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Indianapolis Mayor Announces Plan to Expand Preschool Access

Mayor promotes $50 million program as part of crime-fighting initiative.

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Could Silicon Valley Become the Next Camden?

From phonographs to smartphones, no technology—or industry—is immune to change.

State and Local Agencies Stumble on Mobile Readiness

New report shows that security and budget concerns remain big obstacles.


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Governor Bob McDonnell and First Lady Maureen McDonnell participate in a wreath ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns Sept. 24.

Bob McDonnell's Legal Defense Is to Paint His Spouse As a Desperate Housewife

The current claim is that Mrs. McDonnell was an attention starved and lonely wife who had a "crush" on their benefactor.

Alabama Officials Ask Residents to Pray For Coal

Local leaders are very worried about the Environmental Protection Agency's climate change proposal.

A demonstrator hold a sign during a 2009 marriage equality rally in New York.

What The Gay Marriage and Marijuana Legalization Movements’ Divergent Paths and What They Say About America

Weed is only legal in two states while same-sex marriage is in 19 states and DC.

Mississippi's Only Abortion Clinic Will Remain Open

A law that would close the state's only clinic was ruled unconstitutional Tuesday.

Downtown Annapolis has experienced more flooding in recent years.

The U.S. Cities With the Worst Climate Change-Related Flooding

Rising sea levels have kicked up flood days by as much as 900 percent along parts of the East Coast.

The New Jersey State Capitol in Trenton.

New Jersey Cracks Down on Unemployment Fraud

'Identity proofing' has saved the Garden State millions.

Railroads Aim to Block Maryland on Crude-Oil Shipment Disclosure

Does a public-records request trump a confidentiality agreement?

Miami Beach, Florida

Florida Officials Monitoring New Beach Danger

State warns of a surge of flesh-eating bacterium in its waters.

Voluntary Water Reductions Aren’t Effective in California

New poll shows 75 percent of state residents support mandatory cutbacks.

Virginia Court Strikes Down State's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

The federal appeals decision upholds a February ruling that found the ban violated the Constitution's equal protection clause.