Record low water levels leads to an appeal to conserve supplies.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Portland mayor’s proposed emergency ordinance … state Supreme Court blocks Florida governor … and Chicago mayoral candidate targets Gary’s airport.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Mass. mayor arrested … testing out a mass vaccination plan in Minnesota … and N.Y. comptroller’s dismal report on MTA finances.
After severe flooding last year, the city hopes to have shelter lined up ahead of time for the next disaster.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Mass. governor: State Police shouldn’t destroy payroll documents … an ‘antsy-pantsy’ mayor in Vermont; and a Utah transit budget boost.
In little more than a day, a Category 1 storm became a “worst-case scenario” Category 4.
A rapidly intensifying storm forces quick action to prepare.
Even the world’s best system “is really not a technological solution to the problem of a near-field tsunami.”
Most large municipalities use messaging systems to push out emergency information, but getting people to register needs to be a priority.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Ohio’s background check difficulties … New York City’s open data updates … and Florida’s new fight against algae blooms.
A rescue website developed during Hurricane Harvey—and in use again during Hurricane Florence—wants to work more directly with local governments.
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's governor warned that inland residents now face life-threatening hazards.
With conditions worsen in the Carolinas, rescue personnel and power crews are ready to respond when it's safe to do so.
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.
Louisiana and Texas are no stranger to deluges caused by prolonged rain.
Hurricane Florence, a category 4 storm, is the strongest to threaten parts of the East Coast in more than 20 years.
A Weather Channel analysis examined the strength of cities' coastal infrastructure and their susceptibility to storm surge.
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.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Kansas ruling on citizen-initiated grand jury ... Seattle stuck in streetcar purgatory … and U.S. ports fear proposed crane tariffs.
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