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Hawaii Raises Smoking Age to 21

Hawaii recently became the first state to raise the legal age for buying cigarettes to 21, following similar moves by dozens of cities. Health groups applaud such measures but retailers warn of a growing black market.

True Believer: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Walker has proved to be an effective leader in one of the most polarized states. But how will the conservative governor’s record in Wisconsin translate to a presidential bid?

The Causes, Costs and Consequences of Bad Government Data

States and localities are embracing the promise of big data. But just how good is the information they’re collecting in the first place?

Where Neighborhood Inequality is Most Severe

A new report assesses disparities across neighborhoods within each region. See how different areas compare.

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