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Lyft Remains Under Restraining Order in St. Louis, Judge Rules
April 23, 2014 - Circuit Judge David Dowd, citing public safety concerns from the city's taxi commission, said he saw no compelling reason to set his order aside.

Brief: New York City Police Department Twitter Campaign Backfires
April 23, 2014 - Although a few friendly pictures were produced using a unique hashtag, the campaign was soon overtaken.

Lessons Learned from Boston’s Move to the Cloud
April 22, 2014 - Google App and SalesForce deployments are transforming city IT.

New Email Program Brings More Tips to Minnesota County
April 22, 2014 - As a way to boost public engagement, the Sheriff's Department in Stearns County, Minn., launched a citizen engagement policy that has helped solve crimes.

City Parking Enforcement Goes Paperless
April 22, 2014 - Pittsburgh and other cities are testing a new app that places license plate recognition technology on smartphones.

Chicago Public Library Goes Digital
April 22, 2014 - Through its innovative new programs and services, CPL is helping redefine what modern learning centers look like — and what libraries are capable of in the 21st century.

Move Over Google Fiber: AT&T Announces 21 Potential Markets for Ultra-Fast Internet
April 22, 2014 - AT&T and Google are racing to roll out Internet service with speeds of up to 1 gigabit a second, a bandwidth that can handle today's high-definition video and audio.

Houston May Hold Lyft, Uber to Same Rules as Taxis, Limos
April 22, 2014 - Under the proposal, the services would have to meet fingerprint-based background checks and vehicle inspections already required of cab and limousine drivers.

Pittsburgh's Debra Lam on Bringing Her International Work Home
April 22, 2014 - The city's chief innovation and performance officer discusses making Pittsburgh a world-class city.

Washington County, Minn., Putting 90 New Voting Machines to Work
April 21, 2014 - The county's new voting machines include features like automated response to indicate an error and digital scanners that take photographs of ballots.

Credit Demands Trust; Bitcoin Bypasses It
April 21, 2014 - At martial arts gym Atlanta Kick, they accept credit cards, debit cards and… bitcoin.

Shared Cities: Building the Infrastructure for a Collaborative Economy
April 21, 2014 - Today, in many U.S. cities, an innovative, shared infrastructure is being erected, fueling a renaissance in how people live, work, and play.

Boston Marathon Begins Under Heightened Security
April 21, 2014 - The added security for this year's race includes 3,500 security personnel and 3,500 uniformed Boston police officers, 450 state police and 600 members of the National Guard, according to the Boston Athletic association's website.

San Francisco's Migration of 29,000 Employees to the Cloud is Under Way
April 18, 2014 - Now in line with FBI regulatory policy requirements, the city's move to cloud services will be more government compliant and enable easier collaboration for all city and county workers.

5 States to Watch in the Community Broadband Fight
April 18, 2014 - A handful of bills have popped up in current state legislative sessions that would both restrict and expand certain aspects of broadband connectivity and infrastructure.

LAPD Officers Tamper with Recording Equipment, Apologize to Commission
April 16, 2014 - LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and several top aides promised to monitor the problem more closely and vowed to be better about notifying the five-member police commission.

Sheriff's Department Partners With Nextdoor to Promote Neighborhood Safety
April 16, 2014 - With its Nextdoor partnership, the Sheriff’s Department in Sacramento, Calif., will be able to communicate online with neighborhoods in the county.

Elected Officials Call for Outside Review of Bay Bridge Corrosion
April 16, 2014 - Officials said their concerns stemmed from a local newspaper investigation published Sunday that identified rust inside a supposedly protected chamber.

Editorial: Yellow Cab Seeks to Join the Ride-Share Business
April 16, 2014 - Yellow Cab Co. is creating its own new model, called “Yellow X.” Like Lyft and Uber, drivers for Yellow X would be able to use their personal cars.