LA's mayor grew up in politics as a left-wing activist. But he's governing from the center. He doesn't have much choice.
After the shock of the big numbers, states and localities are finding ways to deal with the costs of their retirees' health care.
Virginia is looking for partners -- and their resources -- to overhaul its IT systems.
New drugs have changed HIV from a terminal to a chronic illness. To counter complacency, health officials are pushing to make testing more widespread.
EPA funding for research is shrinking, and findings are being denigrated.