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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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Feb 26, 2017
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The 50 most traffic-congested cities in America

Connected car services company INRIX analyzed congestion in 1,064 cities across 38 countries to determine the cities with the highest traffic congestion. We've included the 50 most congested American cities here; is your city on the list?
Feb 16, 2017
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Gallery: Mayors and other experts offer their views on 2017 government budgets

Government budgets are growing a little in 2017. Mayors and other officials make predictions in this gallery.
Jan 18, 2017
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Artist creates dramatic public works art

Brad Burns creates public works construction art. Government offices, corporate headquarters and other public facilities have displayed his works. Here is a collection of his work with descriptions.
Jan 12, 2017
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The 10 worst and 10 best cities for living a healthy lifestyle

Care.com, the world's largest care arranging site, analyzed the 89 largest metro areas in the U.S. and ranked them based on how each city encourages an active lifestyle, healthy eating habits and a positive mental state. We've included the bottom 10 and top 10 here; is your city on the list?
Dec 13, 2016
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The best and worst counties for job growth

Personal finance website GetRichSlowly.org analyzed Bureau of Labor Statistics data for the 343 largest counties in the U.S., to determine which counties' job markets are most primed for growth. is your county on the list?
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.

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