Corrections is the ultimate human service—and it can be done more cheaply and more effectively without locking so many people up.
Paper-based system was a “logistical nightmare” for the state’s corrections department.
Also in our State & Local news roundup: Cat nuisance ordinance in West Virginia is criticized and marijuana raids in Denver.
“It was probably a favor to everybody that, in hindsight, that happened,” state senator says.
The Lone Star State carried out its fewest executions since 1996 this year.
Blue America has a problem: Even after adjusting for income, left-leaning metros tend to have worse income inequality and less affordable housing.
Mayor Greg Ballard’s quest to ditch foreign oil is expanding the city’s green footprint.
Voters this year aren’t just deciding control of the U.S. Senate.
Also in our State & Local news roundup: Is there a tech scene rising in New Orleans’ Silicon Bayou?
A status report on proposed lines in California, Texas, and the Northeast.
Nearly half the 50 states have made marijuana either legal in one form or another, or have decriminalized its use.