A N.C. City’s Last-Ditch Effort to Fill 5,000 Sand Bags in 5 Hours

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Michigan mayor wants state of emergency for traffic … Bay Area workers living in RVs get designated parking … and a Texas mayor kills alligator with one shot.

North Carolina Warns of Post-Storm Waze Errors

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Flea infestation in a Maryland state office building … New Orleans surveillance camera expansion … and a mayor’s unlawful city stationery use.

North Carolina’s Florence Evacuees Urged to Hold Off on Returning

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Sidewalk vending decriminalization in California … the most cost-effective bus lane enforcement … and Miami’s mystery fountain.

A 'Difficult and Grueling Weekend' Following Mass. Gas Explosions

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Cryptocurrency mining policy in Missoula … ongoing health worries in Minneapolis homeless camp … and too-tall trucks vs. Michigan’s low-clearance bridges.

Chaos in 3 Massachusetts Cities After Dozens of Gas Explosions

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Chicago’s consent decree with Illinois AG … Arkansas governor defends Medicaid work rules … and a Portland flash-bang grenade burn tort claim.

California Legislation Would Mandate List of Quake-Vulnerable Buildings

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | School districts still scrambling for bus drivers … Mich. county removes massive “fatberg” from sewer … and a Fla. city OKs a ban on lawn fertilizer.

N.J. Lawmakers Want to Exempt Garden State Drivers From Out-of-State Tickets

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Delaware’s opioid legislative package … a flotilla of boats vs. Fla.’s red tide … and a Wyo. county commissioner rescued from mountain.

Virginia Announces Partnership for In-Vehicle Alcohol Detection Sensors

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | San Francisco’s modular apartment plan … La. court blocks New Orleans art law … and “you can't use taxpayers' money to pay your tithe to your church.”

As Hurricane Florence Takes Aim, N.C. Governor Says ‘Gather Your Supplies Now’

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Texas anti-tax activist wants higher taxes … Casper, Wyo.’s massive sale tax error … and a frozen “blob” prompts an Alaska highway relocation.

Local Furor After Mayor’s Colin Kaepernick Social Media Classroom ‘Experiment’

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Alaska meth seizures increase … Portland mayor sets “cleanest” city goal … and L.A.’s new emergency shelter.

GOP, Democratic State AG Groups Face Off in Fort Worth Over Obamacare

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Pennsylvania prison mystery illnesses … Arizona teacher vacancies … and San Francisco’s fake safe-injection site.

Back-to-School Time Means Kids Are Back to Breathing Their Parents’ Auto Exhaust

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Tropical Storm Gordon moves onshore … Chicago mayor’s big re-election news … a big test for Denver’s new wireless alert … and Maine files Medicaid expansion plan.

Here Comes Gordon: Gulf Storm Expected to Make Landfall as Hurricane

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Kansas ruling on citizen-initiated grand jury ... Seattle stuck in streetcar purgatory … and U.S. ports fear proposed crane tariffs.

Water Quality Concerns Prompt Shut-Offs for All Detroit Schools

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Another real-life test for quake early-warning tech … Vermont leaders see a hotspot for blockchain … and a not-so-secret “secret” DMV in N.C.

‘Clearing the Way’ for More Strict Plastic Bag Rules in N.J.

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Obama Blvd. in Los Angeles … Michigan’s sky-high child care costs … and an education funding survey in Kansas.

Minnesota’s Largest Homeless Camp Is in a Race Against Colder Weather

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Outflanking New York state’s stubborn legislature … an independent auditing office for Mass. State Police … and L.A.’s new golden Gold tribute.

Airbnb: N.Y.C.’s New Short-Term Rental Crackdown Is Unconstitutional

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Kansas City considers workaround for anti-panhandling ordinance … N.J. beach community wants governor to give up official summer house … and N.D.’s IT consolidation.

R.I. Gov. Pledges Help for PawSox-less Pawtucket After Minor League Team Bolts

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Hurricane will test Honolulu shelters … Las Vegas pipeline might not be dead … and school districts scramble for bus drivers.

Skepticism After Texas Governor’s Surprising Six-Figure Salary Remarks

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | San Francisco mayor’s surprise inspections … Oklahoma’s emergency certifications … and St. Paul vs. emerald ash borers.