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Data Analytics and the Soup that Made You Sick
October 17, 2014 - How can 32 Chicago inspectors monitor 1,500 restaurants? Figuring out which ones aren't likely to pass inspection is a good start.

California Court Eliminates Hurdle to High-Speed Rail
October 16, 2014 - The California Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for further construction of the state's $68-billion bullet train when it declined to hear an appeal filed by Central Valley opponents of the controversial project.

CivicMakers Movement Spreading from Coast to Coast (Industry Perspective)
October 16, 2014 - While talking heads battle out their political agendas in daily opinion pieces and Sunday talk shows, regular citizens are rolling up their sleeves and getting to work in local governments and communities.

San Bernardino County, Calif., Website Lists Personalized Election Information
October 15, 2014 - With the new application, voters can get their registration status, polling place location, which districts they’re eligible to vote in, and other personalized information.

Accela Extends Platform with Government Outreach Acquisition
October 15, 2014 - Through Accela Citizen Relationship Management, the company says it will support all Government Outreach solutions and their customers will now have access to the Civic Platform.

Westminster, Md., Plans Groundbreaking Ceremony for Installation of Broadband Network
October 15, 2014 - The city's new fiber optic broadband will provide faster connection speeds and greater bandwidth than the current DSL and cable connections.

North Kansas City, Mo., Opens Gigabit Network to Public
October 13, 2014 - After a decade of serving local businesses, the city is releasing business operation of its gigabit network to a private company.

Boston the Hot Spot for Bots
October 13, 2014 - The city is set to host the 10th annual RoboBusiness conference, an event that draws visitors from more than 22 countries to network, meet experts and see the newest technology in the global robotics industry.

High-Tech Recycling Plant in Sun Valley, Calif., an Economic Boost
October 13, 2014 - The sprawling Athens Services material recovery plant is set to contribute $234,000 a year to a mitigation fund, as well as help the city achieve its goal of zero waste by 2025.

University of Pittsburgh Gets Grant to Set up Big Data Center
October 10, 2014 - The goal is establishing better methods of storing, sharing and analyzing large data sets, all of which is necessary to coordinate research, drug development and medical records and resources.

New E-Filing System to Spread Across Kentucky by End of 2015
October 10, 2014 - In addition to making filing easier for attorneys, official say citizens will eventually be able to look up cases online and examine documents.

Texas Rep. McCaul: New Tech Needs to be Deployed on Border
October 7, 2014 - The new technology ranges from radar equipment developed for spotting enemy ground troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, to other mechanisms that help spot Ultralight aircraft.

Best of the Web & Digital Government Achievement Awards 2014 - Winners Announced
October 6, 2014 - The Center for Digital Government announced winners of its Best of the Web (BOW) and Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA), honoring city, county, and state websites and applications from all levels of government.

New Database Details Payments from Medical Companies to Local Doctors
October 6, 2014 - Consumer groups and officials have heralded the new information as an advance in transparency that allows patients to find out about their physicians' relationships with industry companies.

4 Key Challenges Facing Local Government Innovators
October 3, 2014 - The selection process for the City Accelerator -- a program sponsored in part by Governing, sister publication to Government Technology -- surfaced the tensions that make it difficult to make innovation a regular practice.

Powering Up Energy Storage
October 3, 2014 - Coupled with innovative green policy-making, innovations in energy storage technology have been coming hard and fast in recent years.

Battle Lines Drawn in Manatee County, Fla., 911 Upgrade Debate
September 30, 2014 - The county is offering a single workplace at the Manatee County Emergency Operations Center for all those answering 911 calls, but some cities complain they have not been consulted in the planning.

A New Industry Emerges in the Shadow of Twitter (Industry Perspective)
September 29, 2014 - A small but vibrant industry is changing the way governments, elected officials and citizens communicate.

Use of Facial Recognition Technology Grows for Law Enforcement Purposes
September 29, 2014 - The Raleigh, N.C., Police Department is the latest to choose the technology for criminal investigations.

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