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Leave the Liberal City Alone

America’s biggest, wealthiest cities aren’t succeeding at the expense of others, and breaking them up just doesn’t make sense.

Racial Disparities in Police 'Stingray' Surveillance, Mapped

Cops are using secret cellphone trackers nationwide to collect cellphone data—especially in poor, black neighborhoods.

The Great Lakes Should Be on the Lookout for Waterspouts

There’s a decent chance these ghostly spinners will pop up Thursday on Lake Erie.

How Wisconsin Became the Home of Black Incarceration

The unrest in Milwaukee cannot be separated from the historic mass incarceration of black residents there and across Wisconsin.

The Milwaukee Police Department Knows It Needs Help

Months before this weekend’s protests, the city’s mayor and police chief sought out a voluntary review from the U.S. Department of Justice.

The Near Impossibility of Moving Up After Welfare

In the wake of welfare reform, unemployed people are pushed to quickly find work, any work. But too often those jobs lead nowhere.

No Driver's License, No Job?

Conservative policymakers urge those in need to get work. But for those without driver’s licenses—who are by and large people of color—that’s not such an easy task.

The Great Lakes Could See a 'Waterspout Outbreak'

Ghostly, seaborne twisters are in the forecast into the weekend.

Does Ice on the Great Lakes Always Mean a Colder Spring?

An analysis from past seasons calls that connection into question.

Milwaukee Gets the Magnum Photos Treatment in a New Exhibit

Some of the world's best photographers spent time in Wisconsin's biggest city to produce "Postcards from America: Milwaukee."

Head Injuries Didn't Rise in Bike-Share Cities. They Actually Fell

In fact, head injuries declined about 14 percent after cities started bike-sharing programs.

Why Detroit's Collapse Was So Much Worse Than Other Hard-Hit Cities

Comparing the Motor City's manufacturing woes to the rest of the region.

The Arctic 'Steam Fog' Over the Great Lakes, Seen From Space

An escaped chunk of the Polar Vortex caused this weird-looking mass emanation of vapors.

What's the Most Surprising Thing You've Learned About Being a Mayor?

On becoming a waste management and parking policy expert.

What's the Most Frustrating Part of Your Job?

Mayors open up about the stuff that gets them down.

Where Atlantic Cities Readers Think Millennials Can Make It Now

Our series drew impassioned responses from city boosters and haters alike.

Why These Midwest Millennials Are Choosing Milwaukee Over Chicago

"I don't have to work seven days a week here to pay the bills and do what I want to do."

Where Millennials Can Make It Now

The new geography of being young in America.