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Energy Industry Looms Large In Energy-Rich Colorado County

Did local commissioners and drillers push to get a local reporter fired?

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Los Angeles Is Starting a Big Drupal Migration

City’s IT agency announced new contract to improve its Web infrastructure.

Read moreAugust 21, 2014Leave a comment

An Alaska Locality's Atypical City Hall Renaming

Honoring a devoted city worker—not a politician—made sense in Fairbanks.

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Common Core Is Becoming Even More Unpopular

New polling data reveals significant opposition to the curriculum standards.

Fedblog Police in Ferguson clad in SWAT gear watch protestors Aug. 9.

10 Insane Things the Pentagon Gave to Local Law Enforcement

Helicopters, grenade launchers and underwear make their way to police.

Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol speaks to members of the media Wednesday.

Should Cops Have to Live Where They Work?

The question of whether police officers should live in the communities they patrol has a long and contentious history.

Mapping America's New Economy in Construction Permits

The Boston-Washington corridor is up; the Rustbelt and Sunbelt are down.

The Battle Over Government-Run Internet Heats Up at FCC

A Republican aide claims the federal agency can't overturn state restrictions.

Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois participated Friday with supporters in Chicago.

The California Drought Versus the Ice Bucket Challenge

The campaign has used an estimated 5 million gallons of water so far.

A man is detained after a standoff between protesters and police Monday in Ferguson.

Cities in America Are Embracing the Worst Idea to Come Out of Ferguson

The tactics seem antithetical to the practices of law enforcement agencies in cities seeking to curb violence among youth.

During the Elk River spill in West Virginia, water was trucked into the Charleston area.

Feds Point to Key Weak Point in West Virginia's Health Disaster Response

Agency cites lack of a state disaster epidemiologist during January's Elk River spill water contamination crisis.

How One Wisconsin County Totally Transformed Its Confusing Website

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

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

New federal data reveals the regional decline in coastal ecosystems.