Kevin Tidmarsh  |  Intern

Kevin Tidmarsh is a Governing intern. An Indiana native, he is currently a junior at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif., where he has been a reporter and News Section Manager at The Student Life newspaper and a newscaster at KSPC, Claremont Colleges' radio station. He is majoring in politics and international relations.

September 1, 2014

The Most Segregated and Polarized Place in America

Americans in general have become more partisan in recent years. But the Milwaukee schism is larger than in other places, and it’s getting bigger.
September 1, 2014

Napster’s Sean Parker Wants You to Vote

With voter turnout at all-time lows in some places, the first president of Facebook is launching a tech startup to boost civic engagement.
June 30, 2014

Star Players in World Cup Watch Parties: City Governments

Cities across the nation have teamed up with professional and minor league soccer teams to host public viewing parties to cheer on the United States.
June 20, 2014

A Ban on Internet Access Taxes Could Cost States Millions in Revenue

The Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act would no longer let states or localities tax citizens for Internet usage.
June 18, 2014

Districts Re-Evaluate How to Keep Kids in School and Out of Trouble

A recent report seeks to help states and school districts updating their policies to avoid suspending students for bad behavior -- a practice studies show makes them more vulnerable to dropping out and getting in trouble with the law.
June 10, 2014

How Cities Turn to Technology for Economic Development

Instead of isolated corporate campuses like Silicon Valley, some places are trying to promote "innovation districts" to bring industry back. Can it work?
June 6, 2014

What Corrupt States Spend Their Money On

A study finds that more corrupt states spend more money on construction, highways and police protections and less on health, education and other public services.
June 4, 2014

EPA Rule Requires Major Carbon Reductions from States

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making states put plans in place that would reduce carbon emissions to 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.
June 4, 2014

How Much Each State Has to Cut Carbon Emissions Under New EPA Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency used a formula that considers where states are now and where they could be by 2030, leading to wide variation in emissions targets.