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Local Republicans Report Difficulty with Maryland's Voting Machines
October 31, 2014 - Early voters across the state this week have complained that when they tried to cast ballots for Republicans, the machine instead displayed that they had chosen a Democratic candidate.

Can Water Use Be Cut with Equity and Fairness?
October 31, 2014 - Los Angeles' and California's efforts to cope with an ongoing drought highlight the need for a systems approach.

Investigation Finds ‘Hack’ in Ferguson Grand Jury System
October 31, 2014 - Local officials have been incensed over leaked information appearing in media reports, including what witnesses said in front of the grand jury, whose workings are supposed to be confidential.

Hackers' New Malware Infects West Pennsylvania Computers, Vexes FBI
October 31, 2014 - Private industry experts said they believe hackers in Eastern Europe devised the malware, and they said it seems ready to blow up across computer networks.

North Dakota Launches Local Solution for Statewide Next-Gen 911
October 31, 2014 - Having buy-in from all the stakeholders around the technology that should be used in public safety access points likely will make for a better-run network.

Walton County, Fla., Aims to Increase Wireless Access
October 30, 2014 - A team of officials are exploring wireless options for the county, noting broadband access is both an economic development and quality-of-life issue.

Can an App Help Prevent Mass Shootings?
October 30, 2014 - The Center for Health Care Services unveiled Mental Health & You, a crisis intervention tool that provides local and national resources for early intervention and treatment.

Will Education Ever Keep Up with Technology?
October 29, 2014 - People are both driving technological changes and needing more help because of these changes, and according to one panelist at a recent Georgia event, teachers will never catch up; they should become facilitators of knowledge.

San Francisco Hails 'Twitter Tax Break' as Rousing Success
October 28, 2014 - A recent report indicates that the city brought in $7.6 million more in business tax revenue last year from the tax-break zone than the area had generated before the incentive.

L.A. Tech Economy is Underrated, PayPal Co-Founder Says
October 28, 2014 - California may be overloaded with regulations on business, Peter Thiel said, but it’s still a region that embraces risk takers.

PG&E Prepares to Open New Power-Grid Command Center
October 28, 2014 - Located in Fresno, the control center will allow operators to monitor an increasingly complex electricity grid in real time.

Chicago Transit Authority Tests Controversial Sensor Technology
October 28, 2014 - The agency is looking at how the technology can be used to give riders tracking information. But one digital privacy expert is calling the beacons a "massive invasion of privacy."

2014 Cybersecurity Awards: Winners Succeed in a Growing Threat Landscape
October 28, 2014 - Winners of the 2014 Cybersecurity Leadership and Innovation Awards have demonstrated they are serious about cybersecurity defense by putting into place systems, practices and policies that keep information safe for citizens.

Gaming: A New Way to Engage Citizens in Problem-Solving
October 27, 2014 - Using gaming to increase engagement was propelled by the Engagement Lab, a research unit housed at Boston’s Emerson College that focuses on the development and study of games, technology and new media to improve civic interaction.

A Billion-Dollar Decision: Austin Urban Rail Q&A
October 27, 2014 - Austin light rail is a $600 million ballot reality, with $400 million of road spending riding shotgun -- and voters will decide if it becomes an on-the-ground reality as well.

Sacramento Hacker Lab Getting Gigabit Broadband
October 27, 2014 - The lab’s organizers already are brainstorming ideas for how the super-fast broadband, which is more than 100 times as fast as the California average,

Technology Takes on Hunger
October 27, 2014 - Interactive Web tools and virtual platforms help city officials break down barriers to food access.

Sickweather App Is a ‘Doppler Radar for Sickness’ in Miami
October 27, 2014 - The app scans social networks, including Twitter and Facebook, for indicators of illness.

NYPD Equips Officers With Biometric Smartphones
October 24, 2014 - A new $160 million program will track police officers via GPS and give every officer a mobile fingerprint scanner.

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