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Hawaii’s Once-Lagging Digital Footprint Is Now Transformed

The Aloha State’s online redesign essentially had to start from scratch. But that wasn’t necessarily a bad thing.

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Need Cattle-Guard Location Data? Utah Has That and Plenty More

See how the Beehive State’s transportation department is using its open-data portal can to unlock all sorts of information.

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Judge Blocks L.A.’s Billboard Rules; Uber’s Next Big Target

Also in our State & Local roundup: Annapolis will be used as a climate adaptation case study and innovation takes root in Springfield, Mass.


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Climate Change Worries Drive South Florida 51st State Plan

Money and politics have divided Florida for decades, but the rising sea level has finally prodded the south into action.

Oakland Can Now Order Landlords to Evict Sex Workers

A revised city ordinance claims to protect tenants from "nuisance" and crime. But it opens a suspiciously short and strategic path to evicting sex workers with little evidence, notice, or recourse.

Boulder, Colorado, Has More Toilets Than People

A new and vital analysis from the real estate company RedFin ranks U.S. cities by toilet availability.

City Feeds Restaurant Inspections to Yelp; Michigan’s New ‘Anti-Tesla’ Law

Also in our State & Local roundup: A Maryland county wants to block transit connections to its neighbors and San Antonio airport travelers get new library service ...

Detroit and the Evaporating Right to Running Water

A UN special rapporteur's statement on water shutoffs in the beleaguered city raises questions about what the social contract means for some Americans.

Detroit, Michigan, as seen from Windsor, Ontario.

Video: Implementing Smart City Policies Amid Dismal Fiscal Conditions

Watch local-level leaders discuss how innovation can bloom despite daunting financial challenges.

How Skyrocketing Development in Texas Could Suck the State Dry

The Lone Star State is losing open space faster than any other, and that's bad news for the water cycle.

A major megathrust earthquake and tsunami is expected to slam into Oregon's coast at any moment.

‘Cascadia Playbook’ Is Helping Oregon Prep for Major Subduction Megathrust Quake

Watch how the state is using a “living document” for its future response to a 9.0-plus magnitude disaster.

The Arkansas House of Representatives chamber.

Take a Look at the Arkansas Capitol’s 15-Year Makeover

State historian: The building is in the “best shape that it’s been in since 1915. But there’s more to do.”

The Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston.

Massachusetts Tech Sector’s ‘Political Awakening’; Strong-Mayor System for Sacramento?

Also in our State & Local roundup, Atlantic City’s greed, rural Georgia broadband expansion and a Texas fracking ban plan ...