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How an App Is Helping Young People With Autism Communicate and Grow

Mississippi is planning to expand its use of ‘TalkingTiles’ to help ALS and Alzheimer’s patients.

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Download GovExec State & Local’s First eBook on Innovation

Read a selection of stories by Senior Editor Michael Grass about innovation in state and local government.

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Knight Cities Challenge Seeks Innovative Ideas

Do you have a great idea that could help Duluth or 25 other Knight Cities?

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Oregon City’s Pre-Emptive Marijuana Action; Civil Rights Fears in Rhode Island

Also in our State & Local news roundup: Stories from the District of Columbia, San Francisco and Nashville.

A California Law Will Weed Fraudulent Vendors Out of Farmers Markets

It's part of a growing conversation about who's selling what.

A Conversation With Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan

Detroit’s first white mayor in 40 years talks abandoned housing, streetlights, and gentrification.

The Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln.

Nebraska’s Big Prison Mess; Feds Frown on New Jersey Sports Betting

Also in our State & Local news roundup: Stories from Texas, Nevada and Ohio.

Hoboken, New Jersey, as seen from the Hudson River.

Hoboken's Map-Centric Approach to Crowdsource Public Input

It’s as simple as putting a pin on an interactive map.

Seattle Is One Step Closer to Faster Internet Connectivity

City Council OK’s legislation that will aid expansion of 1-gigabit-per-second service.

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks in Los Angeles on Sept. 10.

States Take the Lead on Sexual-Assault Reform

A movement that began on college campuses is emerging on the national stage.

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti: We Will Be the First City to Do Autonomous Vehicles Right

He says Angelenos "might not own cars" in as soon as a decade.

A screenshot from a roundabout educational video.

Traffic Roundabouts Present Steep Learning Curves for Some Localities

Watch some of the how-to videos aimed at helping baffled motorists.

Which State Has the Highest Percentage of Elderly Prison Inmates?

On average, state prisons have a 15 percent share of elderly inmates.