Washington state switches on earthquake early-warning system

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A system already used in California and Oregon, called ShakeAlert, went live in Washington, but third-party apps, which are faster, aren't available there yet.

Elk Grove, California's first CIO targets IT consolidation

by • 7 days ago

Former city IT administrator Nicole Guttridge said she's consolidating several IT divisions and rethinking digital services in the Sacramento suburb.

California officials defend $50M vaccine website

by • 1 week ago

The "My Turn" site has been called incompatible with systems used by county-run and retail vaccination programs, but state officials say there's no incompatibility.

Florida House advances broad privacy bill as states weigh data protections

by • 2 weeks ago

The bill could be more sweeping than even California's 2018 law, but one attorney said it may be motivated by political grievances with the tech industry.

How California managed its digital COVID-19 response

by • 3 weeks ago

Angie Quirarte, California’s deputy director of digital innovation, said her team managed chaos as the information landscape shifted by the hour in 2020.

California launches statewide homelessness data platform

by • 4 weeks ago

Officials said they hope the new data warehouse will allow them to better understand — and ameliorate — the state's homelessness crisis.

Broadband stratified by demographics and income in California, survey finds

by • 1 month ago

Researchers at the University of Southern California found at-home broadband access varies greatly by income and race, despite overall improvements statewide.

OnStar crash data will go straight to 911 centers in California

by • 1 month ago

Starting in May, California 911 centers will be able to receive automatic, real-time notifications when a General Motors-made car equipped with OnStar crashes.

Will cities work remotely? Officials still have unanswered questions

by • 1 month ago

Local governments adapted well to their remote working environments, but city leaders now want more thoughtful governance before making the switch for good.