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Katya Schwenk

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Seattle puts $320,000 toward digital literacy

by Katya Schwenk • 5 days 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 • 1 week ago

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

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Oklahoma latest to buy mobile 'panic buttons' for schools

by Katya Schwenk • 2 weeks 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 • 2 weeks 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.

City

How cities and states are preparing for the first digital census

by Katya Schwenk • 3 weeks ago

Technology is playing a central role in community preparation efforts, as organizers attempt to ensure that no one is left uncounted in 2020.

State

Pew's new broadband tool shows how states are taking action

by Katya Schwenk • 3 weeks ago

New data compiled by Pew Charitable Trusts shows legislative interest in high-speed internet is rising, with states passing 156 broadband laws last year.

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