Clergy Child Abuse Reporting Laws Uneven, Leave Loopholes

What happens when priests or other clergy learn of child abuse during confession or other “clergy-penitent privilege" situations?

In States Embracing More Toll Roads, Freeways May No Longer Be Free

Some transportation officials are considering road-funding plans that were once unthinkable.

Tax Cuts, Whale Funding and Pay Bonuses Among the Priorities in Governors' Proposed Budgets

Across the U.S. governors are rolling out their spending plans for the upcoming fiscal cycle.

Crowdsourcing King Tides to Better Understand Rising Sea Levels

In Washington state and Virginia, the public can help planners and researchers monitor the inundation of low-lying coastal areas.

This Virginia County Tracks Missing Persons With a Drone

Project Lifesaver offered local law enforcement the air support it needed.

Amazon Is Ready to Make Its HQ2 Picks Official

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | California’s deadliest wildfire on record … recession worries as Nevada’s economy hums along … why Santa Fe really needs a city engineer … and more confirmed measles cases in Mich.

New Reports Suggest Amazon Plans to Split Its HQ2 Between 2 Cities

The strategy would allow the company to access even more top tech talent.

Virginia Gov. Details How Part of State’s Volkswagen Settlement Will Be Used

The state wants to use the settlement in order to “reduce pollution and advance the clean economy.”

Report: State CISOs Need to Throw Their Weight Around

Budgets are tight and talent is scarce, but the cyber leaders can change that with their increasing sway within governments.

Virginia’s ‘Model’ Opioid Data-Sharing Platform Nearly Ready

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.

Using Alerts to Keep Residents Safe

Most large municipalities use messaging systems to push out emergency information, but getting people to register needs to be a priority.

Pentagon Declares War on Scooters

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.

Prepping for a Hurricane That Could Stay for Days

Hurricane Florence, a category 4 storm, is the strongest to threaten parts of the East Coast in more than 20 years.

Virginia Announces Partnership for In-Vehicle Alcohol Detection Sensors

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | San Francisco’s modular apartment plan … La. court blocks New Orleans art law … and “you can't use taxpayers' money to pay your tithe to your church.”

How to Bring the Ballot to Aging Americans

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.

Five States To Get A Smart Tech Boot Camp

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.

Mueller Indictment Lays Out Russia’s Hacking of State, Local Election Infrastructure

The charges bring into question previous statements from vendors and state officials.

Local Courts Scramble to Deal With Juror No-Shows

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Ohio governor vs. agribusiness … London Breed’s first day as San Francisco mayor … good news for parched Arizona … and Idaho’s 8,000-pound exemption.