The number of U.S. residents—legal and undocumented—born in Mexico has dropped slowly since a peak of 11.7 million before the Great Recession, to 11.3 million in 2017, but the decline of 300,000 between 2016 and 2017 is rare.
Louisiana and Texas are no stranger to deluges caused by prolonged rain.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Pennsylvania prison mystery illnesses … Arizona teacher vacancies … and San Francisco’s fake safe-injection site.
A new Moody’s report shows that a combination of reconstruction, continued population growth and federal assistance have helped.
The service is making a big bet that getting closer to tech startups will help deter future adversaries.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | San Francisco mayor’s surprise inspections … Oklahoma’s emergency certifications … and St. Paul vs. emerald ash borers.
More than 20 percent of Texas school districts have authorized "guardian" programs to arm teachers and other school officials, while other schools have employees who are "marshals."
A report released last month says federal disaster funding does not encourage risk mitigation at the local level.
China has effectively stopped accepting raw material from U.S. recycling businesses, leaving stunned cities and towns with outdated contracts and red-ink projections.
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | Mold spores invade Texas health department offices… Court strikes down Pennsylvania welfare law … A drinking-water scare in Mississippi.
Pete Saenz, mayor of Laredo, called on federal officials to tamp down uncertainty over tariffs and trade pacts.
Nobody knows how many orphan and abandoned drilling sites exist, but the federal government estimates there could be more than a million.
Housing programs are still being developed, so money won't begin flowing to struggling families immediately.
The legal fight involved the city of Laredo and marks one of the latest battles over local government power in the Lone Star State.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | D.C. voters approve measure to eliminate tipped minimum wage … Del. blood emergency … and a Calif. mayor ends up with 5,000 purple water bottles.
“In my six years of local government, ‘Paving for Pizza’ is the coolest project I have worked on,” according to a town administrator.
Fort Worth added 18,664 people in 2017, an average of 51 per day—enough to push the city into 15th place on the list of the country’s largest, according to recent census data.
More than a dozen states have above-average international trade exposure, per a new Moody’s report.
San Antonio and Phoenix lead population gains between 2016 and 2017, the first time in more than a decade that New York City did not see biggest growth.
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.
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