As the epidemic’s death toll rises, the state is working to get more information into the hands of regional substance abuse coalitions to mitigate deaths and other negative impacts.
Most large municipalities use messaging systems to push out emergency information, but getting people to register needs to be a priority.
After seven rental scooters were abandoned at the Pentagon following this year’s September 11 remembrances, police say they will begin impounding the unauthorized rides. Bikes, too.
Hurricane Florence, a category 4 storm, is the strongest to threaten parts of the East Coast in more than 20 years.
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More than 20 states allow mobile polling, which involves bipartisan pairs of election officials bringing ballots directly to long-term care facilities for the elderly.
The states will be the first in the multi-year "Smarter States, Smarter Communities" learning lab, which grows out of National Governor Association Chair Brian Sandoval's 'Ahead of the Curve' Initiative.
The charges bring into question previous statements from vendors and state officials.
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Frustrated by federal environmental deregulation, states are turning to ‘cooperative federalism’ to achieve clean air and water goals.
The grant, a collaboration between two community colleges, will be used to enhance existing curriculum and to establish two training facilities—one for wine and cider, the other for beer and liquor.
With state legislators deciding this week to extend the program to 400,000 citizens, the drawn-out battle over Obamacare’s signature provision draws nearer to an end.
For the third year in a row, Minneapolis claimed the top spot in the Trust for Public Land's ParkScore index.
The American College of Sports Medicine fitness index ranks the country’s 100 largest cities based on a mix of factors, including health behaviors and local policies.
The new lawsuits aim to “recover millions of dollars lost due to opiate addiction and drug overdoses that have taken so many lives in this country and greatly affected the lives of many.”
Last week, Gov. Ralph Northam approved legislation that emerged as a lawmaking exercise by students.
As more smart communities emerge, states are being encouraged to get policy frameworks in place that secure the front end of disruptive technologies being adopted.
Charlottesville’s premium spike may be an anomaly. But insurance experts say it could be an indication of what might happen in other parts of the country next fall, when insurers post their final rates for 2019.
State officials aren’t likely to forget this episode of Congressional paralysis—and the precedent it set—any time soon.
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