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What Keeps This FEMA Regional Administrator Up at Night?

When a disaster like a large earthquake strikes, government agencies will have to manage the public’s expectations for a quick response. And that’s not easy.

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Hurricane Matthew Recovery Continues in Hard Hit Eastern North Carolina

“There’s still a long way to go,” said one city manager.

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How New Jersey Courts Created an Automated Risk Assessment System for Judges

Criminal justice reform is in full swing in the Garden State.

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Navigator Award Finalist: Omar Masry, Senior Analyst, City and County of San Francisco

Taking "the road to implementing new and innovative solutions" in the City by the Bay.

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New Rule in Maine Would Block Food Stamp Benefits for Lottery Winners

Gov. Paul LePage’s administration announced the measure on Tuesday. It will target winners of $5,000 or more in one month.

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Iowa Gov. Up for Raising Minimum Wage; Wyoming's Record-Low Local Revenue Capacity

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Expanding Baltimore's Howard Street Tunnel; a Michigan county bribery scandal; Dakota Access Pipeline arrests questioned.

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As Rural America Ages, Volunteers Give a Hand

Volunteers in the graying states are helping seniors remain in their homes.

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The Single Most Important Pitfall to Avoid with Legalizing Marijuana

Medical patients and recreational users are looking for very different things.

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Navigator Award Finalists: Stephanie Scafa and Team, City of Eugene, Ore.

The Love Food Not Waste program is gaining traction and serves as a good model for how to build community partnerships to help divert unnecessary food waste from landfills.

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The Internet of Things Is Totally Unregulated and That Might Have to Change

As more “machine to machine” connections go online there will be even less manual oversight of connected devices, meaning greater potential for their hijacking and abuse.

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WATCH: Crews Explode Boulders on a Mountain Road in California

Rockfall had left a state road leading in and out of Yosemite National Park closed.

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