COMMENTARY | Sometimes, state and local governments don’t end up seeing the results they hoped for. Then what happens?
After success in one county, Minnesota is rolling out a statewide program that sends reminders to defendants about their court appearances.
Facing safety concerns, Jones County, Iowa found a way to preserve its famed hula hoop tree.
Local governments received $514 million last year through a program meant to compensate them for the property taxes they are unable to collect from federal lands.
In King County, Washington, a local lawmaker wants to spend $1 million to offer free bus tickets to homeless people to help them reunite with family.
The Facebook event may have started in jest, but local officials are bracing for mayhem.
A stress-busting course for caregivers offered by a New Jersey county aims to counteract the negative physical and emotional effects that come with providing support for a loved one.
Los Angeles County officials are hoping to replicate a successful pilot program that mated sterile male mosquitoes with biting females, leading to a reduction in the overall population.
In West Virginia, state law allows K-12 schools to offer virtual curriculum while maintaining their levels of per-pupil funding.
A humanoid robot named Pepper helps teach coding at Roanoke County Public Libraries, one of many branches across the country embracing the emerging technology.
Researchers found investment returns are likely affected by the size of the boards, the expertise of members and other factors.
A new survey highlights the trend, which can be found in fields ranging from building and grounds maintenance to accounting.
A federal law can lead to breaks in health care benefits for those awaiting trial. Counties and sheriffs plan to lobby for this to be changed.
“We’ve been basically building this airplane as we fly it,” said one local official as he discussed his county’s efforts to implement recreational marijuana legalization.
A new study finds that women are more likely to hold county clerk positions, possibly because the job’s responsibilities conform to traditional gender roles for women in the workplace.
The clerk of Washington County, Wisconsin, wanted to do something special for couples applying for marriage licenses.
The EMT shortage is difficult to quantify, but agency officials agree it's an issue across the country.
The training program in Dutchess County, New York is part of a larger county initiative aimed at improving life for people with special needs.
U.S. House lawmakers reintroduced a bill dealing with the issue this week.
COMMENTARY | A third of people with serious mental illness didn’t receive treatment in the past year. Local leaders are on the front lines of building the continuum of care these citizens lack.
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