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States Are Filling the Federal Drone Rules Void

But their laws may conflict with pending federal regulations on commercial drone use.

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A Pacific Northwest Megaquake Will Test Government Response in Ways Katrina Never Did

When weighing the risks the entire region faces from next Cascadia megathrust earthquake, this future disaster is likely to rival anything the United States has ever faced.

An architectural detail from the Wayne County Courthouse in Wooster, Ohio.

Route Fifty City-County Roadtrip Recap: Four County Courthouses in Ohio

When relying on mnemonic navigation, using county courthouses as points of reference can be quite useful.

Clerk Kim Davis explains to protesters her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses Tuesday at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky. Her appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court denied, Davis still refuses to issue licenses.

Kentucky Clerk Still Says ‘No’ to Gay Marriage Licenses; Flint’s ‘Geography of Poverty’

Also: Bankruptcy and the future of energy in Texas and Common Core gets a rare break in Florida.

Mount Denali in Alaska.

Ohio Isn't Happy Obama Renamed Mount McKinley

Native Koyukon Athabaskans have called the peak Denali, meaning "high," for centuries, but critics of the president's decision worry he might change the name of the Ohio River by executive order next.

Uber’s New Headache in Seattle

Councilmember’s plan could give for-hire drivers a path toward collective-bargaining power.

Wilmington, Delaware

Wilmington Phases In a Green Vehicle Fleet

Fewer but more fuel efficient, the 38 low-maintenance vehicles should save the Housing Authority in Delaware’s largest city $25,000 a year on average.

Juneau, Alaska

Oil-Rich Alaska's Rude Awakening

Why can't the Last Frontier—with more than $50 billion in oil money banked—pay its bills?

New Mexico state flag

Top New Mexico Official Faces 64-Count Indictment; Philly’s Pothole Predicament

Also: Stripping a South Carolina name in Minnesota and North Carolina’s ongoing budget ‘purgatory.’

Drivers travel across the Golden Gate Bridge between San Francisco and Marin County. California requires auto insurers to charge motorists mostly based on driving record, rather than on occupation, address or education level.

'Discriminatory' Auto Insurance Pricing Targeted by States

Some are listening to consumer advocates saying insurance companies discriminate against low-income drivers by using credit scores, occupations and education levels — not just their driving records — to set rates.