Atlanta’s Ransomware Attack Has Lingering Impacts

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Some Kansas higher ed funds restored … Louisiana state lawmakers have fist fight … Michigan leaders have unexpected revenue to use.

Atlanta Mayor Asks Her Entire City Hall Cabinet to Resign

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Good news for state DOTs; Calif.’s homeless college student crisis; awaiting new political bombshells in Mo.; and energy sector fuels new growth in N.D.

As Atlanta Recovers From Ransomware Attack, Georgia Looks to Boost Cyber Collaboration

The state will soon offer information security training local governments should consider to help avoid a crisis of Atlanta proportions.

Atlanta Mayor: Ransomware Attack ‘Is a Test of Our National Security’

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Okla. schools prepare for teacher walkout … Ariz. governor suspends Uber’s AV testing … Va. Beach city manager’s heated text about a state official … and N.J.’s Pulaski Skyway waiting game.

Why Amazon Can’t Pick Dallas, Austin or Atlanta for Its HQ2

It’s morally imperative that Jeff Bezos throw out these three bids and instead set his sights on a city that will be a home to everyone—one that truly values inclusivity and diversity.

Rule Change Would Help Low-Level Offenders in Atlanta

Critics, including the city’s mayor, have pointed to the role cash-bail plays in sustaining a two-tiered system of justice.

The High Costs of Atlanta’s Massive Airport Power Outage

As the general manager of the world’s busiest air hub vows to fix redundancy and communication problems, Delta Airlines plans to seek tens of millions in compensation.

Dockless Bike Share Is Not a Sign of the Apocalypse

With the new technology all but inevitable, cities of all sizes are scrambling to build the right policies and social norms.

Voting Systems Used in Georgia Prompt Lawsuit to Void Special Election Results

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Getting rid of 26,000 tons of highly flammable fiber waste in a Maine town; Portland, Ore., police disband horse-mounted unit; and overlapping local ID programs in Illinois.

How the I-85 Collapse in Atlanta Could Be an Opportunity

The structural failure of a busy section of interstate highway in Georgia’s car-reliant largest capital city could have a silver lining.

Major Fire in Atlanta Causes Interstate Highway Bridge to Collapse

Drivers in and around Georgia’s largest city are going to face difficult commutes “for the foreseeable future.”

Want to Build a Smart City? Partnerships Are Key

US Ignite, Verizon, Intel and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed told a SXSW gathering that it’s all about a driving commitment to partnerships.

Where Sprawl Makes It Tougher to Rise Up the Social Ranks

Dense metros tend to offer more economic opportunity than less compact cities do.

Mapping America's Renters

A new map provides a detailed look at the nation’s twofold housing crisis.