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San Diego Minimum-Wage Hike Battle Might Continue for 2 More Years

The City Council outmaneuvered the mayor but the fight for higher pay might not be over.

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Should St. Louis City and St. Louis County Consolidate?

Many of the problems plaguing Ferguson and other St. Louis suburbs stem from the 'Great Divorce.'

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How One Wisconsin County Transformed Its Confusing Website

Sheboygan County’s IT manager details the thought process on a successful Web redesign.

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Want to See How Fast Coastal Wetlands and Forests Are Vanishing?

New federal data reveals the regional decline in coastal ecosystems.

Police in riot gear mobilize during a standoff with protesters Monday.

Ferguson Police Officers Will Get Vest Cameras, Officials Pledge

City leaders also hope to hire more African-American cops.

The Oklahoma House of Representatives chamber.

These States Are Making the Most Open-Data Progress

A transparency policy might not mean much without taking the next step.

Las Vegas Finally Antes Up for a Real Public Transit Network

The city has commissioned a plan to expand mobility options on the Strip.

A man walks in the street after police fired tear gas to disperse a crowd Sunday.

Governor Orders Missouri National Guard to Ferguson

The situation in the St. Louis suburb "took a very different turn after dark."

Alicia Powell, project coordinator for Forest Spokane

How Spokane Is Trying to Plant 10,000 New Trees

Watch how the city and residents are teaming up to green their local landscape.

Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol

How Putting a Ferguson Native In Charge Calmed the City's Nerves

Capt. Ron Johnson: "This is my community, these are my friends, this is my family and I’m making new friends tonight."

Virginia state capitol in Richmond.

Defense Cuts Come Home to Roost -- In Virginia

The state faces a $2.4 billion shortfall; governor blames sequestration.

Tampa's HART buses were part of the study.

3 Big-Time Benefits of Real-Time Transit Data

They decrease wait time, improve satisfaction, and (likely) increase ridership.