Baton Rouge

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

Baton Rouge's 2016 floods offers 2020 coronavirus parallels.

How One Parks Department Created a Mobile Playground

Baton Rouge's parks agency wanted to get kids moving to combat youth obesity.

When an Unnamed Storm Brings Far More Destruction Than a Named Hurricane

Hurricane Nate will likely be quickly forgotten in Louisiana, but the impacts of last year’s catastrophic flooding are still being felt.

Flooding Worsens Louisiana’s Housing Crisis; R.I. Gov.’s Alternative Way to Staff Her Office

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: More bad news for public education in Oklahoma; traffic tickets decline in N.J. county in a big way; and where is the exact center of Pennsylvania?

An Important Emergency Response Scenario for Every State and Local Government

Can your agency effectively respond to a disaster amid a widespread telecommunications outage?

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Louisiana Reeling From Unprecedented Flash Flooding; Pipeline Concerns Continue in Michigan

Also in our State and Local Weekend Digest: Tree removal standoff in San Diego; auditing disputes for Minnesota counties; and N.Y. vs. N.J. acrimony continues over Port Authority Bus Terminal.

3 Police Officers Fatally Shot in Baton Rouge; Chicago’s $140 Million Olympic Village Burden

Also in our State and Local Weekend News Digest: South Dakota at bottom of same-sex marriage list; Portland’s tree-cutting mystery; and N.Y.C.’s response to synthetic marijuana overdoses.

Mississippi River Winter Floods to Test Government Response, Army Corps Defenses

Levees are being checked for sand boils as water levels rise. And in Louisiana, there’s no word yet whether the Bonnet Carré and Morganza spillways will be opened.

Why Baton Rouge Is on the Verge of a Digital Renaissance

In a guest article, Mayor-President Melvin L. “Kip” Holden discusses what it takes for small- and medium-sized cities to become digital leaders.