Gov 2.0 News

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.

February 3, 2012

As Super Bowl week comes to a close, Emily Badger reports on the host city's efforts to use the event as a catalyst for substantive change throughout the city.
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February 1, 2012

The small box that Detective Lt. Patrick Glynn holds in his hand looks like a game console, but within seconds, it's clear he's using the device for more serious business.

The citys MillionTrees program fights asthma and global warming. But tightening maintenance budgets, increasingly severe weather and decades-old planting decisions complicate trees contribution.
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Ina cool new undertaking, the ever forward-thinking New York Public Library has pulled together a vast collection of roughly 100-year-old archival images for a very clever proto-3-D project.

Florida, Virginia, and California are using LiveBallot, based on Microsoft's Windows Azure platform, for U.S. 2012 primary elections.

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