Last night, five Dallas Area police officers were slain and nine others, including seven officers and two civilians, were injured by a group of snipers targeting public safety officials at a Black Lives Matter (BLM) assembly.
Actions taken today by the federal government to address the opioid epidemic — including a bipartisan report passed by a Congressional conference committee and a new rule announced by the administration to expand access to treatment — follow local efforts to stem the tide of opioid and prescription painkiller addiction.
McDonnell v. United States deals with a practical issue many elected officials confront at some point in their political career: when and how can you help someone who has helped you?
In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history – claiming the lives of 49 victims at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida – the National League of Cities (NLC) board of directors voted today to call on Congress and the administration to take action to reduce gun violence.
The National League of Cities (NLC), PolicyLink and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) are convening today in Portland, Oregon to launch the first-ever Equitable Economic Development Fellowship.
The Supreme Court issued a 4-4 ruling in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
As a result of the Supreme Court’s decision in Birchfield v. North Dakota, in states that criminalize the refusal to take a blood alcohol concentration tests, officers should offer only a breath (not blood) test unless they have a warrant.
The Supreme Court split 4-4 in United States v. Texas on whether the President's deferred action immigration program violates federal law.
Ironically, had Justice Scalia lived, Fisher II might have been 4-4 or become Fisher III. But instead, the more liberal Justices plus Justice Kennedy prevailed in this win for affirmative action.
New rules issued this week by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on unmanned aviation systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, recognize that city leaders should play a role in regulating how, when and where drones operate in their communities. The new rules put in place a number of new regulations, including hours of operation, height and line of sight requirements.