But while many cities are beefing up their police forces, others are still feeling the effects of the recession.
It turns out that how long a mentor sticks around can have a huge impact. One organization is working with schools to follow kids from kindergarten to graduation, and it's expanding to more cities.
Some aren’t just covering yoga and acupuncture but recommending it before prescription drugs.
From his tireless push for international trade to his historic crusade on restoring voting rights for former felons, the governor has made an indelible impact on Virginia.
A roundup of money (and other) news governments can use.
The increase in annual spending is largely due to rising health-care costs and increased investment in transportation.
Many have predicted it would. But when younger candidates do launch campaigns, it's typically for state or local positions.
Allowing municipal employees to conduct union business while on the clock is widespread. It could use a dose of transparency.
2018 will be the first big election year when attorneys general target their peers in other states. Will it hinder the history of bipartisanship among them?
The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness helped end veteran homelessness in some places and reduce overall homelessness. The White House and House Republicans want it gone.
With new technology, passengers get the convenience of using either their phones or a versatile fare card. But making things simpler for customers is no easy task.
States have significantly fewer people dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud and abuse than they did when the recession started.
A breakdown of the biggest races and ballot measures.
The Mormon Church designed the city in a way that makes its streets a liability -- and an opportunity.
In his new book, David Osborne argues the best way to fix the education system is to increase charter schools and create a survival-of-the-fittest system.
A bipartisan proposal in Congress would go a long way toward helping to build smarter government at every level.