"Blue Lives Matter" bills that would increase the penalties for attacking police are popping up in states and Congress.
At a time when the job of elections administration is becoming more complex and more scrutinized, a major university has started formal training.
Cities, counties and states put a lot of effort -- and money -- into lobbying other levels of government.
New York is set to become the first state to require schools to regularly test their water for lead. But it's far from the only place with the problem.
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