Built during World War I as temporary housing for African-American workers brought from the Deep South to fill manpower shortages, they are Wisconsin\\\'s only known existing community housing project built exclusively for black workers.
The powerful June 2012 derecho that ripped through the eastern half of the United States left parts of Kanawha County, West Virginia, without electricity for as long as a week. Downed trees and power lines trapped people in their homes, businesses closed, and residents were scared and desperate for essentials like power, water, and gasoline.
The work of local government is vital to quality of life in Shelton but is sometimes taken for granted. This video, featuring the city's mayor, city administrator, and city staff, demonstrates the importance of their work and the passion they feel for it.
Fairfax County is a world-class center of commerce and trade and the technology hub of the east coast. It is the largest jurisdiction in the National Capital region with a million people, more than 580,000 jobs, a county budget larger than those of four states, and the lowest rate of violent crime in the country.
As U.S. communities continue to age, the need for health services and support for families caring for other family members will only increase. With his unique vision and willingness to partner with other organizations, Manager Kenneth Vittum led the town of Pearisburg to solve a growing problem that many more communities will be facing in years to come.