Gov 2.0 News

February 18, 2012

Zak Stone reports on a campaign in Chattanooga, Tennessee to distill the city's artistic and entrepreneurial spirit into a font, and asks the question - can a font help a city make a comeback?
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Users can use the app to watch IRS videos and check their tax return status on iPhones and Android devices.

February 17, 2012

Kate Linthicum reports on a recently completed project in South Los Angeles to turn a former bus yard into a piece of stormwater infrastructure and a public amenity
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February 15, 2012

February 14, 2012

A North Carolina school district has quietly emerged as a model digital school, with thousands of laptops issued to students and test scores up across the board.

Descendants of the deceased sought to help locate burial grounds in order to commemorate the lives and deaths of those buried.

February 12, 2012

For some, it's a magic moment when they get their hands on their single biggest check of the year. And, that check may translate to more dough if you head to one of the city's free tax service sites.

As water becomes more precious, suppliers are beginning to overcome public aversion to treating and reusing wastewater.

Jane E. Brody reports on the safety features New York City has instituted as part of an ambitious effort to completely re-engineer city streets.
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February 8, 2012

State law requires those between 6 and 16 to regularly attend school. But several states have sought to raise the age limit in recent years to reduce the drop-out rate.

February 5, 2012

No more 10-4; just say 'OK'Cops are starting to talk like the rest of us.

Ximena Sifuentes' Spanish-speaking parents want to support and encourage her dreams of becoming a doctor.

In order to educate its citizens on how budgeting decisions are made, and inform decision makers on the priorities of its citizens, Calgary has engaged in an ambitious outreach process to get citizens to participate in drafting the city's budget.
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As prescription drug abuse increases, Texas is readying a new weapon to catch patients who "doctor shop" for multiple prescriptions and physicians who prescribe too many painkillers.

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