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Tweets from the First Day, National League of Cities – March 10 – City leaders arrived on Saturday excited to meet their colleagues — both in person and online.

Non-affiliated voters can soon request a Republican Primary ballot – The Oregon Republican Party’s decision to partially open the May Primary to Oregon’s non-affiliated voters will be executed according to Oregon statute.


The Go-Nowhere Generation  Americans have historically been on the move, but young people these days seem to prefer staying put.

Deficits Push Municipalities to Desperation – Local governments in New York are finding themselves in the middle of a financial crisis, with problems spreading as they face a toxic mix of soaring pension and retiree health costs.

Owensboro: A Small City’s Success Story Ignites a Sense of Civic Renewal – A highly inclusive model for public engagement has spurred city revitalization and helped set a precedent for citizen participation in government in a small city on the Ohio River, its surrounding county, and beyond.

Building a Culture of R&D in Government – Challenging what we have known for over 100 years is of course not easy, especially given the daily trials that schools face, including budget cuts and students often with a great deal of instability at home.