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San Diego Mayor Wants ‘America’s Finest Website’

California’s second-largest city partners with Code for America for redesign project.

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The Best State and Local Reads: Losing Ground in Louisiana

Here’s what you may have missed over the Labor Day weekend.

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How Michigan’s DOT Became Way More Efficient and Tech Savvy

Watch how the agency streamlined its approval processes and communications.

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Beyond being a hub for bats, Austin, Texas, attracts plenty of career-minded college grads, too.

The Best Job Markets for Young College Grads Now

The U.S. economy added 2.2 million jobs that require post-secondary education between 2010 and 2014. Here's how they shake out.

Police advance during a protest in Ferguson on Aug. 18.

Ferguson Police Sued for $41.5 Million Over Civil Rights Abuses

Six are suing the Ferguson and St. Louis County police forces, alleging that the officers' arrests and use of tear gas and rubber bullets violated their civil rights.

Indiana Judge Has Unusual Courthouse Dispute With Mayor

Kokomo mayor says judge has shown “bizarre behavior over time.”

Jay Nath, chief innovation officer for San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Harnessing San Francisco’s Startup Talent for Civic Projects

Watch how the city’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program works.

New Hogan Lake, like most of California, is drier than usual this year.

California's Underground Water War

California has been the only western state without groundwater regulation—but now that looks set to change.

Balancing Bike-Share Stations Has Become a Serious Scientific Endeavor

Some top mathematicians and computer scientists are devoting time to the problem.

Washington Is America's Worst Economic Mirror. Its Best? Detroit.

When it comes to who falls where on the income ladder, the Motor City hews best to the national average.

New York City has made a major investment in physical and digital wayfinding.

How New York City Is Becoming Even More Map-Centric With Its Data

The city’s transportation CTO details how to create valuable tools for the public, put everything on a map and not reinvent the wheel in the process.

Ocean Grove, New Jersey s one of many beach towns on the Jersey Shore.

The Roller-Coaster Economies of Vacation Towns

The end of summer is nearly here. Which U.S. cities are about to radically change?

High-Growth Texas Communities Face High Local Debt Loads

A new tool helps state residents better understand local financial realities.