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PHOTO: Santa Fe city leaders hope a new hotline leads to arrests as the city deals with increased drug abuse. Photo courtesy of the California Highway Patrol.

SANTA FE, N.M. – Santa Fe city leaders are counting on a new hotline to encourage people in the community to report suspected drug dealers as authorities deal with increased heroin use. City Councilor Bill Dimas, who lost a daughter to heroin addiction, sponsored the resolution that led to t ...Read More

PHOTO: Several electric buses now serving Northern Nevada are expected to save millions of dollars in fuel and maintenance costs. Photo courtesy Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County.

RENO, Nev. – A few electric buses now being operated in Northern Nevada are expected to save millions of dollars in fuel and maintenance costs over the next several years. Michael Moreno, public information officer at the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County, says his ag ...Read More

PHOTO: GREENbike is a big hit in Salt Lake City and is among the nation's most successful bicycle share program. Photo courtesy GreenBike SLC Bike Share.

SALT LAKE CITY – A nonprofit organization that offers bicycles to get around downtown Salt Lake City is among the nation's most successful bicycle share programs. Will Becker, program manager of GREENbike SLC Bike Share, says last year more than 26,000 people used about 60 green bikes to take ...Read More

PHOTO: Missourians have no way of knowing if the state's utility companies are making more or less than the amount set by regulators, but that would change under a bill supported by AARP in Missouri. Photo credit: diegotecno via morguefile.com

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Consumer advocates are calling on Missouri lawmakers to force the state's investor-owned utility companies to let the public know just how much they're earning. John Coffman, an energy consultant for AARP in Missouri, says the Utility Transparency and Fairness Act would ...Read More

PHOTO: Waterloo is one of three cities in the state being lauded for making development decisions with all modes of transit in mind, including pedestrians and bicyclists. Photo credit: David Wilson

WATERLOO, Iowa – It's a tale of two travels in Iowa, as some communities have made the list of cities dealing with the most sprawl, while others are being honored for their work on transportation that includes options for pedestrians and bicyclists. Those being recognized include Cedar Falls ...Read More

PHOTO: Several Illinois cities are receiving high rankings in a new national report comparing sprawl vs. connectivity. Photo credit: D. Harder.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – With the nickname Prairie State one may think community connectivity is hard to come by in Illinois. But new data finds that's not the case. The report from Smart Growth America, examined development patterns in 221 metropolitan areas to see which ones are more compact a ...Read More

PHOTO: There are 1 million individuals with disabilities in Tennessee, and one of their biggest struggles is finding housing that is both affordable and accessible. Photo credit: David Antis

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Finding affordable housing is a struggle for many across Tennessee, but for people with disabilities the barriers are even higher, and a forum Friday looks to make some inroads on the issue. According to Emily Hoskins, independent living specialist at the Center for Independent ...Read More

PHOTO: The Utah Highway Patrol is hoping a new law helps reduce traffic crashes and deaths caused by distracted driving. Photo courtesy of Town of Danville, Calif.

SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) is hoping a new law will help reduce traffic accidents caused by distracted driving. Senate Bill 253, known as "Distracted Driver Amendments," limits interaction between a driver and a cellphone when behind the wheel. UHP Sgt. Todd Royce said it shoul ...Read More

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