Marital rape is technically illegal in all 50 states, but some have legal exemptions that make it difficult to prosecute offenders.
The National Governors Association-sponsored policy academy will help officials from Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Nevada and Virginia devise communications and response plans to deploy if their election systems come under attack.
The "Lawns to Legumes" program, approved by legislators in Minnesota, will reimburse homeowners who plant wildflowers and other pollinator-friendly plants in their yards.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Baltimore mayor resigns … New election machines in North Dakota … Marijuana lounges become legal in Las Vegas.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Developments in local and federal investigations into officials across the country … A bill banning sanctuary cities passes the Florida House … Federal judge says it is legal to sell fireworks on tribal land.
NOAA's spring outlook, issued Thursday, predicts a heightened flood risk, even as states in the Midwest are dealing with historic flooding.
Polar vortex brings coldest temperatures to many areas in decades.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Conn. toll scofflaws owe big bucks to Mass. … pricey port upgrades in Anchorage … and challenges with Oakland’s vacant property tax.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Oklahoma teachers may see political payback … a measles outbreak in Pacific Northwest … and Maine waterfront property is losing value.
A sampling of 5 inauguration speeches from the newly sworn-in governors of California, Minnesota, Nevada, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Mayoral memo on e-scooter geofencing … active-shooter kits for police … and improving Boston-area commuter rail.
Nearly one-third of workers in St. Paul, Minnesota will be seeing pay increases, eventually.
In Minnesota, a training and hiring program is working on getting people into employment, including for the Hennepin County government.
St. Paul, Minnesota’s first black mayor shared his biggest takeaways from the program opener.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Outflanking New York state’s stubborn legislature … an independent auditing office for Mass. State Police … and L.A.’s new golden Gold tribute.
Many states have come up with tools to help college students find out information about future earnings and debt, but they often rely on partial data that can limit their usefulness.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Surge in Ohio, Ky. HIV cases … Colo.’s pollination corridor … and Maine Gov. LePage digs in his heels.
Some insurance regulators agitate for power to regulate plans to ensure consumers are protected.
In its first year, Minnesota's reinsurance pool has performed even better than expected.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Six months since Hurricane Harvey; a fatal stabbing in Mass. library; states legislatures with the most women; Penn State alcohol binge strains local ambulance response time; and S.F. ferries are stuffed to the gills.
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