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What Keeps This FEMA Regional Administrator Up at Night?

When a disaster like a large earthquake strikes, government agencies will have to manage the public’s expectations for a quick response. And that’s not easy.

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Why Cities Should Get Smart About Their Environments

Getting “smart” about environmental monitoring doesn’t just put a city at the forefront of cutting-edge technology, it could also mean life or death for its residents.

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Chicago’s Hands-On Approach to Innovation Accelerators

More so than maybe any other city government, the nation’s third-largest city is heavily invested in testing startups’ urban technology.

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Municipal Insights That Involve More ‘Than Just Plotting Data Points on a Map’

Cincinnati has rolled out 14 interactive dashboards that are regularly updated and built upon the city’s open data portal.

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Repeating Mistakes That Lead to Firefighter Deaths and Injuries; Montana’s Road Funding Shortfall

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Houston’s bus ridership growth; publicly funded campaigns in Portland; and working with non-profits to reduce crime in Baltimore.

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A Complex Portrait of Rural America

New Census data show that the real differences between the city and the country may not match up with popular perception.

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SCOTUS Special Education Case Could Prove Costly for Schools

Schools and disabled students are pitted against each other in a Supreme Court case that could require higher standards for special education, something school administrators say would be expensive for schools.

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San Francisco Looks to Level the Broadband Playing Field

Landlords of multi-unit dwellings who attempt to offer only one internet service provider to residents will have to open their doors to resident-requested alternatives, if first-of-its-kind legislation passes.

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Discusses Immigration in Meeting With Trump

Emanuel delivered a letter signed by 15 other mayors, who are calling for the continuation of a program that shields young people from deportation.

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Alabama’s Judicial Override Law for Executions; Virginia’s Lackluster State Worker Salaries

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Tacoma’s new rules for all-night massage parlors; increasing costs for Salt Lake City airport upgrades; and a N.C. county official reconsiders her resignation.

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Delivery Robots Are Showing Up on City Sidewalks

Humans: Don’t look up for drone deliveries. Self-driving delivery robots already have arrived on some city sidewalks.

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Parting Thoughts From Pittsburgh's Chief of Innovation and Performance

Debra Lam is resigning this month, after two years with the city.

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In the Battle Over Voting Rights, What Happens Next?

Court challenges to redistricting in North Carolina and Wisconsin could bring national changes in elections.


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