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    • Stateline Story
    January 18, 2000
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    The Internet is rapidly transforming how states deliver services -- a development that officials and citizens alike agree is positive. But the dawn of the new cyberworld has potentially negative ramifications for state's rights because the borderless environment it creates makes it harder to enforce state laws. In fact, one attorney general describes the Internet as "the wild wild West without a sheriff." For more on this, click on more

    • Stateline Story
    December 27, 1999
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    Boasting such high-profile members as Texas' George W. Bush, Utah's Mike Leavitt and California's Gray Davis, the Western Governors Association has quietly built itself into a force in national politics and a boon for the regions economies. Its most recent coup came at its winter meeting in Las Vegas, where Hawaii Gov. Ben Cayetano, the current WGA chairman, announced a high-tech alliance between Western states and universities and massive technology firms like Intel and Silicon Graphics. more

    • Stateline Story
    December 22, 1999
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    Third-party politics face a stiff test in Minnesota in 2000, a year which will determine whether Gov. Jesse Ventura's Reform Party has sunk roots deep enough to become a political force or remain a sideline player and occasional spoiler. Meantime, the two traditional major parties are previewing their political strategies as they get set for a legislative session that begins in February. Lawmakers face an enviable challenge, deciding what to do with a projected $1.6 billion budget surplus. more

    • Stateline Story
    September 23, 1999
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    With more than 90 percent of the nation's schools connected to the Internet and number of students per computer dropping from 21 in 1997 to 5.7 in 1999, the issue for educators is no longer how to bring technology to the classroom. The question now is how to best put it to use. According to a report released Thursday by the national news journal Education Week, schools and teachers have a long way to go before the Internet and computers become critical tools in improving student learning. more

    • Stateline Story
    September 16, 1999
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    Next month, liberal arts students at universities in 23 states who want to pursue a career in the high tech industry will be able to take an exam that will test their computer and problem solving skills. Those who pass will certified by the Virginia Foundation For Independent Colleges (VFIC), a bragging right likely to impress would-be employers. more

    • Stateline Story
    September 15, 1999
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    With the new millennium less than four months away, Wisconsin this week became the latest state to declare its vital computer systems Y2K-ready. The biggest laggard is Alabama, which reports that only 42 percent of its mission-critical computers are Y2K-compliant, as opposed to 30 percent in May. In Texas, which is 97 percent prepared, residents are still buying record numbers of firearms -- just in case Armageddon accompanies the millennium bug. For more, click on more

    • Stateline Story
    August 19, 1999
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    A 21st Century doctor's house call might consist of a "virtual" consultation between you and your physician via computer or videoconference. Instruments that already exist such as digital gloves or electronic stethoscopes could transmit data electronically, so that medical conditions could be diagnosed without ever setting foot in a doctor's office. But the practice of such futuristic medicine is not yet the norm. Issues such as medical licensure, liability and health insurance reimbursements muddle the field of telemedicine, where technology is moving faster than the policy to support it. more

    • Stateline Story
    August 3, 1999
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    Massachusetts, not California or Washington, leads the nation in adapting to and taking advantage of the national transition to a high-tech "new economy," according to a study by the Progressive Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C. think tank associated with the centrist Democratic Leadership Council. more

    • Stateline Story
    July 29, 1999
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    The Internet explosion is affecting nearly everyone-- including state governments. While government often has the reputation for being a little behind the times, all 50 states have legislative Web sites that help citizens connect with their elected representatives and state government. For more on how state legislatures are using the Internet to reach out to constituents, click on more

    • Stateline Story
    July 19, 1999
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    No budget programs crashed, no computers spontaneously combusted, and no lights went out in state capitols as the 46 states which began fiscal year 2000 on July 1 easily cleared the first serious Y2K hurdle. For more on the first major state test of Y2K computer readiness, click on more

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