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4 Ways to Make Open Data Meaningful

Helping citizens build smarter communities through GIS technology the can help spur innovation, form connections and ultimately lead to action.

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Groundwork for a Connected Vehicle Pilot Program in Tampa Forges Ahead

“This is the next paradigm shift in transportation,” says one official helping to lead up the program.

4 Kansas Ex Governors Join Forces to Fight Sam Brownback’s Fiscal Policies

Also in our State and Local Weekend Digest: Illinois budget mess threatens state road construction; Oakland, Calif., conflict-of-interest inquiry; and Jacksonville consolidated government dispute.

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Top stories on how innovation is driving smarter government across the country.

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Detroit Is Turning Vacant Lots Into Sponges for Stormwater

When it comes to green infrastructure, the city’s got plenty of parcels to work with.

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U.S. Supreme Court Issues Ruling in Warrantless Blood Test Cases

Obtaining blood tests during DUI arrests is far more intrusiveness than breath tests, justices say.

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From Idaho, a Municipal Fiber Model That Allows Developers to Innovate

Ammon’s residents can opt in and out of the city’s network and switch between independent ISPs instantly—ending cable monopolies.

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Grocery Stores, Grab Bars and 'Golden Girls'

To stay in the suburbs, many boomers will have to find solutions that don’t depend on government help.

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New Climate Scenarios Put Major Sections of Boston Underwater

One scenario predicts sea levels that will be 10 feet higher by the end of the century. But even a 3-foot increase could inundate large sections of the city.

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Welcome to ‘Safetyville,’ Where the Population Is Slowly Dwindling

L.A. Metro’s public safety announcements showcase cartoon characters dying when they ignore protocols to stay alive.

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America's Not-So-Broken Education System

Do U.S. schools really need to be disrupted?

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New York Will Start Treating Pads and Tampons as Necessities Rather Than Luxury Items

The effort will cost an $4.2 million for the first year, including installation of dispensers.

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Columbus ‘Put Forward an Impressive, Holistic Vision’ for Its Winning Smart City Plan

“They were able to connect the problems they identified to specific technology solutions that are measurable,” said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

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Budget-Strapped Kansas to Borrow $900 Million From Itself; Employees Blamed for N.Y. Prison Escape

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Chicago approves sick leave for all workers; mass shootings spur Denver schools’ switch to push-button locks; and Louisiana Republicans buck governor on shortfall.

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