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What Keeps This FEMA Regional Administrator Up at Night?

When a disaster like a large earthquake strikes, government agencies will have to manage the public’s expectations for a quick response. And that’s not easy.

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Confronted With Vacant Building Fires, Louisville Turns to Civic Hackers

A pilot program is getting underway in the Kentucky city this week to test new smoke detector devices developed by members of the local civic technology community.

L.A. Metro Expands Nation’s Largest Clean-Air Bus Fleet With Federal Grant

Compressed natural gas buses have saved Los Angeles County an average of 47 cents per mile on fuel the past 15 years.


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Michigan GOP Takes to Social Media to Offer Up Lead Poisoning Prevention Tips

In an episode that seems straight out of The Onion, Gov. Snyder and Lt. Gov. Calley offer up suggestions on lead contamination.

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Informational Tour or Political Grandstanding in Harrisburg?; Oregon City Reconsiders Its Light Rail Ban

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Seattle developer ups the ante on arena project; New Mexico's spending gap; D.C. wants to rebrand.

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How Teletherapy Addresses Mental Health Needs

Amid a shortage of mental health providers, states are increasingly turning to telemedicine to meet the urgent need for drug addiction treatment and other behavioral health counseling.

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The Trials of Sheriff Joe

Years of racial profiling and ignoring a federal judge’s order to stop his immigration sweeps may have finally caught up

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The Complex Realities of Medical Marijuana Legalization in Ohio

Without the infrastructure to grow, test, process or dispense medical marijuana, it could take up to two years for patients to be able to use it legally.

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Hurricane Matthew Recovery Continues in Hard Hit Eastern North Carolina

“There’s still a long way to go,” said one city manager.

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Navigator Award Finalist: Omar Masry, Senior Analyst, City and County of San Francisco

Taking "the road to implementing new and innovative solutions" in the City by the Bay.

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New Rule in Maine Would Block Food Stamp Benefits for Lottery Winners

Gov. Paul LePage’s administration announced the measure on Tuesday. It will target winners of $5,000 or more in one month.


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