Engaging Teens With More Than Just a Summer Job

The Summer Youth Enrichment Program in Prince George's County, Maryland, aims to help teenagers long-term.

Emerging Plan Would Rework Payments for Forest Counties

Two senators are working on a proposal meant to get local governments in logging country off a funding "rollercoaster."

Testing Out Faster and Flexible Ways to Deploy Homeless Shelters and Services

Modular housing pilot projects in King County, Washington aim to create flexible and replicable prototypes of how to expand the number of beds and provide 24/7 case management.

Polling Places Remain a Target Ahead of November Elections

Nearly a thousand polling places have been closed in the five years since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down key parts of the Voting Rights Act.

Most Texas Localities Are Still Growing a Year After Hurricane Harvey

A new Moody’s report shows that a combination of reconstruction, continued population growth and federal assistance have helped.

How Some State Capitals—And State Capitols—Honor County Governments

In some seats of government, pay attention for special seals, street names and even dioramas that honor counties.

Verizon Faces Heat Following Fire Department’s Data ‘Throttling’ During Blazes

Emails describe wireless speeds so slow there was “no meaningful functionality,” raising questions as the company attempts to compete for first responders’ business.

Revitalizing Health in Rural Appalachia

How a Tennessee county improved community health after the area's lone emergency department closed.

Learning From a False Alarm

How a North Carolina county used an accidental active-shooter alert to improve its policies.

In North Carolina, Voters Help Choose Design for Voting Stickers

A design contest in Durham County attracted 30 submissions for a new "I Voted" sticker.

When Wildfires Strike Rural Places Wary of Tax-Funded Firefighting Operations

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Calif.’s secret DMV location for lawmakers … a plan to consolidate N.J. school districts … and a lawsuit over a “secret deal” in Miami Beach.

Preparing for the Inevitability of the Next Recession

Some states and localities are more ready to deal with an economic downturn than others.

More Counties Join PILT Class-Action Lawsuit Against the Feds

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Fact-checking Trump’s claims on Calif. wildfires … a big N.M. groundwater ruling … and Detroit’s dismal rental inspection compliance.

This Georgia County Integrated GIS With Its Transportation System to Improve Mobility

State freeway projects and traffic from nearby Atlanta create congestion only artificial intelligence can handle.

Champion of '211' Call Centers Set to Lead National Counties Group

“I’ve become, maybe, a fanatic about 211,” says San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox, who's expected to be the next president of the National Association of Counties.

$380 Million of Election Assistance Money Only Goes So Far

An official with the U.S. Election Assistance Commission on Friday acknowledged some of the limits to what the funding can achieve.

Measuring Diversity in Local Government Leadership

A new project from Engaging Local Government Leaders compiles self-reported diversity data from 2,000 local governments.

Local Courts Scramble to Deal With Juror No-Shows

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Ohio governor vs. agribusiness … London Breed’s first day as San Francisco mayor … good news for parched Arizona … and Idaho’s 8,000-pound exemption.

Income Is More Than Just a Product of Location

A new tool shows state to state, county to county, and city to city differences but offers an even more comprehensive picture.