Baaaad Commute: Goats Are the New York City Subway’s Latest Struggle

Some crazy kids blocking the N train is the latest in a string of brash, goat-related incidents across the New York City region.

N.Y. State Wants to Help Its Municipalities With Recycling Strategy

Amid China’s new restrictions on recycling imports, Gov. Cuomo wants a better game plan for waste management in the Empire State.

One Step Closer to Rules That Will Reshape Uber and Lyft in N.Y.C.

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | State of emergency in Virginia … Airbnb’s San Diego signature effort … laid-off state workers sue Illinois … and a microclimate for ticks in Maine.

The Data Behind ‘Hot Cars’ in the N.Y. Subway System

Nobody wants to ride in an overheated steel box in the middle of summer.

N.Y.C. Council Vote Looms on Capping Number of Uber and Lyft Vehicles

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Trump administration OKs Wisconsin governor’s plan … executive shakeup in Austin city manager’s office … and San Diego’s water billing audit.

New York City Lawsuit Seeks Signal Upgrades for Blind Pedestrians

"I just don’t want to die trying to cross the street,” says one of the visually impaired plaintiffs in the case.

N.Y. Subway Chief’s Lack of a Mayoral Meeting Raises Eyebrows

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Utah sexual assault evidence tracking … Pennsylvania weatherization funding … and a Guam official’s teachable moment.

Rising Inequity and Local Solutions

COMMENTARY | With programs to provide free college tuition for middle-class students to training workers for climate change-related jobs, state and local governments are looking to reduce inequality.

Best American Cities 2018: Where Does Your City Rank?

Cities are ranked on 28 factors sorted into six categories, including housing affordability, infrastructure, online search results and social media attention.

Quest for Affordable Housing Drives People Away From the Coasts

San Antonio and Phoenix lead population gains between 2016 and 2017, the first time in more than a decade that New York City did not see biggest growth.

How N.Y.C. Is Forging Strategic Partnerships to Address Its Affordability Crisis

The city is already expanding access to computer science education and mental health treatment.

New Research Shows 9/11 First Responders Are Twice as Likely to Develop Blood Cancer

In the chaos of that day, they were exposed to unprecedented levels of aerosolized dust from the collapsed World Trade Center skyscrapers.

The Mice of N.Y.C. May Be Contributing to Antibiotic Resistance

There's evidence they carry pathogens that make us sick, and some microbial genes capable of making bacteria resistant to certain antibiotics.

Seeking a Quiet Place in a Nation of Noise

No studies have been done on the change in New York City's noise over time, whether it is getting worse or by how much.

Intergovernmental Fights ‘Deeply Rooted in the Flaws’ of New York’s Governor and Mayor

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Michigan ends Flint’s bottled water shipments … California sheriff department’s K-9 shot in neck … and scofflaw golf cart drivers in “Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.”

N.Y.C. Plans Free Cybersecurity App to Protect Residents’ Sensitive Data

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Santa Fe mayor reaffirms “sanctuary city” policy … rural Missouri counties push higher taxes to fund police … N.H. town retreats from glass recycling … and this year’s “Strongest Town.”

Uber Thinks This New Tax Could Be Really Great for Business

Congestion pricing is deeply unpopular with voters but could be a big boon for ride-hailing apps in New York City.

N.Y. Governor’s Plan to Use City Property Taxes Alarms Mayor

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | County dissolves flood-prone village near Mississippi River; Fla. proposal would pressure Miami-Dade County; 100-gigabit network in N.D.; Boise is booming; and dismal news for Pa. dairy farmers.