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Listen to American City & County's editors discuss news and trends in public policy, technology, public works, public safety and finance with local government leaders and experts. The interviews are targeted to educate and entertain state and local government officials on topics of current interest and professional development.

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Nov 14, 2016
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The 50 best small cities and towns in America

Many Americans prefer the cheaper cost of living, tighter-knit networks and shorter commutes that small city life can bring. Financial advising site WalletHub analyzed 1,268 small U.S. cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 and compared them based on 30 livability indicators. These indicators were grouped into the larger areas of economic health, quality of life, education and health, safety and affordability. Based on their analysis, they ranked each city in order from best to worst, and we've included the top 50 here. Is your city on the list?

Nov 09, 2016
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The 12 most prolific state ballot measure issues of Election Day

Many states issued ballot measures during the election. This gallery examines the most common issues these measures covered.
Oct 25, 2016
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America's 15 rudest cities

Travel + Leisure ranked the 15 rudest cities with over 100,000 residents in the U.S., based on 50,000 votes in a recent survey. Is your city or a neighboring city on the list? The second place city may surprise you.
Oct 13, 2016
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The 10 worst and 10 best cities for foodies

Personal finance site WalletHub recently ranked the 150 most populated U.S. cities as the best and worst cities for foodies using 21 metrics that considered the affordability, diversity, accessibility and quality of food in the community. Is your city on the list?
Sep 28, 2016
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Igniting the Flame Award winners

This summer, American City and County asked you identify the most impactful young government leaders across the country. After months of voting, here are the top five.
Sep 21, 2016
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The 25 worst cities for women

Women face many unique challenges and dangers their male counterparts may deal with face in America's cities. These factors can influence residency decisions, economic development outcomes and public safety policy, among others. This list, compiled by personal finance site ValuePenguin, used 31 metrics across policy and representation, education and wealth, crime and healthcare to rank 261 cities as the best and worst cities for women to reside. The metrics were collected from federal agencies like the CDC, FBI and Census Bureau, as well as nonprofit groups like the Parents for Megan's Law and the Violence Policy Center. Is your city on the list?
Sep 15, 2016
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The 25 best cities for women

Women face many unique challenges and dangers their male counterparts may not face in America's cities. These factors can influence residency decisions, economic development outcomes and public safety policy, among others. This list, compiled by personal finance site ValuePenguin, used 31 metrics across policy and representation, education and wealth, crime and healthcare to rank 261 cities as the best and worst cities for women to reside. The metrics were collected from federal agencies like the CDC, FBI and Census Bureau, as well as nonprofit groups like the Parents for Megan's Law and the Violence Policy Center. Is your city on the list?
Aug 26, 2016
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Photos from NIGP Forum 2016

The 2016 NIGP Forum, held Aug. 21-24 in National Harbor, Md., featured 100 workshops and networking opportunities, a product expo showcasing nearly 200 suppliers, several notable keynote speakers and the presentation of several awards to distinguished public procurement professionals and teams. Nearly 1,000 public procurement professionals attended the Forum. View highlights and photos from the event in this gallery.

Aug 04, 2016
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The 50 worst U.S. cities in which to live

U.S. and global equity analysis firm 24/7 Wall Street determined the 50 worst cities to live in the U.S. using a combination of income levels, poverty and employment rates, ease of access to attractions, education levels and housing pricing data. See if your city is on the list.
Jul 29, 2016
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The top 10 cities for public transportation

Financial strategy company SmartAsset ranked the top 10 cities for public transit based on U.S. Census survey data. Is your city on the list?

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