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Mark Byrnes

Bridges and Roads to a Better Michigan

Michigan's governor believes better infrastructure will make the state a bigger global economic hub

Mark Byrnes

Targeting an Achievement Gap in One of the Country's Most Educated Metros

King County, Wash., takes aim at cultivating local talent for its growing economy

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Despite Budget Crunch, the Great Film Production Incentives Race Continues

There have been more films shot in cities like Detroit and New Orleans in the last couple of years than ever before

Fargo Tourism Ad Deemed Too Sexy, Gets Yanked

Is this an innocent promotion for North Dakota tourism, or an enticement for a steamy interlude?

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In China, a Steel Skyscraper That Breathes

The proposed high rise boasts a giant hollow shaft to ventilate the building

Postcard From Cedar Key

Meet Florida's water women

Courtesy: Cameron Booth

Translating the American Highway System Into a Subway Map

Graphic designer Cameron Booth gives a London Tube map treatment to America's roadways

Mark Byrnes

North Carolina Seeks Its Next Generation of Workers

SuccessNC looks to improve the state's community college system and in turn, its students

Mark Byrnes

Los Angeles Doubles Down on Exports

A newly formed council hopes to make L.A.'s access to other markets more profitable for local companies

Courtesy: DCYards.com

After Decades of Neglect, Washington Finally Fixes Its Waterfront

A new plan will bring residents to the river's edge for shopping and hanging out

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Can Water Save Milwaukee?

One entrepreneur is trying to remake the city as a capital of water technology

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The Geography of American Binge Drinking

States with more liberals, extraverts and college grads drink more

Reuters

How to Fix America's Least Innovative Industry: Construction

The process of erecting a new building hasn't changed substantially in 50 years. Why is that?

Graphic of the Day: Cities With the Most Expensive Hotel Rooms

Buyer beware before traveling to Oman

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Tea Party Mayor Loses Battle to Block Troy Transit Center

The city council went ahead and voted to accept millions in federal money Tuesday, despite the mayor's objections

Reuters

Jerry Brown Breathes New Life Into High-Speed Rail

New business plan could see construction begin this year

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Boozy Wisconsin Mayor Escapes Recall Effort, For Now

Sheboygan's embattled mayor, who's Internet famous for epic displays of public drunkenness, survived the first stage of a recall effort on Tuesday

Landscape Absurdism: An Urban Prairie in St. Louis

What happens to a neighborhood when demolition becomes the official urban policy

Courtesy: U.S. Conference of Mayors

Metro Job Recovery Remains a Long Way Off

A new report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors predicts when U.S. metros will return to pre-crisis job levels