State & Local

New Earthquake-Resilient Water Pipes ‘Surpassed Expectations’ in Recent Tests

“We took the pipe to three times its current design standard, and it continued to convey water,” according to a Cornell University researcher.

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Can Public Art Solve Pressing Urban Issues?

Mayors are using an unusual tool to address issues like environmental stewardship and public safety: public art.

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Ohio Can't Purge Infrequent Voters From Its Rolls

A federal appeals court says the secretary of state violated the National Voting Rights Act when he moved to clean up voter rolls.

Read more September 23, 2016 Leave a comment

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Big Money Pours into State Ballot Issue Campaigns

California routinely leads the nation in dollars raised and spent to pass or kill ballot propositions, and the trend is spreading to other states.

Route Fifty Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton; Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, left; his wife, Carla; Sen. Chris Coons, right; and his wife, Annie, stand together at a campaign stop in Wilmington on April 25.

U.S. Governors: Next President Must Increase Mass Transit Funding

“You have to prove to people you understand it’s their money and you’re spending it wisely,” says Delaware Gov. Jack Markell.

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BLM Releases Final California Desert Management Plan

Landmark collaboration to provide landscape-level approach to protecting wildlife habitat

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The Pieing of a U.S. Mayor

Kevin Johnson, the Sacramento mayor and former NBA player, punched a man in the face after being hit with a pie.

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Tears Over Oregon’s Pensions ‘Moral’ Dilemma; Texas Warning Over Refugee Resettlement

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Cancer-causing metal in New Jersey water systems; South Dakota city leaders spar in meeting; and Florida’s new invasive species discovery.

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Third Night of Charlotte Protests Largely Peaceful

The family of Keith Lamont Scott, who was shot and killed by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Tuesday, wants video of the incident publicly released.

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Despite State Barriers, Cities Push to Expand High-Speed Internet

Across the country, 39 percent of rural residents and 50 percent of the lowest-income residents lack access to high-speed internet.

Route Fifty Florida Gov. Rick Scott after a news conference in Wynwood on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016.

Florida's Zika Image Problem

Governor Rick Scott declared victory over the virus in a small Miami neighborhood and businesses rejoiced—but nearby, two people had recently become infected.

Route Fifty San José, California

San José Moves Forward on Free Broadband for Underserved School Families

Three simultaneous pilots testing affordable broadband technology in tens of thousands of homes is what’s envisioned in the heart of Silicon Valley.

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Gallup Poll: Confidence in Local Government Trumps State Government

A nationwide poll provides insights into a continuing trend about trust in U.S. city halls and state capitals.


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