The LGBT population among young people experience homelessness at disproportionate rates.• Las Vegas Takes a New, More Tolerant Approach to Homeless Shelters
About one in five Americans now lack regular access to local media coverage. Studies show this is bad for politics, municipal debt -- and even the environment.
Some cities are hiring people to share locals' stories and change the traditional narrative surrounding the place they call home.
Ross Garber is the man to call when state leaders are in political peril.
Without enough volunteers to respond to emergencies, some fire departments are cutting services or even shutting down. Most are changing the way they recruit.
State and local officials are striking long-term deals with private companies to upgrade airports, college campuses and prisons.
Tax breaks likely aren't enough to lure investors to low-income communities in rural areas. There are ways they can become more attractive.• States, Cities Add Sweeteners to Attract 'Opportunity Zone' Investors
A generation ago, most Democrats and Republicans backed capital punishment. But in New Hampshire, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle just voted to abolish it, reflecting a nationwide trend.
The president wants to release detained immigrants in cities where local leaders oppose his immigration policies.
Las Vegas is taking a new, more tolerant approach to helping the homeless.
Elite actors are threatening to boycott Georgia over a heartbeat abortion bill, endangering the state's a-list status among major TV and movie productions.
At least 95 have closed their doors since 2010, and roughly a quarter of the ones left are at risk of shuttering.
From Kansas City, Mo., to Tampa, Fla., a record number of large cities could elect an openly gay woman as mayor this year.• Chicago’s New Mayor Promises Change Despite ‘Massive’ Challenges
Why are they breaking norms and eyeing city hall instead of Capitol Hill?