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How a Town of Renters Got So Many People to Go Solar

Dozens of U.S. communities have launched similar programs, but Blacksburg, Va.'s is different.

After Years of Court Orders, California's Prison Population Finally Hits Target

The state's notoriously overcrowded prisons are finally seeing some relief. But it wasn't the state that catalyzed the change -- it was the voters.

NYC Gets Personal (and Particular) About Birth Control

It's the first municipality to center an awareness campaign around intrauterine devices, the most effective form of birth control that few women choose. Will others follow?

Most Rookie Governors Are Off to a Good Start

Almost a year into their new job, most have been largely successful. But some are struggling to lead.

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