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Atlanta puts roads and bridges on its to-do list

Mar 30, 2015
Voters approved a $250 million bond package to repair the city's infrastructure.
Posted In: infrastructure, Atlanta, cities

Are pro sports teams economic winners for cities?

Mar 19, 2015
A baseball team has about the same economic impact as a midsize department store.
Posted In: business of sports, tax incentives, stadiums, cities

Police don't ask: Why are we getting sued?

Mar 16, 2015
Experts say police departments don't keep data that could prevent abuse lawsuits.
Posted In: cities, police, civil rights, Ferguson, police misconduct, Crime
A metropolitan police officer writes a ticket to a motorist who was talking on her cell phone while another officer looks for other offenders in Washington, DC.

Police fees shore up budgets in many towns

Mar 11, 2015
Experts say local governments have been relying on police ticketing and fees
Posted In: Ferguson, police, tickets, fines, cities, budgets
Heat waves emanate from the exhaust of a transit bus as it passes an American flag hanging from the Los Angeles County Hall of Justice.

How EPA weighs costs, benefits of air pollution regulation

Nov 26, 2014
Agency is forbidden from taking costs into account when writing rules like one proposed this week that would lower amount of smog-causing ozone allowed in the air.
Posted In: pollution, cities, Environment

Detroit neighborhood sees hope in a community kitchen

Nov 21, 2014
People in Brightmoor are trying to build a local economy based on food.
Posted In: Detroit, Housing, neighborhood, cities

How 'American' is your city?

Aug 29, 2014
Someone used data to come up with an answer.
Posted In: American, rankings, cities

Ranking cities from Miami to Boston to Wichita on inequality

Feb 20, 2014
A new report from the Brookings Institution tracks American cities with the highest and lowest rates of economic inequality. Some cities with less inequality look a lot like the suburbs.
Posted In: inequality, cities

American Futures: Travels with Jim and Kai

Aug 1, 2013
A joint special project from The Atlantic and Marketplace looking at how the global economy is reshaping small town America.
Posted In: rural America, cities

City mayors back immigration reform

Jun 21, 2013
The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ supports immigration reform as a way to reduce city expenses and grow local economies.
Posted In: Immigration, Laredo, mayors, cities

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