THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Social Media Reps, Mayors Gather to Discuss Effective Usage

Experts from Twitter and Facebook were on hand at the recent event in Washington, D.C., where mayors from the United States came to share tips, best practices and stories about the job.

By Zack Quaintance, Government Technology  |  January 28, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Security

Phone Cracking Software Popular Among Local Police Agencies

This week, Governing’s Future of Security looks at police use of smartphone decryption tools, ransomware legislation and election hacking fears.

By Tod Newcombe, Managing Editor  |  January 27, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Community Design

Kansas City Removes Bus Fee to Encourage Ridership

Kansas City, Mo., will remove the $1.50 bus fare this year to further encourage residents to use the system. But having accessible public transit is only one part of the city’s wider goal of improving quality of life.

By Skip Descant, Government Technology  |  January 25, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Community Design

Behind the Lens: Pittsburgh's Bridge of Sighs

The Steel City's splendid architectural gem of a bridge — one of 400 in Pittsburgh — has its roots in Venice, Italy, yet was designed by America’s foremost architect of the 19th century.

By David Kidd, Photojournalist and Storyteller  |  January 24, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Community Design

A River Runs Through It

Ellicott City, Md., has been devastated twice by flooding rivers that traverse the city. But one man has built a homemade warning system he hopes will save property and lives the next time the flood waters rise.

By David Kidd, Photojournalist and Storyteller  |  January 24, 2020
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Wyoming State Senator Affie Ellis Is Who She Wants to Be

A passionate representative for women, Navajo people, and Wyomingites, Affie Ellis is a force to be reckoned with and she hopes to use her curiosity and patience to dig deeply into century-old tensions for years to come.

$2.2 billion

The amount of money that General Motors Co. has announced it will invest into the building of electric trucks and SUVs, creating 2,200 jobs. The company plans to invest a total of $7.7 billion over the next four years into its U.S. market, and hopes to have a family of electric vehicles by the end of 2021.

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