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NYC Will Spend $100 Million on Walls and Other Measures to Block Lower Manhattan From Floodwaters

The effort will focus on an area badly affected by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

What Federal Initiatives Are Happening in Your City or County?

A new interactive map from the Obama administration seeks to provide some insight.


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Route Fifty An oil and gas platform in Cook Inlet, Alaska.

Energy Tug-Of-War Over Obama In Alaska

State officials like permits for offshore drilling, while environmentalists want to see less.

Route Fifty James Yates, right, speaks with reporters as his partner William Smith Jr. looks on at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015.

Gay Couple’s Marriage License Blocked Again in Kentucky; Pre-Determined Assisted Suicide in Colo.?

Also: Maryland's manure innovation grant and Connecticut ends homelessness for veterans.

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How Georgia Greatly Improved Its Data Infrastructure

It took the Peach State about seven years, but its data accuracy is now in the 90th percentile.

Route Fifty Repairs to the aging Longfellow Bridge are expected to continue into 2018.

Infrastructure Stagnation in America

As Boston can attest, the entire system of fixing old roads and rails and financing new ones is breaking down.

Route Fifty Smog over Los Angeles, California.

Industry Groups Press Purple States in Smog Rule Fight

The controversial regulation has sparked a methodological ad campaign in swing states.

Route Fifty Business Loop 70 in Columbia, Missouri

A Brilliant One-Voter Business-District Election; Bypassing Legislative Gatekeepers on Gun Control

Also: Lead-poisoned and preyed upon in Baltimore and vetoing heroin-addiction programs in Illinois.

Route Fifty Duluth, Minnesota

After Steering a Rust Belt Revival, Duluth's Mayor Looks Toward Life Beyond City Politics

Don Ness remains popular as he nears the end of his second mayoral term, even after wading into sticky policy issues.

Route Fifty St. Louis, Missouri, Municipal Courts

Ferguson Fallout Leaves States Struggling With Court Debt

Insufficient data and the need to raise revenue impede states' efforts to reform local court fines and fees.

Route Fifty A street in East Liverpool, Ohio.

Route Fifty City-County Roadtrip Recap: East Liverpool, the Sad, Unhealthy ‘City of Yesterday’

In an area once known for its fine pottery, there's now economic decline, heroin abuse, a hazardous waste incinerator and the nation's largest coal ash dumping site.