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The State of Our Union Is Strong (in Oregon)

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 01.14.2017 | Home
Lorelei Kelly

The state of Oregon has offered us nearly two weeks of a 21st century governing challenge. One that has demonstrated a durable, resilient democracy among American citizens.

Tackling Social Problems with Big Data

Olivia Deng | Posted 08.13.2016 | Home
Olivia Deng

Dismissed by some as an overhyped jargon and heralded by others as a revolutionary technology, big data has caught fire, rapidly igniting companies and researchers to act. Companies marvel at its utility in marketing and optimizing business processes while researchers tout its promise.

Knight News Challenge Gives $3.2M To 22 Ideas To Inform The Public And Increase Voting

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 01.03.2017 | Home

If the voting process is easier, maybe more people will vote. If the public is more inspired about the electoral process, maybe more of us will partic...

Alexander Howard

Nobody Fixed These Potholes Until The Potholes Asked For It Themselves

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Howard | Posted 06.10.2015 | Home

What an ingenious project!

Open Data for California?

Maury Blackman | Posted 05.06.2016 | Home
Maury Blackman

California is at a crossroads. Sacramento continues to get failing grades for transparency. Our state government is not taking advantage of tech tools developed locally that are changing the world.

Making the Internet Work for Democracy

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 10.01.2014 | Home
Lorelei Kelly

Political space -- the time and interest of elected leaders -- is not guaranteed to last. We need to make the benefits of an Internet-connected society more visible and permanent.

Harnessing Government Technology for Good

Ben Hecht | Posted 06.18.2014 | Home
Ben Hecht

It's no surprise that technology has changed how people interact and redefined our notion of community. What you may not know is the extent to which g...

From Ideas to Action: Cities as Drivers of Economic Opportunity

Ben Hecht | Posted 05.21.2014 | Home
Ben Hecht

By accelerating the ability of cities to adapt and grow, we will accelerate our nation's economic growth and competitiveness.

Why 2014 Will See a Surge in Social Change

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 02.26.2014 | Home
Melissa Jun Rowley

While groundbreaking inventions may not have been at the fore of the commercial tech sector this year, new movements and trends in the social change realm (some related to tech, some not) have definitely been beneficial to humanity.