net neutrality

Which States Have Net Neutrality Laws?

The varied reaction to the FCC’s decision to repeal federal protections has been tough to follow. Here’s our breakdown of the current status of each state’s response.
Kaleigh Rogers
net neutrality

Washington Passed the First State-Level Net Neutrality Law, and Now Braces for a Brawl with the FCC

The governor signed the state’s new rules into law Monday, making it the first state to officially restore net neutrality.
Kaleigh Rogers
We Were Staying in Paris

Cities and States Vow to Resist Trump’s Withdrawal From the Paris Agreement

Even the mayor of Pittsburgh thinks Trump’s withdrawal from the climate accord is misguided.
Daniel Oberhaus

The US Has Some of the World's Fastest Internet—If You Live in the Right State

There's mixed news in this "State of the Internet" report.
Ben Richmond

The More Environmental Disasters a State Suffers, the More Repressive Its Laws

Strict laws may be an adaptation to ecological and existential threats.
Jason Koebler
Motherboard Blog

Furloughed Federal Employees Could Fill These Places

An Americana tour of the towns you could replace with shutdown-rendered stay-at-home government workers.
Daniel Stuckey
Motherboard Blog

Where Is the Center of Each United State?

"Meet me in the middle."
Daniel Stuckey
Motherboard Blog

How Old Is the Average Country?

America really isn't that young.
Daniel Stuckey
Motherboard Blog

Is This How We Equalize the United States?

Is this map of 50 new, equally populated states the solution for political gerrymandering?
Daniel Stuckey
Motherboard Blog

According to Google, the Heart of America is in Independence, Kansas

Ever ask Google for directions to America? Then you know that the search giant considers a small Kansas town on the border of Oklahoma to be the heart of the United States.
Brian Merchant
Motherboard Blog

16 States Have Districts That Rely Entirely on Glitchy, Paperless Voting Technology

The election is next week, and some of us will be voting on machines that may or may not properly register our selections.
Brian Merchant
Motherboard Blog

Hiking Up a Big Pile of Nuclear Waste in Weldon Springs, Missouri

Between 1940 and 1941, the US Army purchased 17,323 acres of land just outside of St. Louis, MO. On those acres happened to sit three towns, Hamburg, Howell, and Toonerville, all of which were evacuated over the course of a year. 700 people. The area...
Michael Byrne