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Route Fifty Special Report: The Health Data Equation

We’re featuring three stories of state and local governments using data to deliver critical health services, make better decisions and improve their communities in the process.

Legalizing the Food 'Sharing Economy'

California lawmakers are considering it.

Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill

What 15 Secretaries of State Think of Voter ID Rules

As the National Association of Secretaries of State meets in the nation’s capital, here is what some of them feel about a hot-button political topic.

The Sunshine Skyway Bridge near St. Petersburg, Florida.

Transportation Funding, Scrapping Obama-era Rule Among Federal Priorities for Regionalism Group

As groups like the National Association of Regional Councils await clarity on Trump’s infrastructure strategy, the organization wants a “mess” of a rule impacting metropolitan planning organizations eliminated.

Face-to-Face Family Visits Return to Some Jails

In-person visits between family members and inmates are starting to make a comeback in some jails, bucking the trend toward long-distance, video-call visitation.

 (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Cuomo Blocks N.Y.C.’s 5-Cent Plastic Bag Fee; Outdoor Retailers Put Utah on Notice

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Pension refinancing in West Virginia; Denver’s homicides hit 10-year high; and a simple idea to reduce absenteeism in Philadelphia.

A Volvo self driving car on display at the North American International Auto Show media preview January 19, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan.

Auto Industry Is Wary of State and Local Government Automated Vehicle Laws

As more states and localities look to regulate new technology, the “patchwork of state regulations is a concern,” a Volvo vice president tells members of Congress.

North Court Street in Athens, Ohio

Young and Homeless in Ohio: Trying to Survive Without Much of a Safety Net

Daniel Rupert’s story of trying to find stability is not uncommon. "I had nothing. I had a duffel bag on my back and that was it.”

A fire truck in San Francisco.

Fire Chiefs Want Exclusion Under Trump Order Blocking Grants to ‘Sanctuary Cities’

During subcommittee testimony, a GOP congressman told the president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs the group should warn local governments about the risks of not cooperating.

Improving Conservation Planning With GIS to Improve Water Quality

Mapping offers ways for governments to identify, prioritize and mark green infrastructure for preservation and rehabilitation.

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