October 17, 2019 -
At a recent affordable housing summit in North Carolina, local officials discussed how to prevent displacement and gentrification despite being hamstrung by conservative state governments.
March 31, 2017 -
Immigrant-welcoming local governments in the South are navigating a challenging political terrain as states in the region adopt bans on so-called "sanctuary" policies and as the federal government also moves to crack down on sanctuary communities.
February 16, 2017 -
ICE picked up almost 700 immigrants in operations across Southern states and the country last week, spreading fear in communities but also mobilizing resistance.
January 27, 2017 -
On transgender rights, immigrant protections, minimum wage increases and more, Southern cities are facing escalating efforts by state and federal officials to block local progress.
August 22, 2014 -
While anti-immigrant sentiment has flared up in the South in response to the flood of Central American children seeking refuge in the United States, some Southern leaders have set a different tone by welcoming children from the border to their communities.
May 30, 2013 -
Each year, cities and counties give more than $25 billion in tax breaks and other subsidies to lure businesses. What happens to the money? In most areas, it's hard to find out.
December 1, 1979 -
This article originally appeared in Southern Exposure Vol. 7 No.