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.
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.”
The company will also build a digital forensics training program.
The Martin v. City of Boise ruling offers caution for local governments looking to prosecute homeless people for sleeping on the streets without having adequate shelter resources.
The agency wants first responders’ clothing to be able to generate and store electricity.
The injunction preventing the Department of Justice from withholding them from certain cities is back in place.
In California, officials have destroyed thousands of the illegal pot plants they say Mexican cartels were growing on public land.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | W.Va. governor visits his state’s capital city … breaking ground on the Digital Crossroads of America Data Center … and a mayor’s Twitter tattoo bet.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Dallas City Council member indicted … pipe dream for new Ala. interstate … and a frustrated city manager leaves job due to armchair quarterbacks.
Law enforcement agencies are finding it is quicker and safer to do scene investigations with drones.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | “Little Alan’s Law” takes effect in Minn. … reverting to typewriters in Alaska … and accelerating planning for a future Los Angeles transit line.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Hand-foot-and-mouth disease in Iowa … Minneapolis mayor wants you to eat less meat … and PFAS contamination in Michigan drinking water.
“It runs part and parcel with having the state have more control and more responsibility in implementing effective response,” said Louisiana AG Jeff Landry of his new National Association of Attorneys General initiative.
In Chicago, officials take a different path to implement law enforcement reforms.
While some states are looking at stronger penalties and other measures, officials acknowledge curbing robocalls is a very difficult task.
When advocates now seek marijuana legalization, they also are focusing on investment in poor communities and fixing longstanding criminal justice problems.
COMMENTARY | New data show impact of 2017 criminal justice reforms.
Several state legislatures are moving toward mandated changes in how police conduct photo line-ups.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Ohio governor vs. agribusiness … London Breed’s first day as San Francisco mayor … good news for parched Arizona … and Idaho’s 8,000-pound exemption.
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