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32 U.S. Cities Join Forces for Next Century Cities High-Speed Internet Initiative

City-to-city collaboration aims to help efforts to develop and deploy next generation broadband.

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County Says ‘Third Way’ Helped It Thrive Despite Great Recession

Burlington County, New Jersey, streamlined its operations and upgraded IT infrastructure all at a lower cost for its residents.

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Predictive Modeling vs. Lead Hot Spots; Calif.'s DMV Hiring Spree

Also in our State & Local news roundup: A local chicken scandal has forced the resignation of a mayor and city manager.

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Can Homeless People Move Into Baltimore's Abandoned Houses?

There are more than 16,000 vacant homes in the city. Are they the solution to the long-standing housing crisis?

Why New Yorkers Can't Find a Taxi When It Rains

Cabbies might quickly make enough to call it a day. Or they might not think it's worth it to be out at all.

Supreme Court Allows Texas to Enforce Restrictive Voter ID Law

One Texas judge says the new law could keep 600,000 mostly black and Latino voters from the polls.

The lava flow the started June 27 has slowed recently but is less than a mile from populated areas.

Hawaiian Village In Lava’s Path Awaits Fate Amid New Uncertainty

What will happen to this Big Island community that may end up divided in two?

Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle, seen during a circus parade in 2009.

Former Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle Discusses Making ‘Incredibly Hard Decisions’

Watch Jim Doyle talk about state-level governance during bad budget years.

New Yorkers Love 311; N.C. Sheriff’s New Posse

Also in our State & Local news roundup: Des Moines’ millennial draw, Alaska’s oil worries, and sick palm trees in Redwood City.

John Deasy testifies during Vergara v. The State of California in January.

Why Did the Los Angeles Superintendent Resign?

In his efforts to improve his district, John Deasy took risks and made impressive gains. He also made mistakes and earned some enemies along the way.

Video: New America Panel Discusses ‘The Responsive City’

Watch co-authors Stephen Goldsmith and Susan Crawford discuss their new book on local digital governance.

A Chat with Amtrak's CEO on the State of U.S. Passenger Rail

Joseph Boardman on federal funding, long-distance routes, and operating "as a business."