Government

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How the National Parks Became the Shutdown's Biggest Battleground

What was different, and what was similar, in 1995 and 1996.

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8 Clever Ideas for Making Government Work Better With Data

Easy-to-use tools to cut through bureaucratic red tape, via the Knight News Challenge.

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12 Fresh Ideas for Transforming the Places We Live With Open Data

A few of the 886 proposals from the Knight Foundation's latest open government news challenge.

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The Economic Case for Rail Subsidies

Service increases may pay for themselves through emissions reductions and safety improvements, even before factoring in congestion.

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What Jane Jacobs Got Wrong About Urban Economies

In his new book, author Alex Marshall documents how the free market wouldn't exist without government.

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Are Cities Losing Power to States?

According to a new survey of public officials, city governments face new restrictions from states.

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A Budget By (and For) the People

More and more cities are experimenting with participatory budgeting. But who really gets to decide how the money is spent?