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For Impactful Urban Bicycling Expansion, It Takes Public Officials With a Big Vision

Watch out Portland! Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says ‘we’re going to beat every other city’ on being bike friendly.

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Is This Activist Sheriff the New Face of Border Hawks?

Sheriff Scott Jones of Sacramento County posted a video on YouTube urging the president to act on immigration immediately.

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Ferguson Protests Are Coming to Your City

Demonstrations in nearly 100 cities will follow Officer Darren Wilson's grand jury announcement.


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So You've Decided to Map Sidewalk Poop in San Francisco...

Sorry to say you'll discover that much of it is attributed to humans.

A What's-Next Moment for San Francisco's Housing Crisis

As in, what happens if there is no near-term solution to San Francisco's housing crisis?

Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner at a Republican Governors Association meeting.

Newly Elected Governors Face Challenges Working With Opposing Party

Illinois and Pennsylvania elected businessmen to get their economies back on track. But any progress will require deal-making with the opposition.

The lava flow is more or less stalled just outside Pahoa, Hawaii.

County Leaders Confronting Hawaii Lava Disaster Are the ‘Heart of a Very Strong Resilient Community’

On Capitol Hill, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard praises two local leaders for their ‘incredible leadership’ during the ongoing crisis.

Dayton is the most affordable housing market in the United States, according to Trulia.

Why It's So Hard for Millennials to Find a Place to Live and Work

The paradox of the American Dream: The best cities to get ahead are often the most expensive places to live, and the most affordable places to live can be the worst cities to get ahead.

A VTA bus could be the solution.

Silicon Valley May Soon Offer a Public Bus Commute That's Quicker Than Driving

The El Camino BRT project shows why great transit needs exclusive lanes.

The Case Against Universal Preschool

Is prekindergarten for all actually the solution for closing the achievement gap? Some experts say no.

San Diego City Council Takes Vote on ‘Toilet to Tap’ Plan

California’s second-largest city looks to wastewater to quench its thirst.

An oil rig near Williston, North Dakota.

Oil Boom Housing Crunch Forces North Dakota to Assist Its State Employees

Energy workers aren’t the only ones with high rent. State workers are feeling the financial pain, too.

NYC unveils 'links'—the pay phones of the future.

R.I.P., Pay Phones. Hello, 'Links'

NYC's swanky future pay phones will provide unlimited Wi-Fi and free domestic calls. But will they be accessible to everyone?