Sarah Ferris is a GOVERNING intern.

November 30, 2012

Milwaukee Police Website Turns Up the Cool Factor

The department’s new website has the feeling of a first-person video game and aims to replace the media as the public’s go-to source for crime information.
November 30, 2012

Ambitious Anti-Teen Pregnancy Program Seeing Success in Milwaukee

In 2006, Milwaukee had one of the nation’s highest teen birth rates. With more than two years to go on an ambitious goal to curb teen pregnancies, the city has already cut its rate by more than a third.
October 31, 2012

West Virginia County Builds Teacher Villages to Save Struggling Schools

McDowell County may be the first rural community to build housing to attract young teachers. It could be a model for other counties facing waning populations and crumbling infrastructure.
October 3, 2012

Muni Bonds Need Governments to Fight for Them

The tax-free status of municipal bonds is under attack. If eliminated, borrowing could get more expensive for states and localities.