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Law enforcement form a line across Interstate 94 on Saturday, July 9, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn., in response to protesters who blocked the highway. The protesters were rallying in response to the death of Philando Castile.

The States Trying to Pass Laws Protecting Drivers Who Hit Protesters

After the Charlottesville attack, Republican lawmakers are seeking to distance their efforts to pass driver immunity legislation.

More Employers May Be Using Temps to Skirt Immigration Laws

States that have required private employers to use E-Verify have seen especially dramatic growth in the number of temporary workers. Experts say that’s no accident.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra speaks during a press conference at San Francisco City Hall on Monday.

California Becomes First State to Challenge Sessions on New Grant Rules for ‘Sanctuary Cities’

The U.S. attorney general may ultimately be forced to craft new regulations, at a time when President Trump wants less.

Slow Growth for State Personal Income Persists in 2017

North Dakota has seen the fastest annualized growth since the recession and Illinois and Nevada the weakest expansions.

A toppled Confederate statue lies on the ground on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Durham, N.C.

Durham's Confederate Statue Comes Down

Unwilling to wait for local officials to act to take down a Civil War monument, a group of protesters took matters into their own hands Monday night.

Supposedly Symbolic, State Travel Bans Have Real Bite

Conference and convention planners say there is a powerful stigma associated with state travel bans, even if they only officially apply to state employees.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks during the commemoration of Chicago Picasso.

To Help Fund Infrastructure, Chicago Mayor Backs Taxes on Unrepatriated Foreign Earnings

Rahm Emanuel made his case at the U.S. Conference of Mayors summer leadership meeting, while encouraging colleagues to get creative with investment.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

New York City Guarantees a Lawyer to Every Resident Facing Eviction

The new law protecting low-income tenants is the first in the nation.

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New Numbers Reveal Huge Disparities in Opioid Prescribing

A town in southwest Virginia has the highest per capita opioid prescribing level in the country. New state prescribing rules could help change that.

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer, right, gestures during a news conference concerning the white nationalist rally and violence as Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, center, and Virginia Secretary of Public safety Brian Moran, left, listen.

Charlottesville Mayor Says of Trump: ‘When You Dance With the Devil ... the Devil Changes You’

STATE AND LOCAL WEEKEND ROUNDUP | ‘Budget deferrals and other government legerdemain’ in Texas; Lexington, Ky. mayor wants to relocate Confederate statues; and Minnesota's renovated State Capitol officially reopens.