Management

Retiring Early Can Be Bad for the Brain

COMMENTARY | A study of a retirement program in China found that people who retired early suffered significant cognitive decline that put them at risk of early onset of dementia.

Tech & Data

Pandemic Drives Delaware to Pinpoint Internet Connectivity Speeds

The coronavirus pandemic has shown a spotlight on the digital divide and Delaware is hoping to gather more precise data on broadband deserts and connection speeds to help guide its broadband expansion plan.

Management

Florida AG Calls for Probe of Push to Help People Vote by Paying Off Criminal Debts

After Mike Bloomberg raised $16 million to help people with criminal records vote in the state, some officials said the billionaire is “buying votes” for Joe Biden.

Sponsor Content

How Better Invoice and Expense Processes Can Boost Productivity

By streamlining invoicing and expense-reporting processes, state and local governments can prove themselves technologically adept, ease employee frustrations and ultimately, support productivity gains that drive worker satisfaction.

Management

Court Orders Census to Continue Counting People Past Trump Administration's Sept. 30 Deadline

The bureau will have through Oct. 31 to finish its enumeration under the injunction, though an appeal is expected.

Tech & Data

Foreign Hackers Cripple Texas County’s Email System, Raising Election Security Concerns

The malware attack, which sent fake email replies to voters and businesses, spotlights an overlooked vulnerability in counties that don’t follow best practices for computer security.

Health & Human Services

Local Health Officials Worry CDC Has 'Lost Its Soul'

Conflicting public health messages cause some Americans to ignore key guidance.

Tech & Data

Senate Still Divided on Comprehensive Data Privacy Legislation

Though recent bills are similar, lawmakers have yet to resolve two polarizing issues: preemption and private right to action.

Management

Breonna Taylor Decision Sparks Nationwide Protests

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | California pledges to eliminate new gas-powered cars by 2035 ... Louisiana's voter-registration website goes down on National Voter Registration Day ... Missouri governor tests positive for Covid-19.

Management

What to Do When the Future Feels Hopeless

Humans like to feel optimistic about and in control of where their life is headed. The pandemic has made it very hard to feel that way.

Public Safety

St. Louis Police Will No Longer Have to Reside Within City Limits

By temporarily doing away with the city’s residency requirement for first responders, St. Louis officials hope it will become easier to recruit and hire officers to fill current vacancies.

Public Safety

Plea Bargaining Needs to be More Transparent, Report Argues

Widespread plea bargaining in the criminal justice system may be fueling racial inequities and leading innocent people to plead guilty, says a new report from the Vera Institute of Justice.

Sponsor Content

You Cannot Defeat What You Cannot See

Critical infrastructure systems depend upon computer-based controls, software, and data communication to operate. As these systems have become increasingly pervasive and interconnected, they’ve also become more vulnerable.

Health & Human Services

Rise in Virus Among Young Adults Poses Threat to Older Americans, CDC Warns

Data cited in a new report indicates that increased cases among older adults have followed upticks among younger parts of the population.

Health & Human Services

California Expands Privacy Protection to Public Health Workers Amid Threats

Protesters angry over mask mandates and stay-at-home orders have gone to the homes of health officers in multiple counties in California.

Management

First Came the Floods. Then Came the Polling Place Changes.

Baton Rouge's 2016 floods offers 2020 coronavirus parallels.

Finance

Pandemic’s Uncertainties Hang Heavy Over Small City's Budget

Augusta, Maine has already resorted to layoffs and furloughs to slow spending. Looking ahead, there are still questions about what will happen with badly needed state aid and other revenues.

Health & Human Services

Flu Season Could Further Strain Public Health Systems

The symptoms of the flu and coronavirus are similar and experts warn confusion over the two could overburden Covid-19 testing capacity.

Management

Millennials ‘Can’t Even’ Get Ahead—They’re Already Too Far Behind

Anne Helen Petersen’s new book "Can’t Even" interrogates the lies millennials were told about having it all.

Management

Tennessee Reduces Improper Unemployment Payments through Data and Determination

COMMENTARY | The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development implemented technology solutions to help mitigate improper unemployment insurance payouts.

Tech & Data

How Good Is Your Phishing Training? A New Tool Could Help Figure That Out.

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology are looking to pool more data from outside organizations to further refine it.