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Cleveland Plans 100-Gigabit Local Broadband ‘Gold Standard’ Network

City’s partnership with non-profit, health care and academic community will create the nation’s fastest commercially available connectivity.

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Marion Barry, D.C.'s 'Mayor for Life,' Dies at Age 78

Barry's rise, his downfall and his return creates a complicated legacy.

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Big City Mayors Line Up Behind Obama’s Immigration Order

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will host at least 20 U.S. mayors at an immigration summit in December.

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A Neo-Confederate in Nevada's Capitol

A local newspaper uncovers racist and homophobic writings by a top state legislator.

Justice Department Wants Better 'Police-Community Relations' Ahead of Ferguson Decision

Attorney General Eric Holder announced some guidelines for law-enforcement officers ahead of a big decision in the Michael Brown case.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval criticized President Obama's 'unilateral' action on immigration.

Obama’s Immigration Order Challenges States

Whether it was ‘dictatorial’ or ‘the right thing to do,’ officials walk a fine line in responding to the president’s move.

Protesters carry crosses with the names of black men who have been killed during a march to the Ferguson, Mo., police station, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.

Ferguson Protests Are Coming to Your City

Demonstrations in nearly 100 cities will follow Officer Darren Wilson's grand jury announcement.

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So You've Decided to Map Sidewalk Poop in San Francisco...

Sorry to say you'll discover that much of it is attributed to humans.

A What's-Next Moment for San Francisco's Housing Crisis

As in, what happens if there is no near-term solution to San Francisco's housing crisis?

Pittsburgh is known for its bridges. Mayor Bill Peduto wants his city to be known for its bicycling, too.

For Impactful Urban Bicycling Expansion, It Takes Public Officials With a Big Vision

Watch out Portland! Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says ‘we’re going to beat every other city’ on being bike friendly.

Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner at a Republican Governors Association meeting.

Newly Elected Governors Face Challenges Working With Opposing Party

Illinois and Pennsylvania elected businessmen to get their economies back on track. But any progress will require deal-making with the opposition.

Is This Activist Sheriff the New Face of Border Hawks?

Sheriff Scott Jones of Sacramento County posted a video on YouTube urging the president to act on immigration immediately.

The lava flow is more or less stalled just outside Pahoa, Hawaii.

County Leaders Confronting Hawaii Lava Disaster Are the ‘Heart of a Very Strong Resilient Community’

On Capitol Hill, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard praises two local leaders for their ‘incredible leadership’ during the ongoing crisis.

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