Gov 2.0 News

December 25, 2012

Kaid Benfield delivers a photo essay full of holiday cheer that shows the suburbs aren't the only places that know how to accessorize for the season.

As a symbol of communication, refuge or romantic longing, the pay phone is an enduring cultural icon.

December 20, 2012

Air travel is a notoriously wasteful mode. But one airport is taking huge leaps towards sustainability. Julie Rose reports on Charlotte Douglas International's comprehensive recycling and composting program.

December 19, 2012

Camden County, New Jersey, one of the most dangerous places in America, is experiencing what's being called an instant gun-buyback boom.

December 18, 2012

Health officials, social service workers find early efforts save money and lives.

The Skid Row Housing Trust is building a 102-unit, $20.5-million complex by stacking pre-outfitted apartments atop one another in a Lego-like fashion to save time and money. The Skid Row Housing Trust has spent decades revitalizing abandoned buildings and hotels in downtown Los Angeles' most destitute neighborhood to serve as shelter for the city's chronically homeless.

December 15, 2012

Boston City Hall is taking its show on the road. Its new food-truck-inspired 'City Hall To Go' is bringing government to the people.

December 13, 2012

Somervilles community development office is offering residents interest-free loans to replace home heating systems, according to city officials.

At least a dozen companies are ready to provide the service, including ones now operating in other US cities and overseas.

December 11, 2012

The Department of Veterans Affairs will invest $300 million in homelessness prevention efforts next year, tripling the funding for those programs as the agency works get all veterans off the streets in the next three years.

Governor Rick Scotts task force on higher education suggested that tuition rates be frozen, so that going to school for science would cost less than getting a liberal arts degree.

December 9, 2012

Free outdoor fitness zones are being built to fight obesity and encourage exercise

The social media site Pinterest is known as a place where people share recipes, crafts or fashion. But a new set of images have started showing up: mug shots. It's the result of one local police department's effort to get wanted notices in front of more eyeballs.

With "classroom flipping," teachers record their classroom lectures online for students to watch at home. Classroom time is then used for problem solving and homework.

DETROIT, Dec. 6 (UPI) — Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has announced the opening of police mini-stations in an effort to bring down the city's staggering homicide rate.

December 6, 2012

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December 4, 2012

WASHINGTON—Open your notebooks and sharpen your pencils. School for thousands of public school students is about to get quite a bit longer.

School field trips turn to virtual technology due to budget cuts, digital advances

December 2, 2012

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