The Federal Government Promised Native American Students Computers and Internet. Many Are Still Waiting.

Native American students in BIE operated schools were forced to start the school year without adequate technology, sometimes sharing a single computer among siblings, because the agency disbursed funding late and failed to purchase equipment in time.


Rising Waters Threaten Great Lakes Communities

“You have built in a place that’s naturally giving into the lake.”


Census Bureau Says Will Now End Count on Oct. 5

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | Grand jury recordings from the Breonna Taylor case will be released … Atlantic City firefighters sue city over Covid policies … Rural Texas school districts cancel remote learning after attendance problems.

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Local Governments Appeal Court Decision Upholding FCC’s 5G Rules

Nearly 50 local governments have signed onto the appeal, which asks the full 9th Circuit to rehear a case that limited their ability to regulate the placement of 5G infrastructure.


Homes Are Flooding Outside FEMA’s 100-Year Flood Zones and Racial Inequality Is Showing Through

COMMENTARY | New risk models show nearly twice as many properties are at risk from a 100-year flood today than the government's flood maps indicate.

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Lawmakers Propose $1M to Examine How Mis- And Disinformation Impacted Covid-19 Response

In particular, they’d like to know more about foreign and domestic sources propagating false information.

Public Safety

California Will Require Prisons to House Transgender People By Gender Identity

A new law will require California correctional facilities to place transgender people in housing units that align with their gender identity, not their sex assigned at birth.

Health & Human Services

Corralling the Facts on Herd Immunity

What exactly does it mean and can it be used to combat COVID-19?


Ohio Just Ordered GM to Repay $28 Million in Tax Breaks for Closing the Lordstown Auto Plant

General Motors received more than $60 million in tax credits to operate a massive assembly plant in Lordstown until 2040. But after the facility closed last year, the state says GM must pay back roughly half of those tax benefits.

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Women Equal Men in Computing Skill, but Are Less Confident

While women make up almost 50% of the overall workforce, they are only 24% of the employees in STEM careers.


New York City Principals Union Votes ‘No Confidence’ In Mayor Over Schools Plan

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | Twenty-one states report 10% or more Covid-19 increase… 1 million people have cast ballots early… Maryland man who threw house party gets a year in jail.

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Black Women Legislators Are Rare in Statehouses. This Could Be the Solution.

Statehouses are predominantly White and male-led. One PAC in Washington state wants to change that—and be the model for other legislatures.

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Following Ransomware Attack, Tyler Technologies Advises Clients to Change Passwords

The company is a leading provider of software to state and local governments. So far, it says it looks like the security breach has affected only its internal computer systems.


The Insurance Industry Can Help States Act on Climate Change

COMMENTARY | States looking to act on climate change should consider partnering with the industry.


One City's Pilot Program to Restart Live Entertainment

Six venues in Washington D.C. will be allowed to hold live performances under strict guidance and supervision from city officials.

Health & Human Services

One Tennessee Prosecutor Says He Won’t Enforce Controversial Abortion Law

The Nashville district attorney says he won’t prosecute doctors who fail to inform patients that a medication abortion can be reversed—a claim medical groups say isn’t backed up by science.

Health & Human Services

Health on Wheels: Tricked-Out RVs Deliver Addiction Treatment to Rural Communities

As in many states, access to addiction treatment remains a challenge in Colorado.

Health & Human Services

Wisconsin Is on the Brink of a Major Outbreak

The state’s coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are at an all-time high.