A rescue website developed during Hurricane Harvey—and in use again during Hurricane Florence—wants to work more directly with local governments.
The city wanted a deal that improves service in overlooked areas.
Housing programs are still being developed, so money won't begin flowing to struggling families immediately.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | D.C. voters approve measure to eliminate tipped minimum wage … Del. blood emergency … and a Calif. mayor ends up with 5,000 purple water bottles.
The National League of Cities has been working with six in particular to improve access to skills training and postsecondary education like their economies depend on it—because they do.
The small shuttles, called “university circulators,” will be limited to a mile-long campus pathway at Texas Southern University and will run at average speeds ranging from 8 to 12 miles per hour.
Plus her thoughts on how the city balances industry with environmental sustainability.
Five communications lessons one hospital learned during Hurricane Harvey.
From overwhelmed sewage infrastructure to inundated industrial sites, the disaster’s impacts loom weeks after the record-setting storm left Texas.
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ANALYSIS: Suitors seeking Amazon’s 2nd headquarters should ask themselves: How resilient is their city or region?
Nationwide mutual assistance compact promises aid from neighbors.
Yes, the city does have a mass transit system. And it will need it.
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | L.A. can breathe a sigh of relief, for now; S.C. governor releases “top secret” report on failed nuclear project; and Alaska’s largest needle-exchange sees growing demand.
When Congress returns to work next week, the task of debating and reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program, which expires at the end of September.
Research on Hurricane Katrina survivors shows that the mental health impact of a catastrophe of this scale will likely linger for years to come.
The government is aiming to publish its initial damage estimate on Oct. 6. In the meantime, the ballpark figure is staggering.
Flooding means health issues that unfold for years.
State-based FEMA task forces and local volunteers bring experience, expertise, equipment to help victims of historic Harvey catastrophe.
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