Katya Schwenk

Katya Schwenk

Editorial Intern (Former)

Katya is a reporter and former intern for StateScoop and EdScoop. She’s currently studying political science and creative writing at Georgetown University. In addition to her work at Scoop News Group, she’s written about North African politics and D.C.’s music scene; other of her interests include coffee and radio.

City

Sustainable electronics a growing trend in state and local government

by Katya Schwenk • 3 months ago

"Ecolabels" like the Green Electronics Council's EPEAT are encouraging sustainable buying in governments that can exert outsized influence on the environment.

State

Oklahoma takes first steps toward digital driver's licenses

by Katya Schwenk • 3 months ago

Oklahoma is beta testing an app that it plans to roll out statewide in October, bringing it to the forefront of states that are turning their identification systems digital.

City

Seattle puts $320,000 toward digital literacy

by Katya Schwenk • 3 months ago

A community newspaper, indigenous artists and a handful of other community groups represent the latest participants in the 22-year-old program.

State

Hackers deface Minnesota state, county websites

by Katya Schwenk • 3 months ago

Anti-government messaging was found on a refugee services page before being taken down and eventually restored.

State

Oklahoma latest to buy mobile 'panic buttons' for schools

by Katya Schwenk • 3 months ago

The state is spending $3 million to outfit more than 500 districts with mobile public safety tech used in a growing number of schools around the country.

State

California has a new plan to upgrade 911

by Katya Schwenk • 4 months ago

After years of false starts, Gov. Gavin Newsom says the state could now be getting the support it needs to deploy the next generation of 911 technologies.

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