Scooters, Resisted Elsewhere, Face Less Skepticism in the South

Electric scooters have received pushback in some cities, but they’ve gotten a warm welcome in the South, where hot weather and often hilly terrain have made it tough for bike-share programs.

Report Shows Cities That Have Gained the Most Workers

The findings from the jobs website Linkedin also look at the "skills gap" that exists in various U.S. metro areas.

This Electric Scooter Mayhem Sounds Just Like When Cars Were First Introduced

Scooters are not killers (yet), but the anger they’ve inspired echoes that which accompanied the arrival of the first automobiles.

San Francisco’s 100,000 Light Bulb Giveaway

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Mississippi governor orders county-owned bridges closed … Kentucky’s new pension law … mapping Alaska’s thawing permafrost … and N.Y.C., Salt Lake City selected for wireless research testing.

As a High-Tech Quake Alert System Takes Shape, There’s a Lower-Tech Way to Save Lives

Many West Coast localities still struggle with certain types of dangerous buildings.

How Do New 'Supertall' Skyscrapers in U.S. Cities Measure Up to the Rest of the World?

San Francisco and Philadelphia are joining the ranks of global cities with towers that rise above 300 meters, a height that may seem puny across Asia these days.

City Hall Transition Underway as San Francisco Remembers Ed Lee

Acting Mayor London Breed: “He was humble and determined no matter what job he held. He was fair and collaborative no matter the heat of the moment. What mattered was helping his fellow San Franciscans.”

San Francisco's Path Forward to Close Its Digital Divide

The city will consider two public-private municipal fiber alternatives to a high-risk, purely public network.

Scoring U.S. Cities on Their ‘Reproductive Freedom’

San Francisco earned top marks, according to a new National Institute for Reproductive Health report. Where does your city rate?

Seeking ‘Resilience Dividends’ With City Investments

“For every dollar spent, you want to achieve multiple benefits,” according to the chief resilience officer in Boulder, Colorado.

Inequality in the Bay Area Makes Preparing for Climate Change Impacts Harder

But a design challenge focused on resiliency currently underway hopes to change that.

This Is Now the Nation's Richest Urban Area

Not only is the San Francisco Bay Area the nation's richest metropolitan area, household incomes there are also among the fastest growing.

California Becomes First State to Challenge Sessions on New Grant Rules for ‘Sanctuary Cities’

The U.S. attorney general may ultimately be forced to craft new regulations, at a time when President Trump wants less.

The Tech That Helps San Francisco Process Its Wastewater

PHOTOS: Treating raw sewage and stormwater involves a maze of pipes and plenty of data analytics, too.

A Hidden Population: Youth Homelessness Is on the Rise

Across the U.S., the number of young people living alone on the streets appears to be growing. Many communities are stepping up their efforts to help, intervening early with services specifically targeted toward the needs of young people.

San Francisco’s Really Expensive Parking Predicament

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Maryland’s new approach to bail; Louisiana’s struggles with swamp rats; and ditching coin-operated parking meters.