Gov 2.0 News

March 25, 2012

Jennifer Pahlka explains why she started a program that she likes to call a "Peace Corps for geeks."

The Postal Service is arranging to provide basic services at groceries and other small retailers in rural parts of the country in an effort to maintain service while trimming costs.

Massachusetts teens as young as 16 would be allowed to "pre-register" to vote under a bill that won the backing of a key legislative committee Wednesday.

VA, HUD, HHS, and rocker Jon Bon Jovi launch Project REACH to help homeless veterans connect with medical, housing, and other services.

March 23, 2012

March 19, 2012

Yoga and meditation may be therapeutic for returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan suffering with PTSD or the stress of returning to civilian life.

Problems with pigeons at Roosevelt Islands subway station led MTA officials to install a bird call system that keeps the perpetrators away by releasing timed distress calls.

'Serious video games' are now used for everything from educating about Somalian piracy, to explaining childbirth, to helping soldiers cope with the trauma of war. 

March 17, 2012

Watch Video Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: The big post-holiday sales rush began today, as retailers served up deep discounts and easy gift exchanges to lure shoppers back to the mall. But, in the state of Colorado, school-age children have been prepped somewhat differently for the shopping season. Schools there are trying to teach children about the realities of spending and financial discipline. NewsHour correspondent Tom Bearden explains. TOM BEARDEN: A carefree winter day on a preschool playground in a Denver suburb, 3- to 5-year-old children who are many years away from the realities ...

March 16, 2012

A program using new technology and flexible pricing based on supply and demand appears to have made finding a parking space easier in parts of San Francisco.

Watch Video Listen to the Audio JEFFREY BROWN: Next, enticing students, especially girls, to stay in school by promoting a future for them in science, technology or engineering. NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels has the story. It's part of our American Graduate series: an 18-month project with other public media partners to examine the causes of and solutions to the high school dropout problem. MAN: So this was a weapon to attack usually a castle. SPENCER MICHELS: In an after school class at Frick Middle School in Oakland, Calif., 20 girls are trying to figure out how to build a catapult ...

Watch Video Listen to the Audio RAY SUAREZ: For millions of high school students, getting a driver's license is a rite of passage. But, increasingly, states and school districts are linking the chance to get a license with requirements that students stay in school and perform academically. That's the focus of our story tonight, part of our American Graduate series on the nation's high school dropout crisis. Hari Sreenivasan reports. HARI SREENIVASAN: For 17-year-old Chelsea Shamblin, a driver's license means the chance to get to and from her after-school job as a dance instructor more easily ...

March 13, 2012

The city conducted a public survey to decide whether to replace its streetlights sodium light bulbs with L.E.D.s, a move that could save money and energy.

March 12, 2012

Intelligence agencies are the biggest buyers of data-crunching services, but civilian agencies aren't far behind.

March 11, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new law in Ohio creates an alert program to spread information to help find missing law enforcement officers and people suspected of seriously hurting or killing officers.

A program that encourages small businesses to perform research and development for NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal agencies has helped companies commercialize such high-tech innovations as pressure-sensitive paint and flexible, heat-activated repair patches.

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