Billionaire Paul Allen's foundation is funding a new type of evacuation "cocoon" to help fly sick medical workers from West Africa
If you can't beat them, avoid them.
The Pentagon commits to planning for higher temperatures, and retired generals line up to help
Mobile food startups are moving beyond delivery into food prep
Cities relax or abandon purchasing restrictions in a bid to avoid more serious downturn
Ministry of Supply’s Aviator jacket combines the structure of a tailored garment with the functionality of a windbreaker
The Department of Education may double the number of debt collectors who go after defaulted federal student loans
This year's must-have Silicon Valley office accessory: a $199 bear costume
Rank: 5 (Previous Rank: 4)
Budget gap (as a % of the total budget): 19.60%
Total gap: $1.4 billion
Gap before budget was approved: $898 million
Additional midyear gap: $536 million
Nevada has the worst foreclosure rate in the nation, and its economy has slowed dramatically this year. The governor capped the state's children's health program and increased children's health-care premiums, and cut funding for K-12 education, higher education, and welfare. In a special session this month, lawmakers ratified bills to plug the shortfall by cutting state programs, including funding for a major road project and authorizing a line of credit from a $160 million fund for local governments.