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Take a Look: Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Shows Off His City Hall Office

He gets his own elevator and has screens displaying city metrics.

Read moreOctober 23, 2014Leave a comment Jeremiah Robinson / Boston Mayor's Office

Doctor in New York City Diagnosed With Ebola

CDC has dispatched a rapid response team to New York.

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1/5 of Detroit Residents Could Lose Their Homes

Many families could stay put for just a few hundred dollars, if only they knew how to work the system.

Read moreOctober 24, 2014Leave a comment
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Tennessee Set to 'Review' the Common Core

The state has appointed a review panel and is inviting the public to make recommendations. But how much are the standards really likely to change?

Judge Blocks L.A.’s Billboard Rules; Uber’s Next Big Target

Also in our State & Local roundup: Annapolis will be used as a climate adaptation case study and innovation takes root in Springfield, Mass.

Climate Change Worries Drive South Florida 51st State Plan

Money and politics have divided Florida for decades, but the rising sea level has finally prodded the south into action.

Oakland Can Now Order Landlords to Evict Sex Workers

A revised city ordinance claims to protect tenants from "nuisance" and crime. But it opens a suspiciously short and strategic path to evicting sex workers with little evidence, notice, or recourse.

Cattle guards like this one are common features along rural roads in the American West.

Need Cattle-Guard Location Data? Utah Has That and Plenty More

See how the Beehive State’s transportation department is using its open-data portal can to unlock all sorts of information.

Boulder, Colorado, Has More Toilets Than People

A new and vital analysis from the real estate company RedFin ranks U.S. cities by toilet availability.

Hawaii's State Capitol in Honolulu.

Hawaii’s Once-Lagging Digital Footprint Is Now Transformed

The Aloha State’s online redesign essentially had to start from scratch. But that wasn’t necessarily a bad thing.

City Feeds Restaurant Inspections to Yelp; Michigan’s New ‘Anti-Tesla’ Law

Also in our State & Local roundup: A Maryland county wants to block transit connections to its neighbors and San Antonio airport travelers get new library service ...

Detroit and the Evaporating Right to Running Water

A UN special rapporteur's statement on water shutoffs in the beleaguered city raises questions about what the social contract means for some Americans.

Detroit, Michigan, as seen from Windsor, Ontario.

Video: Implementing Smart City Policies Amid Dismal Fiscal Conditions

Watch local-level leaders discuss how innovation can bloom despite daunting financial challenges.

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