Does paying tipped workers the minimum wage spell death for the city's restaurant industry, or dignity for the city's employees?
Baltimore voters are deciding whether to ban privatization of the water utility. But without the infusion of private investment, can cities continue to afford providing safe, inexpensive water?
Amazon’s CEO wanted to talk about his new philanthropic initiatives at a high-profile dinner Thursday night. Attendees had other topics on their minds.
A new study unpacks the many motivations behind the "evil developer" narrative.
The unspoken rules of local food are a recurring nightmare for politicians.
A startup called Voatz wants to build an unhackable way to vote over the internet. What could possibly go wrong?
Access to money is often the greatest hurdle for non-establishment candidates. But local female politicians say the excitement of a non-traditional candidate is not only motivating voters, but in some cases, opening pockets.
It’s not just that paychecks are shrinking. It’s that the advantages teachers once had are reversing.
San Francisco opened a mock safe injection site last week, in an effort to showcase the public health benefits of the idea. But the Justice Department has vowed to crack down on any attempt to open a real one in the U.S.
Big money is flooding into elections on the local level. Cities like Denver, Baltimore, and Portland, Oregon, are some of the ones pushing back.
In the technology industry, labor organizing can get tricky.
In a nationwide prison strike, the U.S.’s incarcerated population is demanding better wages and an end to “slave labor.”
How did America become a nation of mattress stores?
One of America’s poorest and least connected states says Medicaid recipients must find work and an internet connection to keep receiving benefits.
The second Unite the Right rally saw an emaciated turnout. But residents of Washington, D.C., have something of a tradition of showing up to oppose white supremacists.
A new report suggests snail mail makes young adults feel special. USPS sees that as a chance to stage a turnaround.
A lot of change has happened since militia groups terrorized Charlottesville. And yet, another summer brings another rally in a different city.
The debate over untraceable DIY guns has alarmed state and local leaders. How worried should we really be?
Highways are dangerous barriers for all sorts of wildlife. Around the world, bridges and tunnels just for animals make it easier for them to migrate, mate, eat, and survive.
California cities are angling to charge big business for housing, after a notable failure in Seattle. They might have a better shot.
With lawsuits against 26 companies, the city joins other U.S. cities and states that have gone to court for climate reparations.