Electric Scooters Come to Charlotte

Charlotte is the third city on the East Coast to get electric scooters, following Washington, D.C. in March and Miami in April.

America’s Fight for Independence Has Always Been Local

In North Carolina, Mecklenburg County’s 1775 declaration may have been the first exertion by Americans to formalize the value of self-governance.

Charlotte Is Among 5 Cities Developing More Inclusive Procurement

“We know that diverse and equitable communities tend to be more economically and civically vibrant and experience more growth,” said a Living Cities employee of its latest City Accelerator cohort.

Why It’s So Hard to Get Ahead in the South

In Charlotte and other Southern cities, poor children have the lowest odds of making it to the top income bracket of kids anywhere in the country. Why?

The End of North Carolina's HB2?

Charlotte voted Monday morning to repeal an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance, reportedly the first part of a deal to erase the state’s controversial “bathroom bill.”

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Special Session for N.C.’s ‘Bathroom Bill’; FEMA Trailer Frustrations in Louisiana

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Minneapolis may defect from regional group; Barrow, Alaska, is no more; and a Sacramento-area park “ruined.”

Third Night of Charlotte Protests Largely Peaceful

The family of Keith Lamont Scott, who was shot and killed by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Tuesday, wants video of the incident publicly released.

Charlotte Leaders Stand Firm Against N.C. Gov.; Miami Neighborhood Breathes Sigh of Relief

Bridgegate opening statements and what Christie knew; Philly City Hall’s new resident survey; legal settlements in Columbus.

Navigator Award Finalist: Amy Aussieker, Envision Charlotte

A successful cross-sector project to reduce energy consumption in North Carolina’s largest city is laying the foundation for similar collaborations in other places.

Charlotte Will Rethink Negative City Signage With a Knight Grant

Municipal signs often tell residents what not to do, but what about things they might not know they can do in public spaces?

Did Your City’s Mayor Make These ‘Tweet Elite’ Rankings?

Baltimore’s mayor at No. 1 makes sense, but the top tweeters based on audience, frequency, responsiveness, engagement and influence might surprise you.

Helping to Close the 'Data Gap' at City Halls Across the Nation

Lack of training and resources challenge U.S. municipalities trying to improve their decisionmaking processes, according to a new What Works Cities report.

How Charlotte Is Helping Cities Like Dallas Develop Smarter Infrastructure

A new federal initiative, Envision America, will help adapt the Queen City’s best practices for a Dallas Innovation Alliance mass transit solution.

These Two Major Metros Saw a Decrease in Small Business Activity in 2015

Charlotte was one them, according to the Kauffman Foundation's new Main Street Entrepreneurship Index.

How Charlotte Won Three Knight Cities Challenge Grants

The answer’s simpler than you’d think, but the city manager doesn’t expect a repeat performance to come as easy.

Mental Illness in County Jails a Top Agenda Item at NACo’s 2015 Conference

County governments continue to struggle with establishing systems of care that cater to the 2 million offenders with mental illness in their collective jails.

GovJams Apply Design Thinking to Local Issues

Two U.S. cities—Charlotte and Miami—hosted events engaging citizens to creatively prototype solutions to self-identified local government problems over the weekend.

Local Government Takes a Backseat in Charlotte’s Energy Initiative

Envision Charlotte has a bold plan for 20 percent energy savings in Uptown by 2016 and the nonprofit framework to make it happen.