Thanks in large part to a steady economy, states are finishing 2018 better than they expected.
San Francisco just elected its first black female mayor at a time when the number of big-city black mayors has been on the decline. Their leadership style has changed, too.
State unemployment insurance trust funds were decimated during the last recession. A decade later, many still don't have the funds to weather the next downturn.
The city's new and first chief design officer comes to the job from the Los Angeles Times.
On Tuesday, the state became the first to use ranked-choice voting, a system that could prevent “spoiler” candidates from causing havoc in crowded races.
Libraries across the country are training their staff to administer the drug that can reverse an overdose.
A change in federal law lets more than just law enforcement agencies collect unused and unwanted pills.
There's a better way for governments to focus on effective initiatives.
More of them are calling for the lower rates and prudent spending that fuel economic vitality.
Lax building codes and poor enforcement are a big problem in some places.
"It is America's cities that are here, ready to save Washington," says the Los Angeles mayor and potential 2020 candidate.
New traffic signals in Detroit are designed to help pedestrians, cyclists and ambulances get through intersections, while helping traffic planners test safety improvements quickly.
New research provides a formula to help cities and counties know what to expect, financially, when drug deaths spike.
Several states are considering exemptions from Medicaid work requirements that would disproportionately impact black and white people.
Michigan regulators want to eliminate lead service lines by 2040. But water utilities say that would be too costly, unrealistic and maybe even unnecessary.