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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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Detroit Is Turning Vacant Lots Into Sponges for Stormwater

When it comes to green infrastructure, the city’s got plenty of parcels to work with.

Justices Against Drunk Driving

The U.S. Supreme Court approved warrantless breath tests but forbade warrantless blood tests during DUI arrests.


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From Idaho, a Municipal Fiber Model That Allows Developers to Innovate

Ammon’s residents can opt in and out of the city’s network and switch between independent ISPs instantly—ending cable monopolies.

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Grocery Stores, Grab Bars and 'Golden Girls'

To stay in the suburbs, many boomers will have to find solutions that don’t depend on government help.

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New Climate Scenarios Put Major Sections of Boston Underwater

One scenario predicts sea levels that will be 10 feet higher by the end of the century. But even a 3-foot increase could inundate large sections of the city.

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Welcome to ‘Safetyville,’ Where the Population Is Slowly Dwindling

L.A. Metro’s public safety announcements showcase cartoon characters dying when they ignore protocols to stay alive.

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America's Not-So-Broken Education System

Do U.S. schools really need to be disrupted?

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New York Will Start Treating Pads and Tampons as Necessities Rather Than Luxury Items

The effort will cost an $4.2 million for the first year, including installation of dispensers.

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Columbus ‘Put Forward an Impressive, Holistic Vision’ for Its Winning Smart City Plan

“They were able to connect the problems they identified to specific technology solutions that are measurable,” said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

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Budget-Strapped Kansas to Borrow $900 Million From Itself; Employees Blamed for N.Y. Prison Escape

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Chicago approves sick leave for all workers; mass shootings spur Denver schools’ switch to push-button locks; and Louisiana Republicans buck governor on shortfall.

Route Fifty Abigail Fisher, who challenged the use of race in college admissions, walks with lawyers Edward Blum, left, and Bert Rein, rear, outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, following oral arguments.

Affirmative Action Survives at the Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court turned back a conservative challenge to the University of Texas at Austin’s plan to increase student diversity.

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Counties Use Smart Mapping Technology to Stay Ahead of Zika

Zika-transmitting mosquitos can breed in a teaspoon of standing water. Data-rich maps and GIS software allow counties to stay one step ahead.


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