A New Look at Trends in Colorado’s Marijuana Market

The state provided a detailed update on the industry, which is clearing $1 billion in sales annually.

Five States To Get A Smart Tech Boot Camp

The states will be the first in the multi-year "Smarter States, Smarter Communities" learning lab, which grows out of National Governor Association Chair Brian Sandoval's 'Ahead of the Curve' Initiative.

Federal Drone Committee Faces ‘Kitty Hawk Moment’

The body’s lone local government representative discusses filling the late San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s shoes and keeping pace with technology.

FAA Awards $677 Million in Airport Improvement Grants

The 241 grants will fund 346 infrastructure projects, including runways, taxiways, aprons and terminals.

Ruling Against Colorado, Supreme Court Sidesteps Civil and Religious Rights

Instead, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission provided state and local governments a lecture on fair governance.

Drugged Driving Deaths Spike With Spread of Legal Marijuana, Opioid Abuse

Forty-four percent of fatally injured drivers tested for drugs had positive results in 2016, the Governors Highway Safety Association found, up more than 50 percent compared with a decade ago.

Tech-Minded Colorado Has a Bay Area ‘Poaching Strategy’

Those scraping by on six-figure salaries in Silicon Valley may be enticed by this ad campaign.

New Signs of Trouble Ahead for Colorado River Basin Water Managers

A warm winter and weak snowpack suggests that this “is the kind of drought we will have to deal with in the future.”

Why More School Districts Are Holding Class Just Four Days a Week

Today school districts in parts of 22 states use a four-day week, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Colorado Localities Challenge Energy Giants With New Lawsuit

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Curbing Atlanta City Hall’s “culture of political interference” … N.Y.C. officials look to boost Airbnb enforcement … more GOP leaders want Mo. governor to resign … and Pa. Turnpike to get “delicious vegan cookies.”

Cautious Optimism From Marijuana States Following Senator’s Trump Assurance

But “this president has demonstrated a willingness to go back on his word,” according to Washington state’s attorney general.

Colorado Uses Laser Measurement to Safely Inventory Road Signs

Keeping track of a state transportation department’s infrastructure, including where it’s located, has never been easier.

Colorado Lawmakers Poised to Oust 1st of Several Accused Harassers

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Statehouses grapple with clunky harassment policies; calls to lock up Mayor “Lawless Libby” in Oakland, Calif.; a dramatic end to the Allentown corruption trial; and an expensive affair for Nashville’s mayor.

Governors Want Room to Shape Health Care Innovation

Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper are making a second, bipartisan attempt at improving Obamacare and affordability.

Why ‘Cloud Seeding’ Is Increasingly Attractive to the Thirsty West

A National Science Foundation-funded study, conducted in Idaho, was the first to show real-world observations of silver iodide forming ice crystals inside clouds and falling out as precipitation.

Transit Agency Seeks to End Its Use of an Especially Lonely Job Post

Since Denver’s airport commuter rail line opened two years ago, problems with wireless technology prompted the use of human backups.

Another Gigabit City Takes Shape in Colorado

But some local officials remain apprehensive about how to proceed on a municipal solution.

Lessons From a Small-Town Bulldozer Rampage in Colorado

Marvin Heemeyer told four people that he was “just going to bulldoze the town.” They dismissed his threats as pure bluster.