Facing an affordability crisis, the state is floating an “upzoning” bill that would legalize duplex housing in any place that currently bans it.
Cities that have experienced flooding in recent years are trying new strategies to ensure that existing and new developments are prepared for the floods to come.
Virginia Beach has opened a resiliency center to provide mental health resources to all victims impacted by the May 31 attack.
COMMENTARY | Communities lack resources to prepare for more common and costly flood events.
The independent report made 58 recommendations, ranging from significant changes to the city’s management of human resources to increased workplace violence prevention training.
Newly empowered Democrats are likely to make Virginia the final state needed to ratify the long-dormant ERA.
State lawmakers are increasingly focused on deceptively edited videos, a pervasive technology that advocates say has the potential to disrupt elections. But are bans constitutional?
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Florida legal marijuana push raises more than $1.2 million ... Gun rights protests in Columbus, Ohio ... Drugstores and drug distributors ask for a new judge in opioid lawsuit.
The Reason Foundation’s annual highway report gives high marks to North Dakota, Virginia and Missouri for good road conditions and low spending on highway and bridge maintenance.
A humanoid robot named Pepper helps teach coding at Roanoke County Public Libraries, one of many branches across the country embracing the emerging technology.
The Virginia case involved questions about legislative intent and the power states have under an atomic energy law.
Following the death of 12 people in a Virginia Beach mass shooting, the Virginia governor will reintroduce a package of gun control bills rejected by lawmakers this year.
The California county lost 13 employees in a terrorist attack in 2015. Earlier this year, officials released reports about how they responded to the challenges they faced.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Arizona prison whistleblower asks for more transparency … Idaho cuts one-third of its administrative code … California takes action on homelessness.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Not many people want to run for elected positions in this county … Texas deals with voting maps and databases … Tulsa improves on equality markers.
Legislatures are taking up important issues of key interest to companies and their employees.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Georgia Republicans pass state elections overhaul… Investigation finds Orange County homeless shelters riddled with problems… A Florida town’s two arrested mayors.
COMMENTARY | If states truly are "laboratories of democracy," it is time one traded its legislature and governor for a parliament and prime minister.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | RFID tracking chips in garbage cans ... another Wis. city looks to tiny houses for homeless … and Anchorage ice-scratchers.
What happens when priests or other clergy learn of child abuse during confession or other “clergy-penitent privilege" situations?
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