Most of Scandinavia determines fines based on income. Could such a system work in the U.S.?
The most recent Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor poll asked Americans to assess the cities and towns they call home.
The death of Tony Robinson, an unarmed black teenager shot by a white police officer, has inspired new protests under the banner of #BlackLivesMatter.
The activists behind the project aimed for a comprehensive national snapshot of police violence.
Ferguson needs to drastically revise its court system. But how is a city supported by predatory court fees supposed to fund reform?
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton and D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier disagree on marijuana and its relationship to violent crimes. Or do they?
A 6-month investigation into the Ferguson Police Department shows grave violations of constitutional and civil rights. But residents face even deeper problems.
An L.A. Times investigative report reveals that not all Thin Mints are created equal.
Researchers at Cornell University modeled what would actually happen if zombies attacked. Spoiler: The news is not good for city-dwellers.
Over half of the neighborhood's homeless population has been arrested or harassed in recent years, according to a survey.
A new study reveals the reasons that LGBTQ teens find themselves pushed into the sex trade—and why the cycle is so hard to break.
A criminologist dissects the so-called black site, where military interrogation techniques are allegedly substituted for questioning.
Seattle has joined a growing list of major American cities trying out the Swedish approach to reducing traffic deaths.
All over America, people have put small "give one, take one" book exchanges in front of their homes. Then they were told to tear them down.
Police in Harlan, Kentucky, put out an all-points bulletin for the character as a suspect behind record-cold temperatures. But what about Mr. Freeze?
Forget the handful of states that have legalized the drug. There are 566 tribes currently mulling whether to sell pot.
The city's new approach puts an emphasis on fast, cheap, and lean designs.
Psychologists still don't fully understand driving-related violence. But technology and improved transit infrastructure offer solutions to minimize it.
An interactive map takes down D.C.'s urban legends. Expanded, it could offer a hyperlocal look at the lore of cities across the country.