Lawsuits in South Carolina and California accuse the states of failing to provide "medically necessary" services for children with autism because Medicaid reimbursement rates are so low that no providers will accept them.
More than a dozen states have above-average international trade exposure, per a new Moody’s report.
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.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Nashville mayor’s affair leads to new scrutiny; federal judge’s Yellowstone bison decision; N.Y. state’s 11th-most-polluted waterway; and Colorado’s increase in traffic deaths.
A number of state and local officials are opposing the leasing of previously protected waters.
MAP: As many as 2.4 million women of reproductive age live in counties that completely lack these services.
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | Tropical storm makes landfall in Florida; paid leave for top Boston City Hall official; and planners envision “something pretty spectacular” in Chico, Calif.
Becoming an inclusive, international city requires more than a title change.
“I don’t care what country you represent, or what industry you represent, workforce is a challenge,” said Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin.
Prison officials fear inmates can use social media to commit crimes. But prisoner advocates say banning its use hampers a successful return to society.
Also in our State and Local Digest: A push to raise Mont.’s gas tax; municipal panic buttons expand in Mass.; and a W.Va. city hall is a ‘total loss’ after a fire.
In South Carolina, mapping played a critical role in situational awareness and damage assessments before, during and after the extreme weather event.
The Charleston area is no stranger to flooding.
As state and local officials urge residents in vulnerable areas to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Matthew, some are deciding to ride it out. And that’s “a headache” for first responders.
As utility workers are mobilized to restore service knocked out by the storm, this real-life emergency scenario will test investments in stronger infrastructure and response.
State and local governments are preparing for a powerful tropical system to move up the Southeast coast: “We’re looking at Friday night into Saturday, or Friday afternoon into Saturday, being pretty brutal,” says South Carolina’s governor.
Mayors are using an unusual tool to address issues like environmental stewardship and public safety: public art.
“If people can see it, then it has to be beautiful,” says Joseph Riley.
On the heels of travel-related Zika cases, the county used a spray that’s effective in controlling mosquitos, and highly toxic to bees.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Iowa's 'moderate' cybersecurity risk; Vermont's 'geographic disparity'; and 'Clock Kid's' family suing Texas school district
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