From defiance to exploiting legal loopholes, municipalities are trying everything to get around state preemption laws and maintain local authority.
For the third year in a row, Minneapolis claimed the top spot in the Trust for Public Land's ParkScore index.
There are no national training standards for school-based officers, and in many cases no state standards, meaning crisis response can vary widely from place to place.
The uptick in visible slithering reptiles has prompted cities and counties to warn residents that warmer weather and increased rainfall can force snakes out of their holes and into backyards, pools and homes.
Unlike Amazon's public HQ2 search, Apple's selection process is taking place entirely behind closed doors.
City officials said Lime didn’t have permission to implement its e-scooter program on local streets.
Charlotte is the third city on the East Coast to get electric scooters, following Washington, D.C. in March and Miami in April.
State Highway Patrol officers have a new low-key weapon for drunk-driving enforcement.
Business partners should be the ones identifying the problems IT professionals solve, according to state CIO Eric Boyette.
Doing so could open the door for more local governments to fund and install infrastructure for private retail networks that reach underserved neighborhoods.
A new multi-modal transportation hub has sparked mixed-use development and fueled neighborhood revitalization in North Carolina's capital city.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Denver mayor’s video apology; Utah lawmaker proposes ‘safe on red’ bill; New Mexico’s rape-kit backlog; and turning biogas into energy in Kansas.
Republican lawmakers are increasingly showing disdain for decisions made by the judicial branch—and by extension the rule of law.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Maine Gov. LePage plans major shift in oversight for county jails; Philly will soon say goodbye to a transit relic; New Mexico’s challenging job-skills gap; and a Silicon Valley mayor is criticized for his housing comments.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday struck down the state’s maps as too heavily biased toward Republicans, the latest ruling in a new and contentious battle over legislative districts.
Judges said redistricting designed to elect Republicans violated the Constitution, the first time a federal court has come to that conclusion.
A number of state and local officials are opposing the leasing of previously protected waters.
Mecklenburg County judges are preparing to hold pretrial hearings to determine defendants’ economic statuses before handing down financial punishments.
Open Data America wants to do for other municipalities what it did in Cary, North Carolina.
In Durham, the sheriff and district attorney appear divided over whether civil disobedience deserves greater leniency from the judicial system.
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