In Durham, the sheriff and district attorney appear divided over whether civil disobedience deserves greater leniency from the judicial system.
This year, at least five states have enacted laws to protect bystanders from being sued for breaking a car window to rescue a child in an emergency.
In bear country, cities and counties are trying to keep bears out of town by adopting ordinances that require residents to keep their trash secure.
But a design challenge focused on resiliency currently underway hopes to change that.
A bipartisan group of governors fears that getting rid of the mandate now might convince even more young and healthy people to forgo insurance, further destabilizing markets.
A new study finds that a collective action problem plagues support for settling displaced people in America.
Hyperloop One is eyeing four routes in the Midwest, Colorado, Texas and Florida in addition to six more outside the country.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to set students up for success after graduation. But at public schools, even the best ideas often have unintended consequences.
Seven states in the South and two in the West already require private employers to use E-Verify, but enforcement has been inconsistent.
The next round of the contest will look at how the city can improve the way it orders evacuations ahead of serious flooding.