More than five years after New Jersey passed a law to start tracking prescription drug use, the state is launching a long-awaited database monitoring use of dangerous drugs with the intent of helping doctors spot abusers more quickly and authorities stop drug dealers.
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January 16, 2012
January 14, 2012
The state of New York is considering a dramatic expansion of its DNA collection. New Yorkers who find themselves under arrest for anything may soon have to give up a sample.
About 41 percent, or 3.3 million, veterans enrolled in the Veterans Affairs Department health system live far from a VA hospital, so last week the department added another 20 vehicles to its fleet of 50 mobile vet centers packed with ...
January 11, 2012
Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel launched an interactive dialogue on government mobile policy on Wednesday that he said would be the first step toward a governmentwide mobile roadmap due out in March. ...
Writing in the Los Angeles Times, Bob Pool profiles a project by Urban Planner James Rojas, who's constructed an 80-square-foot scale model of Long Beach that residents and business owners can tinker with to illustrate their own vision of the city.
January 10, 2012
A group of high technology firms, led by IBM and Cisco, are plunging into the city management business to offer super-efficient new-generation computerized information and control systems.
January 8, 2012
In a basement classroom at Denver's Fairview Elementary School, tucked within the impoverished Sun Valley neighborhood, 15 parents sit in a circle listening to an instructor read a children's book in English.
On the Prince of the Prairie statue out front of the 1835 Fort Vasquez Trading Post south of Platteville, the brass tail of the bison is raised.
January 7, 2012
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) - Schools in Mercer, Summers and Braxton counties will get a portion of West Virginias allotment of $5.5 million in E-Rate funding aimed at enhancing Internet access. The Register-Herald (a href"http://...
The Food and Drug Administration is building a surveillance app for clinicians and regulators to monitor patients having bad reactions to experimental drugs administered during public health crises, agency officials said. ...
January 5, 2012
Taxi drivers are being told to ditch high-mileage cabs, get GPS systems and credit card readers, and limit shift length.
January 4, 2012
The idea of a federal infrastructure bank has been developing for years, and some say it may be the best way to ensure the country is able to build and repair its necessary infrastructure. But a review of state-level banks shows room for improvement.
Maine and Massachusetts are moving forward on broadband. Minnesota’s broadband task for released its first report last week which shows that co-ops are helping the state expand rural broadband. Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI), a division of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, has selected Lightower to provide a diverse network solution as part of its MassBroadband 123 [...]
Cutting the number of websites is just the first step in reforming agencies' sprawling online presence.
January 1, 2012
Parklets are a new urban trend spreading to cities all over the world. It's an idea born in San Francisco, and the San Francisco Chronicle's John King takes a tour of each of the city's new mini-parks
December 29, 2011
ANN ARBOR, MI and DETROIT The City of Ann Arbor's documents state the purpose of tracking is not only to monitor and improve vehicle routing, some of the usual advantages of GPS tracking systems used by fleets, but also to keep the public informed about vehicle locations as well.
Acquisition commissioner seeks to leverage relationships with departments throughout government.
When Sunshine Gardens Principal Ifeoma Obodozie recently asked for a parent volunteer to coordinate the South San Francisco elementary school's annual spaghetti feed, 10 people signed up. At her weekly "coffee with the...
December 27, 2011
A simple yellow dot could save your life, if a new program in Nassau County is successful.
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