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Transportation

1 month
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Why Bicycle Licensing (Almost) Never Works

The idea is almost always a money-losing, ineffective mess. Only Honolulu manages to register lots of bikes—and brings in a lot of revenue in the process.

2 months
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The New War on Rats

America’s rattiest city takes the Planned Parenthood approach to curbing its rodent problem.

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3 months
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What the Blizzard of 1979 Was Like

It was so bad, Bill Kurtis and Walter Jacobson hosted an hour-long live call-in show that allowed residents to bombard top bureaucrats with questions, capturing history (and the collapse of a mayoral administration) as it happened.

3 months
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The Early Results From Chicago’s School Closings Are Mixed

When Chicago closed 47 schools, it directed kids towards better-performing “welcoming schools"—some with considerably higher ratings, some slightly better. Not all parents took them up on the offer, for a variety of reasons.

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