help us tailor content specifically for you: