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. 23, No. 17, May 1

Boston Mayor Wants WNBA Franchise
BOSTON (AP)--Mayor Thomas Menino wants a WNBA franchise in town, the head of the building where it would play sees obstacles and the Boston Celtics say it won't happen soon. Bringing a women's pro basketball team to Boston would be a major step...
Center Offers Variety to Las Cruces Teens
Las Cruces, N.M., wanted to do something different with its teen center when it opened in 1996. One of a few such centers run by municipalities in the country, more than 1,500 teens attend Club Fusion each month, taking advantage of a large variety...
Cities Prevail over Farm Group's Plea on TMDL Responsibility
In a recent decision, the 9th Circuit U.S. District Court upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to designate waters impaired entirely by nonpoint sources (run-off from farms, ranches, forests, etc.) of pollution for Total Maximum Daily...
Examples Database: Solutions for Cities
Campaign finance and fundraising reform has been a big issue among the federal and state governments, but local governments have also shown a strong interest in reforming their campaign processes. These program descriptions, selected from the Examples...
Oklahoma City Promotes Workforce Development for Poverty Reduction
Oklahoma City Councilwoman Willa Johnson, vice chair of the National League of Cities Community and Economic Development (CED) Policy Committee, joined Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating to speak at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the IndEx-OKC...
Regional Surge Shows Four Faces
The growth of regional consciousness and border-crossing alliances in America's metropolitan areas doesn't have one face--it has at least four. That's the theory of Doug Henton, president of the California-based firm of Collaborative Economics and...
Treasury Study Lauds CRA as Great Revitalizer
Local Officials Urged to Share Success Stories The substantial role played by the CRA in revitalizing inner city and rural communities across the country was documented in a recent Treasury Department baseline study for Congress. The study looked...
Yankton, S.D., Says Goodbye to Community's Roots
Well-Known Gurney Seed Company Closes YANKTON, S.D. (AP)--When Gurney's Seed and Nursery Co. closes here late this year, the community will say goodbye to a bit of its history as well as a business. "The younger people will look at this loss...