TABLE of CONTENTS December 2016
These eight people know that public service isn’t about casting blame. It’s about working together to forge real solutions to real problems.
The decline of the mining industry started long before the Obama administration and will likely continue even with Trump in the White House. That's why local leaders are starting to diversify their economies and prepare their people for an uncertain future.
Los Angeles is spending billions to revamp its airport. The move is spurring other cities to make similar investments.
In the latest chapter of his feud with the state’s attorney general, Edwards is taking on the oil and gas industry -- but with some controversial allies.
Paul LePage’s abrupt decision left lawmakers and public health workers with unanswered questions as they struggle to battle a drug epidemic.
With the state's law in limbo and so many players at the table -- employers, unions, insurers, attorneys and lawmakers -- it will be hard to reach an agreement.
Their resignations, once rare, have seemingly become a frequent occurrence.
POLITICS + POLICY
Cities and states have very different ideas for fixing decrepit urban highways.
Whoever wins this month faces the tough job of uniting and rebuilding a community that’s still hurting from deadly police shootings and floods.
The idea that needle exchanges encourage illegal drug use is fading just as rapidly as the programs are expanding.
The city’s new open data website breaks down how sustainability is defined -- and how it’s being achieved.
There’s a dispute about whether the movement toward city living is real. But this either/or battle is a distraction.
Budget cutbacks are forcing many of them to find more sustainable funding models. See how your state's parks are funded.
They often fall under the radar, but compacts are becoming a top tool for managing interstate issues.
For one, realize that you have the "curse of knowledge."
The state is on track to enacting first-in-the-nation rules about how banks respond to cyberattacks. Some say they're misguided.