Local Government


Oklahoma Tornado: What Can State and Local Officials Learn?

When a major disaster like the Moore, Oklahoma, tornado hits, the country gets a clear view of the efficiency of emergency and disaster management in both the local area in which the disaster occurred and in the federal government as a whole. Given that most disasters can’t be predicted, it is critically important for the local, state, and federal governments to be thoroughly prepared to ensure each disaster is handled with care and precision...

Five Historic Preservation Projects Benefiting Main Street

While historic preservation is about preserving our cultural heritage, it can also help create jobs and revitalize communities. The National Trust for Historical Preservation recognizes the efforts of private citizens and local governments that revitalize their commercial districts through preservation with the Great American Main Street Awards. Below are some past winners of this prestigious award and the stories of their success....

Law Enforcement Professionals Have A New Mobile Productivity Tool

As law enforcement professionals know, it is crucial to follow the dictates of the law when acting in an official capacity. Not doing so can turn a slam-dunk case into a misfire that can waste hours of careful work on the part of police departments, prosecutors, and countless others involved in a criminal investigation...