STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Proposal would shutter Syracuse freeway … Palo Alto parking garage proposal scrutinized … and Massachusetts vaporizer tax.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | N.M. governor pulls National Guard troops from border … legal challenge to Idaho Medicaid expansion fails … and shortest commutes.
While the U.S. Forest Service is trying to work with states on projects to lower fire damage, more money is needed to comply with President Trump's "active management" mandate for public lands.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Miss. official vs. civil service protections … Upstate N.Y. village’s bombastic mayor … Minn. in no hurry to authorize AV testing.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Sheltering the homeless amid bitter cold … Helena mayor’s journey to city hall from Liberia … and N.Y. governor cuts municipal aid.
A pilot study in the Pacific Northwest shows the promise of “the unexpected battery in your basement.”
Proponents say incentivized mesh networks offer cheaper, faster service stood up by local entrepreneurs, civic hackers or homeowners associations.
The initiative drew over $20 million of support from soft drink companies and others. A similar proposal in Oregon failed.
Washington and Oregon voters will decide on measures that would prohibit certain taxes on sugary drinks and grocery businesses.
18 U.S. volcanoes are now classified as posing “very high threats.”
The IAAF track-and-field world championships are still three years away. Local officials in Eugene, Oregon may be “slightly nervous” but are embracing an “opportunity to really shine.”
Even the world’s best system “is really not a technological solution to the problem of a near-field tsunami.”
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Massachusetts State Police indictments … Boise’s renewable energy goal … and Vermont EMT apprenticeships.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Calif.’s secret DMV location for lawmakers … a plan to consolidate N.J. school districts … and a lawsuit over a “secret deal” in Miami Beach.
What will come first? A new river crossing Oregon's largest city needs or a massive earthquake?
The new report found that pot grown in Oregon is flooding illegal markets in at least 37 other states.
A recent incident in Oregon offers "a cautionary tale about dog ownership and fire danger this time of year."
One idea on the table as House and Senate negotiators wrangle over the farm bill is work requirements for SNAP recipients. But that would also require states to run job training programs.
Many dying patients turn not to medically assisted suicide, legal in just seven states and Washington, D.C., but to palliative sedation.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Dallas looks to reform “generous” bulk trash rules … Tenn. vice mayor charged in food stamp conspiracy … and a Maine town warns of caterpillar hazard.
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