Time to Ban BPA?
While the feds struggle with their own assessment of the chemical, several states enact bans.
Andy Kim is a former GOVERNING staff writer. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin's School of Journalism, he has also worked in advertising as a copywriter.
To increase visitor traffic to downtown Scottsdale, Ariz., the city is adding a route to the city's trolley system to shuttle hotel and resort-dwelling tourists downtown.
Some students from low-income families in Missouri will continue to receive meal-assistance during summer vacation this year thanks to a statewide food-security program.
A model agreement between state chief information officers, attorneys general and Facebook addresses legal concerns state and local governments may have regarding social media use.
One correctional facility in Michigan is partnering with a local animal shelter to have inmates help develop shelter dogs into adoption-ready companions.
An international design contest is calling teams of architects, engineers and ecologists to develop highway overpasses to increase the safety of wildlife and motorists.
In an effort to combat rising teen birthrates, Texas implemented two programs to show and teach students the real-life responsibilities that come with teen pregnancy.
One Montana county has been implementing a pilot program that enforces two breathalyzer tests a day for repeat DUI offenders to keep them sober.
A nationwide pilot program is set to increase the amount of classroom experience student teachers receive in education programs.
The White Mountain Stewardship Project creates an unlikely partnership between conservationists and loggers in Arizona to dampen the dangers of wildfires while stimulating the local economy.
A community wellness grant is helping Erie County, N.Y., launch a program that will help locally owned restaurants research and post detailed nutrition information.