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4 Ways to Make Open Data Meaningful

Helping citizens build smarter communities through GIS technology the can help spur innovation, form connections and ultimately lead to action.

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D.C. Metro Drivers Keep 'Zoning Out'; Massachusetts Tick Bites Prove Costly

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Albuquerque bus rapid transit meets resistance; Scottsdale braces for development boom; and Cabela's might leave Nebraska.

Rising Suicides in Rural America

The state of the US economy has a lot to answer for.


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Top stories on how innovation is driving smarter government across the country.

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Colorado DOT Targets a ‘Killer Habit’

As the total number of distracted driving crashes continue to rise, 68 people died in the state last year due to wrecks blamed on inattentive drivers.

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America's Cities Fight Trump

Liberal mayors see the Republican nominee’s rhetoric as a threat to their diversity and inclusivity.

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In the ‘City of Good Neighbors,’ Government Leads by Example

In a guest article, Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown discusses how his city is harnessing data and empowering citizens to improve their community and government.

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States in West and Southeast Among Those With Biggest GDP Growth in Early 2016

Arkansas, Oregon and Washington state checked in with top economic gains in the first quarter of the year, at 3.9 percent, new data show.

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Decades After Ban, Lead Paint Lingers

The Flint water crisis grabbed headlines, but paint, rather than drinking water, remains the main source of lead poisoning in the U.S.

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Florida Judge Won't Call Bitcoin Money; Michigan Working Out Casino Treaty With Tribe

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: N.C. government retirees want better benefits; a California town faces the latest algae bloom; and the search for an author's treasure triggers emergency response

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This California County Built a One-Stop Shop for Homeless Services in Two Months

The shelter addresses alternative housing and health and human services needs.

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Why Should Only the Wealthy Get Solar Panels?

The District of Columbia has embarked on an aggressive clean-energy plan, but a big challenge will be making sure it doesn't worsen existing inequalities.

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The End of the Freddie Gray Prosecutions: No Convictions

Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped charges against three police officers, meaning no one will face criminal penalties in the April 2015 death of the Baltimore man.

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Mayors Tout Importance of Infrastructure Investment at DNC

“America will be weaker if we don’t start fixing our roads and our bridges and our ports and our airports,” Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said Tuesday.


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