Public Safety & Justice

California Sterilized More People Than Any U.S. State But Has Yet to Compensate Victims

What's taking the progressive state so long to right its historical wrongs?

For This Pot Guy, States Are His Biggest Customers

After leading the creation of the nation's first legal marijuana market in Colorado, Andrew Freedman took the lessons he learned and made a business out of helping states regulate the drug.

Are ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Laws Just Symbolic?

Critics say laws that treat attacks against police officers as a hate crime are unnecessary and hard to enforce.

Why Are Local Governments Using a Russian Software the Feds Won't?

The reasons spotlight cities' funding and workforce struggles that cybersecurity experts have warned about for years.

• IT Department? In Small-Town Governments, They Rarely Exist.