Independence Day

June 30, 2017, 11am PDT
Two new reports on transportation funding issued in advance of the July 4th weekend focus attention on gas prices and vehicle travel. Seven states will increase gas taxes on July 1 according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.
Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy
July 4, 2016, 1pm PDT
Here's what the Planetizen audience was reading on the July 4ths of yesteryear.
Planetizen
July 1, 2016, 5am PDT
It will only take us two-and-a-half minutes to catch you up on the big planning news from the last week of June.
Planetizen
June 28, 2012, 11am PDT
In pollution-heavy San Joaquin Valley of California's Central Valley, some cities are considering replacing Fourth of July fireworks with laser light shows. Locals aren't so sure.
Governing
June 29, 2009, 1pm PDT
Tight budgets are causing cities across the country to skip fireworks displays for their Fourth of July celebrations.
Los Angeles Times