Among the places testing new ways to keep low-risk offenders out of jail, Charleston, S.C., stands out.
Dangerous heat isn't new to Phoenix, but its efforts to keep people safe in triple-digit temperatures are.
Native Americans who live on the reservation in Utah are used to having to fight for basic government services. But they’d at least like roads that can reliably transfer patients to the ER and kids to school.
Jennifer Lawless is optimistic about the wave of women thinking about running for office -- but only tepidly.
Low take-up is a problem at every level of government. As recent research shows, just keeping things simple can help a lot.
Environmental advocacy is difficult in the Trump era. In rural areas, it's even harder. “To be personally attacked for speaking up, to be silenced, it was devastating to me," says one resident who tried to fight fracking in her rural Pennsylvania county.
“As far as I know, we’re the only state doing this,” says Gov. Terry McAuliffe's chief of staff.
The latest plans in California and New Jersey have observers asking: creative solution or accounting gimmick?
Some cities post letter grades on restaurants. King County opted for something more visual. The person who pushed for public ratings in the first place, though, isn't satisfied.
Businesses and governments are going cashless. Anti-poverty advocates say the change is problematic for low-income people, but they disagree on how to solve it.
As the first leader of a national government to ever address the National Governors Association, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for fewer trade barriers and promised to work directly with state leaders.
It would slam the insurance industry, bringing downturns in the bond market and tax revenues.
Secretaries of state are concerned about not just the federal government's request for voter information but also the information they're not getting about election security breaches.
A lot of what fosters it is out of their control, but a little audacity goes a long way.
The state's transportation chief calls a new $54 billion transportation package monumental. But the projects it funds will be more mundane than monumental.
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