April 20, 2018
The Supreme Court required prosecutors to do this decades ago, but they don't always follow the rules. New York is the latest state to strengthen them.
April 11, 2018
Under the Trump administration, and most Republican White Houses, enforcement of the 1968 anti-discrimination law has weakened. Housing advocates say the constantly changing federal approach has held back progress.
April 11, 2018
Predictive technologies promise to let police fight crime before it happens. But do they work?
April 10, 2018
New York City is betting that it can learn important lessons from the way the private sector runs. The bet is starting to pay off.
March 29, 2018
Baltimore's 911 system and a range of city services in Atlanta were hijacked in the past week.
March 28, 2018
A new study is the latest to show that landlords often discriminate against minorities and people who use rental vouchers.
March 26, 2018
A new report ranks states' economic reliance on firearms, taking into account jobs, sales and political contributions.
March 21, 2018
The president doesn't want the federal government to help fund public radio and TV stations anymore. Such cuts could exacerbate the already sharp decline in coverage of state capitols and city halls.
March 16, 2018
As an African-American Democrat, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas isn't like a lot of other anti-drug advocates.
March 15, 2018
Of the cities studied, only in New Orleans did white students travel farther than their black peers.
March 8, 2018
Florida is closest to ending the clock-changing practice, but other states have flirted with the idea.
March 7, 2018
The NRA has "in essence become a terrorist organization," said Gov. Dannel Malloy, who is considering cutting it out of the state's gun permitting process. It's not the only state, however, that directs funds toward the group.
March 7, 2018
Republicans eliminated some of the tax benefits for owning a home. But experts aren't sure how much that will matter.
March 6, 2018
Atlanta, Chicago and Minneapolis have won funding to better identify and help victims.
March 6, 2018
Emails, voicemails, texts, Facebook and Twitter have made it easier for residents to reach out to governments -- and harder for governments to respond.
March 2, 2018
More than 40 city leaders have joined a new exchange to share disaster relief expertise with their local counterparts on the island.
February 27, 2018
New studies suggest that school vouchers have minimal impact on college enrollment and even less of an effect on college graduation rates.
February 26, 2018
Barely one in 10 students scored proficient on recent state reading exams.
February 21, 2018
The Roca program has helped keep hundreds of youths out of jail in Massachusetts. Now officials want to transplant that success to one of the toughest crime cities in the nation.
February 12, 2018
The president's budget calls for a $1.1 billion investment in school choice.
February 7, 2018
Everyone agrees the state's education system isn't working. But no one can agree on how to fix it.
January 31, 2018
Homicide rates are at an all-time high in the city, and its police department has been mired in turmoil. The state is stepping in.
January 19, 2018
The number of children packed into overcrowded homes remains high and comes at a tremendous social cost.
January 10, 2018
Thanks to a generation of underfunding, many big-city school districts now face deteriorating buildings and billions of dollars in maintenance needs.
January 9, 2018
Housing experts predict that the tax overhaul will spur home values and property tax revenues to drop, forcing cities to find new ways to raise money -- or to cut spending.
January 4, 2018
As rents and demand for renting increase, millions of Americans are being evicted -- sometimes with only a few days' notice.
December 14, 2017
The recount on Thursday confirmed Keisha Lance Bottoms' lead, likely keeping the city's decades-long tradition of black mayors alive. But shifting demographics will change how people lead it.
November 21, 2017
The city is eliminating short-term jail sentences for low-level misdemeanors. Other cities will undoubtedly be watching the impact.
November 15, 2017
After four years in office, the New York mayor has a mixed reputation among liberals. But he seemingly has a chance to change that.
October 9, 2017
What started as a fringe movement has gained steam in recent years.
October 2, 2017
Nevada's recent politics suggest just how difficult it can be for states to enact gun control measures -- even when a majority of citizens favor them.
September 28, 2017
The Trump administration's latest reversal of Obama policing strategies instead puts an emphasis on tough-on-crime policies. But the shift will undermine efforts to rebuild relations between communities and police, say many law enforcement officials and experts.
September 8, 2017
When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, it hit one of the country's biggest gateways for refugees -- a population that has already had to rebuild their lives and will now struggle to do it again.
September 1, 2017
A coastal North Carolina city ranks first in the nation in opioid abuse. Now it wants to become an innovation hub for battling the crisis.
August 29, 2017
Houston is the nation's fourth largest city. While all urban areas present unique evacuation challenges, some are bigger than others.
August 29, 2017
New York City is taking an innovative approach that relies on street-level "violence interrupters" to curb crimes involving weapons. Chicago's been doing it for years.
August 17, 2017
Are they prepared?