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August 23, 2011

August 22, 2011

Steady triple-digit temperatures and perennial dry weather across the West have forced environmentalists, politicians, and citizens to find new freshwater resources.

Digital Transportation Exchange aims to connect the public and private sectors to create and fund innovations for the transportation industry.

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Drivers who ignore the flashing lights on school buses may one day find an unpleasant surprise when they open their mailboxes.

August 21, 2011

For Release Friday, August 19, 2011 As the federal government continues to spin its wheels and state governments keep struggling with lean budgets, cities are starting to experiment with ideas about how to create local, self-sustaining economies. That starts with local purchasing, keeping as many dollars in the community as possible. Every dollar spent [...]

Some of the most significant developments in government software applications are taking place at the state level.

GREELEY, Colo. — The idea of making school lunches better and healthier has gathered steam in many parts of the nation in recent years, but not equally for every child. Schools with money and involved parents concerned about obesity and nutrition charged ahead, while poor and struggling districts, overwhelmed by hard times, mostly did not.

Waiting lists for selective colleges, fine restaurants and overbooked flights are familiar enough — but Singapore may have the only landfill with a four-month wait once you sign up to visit.

August 19, 2011

Move will reduce duplication and make high-quality maps more accessible to the public.

August 15, 2011

Semakau Landfill, a popular local getaway in Singapore, is the only active landfill that receives incinerated and industrial waste while supporting a thriving ecosystem.

The Department of Veterans Affairs named 12 finalists in an employee contest to find ways to improve the agency's career training and counseling services.

State legislators in California and Colorado are considering measures that would increase government transparency. Lawmakers in Colorado are pushing two bills that would provide more information about how the state is spending transportation dollars and how impact fees are paid out. In California, a Democratic assemblyman defied his party to push a measure that would [...]

Los Angeles Unified teachers are participating in an evaluation project that gives more feedback on their methods. This is what one of Los Angeles Unified's most ambitious reform efforts looks like: about 30 people gathered in a Gardena school auditorium, watching a video of a teacher trying to get her young students to understand a John Updike poem.

Twenty years after the police beating of Rodney King was caught on videotape, the Los Angeles Police Department is offering itself up as a model for the nation.

PHILADELPHIA — In the food deserts of Philadelphia's low-income minority neighborhoods, where supermarkets are few and far between, the typical corner store that residents rely on for groceries has been a fat fortress, a high-carb castle, a heart-unhealthy haven for high-fructose corn-syrup drinks masquerading as "10 percent real fruit juice."

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and its Canadian counterparts will work together for the first time to model a catastrophic 9.0 earthquake striking the Pacific Northwest.

August 11, 2011

Critics argue third-party code would pose security concerns.

Twenty-one federally financed projects are under way to understand urban water use, greenhouse gas emissions, storm water runoff and biodiversity.

As riots engulf London, the role of technology in cities and crime-fighting comes into the spotlight. Some wonder whether this could usher in the age of facial recognition in cities.
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