"At the national level, American politics is bitterly polarized, and the mood of the country can seem fearful and downcast. But city by city we’ve seen examples of collaboration, practical-minded compromise, long-term investment in a region’s future, and a coast-to-coast resurgence in manufacturing and other startup activity."
The subpoenas Houston Mayor Annise Parker issued to five of the city's pastors highlight the larger tensions in state involvement with religion.
The former chancellor of the New York City Department of Education explains the union rules that prevented him from holding brown bag lunches or even sending emails.
On Tuesday, the state's electorate will decide an issue first brought to prominence by Theodore Roosevelt nearly a century ago.
A new report suggests law enforcement officials sought to prevent the media from capturing aerial images during August's protests.
Once a symbol of American resilience, it's now just another—albeit tall—office building in lower Manhattan.
To the surprise of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Erin Richards, the local school board president has requested that the paper remove her from the education beat and replace her with someone "less biased." It's not an isolated problem.
Long before the food movement took shape, Thomas Menino believed in—and acted on—its ideals: fresh food available to everyone of every income level, and as a route to better health.
One pilot is dead and another seriously injured after the experimental craft went down in a test flight over the Mojave Desert on Friday.
Alabama's Judgement Houses offer an evangelical take on Halloween.
Baltimore's Safe Streets is one of a half-dozen operations across the country set up by Cure Violence, a nonprofit that applies the tenets of disease eradication to reducing shootings and homicides.
In the City of Bridges, an eclectic community embraces writers in exile.
The longest-serving mayor of Boston died at age 71 on Thursday.
Days after John Coleman denied the existence of climate change, the network he created stated that it believes the scientific consensus is correct.
How should laws address underage sexting? If teenagers share nude photos, what should parents do?
Harsh criminal-justice policies have thrown America's poorest urban communities into chaos.
The media frenzy over the Catholic Church's "revolutionary" stance on science is misplaced.
Ten years ago, prescription painkiller dependence swept rural America. As the government cracked down on doctors and drug companies, people went searching for a cheaper, more accessible high. Now, many areas are struggling with an unprecedented heroin crisis.
When it's hard to tell the difference between a former White House press secretary and a hipster media CEO, times have changed.
Incoming Smithsonian secretary David Skorton says the institution will continue to be accessible to all.