STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Republican walkout in the Oregon legislature … Illinois law enforcement concerned about marijuana DUIs… Austin appropriates for new homeless shelter.
COMMENTARY | A tech entrepreneur wants to track the residents of a high-crime American community.
The 287(g) program has significantly expanded since 2017, stoking controversy about cost and transparency. Now, sheriffs have to decide if they want to renew their agreements with ICE.
A new report from the Council of State Governments shows that many minor violations of parole or probation come with a high price tag, as they often lead to people ending up back in prison.
The 7-2 ruling affirms an exception to “double jeopardy” protections, finding that states and the federal government are “separate sovereigns” with the ability to prosecute an individual for the same offense.
Baltimore Mayor Jack Young suggested that letting young people settle their differences in a boxing ring might stop people from shooting each other. But would an intervention like that really make a dent in the murder rate?
A new online tool compiles NOAA water-level data and storm forecasts to help coastal residents prepare for floods.
Native Americans and Latinos also die in police shootings at a disproportionately high rate.
COMMENTARY | The saying has become a deadly American fantasy.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Vetoes of anti-abortion legislation … Rhode Island senate votes to ban ‘ghost guns’ … New Jersey regulators reject pipeline application.
The scorecard reviewed data from California’s hundred largest cities to find statewide trends on where police departments are struggling.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Court OKs eminent domain for pipeline in Iowa … Nebraska governor vetoes Census commission … Denver mayor’s race decided in run-off.
Middle and high-school students in North Carolina can anonymously report safety tips by app in the coming school year as part of a partnership between the state and nonprofit Sandy Hook Promise.
Following the death of 12 people in a Virginia Beach mass shooting, the Virginia governor will reintroduce a package of gun control bills rejected by lawmakers this year.
But industry advocates say more comprehensive legislation is needed, beyond proposed spending restrictions.
The California county lost 13 employees in a terrorist attack in 2015. Earlier this year, officials released reports about how they responded to the challenges they faced.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | San Antonio regulates scooters … Analysis looks at what bills pass in states with mixed-party control … Alabama legislature passes seatbelt bill.
In Grand Rapids, Michigan, the city commissioners are considering an ordinance that would make it a misdemeanor to call the police on people of color for “participating in their lives.”
De-escalation techniques can prevent potentially deadly interactions between police and residents.
A new app allows firefighters to track in real-time their exposure to dangerous substances.
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