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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Nearly 56,000 Bridges Called Structurally Deficient

Nearly 56,000 bridges nationwide, which vehicles cross 185 million times a day, are structurally deficient, a bridge construction group announced Wednesday. The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) list… Read More
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Indiana to Form Internet of Things Lab

From self-driving vehicles to Internet-connected Crock-pots, Fishers, Ind., hopes to be the next hub for the Internet of Things (IoT), as shown by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and Fishers Mayor… Read More
Thursday, February 23, 2017

With Growth of the Gig Economy, States Rethink How Workers Get Benefits

As more and more Americans hold nontraditional jobs that don’t have benefits attached — think freelance graphic designers or Uber drivers — cities and states are exploring ways to ensure… Read More
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Christie Signs 'Historic' Anti-Addiction Legislation

In a moment he described as “historic,” Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday signed a sweeping piece of legislation that mandates insurance coverage for up to six months of substance abuse… Read More
Thursday, February 23, 2017

New York State Cyber Security Regulation Takes Effect March 1

New York State has finalized regulations that will require banks and insurers to meet minimum cyber-security standards. The standards include reporting breaches to regulators - part of a concentrated drive… Read More
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Can Marijuana Ease the Opioid Epidemic?

After a 12-year battle with debilitating abdominal conditions that forced her to stop working, marijuana has helped Lynn Sabulski feel well enough to look for a job.  Sabulski is among… Read More
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Appeals Court Halts Automatic Solitary for Pennsylvania Inmates No Longer Facing Execution

A federal appeals court on Thursday ordered Pennsylvania prisons to abandon a policy that automatically kept former death-row inmates in solitary confinement, in some cases for years after their capital… Read More
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Uber, Lyft Drivers Must Pass Background Checks After Christie OKs New Law

Gov. Chris Christie has signed into law a measure that will license and regulate the popular ride-sharing industry, bringing to a close a tumultuous, three-year effort marked by threats from… Read More
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Climate Change and New Efforts to Help People Understand What They Can't See

In 2012, the U.S. added over 39 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. That’s equivalent to a pile of 33-foot-diameter one-metric-ton spheres stacked 2.3 miles high and… Read More
Thursday, February 16, 2017

States Increasingly Targeted By Cybercriminals

The targeting of election systems in Arizona and Illinois by Russian hackers last summer received a lot of media attention. But those were far from the only or even the… Read More
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