STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Mich. governor hopes to end labor dispute … “green slime” surrounds ritzy Fla. community … and a new site for massive Minn. homeless camp.
A change in standards could be copied by other states, but has not yet gained enough traction in the state legislature.
A rescue website developed during Hurricane Harvey—and in use again during Hurricane Florence—wants to work more directly with local governments.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Sidewalk vending decriminalization in California … the most cost-effective bus lane enforcement … and Miami’s mystery fountain.
North Carolina's governor warned that inland residents now face life-threatening hazards.
Only eight railroads are expected to deploy positive train control, designed to prevent human-caused accidents, by the Dec. 31 deadline, according to a new GAO report.
With conditions worsen in the Carolinas, rescue personnel and power crews are ready to respond when it's safe to do so.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Chicago’s consent decree with Illinois AG … Arkansas governor defends Medicaid work rules … and a Portland flash-bang grenade burn tort claim.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | School districts still scrambling for bus drivers … Mich. county removes massive “fatberg” from sewer … and a Fla. city OKs a ban on lawn fertilizer.
Starting in July 2019, California will require retailers to conduct background checks on people buying ammunition.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Delaware’s opioid legislative package … a flotilla of boats vs. Fla.’s red tide … and a Wyo. county commissioner rescued from mountain.
Hurricane Florence, a category 4 storm, is the strongest to threaten parts of the East Coast in more than 20 years.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | San Francisco’s modular apartment plan … La. court blocks New Orleans art law … and “you can't use taxpayers' money to pay your tithe to your church.”
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Texas anti-tax activist wants higher taxes … Casper, Wyo.’s massive sale tax error … and a frozen “blob” prompts an Alaska highway relocation.
The district started using drones for more than situational awareness and eventually ended up expanding the fleet.
A new online tool offers a look at how choices by states could raise or lower the number of people behind bars.
Starting in October 2019, an algorithm will grade pretrial defendants to guide whether they should be released before trial.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Kansas ruling on citizen-initiated grand jury ... Seattle stuck in streetcar purgatory … and U.S. ports fear proposed crane tariffs.
In a place wracked by fires and floods, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers says that “we’re always educating ourselves on best practices” plus building up fiscal reserves to deal with the next disaster.
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