$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.

New Battleground Emerges Over State, Local Government Union Fees

Workers are seeking refunds after a recent Supreme Court ruling. The legal wrangling threatens to ensnare states and localities.

A Part of the U.S. Where Younger Counties Are on the Rise

Overall, the nation's median age has been getting older. New Census Bureau data shows which region is bucking that trend the most.

'Dumping the Pump' to Promote Public Transit

Across the country, more than 150 transit systems are promoting ridership and thanking customers as part of the 13th annual National Dump the Pump Day, an initiative by the American Public Transportation Association.

Data, Police and Mental Health: How a Pennsylvania County Helps People in Distress

Mental health co-responder programs are increasingly common in law-enforcement agencies across the country, due largely to declines in the resources available to mental health providers that have forced police officers and sheriff’s deputies to take on additional responsibilities when answering calls.

This Utah Library System Will Distribute Overdose-Reversing Naloxone to Residents

Distribution of the kits is an extension of a previous push to train library staff to spot the signs of an opioid overdose and administer naloxone directly to library patrons in distress.

Warm Weather Prompts Snake Warnings Throughout the U.S.

The uptick in visible slithering reptiles has prompted cities and counties to warn residents that warmer weather and increased rainfall can force snakes out of their holes and into backyards, pools and homes.

This Florida County Will Use Drones for Mosquito Control

Lee County is one of 10 government entities participating in a federal drone pilot program, but will be the only one to deploy the technology for pest control.

The Other Local Economic Impact of the Kilauea Eruption

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | A new idea to fund state pensions in Kentucky … this California county has the most wind turbines in the nation … and Atlantic City’s worst days are behind it.

As Courts See Local Flood of Opioid Lawsuits, Litigation Strategies Can Vary By State

In Arkansas and other states, city and county associations have led a full-out charge against the pharmaceutical industry.

Dozens More Counties Join Opioid Lawsuits

The new lawsuits aim to “recover millions of dollars lost due to opiate addiction and drug overdoses that have taken so many lives in this country and greatly affected the lives of many.”

Chinese Tariffs Will Hit California's Most Vulnerable Counties Hardest

The Trump administration's escalating trade disagreement with China doesn't bode well for eight counties with high unemployment.

Hawaii Volcanic Eruption Sends Lava Into Subdivision

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Ariz. teacher walkout ends … Mich. State University bond rating downgraded … Mo. special session to look at Greitens allegations … and relief in Albuquerque.

CISO-as-a-Service’s Fate Will Be Decided by Michigan’s Localities

The pilot has helped 11 jurisdictions obtain cybersecurity expertise they wouldn’t otherwise have, Washtenaw County’s innovations and process improvement manager explains.

29 Local Governments Selected for Childhood Development Partnership

Communities selected for StriveTogether have demonstrated a commitment to ensuring kids have a strong start in life.

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.”