• October 21, 2015

    Local Leaders Join Forces to Curb Prescription Drug Abuse, Heroin Epidemic

    In conjunction with President Obama's announcement of local, state and federal efforts to address the growing problem of opioid misuse and abuse, local leaders today announced a new cooperative purchasing agreement to expand public agencies' access to potentially lifesaving opioid withdrawal medications.

  • October 19, 2015

    National League of Cities Multi-City Innovation Campaign Winners To Begin Pilots in Partner Cities

    NLC announced that two companies—BlueLight and Ride Report—received the most votes for their civic tech solutions by more than 20 cities participating in the Multi-City Innovation Campaign.

  • October 14, 2015

    8 Things Your Spouse or Guest Can Experience in Nashville

    Nashville has arranged an outstanding lineup of spouse/guest tours for the 2015 NLC Congress of Cities and Exposition, Nov. 4-7. While you participate in conference sessions, your guest can choose from an array of tours that will provide a front row experience for Nashville history, music, dining and cultural distinctions that can only be found in Music City.

  • October 13, 2015

    Proposals Requested for EPA's Urban Waters Small Grants Program

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants for projects that will advance EPA's water quality and environmental justice goals through the Urban Waters Small Grants program.

  • October 13, 2015

    Court Halts Implementation of "Waters of the U.S." Rule

    Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati issued a temporary nationwide stay of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's and U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Clean Water Rule (also known as the "Waters of the U.S." rule).

  • October 13, 2015

    Cities United Hires Seasoned Leader as First Chief Executive Officer

    Anthony Smith will lead Cities United as its first chief executive officer, announced Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Co-founded by Mayor Nutter and Mayor Landrieu in 2011, Cities United serves as a national network of communities focused on eliminating violence in American cities related to African American men and boys.

  • October 08, 2015

    Mayor Gary Resnick Testifies Before the Senate on Wireless Broadband

    Mayor Gary Resnick of Wilton Manors, Fla. testified this week before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation at a hearing on "Removing Barriers to Wireless Broadband Deployment." He highlighted the role that local governments play in expanding and improving wireless broadband infrastructure in their communities.

  • October 06, 2015

    Cities Urge Congress to Pass Legislation Supporting Homeless Veterans

    Speaking today before the the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Elisha Harig-Blaine, principal housing associate for veterans and special needs at the National League of Cities (NLC), told the committee that Congress must act to pass two bills—S. 1885 and S. 2013—to help homeless veterans find stable housing.

  • October 02, 2015

    Host City Nashville Announces Musical Entertainment for Congress of Cities

    From the opening reception to the closing event, visitors attending the National League of Cities 2015 Congress of Cities in Nashville, Nov. 4-7, will have a front-row view of the world-class artistry, sounds and performances of Music City.

  • October 01, 2015

    NLC Selects Seven States to Host Summits on Afterschool and Expanded Learning

    NLC announces the selection of seven statewide afterschool networks (SANs) to receive technical and financial assistance to host statewide municipal summits on afterschool and expanded learning in 2016.