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Aug 25, 2015, 09:16 ET
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City Leaders, Experts Speak at Forum on Undoing Racism in the Nation's Cities

One year after the unrest in Ferguson following the death of Michael Brown, and on the eve of the 52nd anniversary of the March On Washington, the...

Aug 17, 2015, 10:37 ET
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NYU CUSP and National League of Cities Partner on Data Analytics and City Services Summit

New York University's Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) teamed up with the National League of Cities (NLC) to host the Data Analytics...

Aug 06, 2015, 06:00 ET
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National League of Cities Issues Call to Republican Presidential Candidates to Talk City Issues During First Debate

 On the eve to the first Republican presidential debate, the National League of Cities (NLC) sent a letter to participating candidates calling...

Aug 03, 2015, 14:54 ET
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Cities Support Federal Action to Reduce Carbon Emissions

 Today President Obama will announce the Clean Power Plan initiative to address the threat of climate change. The following statement may be...

Jul 31, 2015, 10:47 ET
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New Report Finds Economic Conditions in Cities Are Improving, But Benefits of Growth Are Unequal

Even as economic conditions in cities have improved in the years since the Great Recession, a new study from the National League of Cities (NLC)...

Jul 30, 2015, 16:43 ET
National League of Cities President Ralph Becker, mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah, discusses the DRIVE Act with Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) July 9, 2015.

Cities Disappointed Congress Passes Yet Another Short-Term Extension to Fund Transportation Bill

Following the passage of Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 (H.R. 3236), which includes a three-month...

Jul 30, 2015, 13:37 ET
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National League of Cities and Next Century Cities Partner with Google Fiber to Recognize Cities Helping to Close the Digital Divide

 Today the National League of Cities (NLC) and Next Century Cities (NCC), in partnership with Google Fiber, announced a new program to...

Jul 09, 2015, 10:06 ET
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New Report: 75% of Mayors Focus on Economic Development Issues in State of the City Addresses

In the aftermath of the tension and unrest seen in cities such as Ferguson and New York last year, cities have been the focus of societal issues...

Jul 07, 2015, 12:45 ET
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Early Learning Network Expands to Include Sixteen Communities

Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) announced a new initiative designed to improve...

Jun 23, 2015, 10:52 ET
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DRIVE Act Creates Long-Term Transportation Solution, Improves Local Control

Following the introduction of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO...

Jun 15, 2015, 18:33 ET
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Cities Applaud Introduction of the Remote Transactions Parity Act

 Following the introduction of the Remote Transactions Parity Act today, National League of Cities President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake...

Jun 11, 2015, 13:38 ET
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Hundreds of City Leaders Convene in Salt Lake City for National League of Cities Summer Leadership Meeting

More than 200 local leaders are convening this week in Salt Lake City for the National League of Cities (NLC) summer board of directors meeting and...

Jun 11, 2015, 12:34 ET
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White House, National League of Cities, Small Business Administration Launch Initiative to Help Entrepreneurs

 In conjunction with the White House and Small Business Administration, the National League of Cities today launched a new initiative that...

Jun 05, 2015, 15:37 ET
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Cities See Longest Stretch of Job Growth Since Great Recession, According to Jobs Report

Local governments have experienced six consecutive months of employment growth—the longest stretch of growth since the beginning of the Great...

Jun 04, 2015, 10:39 ET
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New Research Shows City Leaders are Taking Action to Address the Financial Struggles of Families

Mayors and other city leaders know that many low-income families frequently face the kind of financial challenges – inability to pay all of...

Jun 03, 2015, 15:14 ET
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New Report on Sharing Economy Finds City Leaders Support Ridesharing, Are Concerned about Safety

 The growing sharing economy is impacting cities as innovative companies are providing improvements to service efficiency and on-demand...

Jun 01, 2015, 19:59 ET
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Houston Becomes Largest U.S. City to Effectively End Veteran Homelessness

 Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that Houston has become the largest city in the nation to create a system to house any homeless...

May 12, 2015, 21:36 ET
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NLC Applauds the House's Support to Ensure Local Concerns are Addressed in EPA "Waters of the U.S." Rule

 After the House of Representatives today passed the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015, which would halt the currently proposed...

May 01, 2015, 19:35 ET
Members of the Women in Municipal Government constituency group at their annual meeting in Saint Paul. Women in Municipal Government is a constituency group of the National League of Cities (NLC), a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy organization.

Women in Municipal Government (WiMG) Constituency Group Convenes for Annual Conference in Saint Paul

 The National League of Cities (NLC) Women in Municipal Government (WiMG) constituency group convened this week in Saint Paul, Minnesota for...

Apr 22, 2015, 14:02 ET
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Louisville Community Conversation to Highlight City's Innovative Cradle-to-Career Initiative

Local leaders, educators, parents and community members will convene tomorrow for a "community conversation" on how to create greater community...