Wayne Hanson from News Reports


December 20, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties -- Battle for the Soul of Smart Cities

Towns Can't Ban Military Recruiters from Contacting Minors, Your Apps Are Watching You, Bell Nearly Broke.

December 20, 2010

The Best, Worst, Happiest, Most Miserable Expensive and Dangerous Cities of 2010

The most of almost everything.

October 26, 2010

NewsWatch: Public Safety -- Bad Jurors List, Handgun Carry, Bomb Defusing

Tax Collectors Can't Look at Online Book Purchases, Judge Shortage, Fraud Ring, Pawned Items Database, How Much Does Justice Cost?

October 19, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties -- Vote for Evil Robots

City Officials Skirted Bidding Rules, Early Voting Shatters Record, Public Workers Highly Paid?

October 18, 2010

NewsWatch: Sustainable Communities -- Movie of San Francisco One Week Before 1906 Quake

Best Performing Cities, Desalination, Prep for Electric Cars, Merge Cities?

October 18, 2010

NewsWatch: Public Safety -- License Plate Scanning, Rape Kit Testing Outsourced

Fewer Parking Tickets More Boots, Pit Bull Restrictions.

October 15, 2010

NewsWatch: Sustainable Communities -- County Bans Bottled Water

Bike Sharing, Solar Power vs. Neighbors, Ford Explores Algae Fuels.

October 15, 2010

NewsWatch: Public Safety -- Executed Man Gets a New Day in Court

Off-Duty Deputy Nabs Sex Offender, Police Force Tweets Sparking Interest, Ticketing Unlocked Cars Dead Issue.

October 15, 2010

NewsWatch: Global Economy -- World's Longest Tunnel Breakthrough

Broadband not a Priority, Local Leaders to EPA, Internet Drug Sales, Locals Can't Stop Fed Immigration Checks, Chinese Call for Free Press.

October 14, 2010

NewsWatch: Sustainable Communities -- Asphaltification to Snout Houses

Sprawl, Toilets, World's Largest Wind Farm, Economic Realities vs. Downtown Ideals, Replace Gas Valves, Inclusionary Zoning.

October 14, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties -- "Whitey" on the Ballot

Panhandling Ban Rejected, Food Truck Grading, Preparing County Employees to Lead.

October 12, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties -- Municipal Pensions in Trouble

Marijuana Legalization Won't Hurt Drug Cartels, Another City Under Fire for Lavish Salaries, Google Invests in Offshore Wind Farm Transmission.

October 11, 2010

NewsWatch: Information Technology -- Google's Got Driverless Cars, Tracking Students, More ...

Metadata are Public Records, FCC on Cellphone Bill Shock, Red-Light Camera Backlash.

October 11, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties -- Robber Wears Plastic Bag on Head, Nearly Suffocates

Obama After Mayors, Bike Lane Abuse, Fastest-Growing Cities, Traffic Restraint, Stun-Gun Rules, Residents March on City Hall.

October 8, 2010

NewsWatch: Infrastructure -- "Free Wi-Fi" Post Mortem, Wind Energy Report, More ...

173 Innovative Government Programs, Gartner on Tech Maturity, Red-Light Cameras Again, Tokyo Gadgets.

October 7, 2010

NewsWatch: Sustainable Communities -- Flaming Faucets, Quiet!

Cruise Ships Plug into City Power Grid, Wind Turbine Noise, County Video Outlines Need, More.

October 7, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties -- Coyotes Come to Town, Cities Still in Financial Trouble, More ...

Jail Sued Over Bible Policy, Taxi Tracking, Parking Meter Rates, No Soda with Food Stamps, Grocery Stores in Malls?

October 6, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties -- Hackers Make Online Voting System Play Song, More ...

Cost of Crime, All Electronic Tolls, Mosquito Noise Silenced, Firefighters Let Home Burn,

October 5, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties -- Clown Elected to Congress, Tasers in Court, Copiers Subject of E-Discovery, More ...

Schools get Google Apps, Local Gov. Agencies Honored for Programming, Voice Texters Can Drive, Firm to Take Over City Service.

October 5, 2010

NewsWatch: Sustainable Communities -- Cities Sue to Block High-Speed Rail, Bicycle from London to Paris, More ...

Health Mirror, Balloon to Set Buildings in Remote Areas, Human Waste Power Plant now Online, Cities not Ag Cause Toxics.

October 4, 2010

NewsWatch: Sustainable Communities -- Feds Want 62 MPG Cars

Failing Transit, Solar-Powered Traffic Signs, The Bike Lane Challenge, East German Transformation in Photos.

October 1, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties -- $27 Million for Lowercase Street Signs, No Felony Questions for Job Seekers, More ...

E-mails are "The cockroaches of litigation. You can't get rid of them, and they always manage to turn up when company comes."

September 29, 2010

NewsWatch: Sustainable Communities -- A Shweeb in Your Future, Chicago's "Fix Your Mortgage" Events, More ...

Pedal-Powered Mass Transit, Health-Care Law Opponents, Towns Profit from Wind Energy, Green Gadgets, Subway Emergency.

September 28, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties -- Twitter Ban Shot Down, Hookahs OK

Texting Bans Increase Crashes, Poverty Up, Trooper Taping Dropped, Lease Out Parking Meters, Local Taxes Affect Congressional Races.

September 27, 2010

NewsWatch: Sustainable Communities -- FCC Likely to OK Tiered Wireless Pricing, More ...

Automated Parking Garage, High-Speed Rail at Stake in November, Cars Last Choice, World's Biggest Offshore Wind Farm, Hill Town.

September 27, 2010

NewsWatch: Public Safety -- ID Fallible, Police Jobs Saved, Online Wiretaps, More ...

Aid for Missing Children Search, Police Officer of Year, Social Media Discovery Granted.

September 22, 2010

NewsWatch: Public Safety -- Corrupt Public Officials May be Branded, More ...

Don't Oppose Pot Shops Says Group, Radio System in Trouble, Strip Searches OK, Drugs in Surface Water.

September 21, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties -- City Leaders Arrested, Ads on School Buses, More ...

Reverse Lanes, Cities Losing Radar, Pipeline Warning, Social Media, Topographic Crime Maps, Ads on School Buses.

September 21, 2010

NewsWatch: Sustainable Communities -- Solar-Powered A/C, 3-D Printers Create Buildings From Rock, More ...

Newborns, Futuristic Tech, Illegal Sublets, Nashville Flood Aid, DC Bikeshare, Streetcars, Solar-Powered A/C

September 17, 2010

NewsWatch: Public Safety -- Old Age Killing People

Mayor to Select New Police Chief, Law Enforcement Squares Off in Marijuana Fight, Cameras on Uniforms, DNA for Bail, Racial Hiring Quotas, City to Eliminate Police and Fire Chiefs.

September 17, 2010

NewsWatch: Sustainable Communities -- Cab Drivers Protest Gas, Jay Leno's Green Garage, More ...

Car Navigation by Phone, Dim the Lights, LA and Beijing Fight Traffic, County OK to Shoot Wolves, Hydropower Returns, NYC Streetcars?

September 16, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties -- Salaries, Hartford's "Butt-Ugly" Building, More ...

City Manager Salaries, State Grab of Local Funds, Website for Mobile Devices, $5.5 Million for County Feud.

September 13, 2010

California Bill Highlights Red-Light Camera Complaints

Red-light cameras and the "California stop."

September 13, 2010

NewsWatch: America's Strongest Cities, More ...

Schools Struggle, Grandparents Raise Kids, What Makes the Best City? Tear Down Those Freeways! Traffic Deaths, Walmart Enters Cell.

September 10, 2010

NewsWatch: Sustainable Communities -- My City's Smarter Than Yours, More ...

$50 Billion Transport Plan, Bike Sensors, Pedestrians Only, Open City, Park Over Freeway, Quiet Rail.

September 8, 2010

NewsWatch: Sustainable Communities -- Cow Burp Remedy, Urban Farming "Foolish" Says Rev. Jackson

Towns Nix Governor's Best Practices, Stimulus Pt. B, Jaywalking Legal, Heat from the Metro, How to Disguise a Vacant House.

September 8, 2010

NewsWatch: Information Technology -- Top 10 City and County CIO Issues, Five Windows Problems, More ...

NYC Expanded Data Center, Smart ID Card, Net Connections Slow, "Electoral Chaos."

September 8, 2010

NewsWatch: Public Safety -- No Warrant Needed to Track Cell Phone Location, Police Must Take Breath Tests, More ...

Gunfire Sensors, Laser Gun Grabs Video, Facial Recognition, Law Enforcement Data System Adoption Slow.

September 7, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties -- How to Shrink a City, Daley Drops Out, More ...

Bedbug Notification, San Francisco Wants Out of Immigration Program, Union Car Washes, Most Dangerous Cities for Pedestrians, Welfare Grows for Illegal Immigrants,

September 3, 2010

NewsWatch: Public Safety -- Jail Gets Bow-and-Arrow Cell Phone Delivery

Mosquito Noise for Loitering, Top Speed Trap City, First Female Police Officer in the U.S., Marijuana Program Hijacked by Criminals, Gun Buyback, Jury Policy Taints Drug Case.

September 2, 2010

NewsWatch: Sustainable Communities -- Drink Your Shrimp, Tap Water Has Bugs

Plastic Bag Ban, Plug-in Hybrids Use Carpool Lanes, Why is Rail Transit so Expensive? What Makes a Global City?

September 1, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties -- Police Kill Cougar in Berkeley, City Park Gas Drilling, More ...

Police and Fire Agree to Cuts, Judges and Social Media, Cash for Carpool Use, Money Diverted, Voting Machines Offered.

August 31, 2010

NewsWatch: Sustainable Communities -- Streetcar Success, Infrastructure Spit and Glue, More ...

Streetcar Success, Denver Rail, Stick-on Solar Panels, Loans for Water Projects, Home Prices Up, Where the Jobs Are, Pollution=Funding Cuts, Fast Broadband?

August 30, 2010

NewsWatch: Sustainable Communities -- America's 10 Dead Cities, "Bendy E-Readers," More ...

Cities Compete for Electric Vehicles, Clean Truck Program in Court, Cameras on DC Bus Drivers, University Students Seek Sustainability.

August 27, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties -- County's 10,000 Voting Machines Destroyed

Ballot Design Competition, Unaffiliated Can't Vote, Voting Machines Pass Test, Avoiding Public Records Laws.

August 25, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties -- 100 Rounds Fired at Police Building, More ...

No Smoking in Your Own Condo? County Courts, Mass Mobile Alert System, Streamlined Trials, Biggest Threat to Pedestrians.

August 24, 2010

NewsWatch: Sustainable Communities -- Nine-Day Traffic Jam Continues, More ...

Shale Gas, Subway Turnstiles, Noisy Prius, New Levees, Most Sustainable City, Libraries, Small Town Solar Parking, Nine-Day Traffic Jam, Maglev?

August 23, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties -- Recycle or Else, More ...

Taxing Bloggers, One-Way Street Conversion, Bridge Collapse Victims, Uninsured, Website Censorship, Collection Agencies for Utility Bills.

August 20, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties -- Free Social Media Apps, More ...

Rogue Riding, School Laptop Spying, $1 Million per Year for City Administrator, Ruralsourcing, Subway Terror Attack (Simulated), Bootleg Buses, Huge Meth Bust.

August 19, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities -- Fattest, Ugliest, Most Miserable City

Cities to Dominate 21st Century, Homeless, Marijuana, Urban River, Mosques, Casino ATMs, City Hall Raided, Thursday is the New Friday.

August 16, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties -- Cities "Cautiously Positive" on Sales Tax Revenues, More ...

"Crash Tax" Opposed, Crackdown on Panhandlers, Teachers' Union Boycotts Newspaper for Effectiveness Study

August 13, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties -- Bodies into Bar Codes, More ...

Open Source for Cities, Free Rides, Parking Ticket Step-Up, State Cracks Down on City Salaries, Town May Ban Immigrants.

August 11, 2010

NewsWatch: Public Safety -- Jail Fingerprints Shared, 47,000 Deported, More ...

Drunks Posted on Facebook, Police Pension Agreement, Alerts When Sex Offenders Flee, First Responders and Social Networks, Traffic Lights Brighter Greener Cheaper.

August 11, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties -- Facebook Warning for Teachers

College Genetic Testing, Tracking Disoriented Seniors, Gartner on Government Cuts, County Tax Auction, Broadband Slowing, Denver Immigration Status.

August 9, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties -- Zombie Satellite Kills Rural Internet, More ...

Predicting Crime Hot Spots, Utopia Crumbles, City Computer Expert Sentenced, Libraries Win Reprieve, Online Checkbooks, Zombie Satellite.

August 6, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties -- Teachers Want Viagra

Libraries Will Close and Offload Books, Cities Have "No Guarantee of Free Speech," How Much Does Your City Manager Make?

August 6, 2010

NewsWatch: Public Safety -- Police Call "Ticket Furlough"

Traffic Stop Filming Wiretapping, Judge: Firefighter Exam Excluded from Hiring, Obstruction Ordinance.

August 5, 2010

NewsWatch: Sustainable Communities -- Bike-Sharing a UN Plot to Control Cities, More ...

Scooter Tickets, CO2 Scrubbers, Internet Grants, 620mph Train, Affordable Architecture, Urban Farming, Revitalizing Downtowns.

August 5, 2010

NewsWatch: Public Safety -- Taser Use Quadruples, More ...

Redistricting to Count Inmates at Lockup Location, Police Save Body Scan Images, Five States to Standardize Justice Info Sharing.

August 4, 2010

NewsWatch: Sustainable Communities -- "Losers Don't Drive" More ...

Solar Cheaper than Nukes, Twitter for Help, Traffic-Straddling Bus, Transit Hub Amenities, Net Zero Homes, Seattle Ban New Houseboats, Smart Meters Test OK.

August 3, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties -- Butt-Shaking Employee Hit by Truck, More ...

E-Pollbooks, Pensions Suspect, Ambulance Outsourcing, Health Postings Bug Restaurants, More ...

August 2, 2010

NewsWatch: Public Safety -- No to Muslim Headscarves

Muslim Headscarves, Banning K2, Mug Shots on Facebook, Tyreke Evans Pursuit (video), Miranda Rights to Change, Mail Carriers to Deliver the Drugs.

August 2, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties -- Legislation Would Make Gov. Salaries Public

500-Foot High Billboards Approved, Cheap Scooter Parking, Big Tolls Small Commute, Locals Ignored in Oil,  Around the Clock Airport Liquor, More ...

July 30, 2010

NewsWatch: Public Safety -- Mayor Calls on Feds to Reform Police

Red Light Camera Selection, Detecting Gravesoil, Website Brings Arrest.

July 29, 2010

NewsWatch: Public Safety -- Police Ordered to Ignore Subpoenas, More ...

Cop Exposes Corruption, Emergency Manager's Dilemma, Electric Scooter Patrol, Gunshot Tracking Tech, Cocaine Sentencing Reconciled.

July 28, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties -- Cop Tickets Mayor's Girlfriend

Hybrid Taxi Mandate Struck Down, Cop Tickets Mayor's Girlfriend, Arizona Immigration Law Blocked, Chicago Could Tax Banks, $75 Billion or 500,000 Layoffs.

July 27, 2010

NewsWatch: Sustainable Communities -- Rural Smart Growth

Mega-Wind, Rural Smarts, Bad Water. Geothermal for Schools, Tesla Speed Bumps, Los Angeles Planning, Subway Wired,

July 27, 2010

NewsWatch: Public Safety -- Police Use Facebook

Gun Sales, Telemedicine, Fire Dept. Brownouts, ROF for Mining Wi-Fi, Sleep in Cars, Police Facebook, Probation Parole Primer, Booking Speed.

July 26, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties

Lightning Detectors, City Gets Online Hotel Taxes, Legalizing Lofts, Salaries too Big in Bell, Schools Require Immigration Docs, New Campaign Finance Laws

July 23, 2010

NewsWatch: Sustainable Communities

Urban Farm, Pothole App, Green Building Toolkit, Streetcar Upgrade, Transit CIOs Join, Renewable Gas, Diesel-to-Electric Bus Conversion.

July 23, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties

Bridges Deficient, Most Ignorant Cities, City Ultilities to be Sold, Oil Spill Loans for Counties, D-Block Spectrum Issue, National School Standards?

July 22, 2010

NewsWatch: Information Technology

Cell Barcodes Bypassed, Police Tech Awards, Universal Service Fund Outdated, Eyes Better Than Drones, Photo Data Vulnerable.

July 21, 2010

NewsWatch: Sustainable Communities

Bat-Moped, $77 Billion for Bus and Rail Repair, Plug Your Prius, Veggie Sound Wall, Shrinking City, Bicycle Superhighway

July 20, 2010

NewsWatch: Sustainable Communities

Urban Coyotes, 40-Mile Block Party, Upscale Dumpster Diving, See-Through Solar Panels, High-Rise Wind Turbines, Detroit?

July 19, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities

Towns Rip up Pavement, Joe Stalin's in Town, NLC to Phoenix, DC Police Chief, Census Falsified

July 19, 2010

NewsWatch: Information Technology

E-Gov Rankings, Broadband Investment, Bandwidth for Paralysis, National Interest in Cell Radiation, Realtime Water Metering, Smart Grid Beats Heat.

July 16, 2010

NewsWatch: Public Safety

NY Deletes "Stop and Frisk" Data, Red-Light-Camera Fines Not Enforced, Smart Meters Test OK, City Shares Arrest Data With Immigration, Cops in Crosswalks,

July 15, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties

State Caps Local Property Tax, County Pensions Data Open to Public, Police Stations of the Future, Budget Cuts Spare Libraries, NYC's Electric Car Charging Station.

July 14, 2010

NewsWatch: Public Safety

Police Help Marines Prepare for Afghanistan, 80 Officers Laid Off, Offenders Sentenced to Shakespeare, More ...

July 14, 2010

NewsWatch: Sustainable Communities

Vanishing America, Summer Heat Stored for Winter, Car Chargers on Parking Meters, Chicago Transit, Fight Over Municipal Broadband.

July 13, 2010

NewsWatch: Information Technology

Build Your Own Android Apps, Virtualization Trends, LED Traffic Lights, Feed Meter by Phone, Cloud Rights.

July 12, 2010

NewsWatch: Sustainable Communities -- Electric Supercar, Small Cities, Biking Boston, Hybrids Lose HOV Access, More ...

Electric Supercar, Small Cities are Best, Boston Bike-Share, Hybrids Lose HOV Access, Utilities Can't Meet Renewable Power Requirement, Energy Research Grants, Auto X Prize.

July 9, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties -- The Grid, Cacti Connection, Pension Cut, Closed-Door Policy, Intelligent Community Nominations, EPA and Urban Waterways, Counties Tap Immigration Database

The Grid, Cacti Connection, Pension Cut, Closed-Door Policy, Intelligent Community Nominations, EPA and Urban Waterways, Counties Tap Immigration Database.

July 8, 2010

NewsWatch: Public Safety -- Rape Kit Backlog, New DNA Technique, iWitness, Steel Gas Lines Cause Trouble

Rape Kit Backlog, New DNA Technique, iWitness, Steel Gas Lines Cause Trouble.

July 8, 2010

NewsWatch: Counties -- County Buys Foreclosed Properties, Marijuana: Tax or Ban? Staff Stay Fit With Wii

County Buys Foreclosed Properties, Marijuana: Tax or Ban? Staff Stay Fit With Wii.

July 8, 2010

NewsWatch: Transportation -- Law to Protect Bicyclists, Streetcar Money, Light Rail Done Right, Electric Vehicles and Charging Stations

Law to Protect Bicyclists, Streetcar Money, Light Rail Done Right, Electric Vehicles and Charging Stations.

July 7, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities -- Scofflaw Scanner, Methane Moot, Texting While Walking, Gun Law Next Round, Furlough Backfires, Light Poles Recalled, Mercury in Water

Scofflaw Scanner, Methane Moot, Texting While Walking, Gun Law Next Round, Furlough Backfires, Light Poles Recalled, Mercury in City Water.

July 6, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities -- Jane Jacobs, InSeine Turbines, Cell Phone Attack, Bad Commutes, More ...

Jane Jacobs, InSeine Turbines, Cell Phones Attack, Bad Commutes, More ...

July 6, 2010

NewsWatch: Transportation -- Flying Cars are Real, Driving on Algae, Cheap Intersections, High-Speed Rail Doubts, More ...

Flying Cars, Electric Roadster, Toll Violators, Driving on Algae, Cheap Intersections, High-Speed Rail Doubts More ...

July 6, 2010

NewsWatch: Public Safety -- 911 Sickout, Cops Learn Immigration Law, Living Room Jails, Chicago Passes New Gun Law

911 Sickout, Cops Learn Immigration Law, Living Room Jails, Chicago Passes New Gun Law.

June 29, 2010

NewsWatch: Sustainable Communities -- Smart Growth Benefits; Baltimore Charging; Grocery Bag Bacteria; Urban and High-Speed Rail Roundup

Smart Growth Benefits; Baltimore Charging; Grocery Bag Bacteria; Urban and High-Speed Rail Roundup.

June 28, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities -- City to Lay Off All Employees; Municipal Debt Racket; Red Light Cameras and Immigration; No PE in Portland; Free Internet in Minneapolis; More

City to Lay Off All Employees; Municipal Debt Racket; Red Light Cameras and Immigration; No PE in Portland; Free Internet in Minneapolis; More

June 23, 2010

NewsWatch: Sustainable Communities -- Greenhouse Law May be Suspended; New Bike Lanes; Wind Award; Wastewater Chemicals Feminize Fish;

Greenhouse Law May be Suspended; New Bike Lanes; Wind Award; Wastewater Chemicals Feminize Fish;

June 22, 2010

NewsWatch: Information Technology -- Birmingham's Buses; Smart Grid Denied; Phone Apps for Candidates; Electronic Election

Birmingham's Buses; Smart Grid Denied; Phone Apps for Candidates; Electronic Election.

June 22, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities -- All America Cities Named; Law Enforcement Challenge Award; Feds and Livable Communities; New Bike Station; Carbon Neutral Cities; Confusing Motorists; More ...

All America Cities Named; Law Enforcement Challenge Award; Feds and Livable Communities; New Bike Station; Carbon Neutral Cities; Confusing Motorists; More ...

June 22, 2010

NewsWatch: Future -- Nanotubes Enhance Lithium Batteries; Electric Vehicle Charge in Minutes; LCD TVs Fight Infection, Sahara Sun Powers Europe

Nanotubes Enhance Lithium Batteries; Electric Vehicle Charge in Minutes; LCD TVs Fight Infection, Sahara Sun Powers Europe.

June 17, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities -- LAPD Cancels Arizona Trip Over Immigration Policy, Public Housing, Stimulus Bond Problems, City Fights Witness Intimidation, Property Rights

Public Housing, Stimulus Bond Problems, City Fights Witness Intimidation, Property Rights.

June 17, 2010

NewsWatch: Public Safety -- Will Handgun Ban be Overturned? Jailers' Mistake Frees Inmates; 911 Understaffed; Police Reforms Stalled; OK to Search Police Text Messages

Will Handgun Ban be Overturned? Jailers' Mistake Frees Inmates; 911 Understaffed; Police Reforms Stalled; OK to Search Police Text Messages.

June 17, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties -- Car Sharing; Red-Light Cameras; Subway Rats; Date Rape Drugs; Two-Way Bike Lanes; County Builds Out Fiber

Car Sharing; Red-Light Cameras; Subway Rats; Date Rape Drugs; Two-Way Bike Lanes; County Builds Out Fiber.

June 16, 2010

NewsWatch: Public Safety -- Traffic Stop Video Illegal; Tech, an Expensive Nuisance; Law Enforcement Fees; Gang Database Ignored

Traffic Stop Video Illegal; Tech, an Expensive Nuisance; Law Enforcement Fees; Gang Database Ignored.

June 16, 2010

NewsWatch: Future -- Solar Powered Light Bulb; More City Chickens; New Hydrogen Process; E-Vehicle Battery Swapping Under Way

Solar Powered Light Bulb; New Hydrogen Process; E-Vehicle Battery Swapping Under Way; More City Chickens.

June 15, 2010

NewsWatch: Information Technology -- Abortion by Telemedicine in Iowa; Free Wi-Fi at Starbucks; President to Control Internet; Software Licenses; Nation's Longest Traffic Light

Abortion by Telemedicine in Iowa; Free Wi-Fi at Starbucks; President to Control Internet; Software Licenses; Nation's Longest Traffic Light.

June 15, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Counties -- Cell Phone City Tour; Dirty Cars Save Money; No Street Selling; Hiding Places in County Jail; Library Days Cut; Reserve a Ride Curtailed; Parades to Continue

Cell Phone City Tour; Dirty Cars Save Money; No Street Selling; Hiding Places in County Jail; Library Days Cut; Reserve a Ride Curtailed; Parades to Continue.

June 15, 2010

NewsWatch: Education -- $50 Billion in State and Local Aid; Teachers Cheat on Standardized Tests; Gift Cards to Retain Students, Students Must Purchase MacBooks

$50 Billion in State and Local Aid; Teachers Cheat on Standardized Tests; Gift Cards to Retain Students, Students Must Purchase MacBooks.

June 11, 2010

NewsWatch: The Future -- Gasification of Garbage; Lamp is Robotic Desktop Assistant (Video); Hackers After Your Brain; Indian Grass Cleans Antibiotics from Water; Cloud Computing

Robotic Desktop Assistant, Hackers After Brains, Indian Grass Cleans Antibiotics from Water, Cloud Computing in 2020, Gasification of Garbage in a Good Way

June 10, 2010

NewsWatch: Cities and Towns

Flawed Breath Testers Convict 400, City May Withhold Surveillance Info, New Building Codes Based on World Trade Center, Small Town to be 85 Percent Solar.

June 9, 2010

NewsWatch: Information Technology

How Philly's Traffic Lights Work, Energy Star for Green Data Centers, Hazards of Telecommuting, Boots Charge Phones, China's Internet Policy, Bus Driver Fired for Cell Use,  The European "Internet of Things"

June 9, 2010

NewsWatch: Counties

The Faces of Meth -- Before and After, Counties Ask Governor to Take Over Prosecutors; Offices, Six Utah Counties Join Feds Against Illegal Immigration, Desalination Plan May Face Vote

June 9, 2010

NewsWatch: Schools

Rosary at School, Teacher Fired Over Blog, Eight-Hour School Days, Nationwide Education Standards, Schools Raise Money With Website Ads

June 8, 2010

NewsWatch: Transportation

Smart Signals, Electric Car Charging Initiative, Google Maps for Ford, City Helmet Law Struck Down, Transit Layoffs Illegal

June 8, 2010

NewsWatch: Public Safety

City May Outsource Police Duties, Ankle Bracelets and DWI, Denver's Surveillance Knocked, New York City Police Controversy, Court: Police Can Search Abandoned Property.

June 4, 2010

NewsWatch: Information Technology

Servers Flooded, Free Wireless Service, "Swatting," Rifle Records, Beach Bacteria, Demand-Based Parking Meters, Political Tweets.

June 3, 2010

NewsWatch: Sustainable Communities

Got Wind? Electrical Customers Choose Renewable Option; Bicycle Charges Phone; London Opens Desalinization Plant; Loud Pipes Save Lives; State May Ban Plastic Bags

June 2, 2010

NewsWatch: City in a Box, 911 Program, Data-Driven City, Sharing Community Health Info, Windows 7?

"As a nation, we can and should harness the exploding creativity in our information technology and media sectors to help us get the most public benefit out of our data investments." -- HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

June 1, 2010

NewsWatch: Philly Pedicabs, Most Livable and Citizen-Engaged Cities, Crime and Virtual Maps

Vienna ranks first and Baghdad is the worst place to live in the world. The world's top three cities are all in Central Europe, according to the 2010 Quality of Living Survey.

May 28, 2010

Future Tech: Concrete Heal Thyself, My Chip Has a Fever, Hotel Keys? There's an App for That, Death to Bacteria

Technical advances of import to communities and local government.

May 27, 2010

NewsWatch: Muni Broadband Restricted, ID for the Undocumented, Police Chiefs Take Immigration to AG, Fingerprint Errors, Congestion Pricing, Small Wind Turbines, More...

The N.C., Senate Finance Committee will consider legislation that would force municipalities to get voter approval before borrowing money to build a competing broadband network.

May 26, 2010

NewsWatch: Most Connected Cities, Streetcar Desire, Bicycle City, Sun and Wind Generation

Grid Can Handle Sun and Wind Generation, Streetcar Desire, Bicycle City, Oil Spill Preparation,

May 25, 2010

NewsWatch: No Chicken Costumes in Polls, More Local Government News ...

Twitter Identities, Emergency Coordination, Telecom Act Rewrite, Facebook Joke Backfires, Mayors to Meet, No Chicken Costumes in Polls, Lead in the Water, Council Apologizes

May 21, 2010

NewsWatch: Digital Agenda

The Digital Agenda foresees some 100 follow-up actions, of which 31 would be legislative.

May 20, 2010

NewsWatch: Privacy, Stop-and-Frisk Records, DNA Database, Gun Owners, More

Anger is growing over Google's Street View privacy breach, with local government leaders adding to the chorus calling for scrutiny of the search giant.

May 20, 2010

NewsWatch: Transportation, Environment

Streetcar costs, vehicle black boxes and power grid capacity for wind and solar generation.

May 19, 2010

NewsWatch: Bloodhound, Smart Meter Plan, DWI Offenders, Addict Caravan, 911 Dispatch Consolidation

An Arizona electric-utility regulator threatened to black out Los Angeles because of that city's boycott over Arizona's immigration law.

May 18, 2010

NewsWatch: Public Safety, Courts, Sustainability and International News

Police Text, E-Mail Alerts; Supervisors Oppose Secure Communities Program; Men Steal Identities Using Jail Data; Law Enforcement Investigation Data Found on Resold Copy Machines; More...

May 17, 2010

Newswatch: Rail, Skeletons, Traffic Cameras, Police Transparency

News of Tampa, Orlando; Los Angeles; Montgomery County, Ala.; Phoenix

May 13, 2010

NewsWatch: Telemedicine, Mayors, Metal Detectors, Transparency Revenge, More

Transparency site a "measure of revenge" against the investigative reporters who've made his life miserable by digging up dirt on city hiring and minority contracting scandals.

May 12, 2010

Digital Communities NewsWatch

Secret Records, Free Software, Law Enforcement and Illegal Immigration, Speed Cameras, Crime Lab Tosses Cases, Feds Slash City Anti-Terror Funds