When advocates now seek marijuana legalization, they also are focusing on investment in poor communities and fixing longstanding criminal justice problems.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | San Diego’s new Airbnb rules … a bizarre resignation in Oklahoma … and Denver’s big renewable energy pledge.
COMMENTARY | New data show impact of 2017 criminal justice reforms.
Several state legislatures are moving toward mandated changes in how police conduct photo line-ups.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Surge in Ohio, Ky. HIV cases … Colo.’s pollination corridor … and Maine Gov. LePage digs in his heels.
A recent incident in Oregon offers "a cautionary tale about dog ownership and fire danger this time of year."
A new law in Georgia discourages drivers from even touching a screen. Whether or not it improves safety, it could help break people’s phone habits.
The city’s police department is moving forward with the second phase of testing weeks after the initial pilot program ended amid concerns raised by civil liberties groups.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Rahm vs. Rauner … a plumbing problem in West Virginia … and business groups target a N.Y.C. Sanitation Dept. proposal.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Trillions of quagga mussels carpet Lake Michigan ... pulling back on San Francisco's citywide broadband ambitions … and New Mexico’s brain drain.
Despite ongoing court battles, the department last week announced new conditions for state and local grant applicants.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Ky. Gov. Bevin cuts vision and dental benefits … Wash. lt. gov. skewers Seattle Times edit board … Hawaii’s sunscreen ban … and a Dallas jail escapee’s easy escape.
Gov. Tom Wolf signed the "clean slate" legislation on Thursday. Other states are eying similar bills.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Calif. online privacy legislation … N.Y.C. rent hike vote … Cincinnati police cuts restored … and St. Louis targets illegal trash.
A company that uses sensors to recognize the sound of gunshots could help solve the epidemic.
A recent report from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office outlined a list of strategies for the Department of Housing and Urban Development to strengthen oversight and inspections.
A new report from The Pew Charitable Trusts highlights some of the reasons policy makers may want to tackle the issue.
Constitutional limits on local and state criminal fines, as well as "civil asset forfeiture" policies, are the focus of Timbs v. Indiana.
First responders will be able to find callers faster.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Philly’s sloppy accounting … high eviction rates in rural Minnesota … New Orleans short-term rental freeze … and Jersey City clears newspaper box “clutter.”
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