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Florida backs out of Georgia water pact

By R. Neal
November 14, 2007 - Following up on our previous report about drought conditions around the South and particularly the Atlanta area which now has only an estimated 80 day supply of water left, Florida has backed out of an agreement that would have let Georgia reduce discharges from Lake Lanier to increase Georgia's water supply.

Tuesday election results of interest

By R. Neal
November 8, 2007 - Kentucky ousts one-term Republican Gov. Fletcher, elects Democrat Steve Beshear: Fletcher was the first Republican elected Governor of Kentucky since 1967. Fletcher's term was plagued by scandal, racking up nearly 30 indictments including his own on a misdemeanor.

National Report Card on Women's Health

By R. Neal
November 1, 2007 - The National Woman's Law Center has released the 2007 National Report Card on Women's Health, the fourth in its series of annual reports on women's health issues.

Tennessee's lethal injection ruled unconstitutional

By R. Neal
September 25, 2007 - UPDATE: In a major new development, the Associated Press reports that the U.S. Supreme Court will consider the constitutionality of execution by lethal injection in the case of two Kentucky inmates. A Federal judge has ruled that the state of Tennessee's lethal injection method of execution is unconstitutional: