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Montgomery, Alabama

Alabama Home to Nation’s Most Sexually Diseased City; The Problem With Plastic Payments for Jurors

Also: Maine’s outspoken governor vs. Southern Maine and Albuquerque employees’ New Orleans spending.

As Rent Skyrockets, More Cities Look to Cap It

As rents climb but wages remain flat, more cities are considering rent controls to try to ease the financial strain many middle-class and low-income Americans are feeling.

This Aug. 3, 2014 file photo shows Algae near the City of Toledo water intake crib, in Lake Erie, about 2.5 miles off the shore of Curtice, Ohio.

Lake Erie Toxic Algae Bloom Builds; Oklahoma Civil Forfeiture Rules

Also: Tennessee vs. the feds and Sacramento overgrown-weeds fees double.

Raleigh, North Carolina

Check Out Raleigh’s Homegrown Innovator Movement

The city is closing its digital divide with a model STEM program.

Earthquake Survival Kits Are Flying off Shelves in Seattle

But to really prepare the Pacific Northwest for the Big One, much more needs to be done.

A memorial to Kate Steinle at Pier 14 in San Francisco.

House Passes Anti-Sanctuary Cities Bill

President Obama has threatened to veto the legislation, which comes after the shooting death of a San Francisco woman earlier this month.

State and Local Government IT Professionals Tired of ‘Poor User Experience’

Most think the cloud is the answer to a more consistent Web experience, but security and policy barriers to adoption remain.

New York Stock Exchange celebrating the Initial Public Offering of Shake Shack in January in New York City.

Mississippi Cities Remove State Flag; D.C. Government’s ‘Shake Shack’ Design Typeface

Also: Arizona eliminates consumer protection agency and Pittsburgh’s falling glass risk.

How School Districts Seal Their Students Into Poverty

A striking new map shows how districts’ property-tax funding system enforces divides between rich and poor.