Chicago Ballparks Will Reopen to Limited Number of Fans

The city will allow about 8,000 people to attend upcoming Cubs and White Sox baseball games.

Going to the Super Bowl? Grab a Face Mask to Avoid a Penalty

Masks will be required at the Feb. 7 game and in various outdoor venues and districts around Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, per an executive order issued by the city's mayor.

Tampa’s Path to Smart City Status

The city’s downtown will be ready for connected vehicles by 2020, and an advanced traffic management system will cover the entire city by 2023.

Two City Leaders Reflect on Hurricane Response and Recovery

“You can complain about government 364 days of the year,” according to Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said. “But on that one day that you need us to be at our best, we better be at our best.”

Disaster Risk and Economic Growth Create Uncomfortable Questions for Civic Boosters

ANALYSIS: Suitors seeking Amazon’s 2nd headquarters should ask themselves: How resilient is their city or region?

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As Hurricane Irma Heads North, Officials Urge Floridians to Stay Put

Storm surge swamps low-lying areas as high winds cut power to millions and damage buildings across the Sunshine State.

Tampa Mayor: Florida Preemption an ‘Assault on Local Governance’ Like Never Before

“They’re trying to throttle the goose that’s laying the golden egg,” said Bob Buckhorn, who fears conservative legislation is deterring potential residents from thriving cities.

Tropical Storm to Bring Heavy Rain to Florida; Will Baltimore’s Drug Problems Alter Local Aquatic Life?

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Tulsa’s gonorrhea and chlamydia hot spots; Confederate T-shirt courtroom dispute in South Carolina; Indiana’s ‘Grave in the Middle of the Road’

Groundwork for a Connected Vehicle Pilot Program in Tampa Forges Ahead

“This is the next paradigm shift in transportation,” says one official helping to lead up the program.

Wal-Mart Keeps Tampa Police Really Busy; Did Maine’s Governor Kill a Reality TV Show?

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Houston-to-Dallas high-speed rail is coming; a raccoon causes a Seattle blackout; and lawmakers eye a takeover in Jackson, Mississippi.

On Medicaid Expansion, a Question of Math and Politics

President Barack Obama has vowed to redouble his administration’s efforts to persuade all states to expand Medicaid. But if history is any indication, achieving that goal will take some time.