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McLean County is one of 11 counties in the state to receive funds for new paper ballot-based, auditable voting machines ahead of the November elections. The county has been allocated $20K for the new voting equipment.
Plus, a new study looks into characteristics of the digital divide in counties, planning for Digital Inclusion Week 2022 is now underway, the White House awards $119M in grants to tribal communities, and more.
The National Skills Coalition has released an informational resource to support states in their implementation of the Digital Equity Act and Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program.
Through the Love My Air program, the city of Denver is empowering residents and public officials alike to make better decisions with data related to air quality for personal and public health.
Plus, Georgia allocates $240 million toward broadband grants; the Public Library Association is hosting digital literacy workshops at 160 libraries; every state has applied for the Internet for All Initiative; and more.
For the fourth time in the past six years, the city has once again been recognized by a third party for purchasing contracts that require its vendors to meet a strict criteria related to sustainability.
Plus, federal lawmakers introduce multiple pieces of legislation related to boosting the nation's broadband infrastructure, Texas moves forward with its own broadband availability map, and more.
The Bloomberg-funded group has offered its benchmarking certification program in the United States for years, and now it’s opening it up to local governments throughout the Western Hemisphere.
The state recently announced the new Tackle Box mobile phone feature to enhance fishing-related tourism by making it easier for new and experienced anglers to enjoy the great fishing offered throughout New York.
Plus, the White House announces $401 million in broadband funding now headed toward rural areas, a strong majority of adults in the U.S. now considers high-speed Internet a necessity, and much more.
Cities, especially those in fire-prone areas, are increasingly exploring tech-based alternatives to traditional fireworks shows. While not everyone is a fan of the switch, officials are discovering unexpected benefits.
After Beto O’Rourke’s massive fundraising report overwhelmed state servers last month, the Texas Ethics Commission wants three-quarters of a million dollars to upgrade its aging technology ahead of the midterm elections.
Plus, Michigan's high-speed Internet office has hired its first chief connectivity officer, the Biden administration earmarks $10 million grants to expand broadband to minority communities, and more.
Residents in the Southern California city will get to experience an underground stormwater project in an augmented reality experience designed to give them a better understanding of both the project and area.
The newly announced Equity Through Data and Privacy Program in San Jose, Calif., will use government data and analytics to better serve residents through an equity-based, accountability-driven approach.
Lorain, Ohio, will roll out software it hopes will help it and residents fight the never-ending war against problems like potholes, long grass and the neighbor who wants to store a rusting old vehicle in their backyard.
Crittenden County, Ark., which is home to roughly 50,000 people, is trying to create a one-stop shop for its residents to find services, ranging from government to nonprofits to local churches.
Two recent department website redesigns — the San Diego Police Department and Homelessness Strategies and Solutions Department — were aimed at improving the user experience and access to critical service information.
Plus, New Mexico has a new leader for its state broadband team; Baltimore is restructuring its digital equity work; FCC leadership is proposing an increase for minimum broadband speeds; and more.
Local governments across the world are beginning to put biomass to work in the form of biochar, which can be used in areas like agriculture and energy production, all while reducing carbon dioxide in the environment.