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The Virginia State Capitol in Richmond

After Parliament Attack, a Renewed Focus on Statehouse Security

When state legislatures reconvene early next year, lawmakers and law enforcement will focus on security in state capitols, especially in the wake of this year’s deadly attack at the Parliament of Canada in Ottawa.

Alaska's Prostitution Law Isn't Working

In 2012, the state reclassified sex workers as trafficking victims rather than criminals—but a report says the new language hasn't altered the way they're treated by police.

San Diego's City Administration Building

Hard Work Awaits San Diego After Open Data Policy Is Approved

The city’s information is scattered across multiple systems and officials don’t know the extent of the data that’s been amassed.

Texas Wants to Be a Cloud Model for Other States

The Lone Star State is leading its government agencies in a major reform effort to accelerate cloud adoption.

Tennessee City Bans Negative Social Media Comments

The sweeping new policy impacts anyone involved with city government from elected officials to employees to volunteers to vendors.

The Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City.

Like Other State Capitols, Missouri’s Seat of Government Is Falling Apart

Water infiltration is undermining the building’s foundation, among other problems.

County Pushes Back on Fluoridation Skepticism

Despite public health research showing oral health benefits, adding fluoride to drinking water continues to be a controversial topic for local governments.

This Santa Monica apartment building sustained major damage during the 1994 Northridge earthquake in Southern California.

California Gets Much-Needed Funds to Deploy Expanded Earthquake Early-Warning System

When fully deployed, Los Angeles could get as much as a one-minute heads up that destructive waves are headed toward the city from the San Andreas Fault.

How an Arizona Town Uses Its Website and Facebook to Promote Local Businesses

Queen Creek serves as the lead cheerleader for its local businesses.