State & Local Government

ICMA SmartBrief

News for local government professionals

ICMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International City/County Management Association

Scotland could gain tidal power from stormy waters


  • Next City

Harnessing the current of the stormy Pentland Firth with underwater turbines could provide enough power for 33% of Scotland's population, experts say. MeyGen plans to install a tidal power plant off t… Read More

Public Safety SmartBrief

News for emergency communications and response professionals

Public Safety SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Emergency Number Association

Handgun microchip sends information to 9-1-1 dispatchers


  • KSBW-TV (Salinas, Calif.)

Yardarm Technologies has created a microchip that can attach to police officers' handguns and transmit real-time data to 9-1-1 dispatchers. The technology, which is being tested by sheriffs' deputies,… Read More

NRPA SmartBrief

News for professionals working in parks and recreation

NRPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Recreation and Parks Association

Md. adds All-Sensory Trail to state park system


  • Baltimore Sun, The

The Maryland state park system has opened an All-Sensory Trail in the Hilton Area of Patapsco Valley State Park, primarily meant for the vision impaired. The one-tenth of a mile long trail, funded by … Read More