Population Growth Doesn’t Equal Wage Growth in These Cities

Nationwide there are 10 metro areas whose populations grew more than 30 percent since 2000—almost twice the national average for metros—but whose per-capita income grew less than half the U.S. average.

Clams Are Fighting Florida’s Red Tide

Thousands of clams have been released into the Sarasota Bay.

FEMA Aid Misses Both the Big and Small Picture

COMMENTARY | Houston's experience shows it's time to rethink how we assess damage from natural disasters.

Florida Voters Restore Voting Rights to Felons

Under Amendment 4, most people convicted of a felony will have their voting rights restored once their sentences are done, including completing parole.

Opponents of Strong-Mayor Vote Fear ‘Dangerous Concentration of Power’

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Hawaii rape kit backlog successes … more cases of acute flaccid myelitis confirmed … and crowded commuter trains in Connecticut.

Here’s What’s Holding Up Florida’s Shift to Year-Round Daylight Saving Time

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Food pantries see more demand … San Antonio short-term rental vote ... dairy woes … and Colo. governor’s final state budget.

Minority Voters Could Have a ‘Cascading Effect’ on Elections in These States

But both political parties historically have been ineffective at engaging people of color.

Florida Cities Lead List of Fastest-Growing Metros

Only Texas also had multiple locations on the list of fastest growing metropolitan areas.

Federal and State Officials Criticize Wireless Outages After Hurricane Michael

A consumer advocacy group said regulators are also to blame for the delay in getting service back up. Wireless carriers countered that they’ve restored service as quickly as possible.

Tallahassee Tent City to Serve as Home Base for Hurricane Relief Efforts

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Portland mayor’s proposed emergency ordinance … state Supreme Court blocks Florida governor … and Chicago mayoral candidate targets Gary’s airport.

Taking Stock of Hurricane Michael’s Widespread Devastation

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.

Staggering Damage as Michael Plows Through Florida Communities

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.

Hurricane Michael Could Turn Florida’s 'Red Tide.' But How?

If the storm lowers water temperatures, it might temper the growth of algae blooms.

3 GIS Policy Trends to Consider

Steering committees, distributed models and named user licensing are catching on.

Insurance Companies Balk at Florida’s Health Care Cost Transparency Website

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Feds sue California over net neutrality protections ... Nevada sex offender registry changes … and cat stuck on pole prompts interagency frustration.

This Florida Fire and Rescue District Changed Its Outlook on Drones

The district started using drones for more than situational awareness and eventually ended up expanding the fleet.

Court Rules First Amendment Could Protect Food Sharing

An appellate court last week found that the First Amendment covers a weekly shared meal at a Fort Lauderdale park where homeless people are known to congregate.

City in Florida Makes Scooter Intruders Think Twice

Barging into town unannounced can have competitive consequences.