State & Local

New Earthquake-Resilient Water Pipes ‘Surpassed Expectations’ in Recent Tests

“We took the pipe to three times its current design standard, and it continued to convey water,” according to a Cornell University researcher.

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Alabama Chief Justice's 'Suspension From Office'

The Alabama Court of the Judiciary effectively ousted Roy Moore for a second time on Friday.

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Navigator Award Finalists: Ken Guy and Sandy Hanks, Procurement Reform Efforts in King County, Wash.

Reducing barriers to make procurement and contracting more accessible and inclusive.

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Navigator Award Finalist: Kimberly Martin and Team, Dallas Center for Performance Excellence

Establishing citywide policy priorities through proper benchmarking to improve quality of life.

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Has the 'Ferguson Effect’ Finally Been Debunked?

Two sets of data out this week poke holes in the popular theory.

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LinkNYC’s Link Creator Looks to New ‘Smartscapes’

Will the smart infrastructure equivalent of the iPhone speed the digitization of more cities?

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Smart Cities Technology Is Appealing, But How Will It Get Financed?

Local governments already have challenges with funding their existing infrastructure, raising questions on how to make investments in smart technologies a reality.

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Navigator Award Finalist: Jean Ann Lawson, Chief Performance Officer, Kansas City, Mo.

Looking to improve agency customer service? The City of Fountains provides great case studies that showcase an impressive transformation.

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After Cosby, California Changes Its Rape Laws

Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill eliminating the state's statute of limitations for sex-related crimes on Wednesday.

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The State-Budget Cuts Trapping Poor Parents

In Louisiana, a lack of governmental assistance has left many without childcare options.

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New Research Shows There’s One Big Change When Cops Wear Cameras

Researchers called the effect of body cameras a sort of "contagious accountability."

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Chicago Teacher Strike Looms; Harrisburg Police Drone Accused of Spying

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Uber and Lyft back in legal limbo in Philly; Ohio considers voting to abolish state agencies; Wyoming replaces state license plates

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Route Fifty Roadmap: A Dispatch From a Remote U.S.-Canada Border Post

More than 15 years after 9/11 brought changes to border security at the first International Peace Park, this part of Montana and beyond is dealing with another challenge: seasonal labor shortages.

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