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A woman in a mask shops at Trader Joe's.

Los Angeles County First to Recommend Resumption of Indoor Masking

Due to the emergence of the more transmissible Delta variant, Los Angeles County's masking guidance goes beyond what the CDC and the state health department recommend for those who are fully vaccinated. St. Louis has joined them.

July 6, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

Cherry Creek

First Steps to Combat Homelessness in Denver Suburbs

Efforts are underway in several Denver suburbs to quantify and respond to growing homelessness.

September 17, 2019 - The Denver Post

Interstate 4 - Florida

Environmentalists Urge Gov. Ron DeSantis to Veto Florida Toll Roads Bill

Florida has the distinction of having more toll roads than any other state. Environmentalists want Gov. DeSantis (R) to veto a bill that would build three new ones, adding over three hundred miles of asphalt through mostly rural, unpopulated areas.

May 17, 2019 - South Florida Sun Sentinel

Fringe Development

Aggressive Anti-Growth Measure Falls Short of the Ballot in Colorado

Initiative 66, which would have imposed strict development limits around the Front Range, ran out of steam.

June 12, 2018 - The Denver Post

Open Space Trails

E-Bikes and Open Space Trails

Jefferson County, Colorado, an outdoor recreation paradise located between Denver and the Front Range, will begin allowing electric-assist bikes (e-bikes) on its trails.

March 2, 2018 - The Denver Post

Fringe Development

Housing Limits Potentially on the Ballot in Colorado

A ballot initiative is moving forward in Colorado that would severely limit housing production in the already housing-constrained Front Range region. We're not talking about urban growth boundaries here.

February 9, 2018 - The Denver Post

Nuclear Weapons Plant

Report: Benefits in the Billions for a New Highway Through the Denver Suburbs

The proposed 10-mile Jefferson Parkway expansion would cross land once home to the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant—site of one of the country's largest environmental crimes.

October 31, 2017 - The Denver Post

Floyds Fork Louisville

Louisville's Sprawl Threatens One of its Last Clean-Running Streams

New subdivision planning and construction is expected to expand the footprint of the Louisville metropolitan area. The question is whether those new developments will protect or harm the beloved Floyds Fork.

June 28, 2017 - Courier-Journal

Biggest Municipal Bankruptcy Averted Through New Financial Plan

Budget-troubled Jefferson County, Alabama -- once thought to be on the brink of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history -- is moving forward with plans to clean up its finances.

March 11, 2011 - Reuters

Expensive Sewer Drives County to Bankruptcy

In 1993, Jefferson County, Alabama issued $3 billion in bonds to pay for a sewer system that would serve 150,000 people. Today, their financial situation is so bad they've stopped paying creditors and are close to declaring bankruptcy.

August 13, 2009 - Governing Magazine

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