Health & Human Services

They Call It ‘Tranq’—and It’s Making Street Drugs Even More Dangerous

Xylazine, an animal tranquilizer, is increasingly being found in drug samples.

Tech & Data

CISA Issues Cybersecurity Toolkit for Election Officials

The toolkit helps state and local election officials identify their risks, make their infrastructure more resilient and protect voter information from attacks.

Infrastructure

Two States to Seek Nearly $900M in Federal Funds for Bridge Project

They’re looking to tap money from the bipartisan infrastructure law approved last year. “This project is a perfect candidate for this funding,” says the governor of one of the states.

Sponsor Content

More Than Half of States Provide Patients Full and Direct Access to Nurse Practitioners

Here’s why your state should be among those with Full Practice Authority.

Infrastructure

Biden Administration Awards $2.2B in Transportation Grants

The “RAISE” grants will go to dozens of projects around the U.S., and mark one of the first major releases of discretionary funding from the new infrastructure law.

Health & Human Services

NYC’s Public Spaces are Becoming Increasingly Hostile Towards Homeless People

Limited seating, or a lack of it, in places like Penn Station, don’t make the city’s affordability problem go away.

Tech & Data

Nearly 40% of Americans Are Tired of the Two-Party Political System

The sentiment is even stronger among those 18 to 49 years old, with nearly half of people in that age group saying they wish they had alternatives to Democrats and Republicans.

Health & Human Services

Advocates Look for New Ways to Fill City 'Food Deserts'

An estimated 53.6 million people live outside an easy walk or drive to a full-service supermarket.

Tech & Data

Semiconductor Bill to Fund 20 Regional Technology Hubs

The CHIPS and Science Act authorized $10 billion for the hubs, in an effort to expand tech jobs and manufacturing beyond the country’s traditional innovation powerhouses.

Tech & Data

Bipartisan Senators Want Commodity Regulations For Cryptocurrency

A new bill would task the Commodity Futures Trading Commission with imposing more consumer protections and other oversight regulations on digital asset trading.

Infrastructure

With a Big Surge in Transportation Funding, a State Decides Its Spending Priorities

Michigan expects its annual cut of federal highway dollars to rise by a third in the coming years. Here’s how the state is thinking about putting the extra cash to use.

Infrastructure

Bill Would Offer Grants to Boost Use of Drones to Inspect Infrastructure

One of the U.S. senators backing the legislation says it would "help local governments invest in drones and skilled workers to ensure America’s existing infrastructure remains safe.” 

Sponsor Content

How Empathetic Service at Scale Can Rebuild Trust in Government

The Executive Order on Transforming the Federal Customer Experience underscores the importance of technology.

Infrastructure

Biden Signs Semiconductor Bill, Spurring Hopes for New Jobs and Manufacturing Around the US

The $54.2 billion measure drew broad support from local leaders, who believe their regions could benefit. “We need to make these chips here in America," the president said.

Management

Key Parts of US Laws are Hard for the Public to Find and Read

Oblique or missing references to standards and codes specified by law make it difficult for judges, lawyers and the general public to comply with regulations.

Management

How 3 States Are Trying to Help Their Farmers Deal With Drought

Swaths of the country have baked this summer under hot and dry conditions, making it tougher to keep crops growing and livestock healthy. In some cases, state governments are stepping up work with their agriculture sectors in response.

Tech & Data

Mobile Threats Prompt Operational Changes for Governments

More than 80% of public sector respondents to a recent survey said they have been forced to re-evaluate workplace practices as attacks on mobile devices grow.

Health & Human Services

The Plan to Turn Blighted Houses into a New Source of Green Power for the Grid

A California nonprofit is retrofitting homes to make a "virtual power plant" — and fighting gentrification at the same time.

Health & Human Services

A Uranium Ghost Town in the Making

Time and again, mining company Homestake and government agencies promised to clean up waste from decades of uranium processing. It didn’t happen. Now they’re trying a new tactic: buying out homeowners to avoid finishing the job.

Infrastructure

Feds Offer Greater Flexibility to Use ARPA Money for Housing

Counties welcomed the updated American Rescue Plan Act guidance. With rents and home prices high, the Biden administration is urging states and localities to put some of their federal pandemic aid towards housing programs.

Infrastructure

The Nation’s Most Ambitious Train Station Renovation Projects

New York City is looking at a major rail station makeover. But around the country, other noteworthy projects were completed in recent years or are now in the works.