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4 Ways to Make Open Data Meaningful

Helping citizens build smarter communities through GIS technology the can help spur innovation, form connections and ultimately lead to action.

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Digital Enterprises … Funded by Energy

Deploying an efficient, multi-purpose, intelligent, LED-based digital infrastructure can pay for itself.

3 Strategies to Increase Opportunity and Economic Mobility in Rural America

Many rural areas in the United States face challenges in creating opportunity for families.


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Top stories on how innovation is driving smarter government across the country.

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Older Addicts Squeezed by Opioid Epidemic

Older addicts face mounting barriers to getting help for drug and alcohol abuse.

Route Fifty Gov. John Kitzhaber sought a lawsuit against Oracle Corp. over Oregon's online health insurance enrollment system, the failure of which embarrassed the state and resulted in multiple investigations.

Oregon’s Legal Fees in Oracle Case Shock GOP Leader; ‘Foul Mess’ in Missouri Town

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Indiana to use reserves for road and bridge repairs; West Virginia sets up new flood recovery fund; and Juneau deals with a massive fish spill.

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Why Elected Officials Sometimes Need to Rein In Their Influence During Emergencies

Instead of inserting themselves into an unfolding response, politicians may want to keep their gravitas in check.

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NYPD Gears Up to Protect Its Officers Following Dallas and Baton Rouge Assaults

The nation’s largest police force plans to purchase 6,000 bulletproof vests and 20,000 military-style helmets.

Route Fifty Members of hand crew rest on a hillside near Placenta Canyon Road as a wildfire burns in Santa Clarita, California, on Sunday.

L.A. Area Faces Powerful Wildfire; Georgia Looks to Fill Hundreds of State Jobs

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: N.Y.C. gets more details about long-term subway closure; and PETA vs. Billings Parks and Recreation

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Minority Neighborhoods Benefit From Shared Mobility Systems

Chicago is expanding its bikeshare program into disadvantaged communities, increasing cost-effective access to jobs and educational opportunities.

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Millennials Bring New Life to Some Rust Belt Cities

Young college graduates are stemming population losses and transforming old neighborhoods in some Rust Belt cities.

Route Fifty Police in riot gear stand around an armored vehicle in Ferguson, MO after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson.

Police Demand Access to Military-Grade Equipment After Shootings in Dallas and Baton Rouge

Police organizations want a ban on such equipment repealed for officer safety, but killings of police are actually at an all-time low.

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Check Out This Great Resource for County-Level Health Data

“I wish I had this tool when I was a local health officer,” says the co-director of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Program at the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.


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