More states are adopting software that allows sexual-assault survivors to track their evidence kits.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Mississippi city to stop jailing people unable to pay fines … Michael Brown’s mother loses council race in Ferguson, Missouri … New Mexico bans coyote-killing contests.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Chicago elects a new mayor ... Keeping public comments alive at a Nebraska county board ... Disaster relief disagreements stall bill.
As legislatures approved new firearm laws over the last year, some counties have resisted, calling themselves Second Amendment 'sanctuaries.'
New research finds that automatic expungement of nonviolent criminal records could be a boon for eligible offenders, but few apply when the process is complicated.
Only 24 percent of North American agencies reported using analytics to process mobile data like photos and videos, according to a new Cellebrite survey.
Family Tree DNA was criticized for secretly working with the FBI. Now it’s explicitly asking potential customers to help law enforcement.
New research from the Rockefeller Institute suggests that banning specific types of weapons is a less effective means of gun control than restricting access for at-risk buyers.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | 'Congestion pricing' coming to New York City ... Reconsidering allowing homeless people to live in cars ... Cracking down on child care fraud.
GOP lawmakers in at least eight states join fight against capital punishment.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Dialed-back housing plans ... An Inland Port Authority lawsuit in Salt Lake City ... A paramedic proposal in Florida.
Civil rights advocates allege defendants are stuck in Philadelphia jails as court officials flout state guidelines.
In early tests of its augmented reality training software, a Texas-based company made first responders perform faster and more accurately.
In the wettest winter on record, 19 states experienced some of their highest levels of precipitation for the month of February, NOAA reported this week.
The president has given his team high marks for previous emergency response efforts.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Ore. governor signs statewide rent control bill … Ariz. governor is “pro-vaccination and anti-measles” … and Fla. toll road expansion
ANALYSIS | Vernon Madison has no memory of murdering a police officer.
COMMENTARY | A controversy in Arizona is a portent of future public-policy fights.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Alaska localities decry governor’s budget cuts … a Texas city with 400,000 people and no transit system … and Ohio River flooding.
As states reduce prison sentences and try to limit the number of people incarcerated, governors say they also must drill down into the next steps needed to help people remake their lives.
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