The California health insurance exchange introduced millions of state residents to the bronze, silver, gold and platinum level health plans, but there were glitches and website shutdowns -- and some issues persist.
Caltrans in the last week discovered water -- a potential corrosive threat -- was sitting against more than 90 percent of the 424 anchor rods that tie the elegant new self-anchored suspension span to its foundation.
Over the next year, at least half a dozen other Texas cities are likely to tackle the same thorny debate that's under way in Austin over how to regulate vehicle-for-hire apps like Uber and Lyft while maintaining traditional taxi services.
The projects to thwart online advertising scams and to improve cellphone security underscore how the local office established itself as a solver of complex problems and has earned increased responsibility.
The costs of construction and monitoring for the research project — which would have tested the energy output of two, 20-foot-diameter turbines — have turned out to be nearly double the initial estimates.