Drilling and fracking permits are up since Governor Newsom took office. But it’s not totally clear why.
Amazon contributed more than a million dollars to a pro-business PAC in Seattle city council races. But that wasn’t the biggest tech spend in local elections.
Since the 1990s, transparent plastic book bags have been promoted as a security solution after school shootings and terror attacks. But their true effects are hazy.
Apple is the latest tech giant to commit funds to California’s housing crisis. But experts say the largest barrier to housing is not money; it's political will.
The Wiyot Tribe was driven from California’s Duluwat Island in 1860. After decades of lobbying by the tribe, the Eureka City Council returned it.
The South Bend mayor’s approach to the climate crisis reflects his recent experiences with Indiana floods, and his belief that cities can lead with solutions.
The troubled coworking company is the largest office tenant in New York City. What happens to the city’s commercial real estate market if it goes under?
Pete Buttigieg's former chief of staff, James Mueller, is vying with a Republican challenger to be the next mayor of South Bend, Indiana.
Wildfire risks have led the embattled California utility PG&E to order a preemptive electric grid shutdown, leaving more than 2 million at risk of losing power.
A universal basic income experiment in Stockton, California, is nearly halfway over. How has $500 a month affected the lives of 125 residents?
The dockless mobility company will encourage its battery-charging gig workers in D.C. and Maryland to convert to renewable energy.
Complaints about San Francisco homelessness have risen, but even if callers simply want to help, shortages means citations are given more often than support.
In some cities, a skyline full of construction equipment has become synonymous with change and displacement. But there are things cranes can’t tell you.
The sites that get the most public votes will win a total of $2 million from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express.
Legislators approved a bill that would reclassify Uber and Lyft drivers as employees, but the debate over gig worker rights is only beginning.
President Trump reportedly ordered officials to wade into the homeless crisis in Los Angeles. But local leaders are wary of federal involvement.
Democrats in Albany have introduced and are drafting various bills that seek to regulate economic development incentives.
Coastal metros are building more multi-family units than in the past, but it's still not enough. Meanwhile, in some Sun Belt metros, new building outpaces jobs.