Nation's Cities Weekly

Monthly publication has articles and news briefs that cover municipal issues, such as government, economy, immigration, housing and transportation and after school programs.

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 36, September 6

Examples Database: Solutions for Cities
Working it Out: Schools Teach Kids Conflict Resolution Skills At the start of the new school year, school districts and city officials find themselves faced with a new assignment: making schools secure and ensuring that students feel safe. Peer...
Income Gap Hits All-Time High
Despite a strong economy and stock market, the nation's poorest people and communities continue to fall behind. The after-tax income gap between those with the highest incomes and other Americans has grown sharply since 1977 and may reach its widest...
L.A. -- A Great Place to Do Business
The city of Los Angeles is known around the globe as the entertainment capital of the world. In addition to glitter and glamour of Hollywood, Los Angeles is also a rapidly growing and bustling international metropolis with a diversified economic base...
Microradio Stations Pitch for Local Air Time
ANS--Microradio stations are popping up everywhere. While the U.S. government plays a cat-and-mouse game with unlicensed low-power radio stations, shutting them down as it catches them, it has also proposed licensing microradio stations whose programming...
Newsbriefs
Book Highlights Human Resource Management Tools A new publication, "Human Resource Management in Local Government: An Essential Guide," provides local government managers with the critical information they need to recruit and retain a talented workforce....
Town for Sale: Otis, Ore. Listed for $3 Million
OTIS, Ore. (AP)--It's just a blip on the map along Oregon 18 where beach-bound travelers can stop to fill their tanks or fill their bellies at the Otis Cafe. It doesn't have a stoplight, a bank or even a drugstore. What this place does have is a...
Transit Secret: Promise Less, Deliver More
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--Can a quality public transit system be shoehorned into a sprawling, traffic-plagued Sunbelt region? Is there any point in trying? Charlotte and surrounding Mecklenburg County leaders think so. So do Mecklenburg's voters. By a 58...
Travel and Tourism: Economic Engine for America's Cities
Travel and tourism is the country's third largest retail industry, its second largest employer, and a business that annually generates more than $500 billion in economic activity and more than $71 billion in tax revenues. It also is an industry...
Trends & Resources
Larimer County, Colo. Uses Managed Wireless Network Larimar County, Colorado, will use an innovative shared-system solution as its wireless communications network. With Motorola's ASTRO[TM] SmartZone[TM] digital radio communications system, cities...
Voice Mail for Homeless Catches on around Country
Street people and other clients can retrieve messages at any pay phone or at the phones of Sojourners' Place and some other participating agencies. WILMINGTON, Del. (ANS) --Sister Sister Jeanne Cashman was reading her local newspaper one morning...
Whatever It Takes-We Must Bring Back Safety and Trust
In cities and towns throughout America, a lot of kids heading back to school are finding a lot of changes. Things like student ID cards, restrictions on backpacks and types of clothing, increased electronic security and police or security patrols,...
Y2K Spawns Citywide Disaster Plan
(ANS)--Jim Brown, police chief of Hudson, Ohio (pop. 5100), has no idea what, if anything, will happen when the Y2K bug kicks in, but he has spent the past six months reading books, listening to speeches, and looking at more than 1,000 web sites about...
Young Workers Name Lifelong Learning as Top Need for Economy of Future
Like their parents, young Americans want to work in good-paying jobs and to spend quality time with their families. But younger workers may be willing to trade job security for more affordable education and training to help them advance in the workplace,...