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Americans Love Local Government—They Just Don't Necessarily Want More of It

Survey respondents who reported the highest satisfaction with local government services weren't inclined to support spending more on it—especially among whites.<p>You wouldn't believe it, with all the rancor that follows U.S. politics at every level—from local to state to federal government—but …

How to Make San Francisco Affordable Again

San Francisco’s nationally recognized SPUR organization has some innovative solutions on how to make pricey San Francisco affordable again. These …

When Neighborhood Re-Branding Celebrates What's Disappearing

"Branding" revamped neighborhoods for a barely past history can feel like a backhanded homage.<p><i>The Boston Herald</i> was enemy territory back when I was a reporter at <i>The Boston Globe</i>. But I had friends there, and occasionally enjoyed a Guiness at J. J. Foley’s on East Berkeley Street, steps from the …

New York magazine's sprawling take on Martine Rothblatt, United Therapeutics ‘trans-everything’ CEO - Washington Business Journal

By Bill Flook <br>– Staff Reporter, Washington Business Journal<p>Sep 8, 2014, 2:56pm EDT<b><br>Updated</b> Sep 8, 2014, 4:47pm EDT<p>I didn't think the uncanny valley …

Are STEM majors taking STEM-related jobs? - Washington Business Journal

By Drew Hansen <br>– Digital Editor, Washington Business Journal<p>Aug 27, 2014, 10:57am EDT<b><br>Updated</b> Aug 27, 2014, 11:58am EDT<p>Muriel Bowser, the Democratic …

It's Just Not That Easy to Get Rid of Your Car

Research proves we're prone to emotional attachments with our vehicles. So here's some advice from someone who finally let go of hers.<p>I was dragging some boxes out to the garage when I found my mom in the driveway, gently dabbing at the windshield of my Prius with a soapy rag. “You don’t have to do …

Who's Willing to Move? The Young, the Poor, and Those Who Already Live in Cities

More results from the Atlantic Media/Siemens State of the City Poll.<p>Since the start of the recession, Americans have been moving to new places far less often than they used to—only 11.6 percent of U.S. residents switched homes last year, compared to 20 percent in the 1950s. But 36 percent of the …

Washington job market is lagging the rest of the country, economist says

The Washington region continues to struggle as federal spending cuts and a lackluster job market take its toll on the local economy, according to the latest outlook from Stephen Fuller, an economist at George Mason University.<p>“This dependence [on federal spending], which served the economy so well …

Overall, Americans in the Suburbs Are Still the Happiest

The first results of our State of the City Poll.<p>City centers and downtowns across the United States may very well be in the midst of a comeback or a renaissance, be reaching a moment of triumph or successfully transforming themselves into magnets for millennials and retiring boomers. But according …

It's Time for a Four-Day Workweek

Evidence shows that a seven-day week with a two-day weekend is an inefficient model.<p>“Seven days,” wrote Witold Rybczynski in the August 1991 issue of <i>The Atlantic</i>, “is not natural because no natural phenomenon occurs every seven days.” The year marks one revolution of the Earth around the sun. …

Why Portland Is Building a Multi-Modal Bridge That Bans Cars

The first of its kind in the U.S., the Tilikum Crossing will reflect the city's enduring transit culture.<p>PORTLAND, Oregon—It's an early-summer morning at the construction site for Portland's first new bridge in a generation, the Tilikum Crossing, and Dan Blocher is feeling good about its progress. …

NVCA CEO Bobby Franklin: Why VC confidence in government is dropping - Silicon Valley Business Journal

By Cromwell Schubarth <br>– TechFlash Editor, Silicon Valley Business Journal<p>Aug 18, 2014, 11:52am PDT<b><br>Updated</b> Aug 18, 2014, 12:21pm PDT<p>The annual global …