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North Carolina Teachers Are 'Easy Pickings' for Texas Recruiters

Low salaries make Tar Heel State educators vulnerable to poaching.

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How NYC Is Becoming Even More Map-Centric With Its Data

The city’s transportation CTO details how to create valuable tools for the public, put everything on a map and not reinvent the wheel in the process.

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High-Growth Texas Communities Face High Local Debt Loads

A new tool helps state residents better understand local financial realities.

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Ocean Grove, New Jersey s one of many beach towns on the Jersey Shore.

The Roller-Coaster Economies of Vacation Towns

The end of summer is nearly here. Which U.S. cities are about to radically change?

San Diego is trying something different.

Can Cities Ease Homelessness With Storage Units?

Providing storage solutions for the homeless helps bring stability and dignity to their lives.

How Republicans Flip-Flopped on Government-Run Internet

Letting cities provide Internet service to their residents wasn't always a partisan issue.

How Legalized Marijuana Is Also a Long-Term ‘Knowledge Experiment’ in Washington State

A new Brookings Institution report details the ‘innovative policy framework’ to study Initiative 502’s social impacts.

Pacific Gas and Electric's Diablo Canyon Power Plant's nuclear reactors are located in  Avila Beach, Calif.

Earthquake Reawakens Concerns About California's Only Nuclear Plant

Inspector: NRC is "not applying the safety rules it set out for the plant's operation.

7 Charts That Show How Good Mass Transit Can Make a City More Affordable

The rent can be a little high, so long as the ride isn't.

States With Medical Marijuana Have Fewer Painkiller Overdose Deaths

A new study suggests that in states where it's legal, some people use pot to manage their chronic health conditions, rather than more addictive—and deadly—prescription opioids.

Despite some localized heavy damage, the city of Napa has been quickly restoring city services.

Napa Official: ‘Very Impressive Progress’ Made on Earthquake Recovery

City services are being quickly restored after damaging quake.

Nebraska's lethal injection chamber is housed at the State Penitentiary in Lincoln, Neb.

Who Watches America's Executions?

A lawsuit seeks to force Oklahoma to record every death sentence it carries out and to allow witnesses present to observe.

Why Is Florida Ending Remedial Education for College Students?

Starting this fall, academically underprepared students at Florida's public universities no longer have to take classes designed to help them catch up.