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Implementing Smart City Policies Amid Dismal Fiscal Conditions

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

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Mass. Tech's ‘Political Awakening’; Sacto's Strong-Mayor Plan

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

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‘Cascadia Playbook’ Helps Oregon Prep for Major Megathrust Quake

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

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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.

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.

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.”

Burlington County is a major mid-Atlantic trucking hub located along the New Jersey Turnpike.

County Says ‘Third Way’ Transformation Helped It Thrive Despite Great Recession

Burlington County, New Jersey, streamlined its operations and upgraded IT infrastructure all at a lower cost for its residents.

Can Homeless People Move Into Baltimore's Abandoned Houses?

There are more than 16,000 vacant homes in the city. Are they the solution to the long-standing housing crisis?

Why New Yorkers Can't Find a Taxi When It Rains

Cabbies might quickly make enough to call it a day. Or they might not think it's worth it to be out at all.

Santa Monica, California, is one of 32 cities to join the Next Century Cities broadband initiative.

32 U.S. Cities Join Forces for Next Century Cities High-Speed Internet Initiative

City-to-city collaboration aims to help efforts to develop and deploy next generation broadband.

Chicago is trying to eliminate lead hot spots by using predictive modeling.

Predictive Modeling vs. Lead Hot Spots; California’s DMV Hiring Spree

Also in our State & Local news roundup: A local chicken scandal has forced the resignation of a mayor and city manager.

Supreme Court Allows Texas to Enforce Restrictive Voter ID Law

One Texas judge says the new law could keep 600,000 mostly black and Latino voters from the polls.

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