The Real Intention Behind the Recent ICE Raids Is Intimidation
While only 35 arrests were reported during the most recent, multi-city raids, the campaigns have caused widespread fear and tangible impacts on the daily routines of immigrant families.
How Cities Across the U.S. Are Using Philanthropy to Combat Inequality
All over the country low-income citizens are struggling to attain more economic mobility. A new program funded by two large foundations is working to address that.
Why Some Cities Are Using Zoning Laws to Restrict Abortion Access
While abortion is often talked about in ideological terms, in many states it's a lack of brick-and-mortar clinics that prevents women from seeking the care they need.
Inside the War Over 5G Equipment in Northern California
It's not just that 5G requires a lot of gear that can inspire NIMBY-ism from locals, it's also that some people really don't like it when they see it.
Why Women's Jobs Are Disproportionately Threatened by Automation
The AI debate has tended to center on men, but research shows that women make up 58 percent of the workers at the highest risk of job loss due to automation.
What Airbnb Does to Renters, Employees, and Cities
A recent study argues that cities need to start treating Airbnb like any other hotel business, and regulate it accordingly.
How the Ballot Initiative Can Transcend Political Polarization
Ballot measures are unique in that there's no clear signal telling voters what party each issue is aligned with.
How Amazon HQ2 Is Already Affecting Housing Prices
Some real estate speculators are already putting bets on the fact that housing prices in the winning city will inflate fast.
Tech Titans Battle Over San Francisco's Proposed Tax to Benefit the Homeless
Marc Benioff, the chief executive of Salesforce, has pitted himself against Jack Dorsey, the chief executive of Twitter and Square, by spending millions of dollars to fund campaigns promoting the passage of a homelessness benefits initiative in the city.
Internet Access May Be the Biggest Hurdle to Medicaid Coverage for Many Arkansans
The state government has started to institute work requirements for its medicaid program that includes logging work hours online, but broadband coverage in the state is sparse—at best.
Conservationists Are Creating Safer Animal Crossings
To help animals navigate our fast-paced highway systems nature conservationists have started building infrastructure designed specifically for critters.
What Cities Can Do to Circumvent Trump's 'Zero-Tolerance' Immigration Policies
Mayors can take a number of localized actions to combat the harsh policies being implemented by the federal government.
Inside the Amazon-Led Fight Against Seattle's Affordable Housing Tax
Critics in the city argue that the repeal of a tax that would help fund housing and homelessness initiatives is a capitulation to business interests.
Cities Are Fighting Back Against State Preemption Policies on Local Gun Control Laws
There is brimming triangular tension between local, state, and national governing bodies about how cities should best protect their citizenry from gun violence.
Ten South Florida Cities Are Suing the State to Regain Control of Their Gun Laws
Mayors across the state are subject to a state law that threatens harsh penalties for municipalities that attempt to pass any of their own restrictions on firearms.
How Bidding for Amazon HQ2 Could Affect LGBTQ Rights
Atlanta is pushing to be the home of the tech giant's second headquarters, but Georgia's continued efforts to pass religious freedom laws could impede that plan.