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Date: Thu May 22 13:32:58 MDT 2014

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America’s Biggest Drug Problem Isn’t Heroin, It’s Doctors

Painkillers prescribed by both well-intentioned doctors and so-called "criminals in white coats" are driving the overdose epidemic. States and cities are pioneering ways to control it.

When it Comes to Organ Donation, the Message Matters

Nearly all Americans support organ donation, but only a third are registered donors. A study in the United Kingdom offers insight into what gets people to give up a part of themselves.

Some States Ask Feds for Bigger Budgets to Fix Exchanges

Maryland and Massachusetts, two states with a history of health-care innovation, are seeking approval to spend more money to fix their exchanges before the next enrollment period. Will the feds approve?


News in Numbers

$60 million

Cost of a two-year-old, 18,000-seat high school football stadium in Allen, Texas, that is closed for the upcoming season after engineers determined the structure was "not safe for public assembly.” Taxpayers approved a bond issue to pay for the stadium in 2009.

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Public Officials of the Year 2014

It's that time of year again. Take a moment to tell us about an outstanding state, city or county leader who has shown true courage, innovation and excellence in his or her job. Submit your nominations here.

May 22, 2014

The Nation's Fastest-Growing Cities

According to new Census estimates, most cities continue to record steady population gains. View maps and updated data for hundreds of cities.


Today's Headlines from Around the Nation

Pennsylvania Governor Won't Appeal Gay Marriage Ruling
New Hampshire Raises the Gas Tax
Health & Human Services
Abortion Limits Spread Across South
California Doctors Are Getting Rich from Medicare
Infrastructure & Environment
Nearly 20 Texas Towns Could Run Out of Water in 90 Days
Ranchers Near Oklahoma-Texas Border Fear Losing Land to Feds
Public Safety & Justice
Colorado Regulates Marijuana Edibles to Keep Kids from Eating Them
States May Legalize Firing-Squad Executions in Response to Drug Shortage
In Emergency Situations, Privacy Becomes Less Important
Texas Is Dangerous for Walkers
California Asian-Americans Divided Over Affirmative Action
Students Pay More and More to Attend Public Colleges
What's Missing in Government Health and Social Programs?

By integrating, collaborating and communicating, government agencies can dramatically improve services to citizens - and increase efficiencies and cut costs at the same time. Find out how in this issue brief.

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More News & Commentary

Better, Faster, Cheaper

Water Infrastructure That Delivers More Public Value

Rather than just building more and bigger pipes, Columbus is taking a greener, more holistic approach.

Tech Talk

The United Arab Emirates: A Rising Star in E-Government

How the small Middle Eastern country jumped from 49th to 28th in online service delivery should have state and local CIOs in the United States paying close attention.


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