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Think Tanks’ New Data Tool Details U.S. State Population Trends

The new “States of Change” report documents dramatic shifts in America’s demographic future.

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Racial Bias Makes Ferguson Police Worse Than Machines

African-Americans bear a “disproportionate burden” of citations and arrests that can’t be explained by differences in crime rates among races, according to a Justice Department report released Wednesday.

The FCC Has Ruled on Net Neutrality; Do States Get a Say?

How much states can get involved has a lot to do with whether the FCC decides broadband inherently crosses state lines.


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Older Americans Act Limps Along at 50, Stressing Local and State Agencies

There’s little to celebrate on the golden anniversary of the law that helps people age at home.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz

Congressman Demands Names of Local Government Staffers, Hints at Prosecution

Conflict over the introduction of legalized marijuana in the nation’s capital has strained the complicated relationship between the D.C. government and Capitol Hill.

An El Paso work crew repairs a pothole on a residential street.

El Paso Makes Filling Potholes Look So Easy

Winter-weary drivers may not want to watch this.

The Arizona Senate chamber.

Government of the Legislature, by the Legislature, for the Legislature

The Supreme Court reviews Arizona's independent redistricting commission and considers whether voters have the right to draw congressional districts.

Wyoming Ends Ban on Teaching Climate Science

A new law paves the way for climate change to be taught in schools across the state.

City of Raleigh Dishes Out DIY Worm-Farming Tips

The Solid Wastes Services Department offers simple advice on how to compost at home or the office.

How States Can Help Shovel a Path Out of Prison

If states want to dig themselves out from the difficulties of mass incarceration, they can begin by creating employment programs for newly released inmates.

Dallas City Hall

Texas Lawmaker Looks to Invalidate Municipal Laws That 'Erode Consumer Choice'

Watch out Austin and Dallas: Local single-use plastic bag rules that irk the new governor are “restricting the flow of commerce,” according to a state representative.

Tom Neville of the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire’s swift-water and flood rescue operations.

Check Out These Powerful New Inflatable Swift Water Rescue Boats

First responders in the Sacramento area now have some new high-tech watercraft for mutual aid rescue operations.