Drop in purchases of sugary drinks in Berkeley, Calif., over the first year the city started taxing them. The Bay Area city was the nation's first to approve a so-called soda tax; since then, a handful of others have.
Penalty that Virginia and Wisconsin each have to pay the federal government for allegedly making false claims of low error rates in their administration of food stamps. Both states were working with Julie Osnes Consulting at the time.
Deadline for states, set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to clarify their policy on what happens when parents fall behind on school meal payments. New Mexico, for example, recently became the first to ban "lunch shaming," the practice of making students work for their meals or feeding them less nutritious options.
The last time, until this year, when the New Hampshire House failed to pass a state budget, which means the governor's budget will now go directly to the state Senate without any of the House's changes.
Drop in Seattle police officers' use of moderate and high-level force since 2011, when the Justice Department released a scathing report on SPD and ordered the city to adopt new policies and training to reduce excessive force.