As many of them fall into disrepair, some are adapting to cities' changing needs.
After two straight years of beating expectations, pension investment earnings have slightly dipped thanks in part to fears of a trade war.
When a community is in fiscal trouble, nonprofits are often a big help. But some places have far fewer of them.
The debate is playing out around the country but has been most controversial in Texas.
A booming population and new campaign finance options have brought out a record number of candidates.
Privatization and years of inadequate resources have left the incarcerated population with abysmal medical care.
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Only one has a cabinet-level official dedicated to the issue.
It was a big improvement for permitting and other forms of service delivery, but it's already outdated. The new goal should be no-stop government.
The option is spreading at a time of heightened fear of foreign interference in U.S. elections. It has been used in a few local elections and will be available to some voters in the 2020 presidential caucuses.
Ratings agencies want more information about each state and local government's vulnerability to extreme weather. Moody's isn't waiting for them to give it up.
Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has been the frontrunner all year, but in Tuesday's primary, he fell just short of the majority needed to avoid a runoff.
Congress is promising to tackle them this year. Can it succeed where states haven't?
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One conversation with Dr. Michael Crow might ease your fears.