TABLE of CONTENTS May 2015
BY Mike Maciag
Police across the country are being outfitted with body cameras, but managing all the hours of footage comes at a price and poses unintended consequences.
Unlike mortgage and payday lenders, the growing number of institutions that offer quick cash to small businesses are still largely unregulated. Chicago is the first trying to change that.
In Jersey City, N.J., ex-offenders are getting an opportunity to start their lives over again -- and so is a familiar public figure trying to help them.
Cities are supposed to implement positive train control by the end of this year, but many are lagging. Los Angeles, however, got a head start years ago.
Several cities are starting to see more potential in once dangerous and usually underused backstreets.
As the saga of Hillary Clinton’s emails has shown the world yet again, looking like you might have something to hide immediately arouses suspicion.
Seattle is the latest city to offer discounted rates to low-income riders. Some say it's a misguided attempt to address income inequality.
The new app's focus on positive feedback helps cities improve services and boost employees’ morale.
State Dream Acts have drawn passionate responses from both advocates and critics. But evidence suggests these measures have had limited impact.
POLITICS + POLICY
In 1994, Seattle won praise from urbanist thinkers nationwide with its 20-year plan for population and economic growth.
Republicans are attacking the state’s ethics board for engaging in partisan witch-hunts, particularly for its investigation of Gov. Scott Walker.
In an effort to make rentals more sustainable, 14 college towns banded together to create a website that shows people what they would pay in utilities.
"Advanced industry" jobs are expected to drive economic growth. But cities must invest in training and education to build a qualified workforce.
The rules that governments work under have little to do with reality.
There are two primary ways retiring baby boomers will impact revenues.