State & Local

The ‘Fundamental Shift in Federalism’ Under Trump

States and localities are interacting with the federal government differently under the new administration on matters of health care, immigration and a host of other issues.

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Mayors Celebrate Immigrants While Facing ICE’s New ‘Non-Cooperative’ City List

“We’re all trying to figure out what is accomplished by this list and how it is going to be used,” according to Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza.

In Booming Grand Rapids, Looking at Equitable Ways to Develop City-Owned Land

As a revitalization success story continues to be written, local leaders want to take a more inclusive approach to new development.


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Route Fifty Columbia, Mo., police inspect the scene of a fatal two-vehicle crash on Feb. 9, 2009, where one of the drivers wasn't wearing a seatbelt.

More States Adopt ‘Click It or Ticket’ Laws; Do They Work?

Not everyone is convinced the tougher laws reduce fatalities. And some opponents say the laws are another example of government interference and can lead to racial profiling.

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How Cross-Sector Partnerships Are Fueling Innovation in Tampa

“Not every city thinks this way. Not every city works this way.”

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Every U.S. County Has an Affordable Housing Crisis

It's a problem that transcends the rural-urban divide.

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Chief Architect of State-level Anti-Abortion Laws Nominated to Top HHS Post

Charmaine Yoest led an organization single-mindedly devoted to the cause of making state laws as pro-life as possible.

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Why Alaskans Are Flocking to a Pipe on the Side of the Road

Near Mile 109 along the Seward Highway, watch out for people carrying water jugs running across the road.

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The Building Blocks of Community Resiliency in Anchorage

How a planned community hub and garden is envisioned to help strengthen one of the nation’s most diverse neighborhoods.

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‘Every Year We Seem to Be Dancing on the Edge of This Cliff’

City and county government leaders lament the uncertainty surrounding the federal budget.

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An Elephant Tranquilizer Is the Newest Terrifying Twist in the Opioid Crisis

Mere micrograms—the equivalent of a few grains of sugar—can be fatal.

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Disconnected Youth: Out of School And Out of Work in Rural America

The percentage of “disconnected youth” — 16- to 24-year-olds who are not in school or working — is now higher in rural areas than it is anywhere else.

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‘Whiskey and Wheaties’ Bill Narrowly Passes Florida House

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Commuter pains worsen at New York’s Penn Station; S.C. Senate passes gas-tax increase; and invasive peacocks swarm neighborhood.


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