Los Angeles

Denver Voters Decriminalize Psychedelic Mushrooms

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Police find over 1,000 guns in a home in Los Angeles … Ohio considers nixing film tax credits … New Orleans seeks infrastructure funding.

Alabama House Passes Bill to Criminalize Most Abortions

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | State considers no money for jails in Michigan counties that don’t cooperate with ICE … Residents in L.A. take on a greater role in police misconduct cases … Food insecurity impacts every county in the U.S.

The Homeless Are Dying In Record Numbers On The Streets Of Los Angeles

Deaths increased 76% in the past five years, according to an analysis of coroner data.

Los Angeles Moves to California’s IT Infrastructure

“We can only succeed better as we do more collaboration among all the government entities,” said the state’s CTO.

L.A.’s Teachers Got What They Wanted—For Their Students

The strike showcased unions' strategy of advocating not just for their members but also for better resources for schools.

America’s Teachers Are Launching a Rebellion

From West Virginia to Oklahoma to Los Angeles, educators are ushering in a new era of labor activism.

Blame Sacramento

ANALYSIS | In the L.A. teachers’ strike, the state is the real problem.

Tens of Thousands of Teachers Strike in L.A. as Negotiations Stall

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | A handful of new governors are sworn in … N.Y.C. pursues illegal hotels in new lawsuit … and FBI raids Scranton City Hall, mayor’s house.

Quake Early-Warning App Now Available to Anyone in Los Angeles

Making seismic alerts available to the public has been a priority for Mayor Eric Garcetti.

L.A.'s Future May Involve More Congestion Pricing and Free Transit Service

There are “three conceivable ways” expanded tolling could work in Los Angeles, according to Metro.

After Complaints About Delays, Federal Transit Administration Announces Grant Awards

The next step is executing funding agreements allowing public transit project sponsors to actually spend the money.

HUD Secretary on Local Housing Regulations: ‘When in Doubt, Cut It Out’

Ben Carson criticized California's state and local rules, saying they exacerbate problems with affordability and contribute to homelessness.

Los Angeles Inks New Data-Sharing Agreement With Scooter and Bikeshare Companies

“This is the way we must work together to meet the challenges of tomorrow,” said Seleta Reynolds, the LADOT’s general manager.

Los Angeles to Expand Cyber Lab with Federal Grant

The lab, established last summer, is a public-private partnership aimed at protecting the city from hacker attacks.

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.

L.A. Metro Will Deploy Millimeter Wave Scanners in Stations

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.

Contract Recommendation Prompts ‘Day Without Scooters’ in Santa Monica

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Albuquerque mayor goes undercover ... Mass. city’s missing parking meter money … and Neb. uses fentanyl in an execution.

An Uncomfortable Reminder of Why You Shouldn’t Take Air Conditioning for Granted

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Ind. AG defiant as pressure to resign mounts … Maine gov.’s Medicaid expansion veto survives … and the high costs of homelessness services.

Thinking About How to Manage L.A.’s Future Drone-Filled Skies

“When that airspace becomes more complicated, ‘just don’t hit anything’ isn’t going to be enough,” according to Seleta Reynolds, the general manager of the L.A. Department of Transportation.

L.A. Mayor: ‘We Do What Washington Can’t Seem to Get Done’

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Toxic sludge site removed from EPA priorities list … West Virginia’s Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome numbers … city clerk says city manager threatened her … and D.C. public schools enrollment fraud.