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.
The number of U.S. residents—legal and undocumented—born in Mexico has dropped slowly since a peak of 11.7 million before the Great Recession, to 11.3 million in 2017, but the decline of 300,000 between 2016 and 2017 is rare.
A common message in many states: ‘Save a trip, skip the line and renew online.’
Governor Jerry Brown is pushing the boundaries of what a single state can do to combat the threat, which grows more tangible with each record wildfire and hurricane.
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.
In California, a large-scale pilot program will test the concept of "food is medicine" with a thousand patients who have congestive heart failure.
Starting in October 2019, an algorithm will grade pretrial defendants to guide whether they should be released before trial.
Some have been wearing devices to measure alertness and impairment.
The scooter wars are an embodiment of the “ask for forgiveness, rather than permission” mantra.
In California, officials have destroyed thousands of the illegal pot plants they say Mexican cartels were growing on public land.
Emails describe wireless speeds so slow there was “no meaningful functionality,” raising questions as the company attempts to compete for first responders’ business.
Legislation under consideration in California would require publicly traded companies based in the state to put women on their boards.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Albuquerque mayor goes undercover ... Mass. city’s missing parking meter money … and Neb. uses fentanyl in an execution.
The confusion in June primary elections in Maryland and California—caused by computer glitches and human error—show what could happen if foreign adversaries successfully hack voter registration information, experts say.
The state wants to add every city and county government to its automated threat feed program in the next three to four years.
Some states and localities are more ready to deal with an economic downturn than others.
CERT volunteers have played a prominent role in responding to California wildfires in recent years.
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