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Lots of cities use social science data to help make decisions. But the District of Columbia is going a lot further.
Many predict severe, long-term consequences for the 2020 count and all the programs that rely on it.
Most 911 calls don't actually require a trip to the hospital. Instead, telemedicine can do the trick, and Houston's system is catching on among the country's paramedics.
Betty Yee has no small task. PLUS: Listen to more episodes from our Conversations With Women in Government podcast.
States could do a lot to make these markets function more efficiently and infuse them with the innovation they need.
The county's court system is still a confusing tangle of fees and court dates. The creators of a new online tool hope to change that.
Economists, sociologists and political scientists have recently identified single-family zoning as a major obstacle to building more of it. Could that change soon?
Many municipalities are forming public-private partnerships to bring high-speed Internet to long-neglected places. Their approaches, however, vary widely.
Judges can't agree on what it looks like, but social scientists may be able to help.
They fool some of the people most of the time.
It served our "maker" cities well for a long time. Now it holds them back.
Diversity has a lot of benefits, but achieving it isn't as easy as it sounds.