Manor, Texas, Crowdsources Ideas for Running the Town CIO Dustin Haisler uses social media aspects of Manor Labs to promote citizen ideas. Real-Life Police Technology Catches up With Science Fiction Gadgets include patrol car-mounted launchers that shoot GPS-equipped darts onto fleeing vehicles, and ear-mounted video cameras for cops. Education Educators Seek New Ways to Steer Kids Toward Technical Fields Schools in Ohio, New York and Massachusetts increase focus on science, technology, engineering and math. States Bring Purpose-Driven Social Networking Tools to Schools Should a state spend $1.15 million on a Web-based portal designed to connect students, support college and career transitions? Point of View Attracting Youth to Government Service (Opinion) Manor, Texas, benefits from Miellennial innovation. Records Management Franklin County, Ohio, Uses Address Verification Software to Collect Millions in Unpaid Taxes Franklin County, Ohio, fills its coffers with the help of address verification software. Wireless Charlotte, N.C., and Mecklenburg County Seek Stimulus Funds for a Shared Broadband Network North Carolina locals seek second-round Recovery Act funds for its city/county broadband network. Spectrum IT Trends: Riverside, Calif., Records Graffiti With Geo-Mapping: States Cope With Fiscal Issues Cell phones could replace hotel room keys Procurement St. Petersburg, Fla., Improves Procurement Process One Florida city's purchasing department takes steps to improve the procurement process. CIO Profile California's Richard Gillihan Discusses State's Consolidation Chief of IT operations and consulting for the California Department of Finance talks about advising CIO Teri Takai on state IT consolidation. Economic Development What's the Capital of Kansas? Google To lure Google's ultra-high speed broadband trial to Topeka, Kan., Mayor Bill Bunten renamed capital city after the search giant for the month of March. Local Government Cloud Computing Services Shared by Seven Colorado Counties A Colorado county provides cloud computing services to six other counties, reducing costs and delivering tailor-made functionality to partners.