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Washington Gov. Announces Carbon Cap-and-Trade Plan and New Clean Fuel Standards

Jay Inslee’s plan likely faces a tough time in Olympia.

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Charlotte Launches Its New Open Data Portal

Watch how Code for America helped North Carolina’s largest city unlock its information.

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Neb., Okla. File Lawsuit Over Colo. Pot Law

Recreational weed in the Centennial State has strained law enforcement elsewhere, neighboring officials say.

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The Chart That Toppled San Diego's Long-Term Transportation Plan

And could strengthen climate policies in California cities for years to come.

America's Holiday Lights Can Be Seen from Space

They're especially bright in the suburbs, says NASA.

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Kansas State Workers Sent Home Because of Bedbugs

An office cubicle chair is reportedly home to a nest of the pests.

Congress Gives States Breathing Room on Medical Marijuana

For the first time, lawmakers approved a measure to block the Justice Department from going after states where pot is legal for health reasons.

Use of Gunfire-Detection Technology Expands to More Cities

ShotSpotter, used in more than 60 U.S. cities, is now helping police in Wilmington, Delaware.

Protecting Against Next-Generation Threats at the State and Local Government Level

Watch our recent editorial viewcast featuring Fairfax County, Virginia, CSIO Mike Dent and D.C. CIO Sagar Samant.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York State Moves to Ban Fracking

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state's moratorium on the drilling practice will remain in place.

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After Parliament Attack, a Renewed Focus on Statehouse Security

When state legislatures reconvene early next year, lawmakers and law enforcement will focus on security in state capitols, especially in the wake of this year’s deadly attack at the Parliament of Canada in Ottawa.

Alaska's Prostitution Law Isn't Working

In 2012, the state reclassified sex workers as trafficking victims rather than criminals—but a report says the new language hasn't altered the way they're treated by police.

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Hard Work Awaits San Diego After Open Data Policy Is Approved

The city’s information is scattered across multiple systems and officials don’t know the extent of the data that’s been amassed.