Unfortunately when things are running slowly (when it's busy?) you can wait a while to get into the state you want. On arrival you find that there is no new news but just another entry into the "Where is it" section.
Would it be possible to group all the "Where is it's" into their own subject heading? No reason why you couldn't have separate threads for each state, metro and others, same as now. This way we can keep the news separate from what is obviously a popular but irrelevant topic where it currently is.
Just a thought.