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Are States Obligated to Provide Expensive Hepatitis C Drugs?

New hepatitis C drugs boast cure rates of at least 95 percent. But states are restricting their use for Medicaid patients and prisoners because the cost is so high.

Boise’s Sound Approach to Engaging Its Local Skateboarders

Instead of viewing them as a nuisance, local leaders have been expanding recreational infrastructure and planning efforts.

Little Rock, Arkansas

Arkansas’ Popular Highway App Would Be Nothing Without the Cloud

With 80 percent of the state’s licensed drivers using IDrive, scalability is a necessity.

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Deploys ‘Be Like Sebastian’ Campaign to De-Escalate Winter Parking Battles

When is it OK to use a chair to save a dug-out parking space following a blizzard?

Michael Nutter

Former Philly Mayor Michael Nutter Joins What Works Cities as Senior Fellow

New York City’s former chief analytics officer, Mike Flowers, also joins the program, funded by the Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Bottles of drinking water are seen in a hallway at St. Mary's Academy in Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

New York Village Faces Its Own Toxic Water Crisis

In Hoosick Falls, the discovery of high levels of a synthetic chemical, PFOA, has the town avoiding the tap. What comes next?

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Vacant Walmart Sites Create Giant Big-Box Stumbling Blocks for Local Governments

As the global retail giant shutters 154 U.S. stores, some communities are facing huge economic redevelopment hurdles. But there are some outside-the-box ideas for filling these hard-to-fill footprints.

Golden State Legislators Lock Up Bills to Limit Solitary Confinement of Juveniles

"In California, a juvenile–a child–can be placed in solitary confinement for a lesser act of misbehavior than an adult.”

Amid Health, Privacy Fears, States Are Letting People Reject 'Smart Meters'

Legislators in several states have moved to give consumers options when it comes to installing smart meters in their homes.