Alabama

Midterm voter turnout drops in the South

November 6, 2014 - Despite reports of strong early voting numbers in several Southern battleground states, preliminary data indicate that overall voter turnout this fall didn't increase significantly compared to past midterm elections.

Moral Monday: 'Take it to the states'

August 22, 2014 - This week and next, people in 12 states are taking part in a "Moral Week of Action." The event marks the first time the Moral Monday demonstrations that began in North Carolina 16 months ago have been coordinated across multiple states.

INSTITUTE INDEX: The government program that's equipping police like an occupying military force

August 15, 2014 - A federal program to transfer Defense Department gear to local law enforcement has led to police even in small communities looking like an occupying military force. It's now under scrutiny because of shocking scenes of police violence that unfolded this week in Missouri following an officer's deadly shooting of an unarmed black teen -- and it's also caused problems across the South.

Minority union at Volkswagen, for now

July 28, 2014 - After losing a union election at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant, the UAW has formed a local there that it say has an informal "consensus" with the company to deal with it as a members' union when it signs up a "meaningful" share of the workforce. What does that mean, exactly?