State & Local Government

ICMA SmartBrief

News for local government professionals

ICMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International City/County Management Association

Pa. city council urged by 15 Now to raise minimum wage


  • Next City

Activists from 15 Now have rallied in Philadelphia in support of increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour. While at least one City Council member has shown support, none has committed to putting for… Read More

Public Safety SmartBrief

News for emergency communications and response professionals

Public Safety SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Emergency Number Association

Thermal imaging cameras give Tenn. firefighters a safety edge


  • WBBJ-TV (Jackson, Tenn.)

Firefighters in Hardin County, Tenn., carry new thermal imaging cameras to every fire, giving them better vision in smoky conditions and alerting them to differences in heat throughout a room. The dep… Read More

NRPA SmartBrief

News for professionals working in parks and recreation

NRPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Recreation and Parks Association

NYC residents contend with odorous ginkgo trees


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Every fall many of the ginkgo trees in New York City start giving off a foul odor as they lose their seeds for the winter, residents say. Foragers often gather up the fallen seeds and use them for sou… Read More