STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | States report continued low unemployment … Massachusetts marijuana sales … and San Diego’s costly broken sidewalks.
“This is the epitome of the failed big government system, the criminal justice system,” said the senior vice president of Koch Industries, an advocate in the fight to expunge and seal criminal records.
The Camp Fire’s conflagration prompts important what-if questions for many communities that have limited evacuation routes.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | A grim search in Calif. for the missing in Paradise … Mich. PFAS blood tests … the best big U.S. airport … and ‘pot for potholes.’
Lots of state lawmakers are looking at taking up the issue of the popular—and, to some, problematic—transportation option during their upcoming sessions.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Short-term rental crackdown in N.Y.C. … ‘Michigan left’ turns to expand in Tucson … and a small town’s big sewage leak.
Unfortunately, this is the “stark reality that we face as elected leaders,” said Gary, Indiana Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson.
The ballot measures give crime victims new rights during legal proceedings.
A good reminder for state and local governments: Is your employee contact information up to date?
Verizon and Nokia hosted the second Operation Convergent Response with active shooter and disaster simulations and the gadgets to defuse them.
Evidence-based policies are up, but there’s room for improvement, according to the Urban Institute.
With recreational marijuana now permitted in nine states, questions remain over the best way to detect high drivers.
Brent Taylor’s final Facebook post: “I hope everyone back home exercises their right to vote. We have far more as Americans that unites us than divides us."
The nation’s largest police force is changing its body-camera policy after a malfunctioning camera started a fire.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Wrong-way driving research … Calif. vaccination rate … an Ohio city’s antiquated lie detector rule … and Peoria’s budget woes.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | More from Pittsburgh … a ‘document dump’ halts hearings in Maine … and anonymous budget amendments in Wisconsin.
18 U.S. volcanoes are now classified as posing “very high threats.”
A federal contract is testing a system that would alert drivers with the goal of avoiding collisions.
Virtual perimeters could help improve safety.
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