There Might Be a Cheaper Drug, But Pharmacists Can’t Tell You That

State legislatures consider proposals to eliminate the so-called gag rules that pharmacists say can prevent them from telling customers about cheaper drugs.

Transforming State Government IT Into an Amazon Prime-Like Experience

North Dakota’s tech entrepreneur turned governor wants to use savings from budget cuts to boost investments in IT infrastructure.

Moody's Highlights States Most Vulnerable to NAFTA Exit

Talks are ongoing between the U.S., Canada and Mexico over the future of the trade deal, which President Trump has criticized.

Reconnecting a Community With a River That Once Brought Disaster

As Minot, North Dakota continues to recover from 2011's record-setting flooding, efforts to repair the city’s relationship with the Souris River continue.

Mich., N.D. Governors Warn Ditching NAFTA Could Hurt Their States

Govs. Rick Snyder and Doug Burgum, both Republicans, say the agreement should be updated, but not nixed.

Rural Access to Obstetric Services Continues to Decline

MAP: As many as 2.4 million women of reproductive age live in counties that completely lack these services.

The States Where Work-Related Fatality Rates Are the Highest

A new AFL-CIO report looks at the geography of workplace deaths and injuries.

Tobacco Company Cash Crushes Tax Increases

Between 1980 and 2015, voters approved nearly 70 percent of the 32 tobacco tax hikes that appeared on statewide ballots. But this time was different.

The Creepy Beauty of Flying Over North Dakota Fracking Country at Night

Despite shifts in the global energy market, see how this remote part of the northern Great Plains continues to shine bright from above.

North Dakota Pipeline Protesters Get a Win in Easement Denial; New York Parole Process Marred by Racial Disparities

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Oregon National Guard rented out lead-contaminated armories; mental health screening reduces Texas inmate suicides; Tennessee wildfire recovery could take decades.

North Dakota Police vs. Protesters in ‘Ongoing Riot’; A ‘Worrying Trend’ for Ohio Jobs

Also in our State and Local Weekend News Digest: Wildfires continue in Georgia; Chicago student information improperly shared; Rhode Island vs. higher sea levels.

Morton County, N.D.’s Reaction to the Standing Rock Check-in Push on Facebook

The Sheriff’s Department maintains that it has not used Facebook as a surveillance tool against the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters.

Navigator Award Finalist: Shannon Straight, City of Minot, N.D., Alderman and Community Advocate

After devastating flooding in 2011, this community advocate is pushing a long-term vision for how the North Dakota city can repair its relationship with its river.

Can a North Dakota Oil Town Break the Boom-Bust Cycle?

With gas prices having plummeted, the residents and leaders of Williston are left wondering if their city can turn short-term gains into long-term growth.

Here's How State Personal Income Grew in Early 2016

Most states saw gains, except for two with significant fossil fuels sectors.

New State-by-State GDP Gains and Losses Released

The states with the largest economies based on real GDP in 2015 are California, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois and Pennsylvania.

New U.S. Economic Data Underscores Trouble Energy States Face

But growth in South Dakota has been strong, increasing by 9.2 percent in the third quarter of 2015.

Dropping Oil Prices Are Hammering Tax Revenues in Energy-Producing States

A new brief from the U.S. Department of Energy outlines some of the fiscal ramifications of the energy industry declines in six states.