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.
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.
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In Arkansas and other states, city and county associations have led a full-out charge against the pharmaceutical industry.
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.”
The Trump administration's escalating trade disagreement with China doesn't bode well for eight counties with high unemployment.
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The pilot has helped 11 jurisdictions obtain cybersecurity expertise they wouldn’t otherwise have, Washtenaw County’s innovations and process improvement manager explains.
Communities selected for StriveTogether have demonstrated a commitment to ensuring kids have a strong start in life.
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It’s a factor state and local policy makers may want to account for.
You can’t always out-engineer the uncontrollable forces of water. But Walla Walla, Washington has—thus far—been pretty fortunate in its efforts to tame a local stream.
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The legislation will rekindle the Secure Rural Schools program and beef-up Payments in Lieu of Taxes.
Many of the new Texans hail from other U.S. cities.
“This seems to be the beginning of a return to population dispersal after a decade or so of clustering into cities and the biggest metropolitan areas,” said William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution
In a decentralized election system with more than 10,000 separate jurisdictions, the onus for security is on local officials.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings are the only city officials to individually sign on.
The agency has its hands full with 21 disasters in 14 states, which means federal assistance may arrive slowly in the event of yet another national emergency.
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