In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of “The Great San Francisco Earthquake” – on April 18, 1906 – the U.S. Census Bureau has published a special report comparing the changes in the city’s demographics.
Month: March 2006
In an effort to help online visitors increase the ease and efficiency in using its web site, the state of Colorado recently introduced a “live help” feature. Visitors to the site can have an online conversation with a state employee who functions, in many ways, like a customer service representative.
Reader appeal, freshness of content, and ease of navigation are among the characteristics of today’s best municipal web sites. This second installment in MuniNet Guide’s “Striving for Online Excellence” three-part series examines the qualities of top-notch state, county and local government sites.
HRSA provides an interactive search tool that provides geographic data for a hospital or clinic market service area. Users can customize a search for a state, county, or metro area to view data on healthcare systems, demographics, federal programs and infrastructure.
According to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates released today, nine of the ten fastest growing counties between 2004 and 2005 are located in the South or West regions of the country. For the second year in a row, Flagler County, Florida claimed the number one spot in the ranking, which compares annual percentage gains in population.
Indiana is in the final stages of considering the privatization of the Indiana Toll Road. The privatization of public infrastructure is emerging as a trend in many parts of the country.
Greater citizen access to government information is the theme of Sunshine Week, which will take place the week of March 12-18. The Sunshine Week web site includes â€œBright Ideasâ€ – examples of articles, ads, and more designed to promote openness in government.
After signing an agreement with Earthlink, Philadelphia will begin to move forward with its plans to provide wireless Internet access throughout the city. This will make Philadelphia the host of the largest citywide wireless – or wi-fi – network in the country to date. Other cities developing or considering similar plans are Chicago, San Francisco and Tempe.
Lowering stress levels, sleeping better, and exercising are just a few of the wellness topics covered in Fairfield Medical Center’s (Lancaster, Ohio) self-improvment materials. Fairfield’s “Take Five” section on stress reduction offers more than 40 specific tips on how to relax, as well as some valuable life management strategies.