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Texas city's tap water ban lifted after four days

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Contamination in Corpus Christi, Texas’ water supply led the city to declare an advisory against using tap water for four days.

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Rocky Mountain State provides funds for emergency drug overdose medication

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Money will put opioid reversal medication in first responders’ hands.

Colorado’s attorney general has announced a statewi

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Boat performs law enforcement and other municipal tasks

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Brunswick's 850 Aluminum Impact RHIB (rigid-hulled inflatable boat) is the first in a series of models.

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Water providers prepare for the worst, respond like the best in the face of natural and manmade disasters

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National Association of Water Companies Director Michael Deane discusses how water agencies should prepare for disasters, citing examples.

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Is your recycling program wasteful? How to reduce waste (costs and trash)

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Smart Cities Council Publications Editor Kevin Ebi explains how cities can make their recycling programs more monetarily sustainable.

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Audits, investigations expose issues in cities’ surveillance systems

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Investigations and audits have exposed issues in city surveillance systems, but public safety employees continue to tout the systems’ importance to ensuring public safety.

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Governments buy new equipment, technology to deal with impending snow

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Winter is coming, and cities, counties and states across the U.S.

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Sewer cleaner pulls material long distances

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The Vactor 2100 Plus combination sewer cleaner offers a variety of operating efficiencies.

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Pulse nightclub owner to not sell it to Orlando for memorial

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The owner of Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., has decided not to sell it to the city, which planned to convert the site of June’s horrific mass shooting into a memorial.

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Cut street repair bills in half (and make drivers happier)

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Kevin Ebi, editor of the Smart Cities Council's publications discusses how analytics can be used to cut spending and increase service efficiency.

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Dozer blades perform multiple winter tasks

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Grasshopper's dozer blades perform multiple winter tasks.

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Smart and small

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Gary McCarthy

The mayor of Schenectady, N.Y.

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Why local governments should embrace fair pay and safe workplace contractor policies

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Senior director of client success Mina Mina discusses why it's important for governments to embrace the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order and how to do so.

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Secrets from Dubai: How smart initiatives saved $1 billion

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Smart Cities Council Managing Director Philip Bane explains how Dubai was able to save a billion dollars through smart city initiatives.

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Which schools offer highly rated MPA programs?

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The graduate programs.com site has issued its ranking of top public administration (MPA) graduate programs.

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Cooperative group adds 4 suppliers

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National Cooperative Procurement Partners has added four new strategic supplier partners to the association.

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Some advice for governments on upgrading or replacing roofs

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Resources that can help get the job done

Frank Percaciante, the controller at Design-Build Solutions, Inc.

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Boston Police plans to monitor social media draw praise, criticism

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The Boston Police Department may soon enact controversial plan to utilize software that would scan social media for criminal activity and threats.

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Internal fraud cost this city $50 million. How to keep all your tax revenue

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Smart Cities Council Publications Editor Kevin Ebi gives advice on how cities can protect precious tax dollars from being stolen.

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Riding mower combines agility and flexibility (with related video)

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Toro’s Groundsmaster 360 riding mower combines the agility of a zero-turn riding mower with the flexibility of an out-front rotary mower.

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Northernmost U.S. city embroiled in legal name change dispute

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The sun may have officially set for the last time in Barrow, Alaska, as the city is locked in a legal battle to change its name to its original name of Utqiagvik.

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Overlooked funding source: Collect more of the money you’re owed

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Smart Cities Council Chairman Jesse Berst explains how cities can take better advantage of the funding sources they already have in place

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Community broadband strategies in the Trump era

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Community broadband consultant Craig Settles discusses how local governments can strategically plan for building public broadband networks and developing the partnerships to do so.

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Governments across Tennessee respond to deadly Gatlinburg wildfire

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City, county and state employees in Tennessee have banded together to respond to the raging wildfires in Gatlinburg, Tenn. that have so far damaged hundreds of buildings and caused three deaths.

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There's an app for that

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GIS-enabled city apps spark citizen engagement and internal improvements

GIS-enabled city apps are sparking citizen engagemen

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The benefits balancing act

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As the public sector workforce evolves, governments are striving to offer the benefits employees want while keeping costs under control

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Versatile power sweeper handles municipal tasks (with related video)

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The YARDMAX Power Sweeper serves a variety of government purposes.

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Two smart healthcare trends that are saving lives (and cutting costs)

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Smart Cities Council's Doug Peeples discusses how focusing on people and going wireless are helping cities' medical facilities save money and lives.

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Seattle approves 30-year bond for building affordable housing

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The Seattle City Council has approved a $29 million, 30-year bond to spend on affordable housing.

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City flags: What is good design?

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What is key in city flag design? Here are some resources.

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Three traffic relief ideas from cities with the shortest commutes

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Smart Cities Council Publications Editor Kevin Ebi discusses lessons cities can learn from cities like San Diego, Cincinnati, Buffalo, N.Y.

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4 cities ahead of the connectivity curve (and why you need to catch up)

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Smart Cities Council Publications Editor Kevin Ebi details four cities that are engaged in innovative connectivity projects.

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New Jersey government approves five-year takeover of Atlantic City

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The New Jersey state government has opted to assume control over Atlantic City as the city continues to struggle with financial instability.

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Global celebration of GIS technology

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GIS Day (Nov.

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Firm that delivers data and analytics wins national cooperative contract

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Experian will provide data and solutions to governments in multi-year pact.

The U.S.

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Taking smart cities beyond city hall

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Hitachi Insight Group General Manager of the Americas Kevin Eggleston discusses how cities can leverage data and collaborate to address the challenges of urban living.

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Trump’s election sparks national outrage, official response varied

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The controversial election of 45th president-elect Donald Trump has sparked fear and conflict in many communities across the country.

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Five jurisdictions pass soda taxes

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Four cities and one county have joined Philadelphia and Berkeley, Calif. as the only jurisdictions in the U.S.

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Who should pay for microgrids? Why some utilities say “everyone”

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Smart Cities Council Publications Editor Kevin Ebi discusses why utilities are trying to get the general public to pay for microgrids.

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The 50 best small cities and towns in America

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Many Americans prefer the cheaper cost of living, tighter-knit networks and shorter commutes that small city life can bring. Financial advising site WalletHub analyzed 1,268 small U.S.

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Keating Report: mid-year 2016 forecast on government budgets and spending—Part 4

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What technology applications are governments adopting?

Governments are embracing the cloud, phone apps for parking and electr

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Mowers offer maintenance-saving features

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The new ZT400 and ZT600 zero-turn series of mowers are now available from Jacobsen, a Textron Inc.

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Windy City suburbs adopt digital technology for first responders

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Lincolnwood has become the latest northwest suburb of Chicago to adopt the CommandScope all-digital first responder technology.

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South Dakota DOT uses grain bags for salt storage

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The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) is using agricultural grain bagging equipment to help with its salt storage needs.

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Money-saving LED streetlights illuminate Tennessee town

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Somerville, Tenn.’s Street Light Energy Efficiency Program, which uses Cree LED fixtures, earned the town a 2015 Excellence in Energy Efficiency award from the Tennessee Municipal League.

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Hardware upgrades help Guam emergency crews track patient care digitally and efficiently

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With Panasonic Toughbook 19 rugged convertible laptops in each of its ambulances, the Guam Fire Department has been able to increase its efficiency and level of service to the community.

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Georgia city standardizes IT account management system

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Marietta, Ga. IT leaders looked for solutions to solve the city’s account management issues.

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Hard data and warm hearts: A formula for ending homelessness

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Smart Cities Council Compassionate Cities initiative Editor Liz Enbysk discusses how data can be used to combat homelessness.

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Registration opens for fleet manager’s conference

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Registration is now open for the NAFA Fleet Management Association annual conference.

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Seven states pass marijuana legalization measures

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Three states legalized recreational marijuana, four passed medical marijuana measures and one state may soon legalize the drug as a result of votes on Election Day.

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